A stroll around downtown Chappaqua is very interesting for shoppers. There are lovely clothing stores such as Family Britches.
Everyone thinks the Readers Digest is in Pleasantville. Actually, that's just their mailing address. The large headquarters of RD is perched high on a hill near Horace Greeley High School. I think the founders were afraid no one would be able to pronounce Chappaqua and that was before Chappaquidick.
Our town used be famous as the former home of Horace Greeley. Now we have other prominent people to carry on his tradition of liberal press. Look for the Horace Greeley statue. We don't have one of the Clintons as yet
Here's some history for you buffs.
In 1869, Harper's Weekly called Horace Greeley 'the most perfect Yankee the country has ever produced.' Editor, politician, and founder of the New York Tribune, Greeley began his career as a Whig and in 1856 helped establish the new Republican Party. Greeley advocated reform in every sphere, supporting temperance, Transcendentalism, labor unions, and scores of other, less significant causes. His ability to express his idealistic, moral positions in clear, memorable prose won loyal readers for the Tribune. In the 1840s, he urged a generation to 'Go West, young man.' Under Greeley's leadership, the Tribune became the first national newspaper, circulating by rail and steamboat lines, to unite the country around his moderate, antislavery position. Brady made many portraits of him. This daguerreotype was made around 1851, when Greeley served on the jury for the exhibition in the Crystal Palace in London, where Brady's work earned a medal.
Bistrot Maxime is a favorite as is Crabtree's Kittle House. We have one Japanese restaurant and even a Dunkin Donut. There's no McDonald's in town. I'm not sure what Mr. Clinton does about that fact. We have a Starbucks and our adjoining village, Millwood, has good Italian food at Spacarelli's.
The pizza is good and they have Heros. Calzones and Salads. Their Ziti is very good too. It's across from the village market.
Favorite Dish: Pizza it's new york style and good
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There is no nightlife in Chappaqua.Well, that's not quite true. We're famous for the Chappaqua Drama Group and summer concerts at the Gazebo.
A bit north of Chappaqua and close to West Point is the beautiful sculpture garden called Storm King. It's nice to visit in Spring or Fall.....I think there are over 50 outdoor sculptures by famous artists - also a small museum. We're close to the famous Woodbury Commons shopping center and only 45 minutes by train to Manhattan.