My wife was having lunch in Mount Kisco with some friends. I’d been there a number of times, but had never really walked around. I decided to go along and try out my newly acquired Olympus Stylus Epic/Mju II. Above a view down West Main Street.
According to the village’s website:
Mount Kisco is one of Westchester’s most vibrant communities. Approximately 3 square miles, it is geographically small, but it delivers big. Located 43 miles from New York City, it is easily commutable by train or car, though there is little need to ever leave as Mount Kisco is known as a premier destination for shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and award-winning medical care. Boutiques, bistros, and a movie theater line the walkable downtown urban village, while a variety of residential neighborhoods featuring some sprawling lawns and historic homes fan around it. Part of the highly regarded Bedford Central School District, Mount Kisco is a village of varied faiths, backgrounds, and income levels. Residents and visitors value this tight-knit community, considering it a little village with a big heart.
Mount Kisco was founded in 1850 shortly after the arrival of the railroad. It included two small settlements called Kirbyville and New Castle Corners. Kisco is derived from an Indian word –either kiskamenahook meaning “settlement near a brook” or cisqua meaning “a muddy place.” Mount comes from the 623-foot hill northwest of town.
Since 1875, Mount Kisco has been an incorporated Village under the Village Law of the State of New York. One half of the Village laid in the Town of Bedford, and on half laid in the Town of New Castle. In the mid-seventies, the administrations of the two Towns agreed to support the Village’s effort to “secede” from the Towns. Mount Kisco emerged from the Town of Bedford and the Town of New Castle as a coterminous and independent Village/Town of Mount Kisco effective January 1, 1978.
Mount Kisco comprises 3.1 square miles, has a population of 10,877, and includes 4,289 households according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Taken with an Olympus Stylus Epic/MjuII and Kodak Tri-X 400.