- Incorporated: 1879
- Population: 8,000
- Area: 2 square miles
- Type of Government: Mayor-Trustees
- Zip Code:10706
Hastings-on-Hudson, situated 19 miles from New York City, was incorporated in 1879.
A charming village with spectacular Hudson River views, Hastings is proud of its rich arts and recreational resources. The village is home to the famed Hudson River Painting School artist, Jasper Cropsey Museum and many art galleries.
The Museum in the Streets is a self-guided walking tour of 32 historic sites within the village. The Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway meanders through Hastings and the other Rivertowns offers a serene place to hike and take in the scenery. Picnic at MacEachron Waterfront Park or launch a kayak from adjacent Kinnally Cove and enjoy the magnificent views of the Palisades, the Hudson River, the George Washington and Tappan Zee Bridges and the Manhattan skyline.
In the Hastings vicinity there is the oldest golf course in the United States, St. Andrew's Golf Club , a spectacular private facility. The village also has two yacht clubs along the Hudson River.
The peaceful atmosphere and appealing Hudson views have brought many noteworthy people to Hastings. From 1916 to the early '30s, producer Florenz Zeigfeld and his wife, actress Billie Burke (who played the good witch in "The Wizard of Oz") lived on the 22 acre estate called Burkeley Crest. Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz and Admiral David Farragut were other noted residents of Hastings, along with several Nobel Prize winners.