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    by kooka3 Written Oct 20, 2003

    This is a great place with a pub in front and a small restuarant in back. You can order the restaurant food at the bar area. The atmosphere is so nice - wood beams, etc. The bartenders are great - very personable, funny, etc.

    Favorite Dish: I haven't had any bad food here - I've tried the burgers, the sandwiches, the steak. It's all good.

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    by dantes2 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Favorite thing: A Short History of Briarcliff Manor

    About Briarcliff: History

    During the Revolutionary War, the last Lord Philipse was accused of siding with the British. In 1779 his property was confiscated by the New York State Commission of Forfeiture and sold to those who had been loyal to the colonies. Descendants of some of these families still live in Briarcliff and some of the houses built in the 1700s and early 1800s continue to be used as residences today.

    Early settlement was on the banks of the Pocantico River, which divided the towns of Ossining and Mount Pleasant.

    In 1890 Walter W. Law began purchasing farm land in the area. He owned 5,000 acres and operated dairy farms called Briarcliff Farms.He later added other enterprises, among them the Briarcliff Greenhouses, which marketed as many as 8,000 roses and carnations daily, the Briarcliff Lodge, a fashionable resort built in 1902, and the Briarcliff Table Water company.

    It was Law who named the village Briarcliff Manor and the name's origin dates back to some property in Ireland called Brier Cliff.

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