War Monument Committee Zoning Board of Appeals  Irvington is protected by its own person police department, along with a volunteer fire department and volunteer ambulance corps, all of which are located on Main Street. Irvington's government communicates with the village's citizens through a newsletter, e-mail notifications and the village website.
The race between Republican incumbent Dennis P. Flood and Democratic challenger Erin Malloy ended up being decided "by lots", as required by New York state law when a village election is tied votes for each candidate. The count that took place on election night gave Flood a one-vote lead. Turning to two unopened absentee ballots , the board found that one was for Flood, resulting in a tie. The other absentee ballot was not opened as the name on the envelope did not match any names on the voter-registration list.
Morton, who had registered to vote as Susan Brenner Morton, stepped forward three days later and demanded that her vote for Malloy be counted.
For several months afterward, various suits, motions, and appeals were filed in state courts. To comply with state law, the village had to use random lots to decide the winner. State law does not specify the method of drawing lots, so the village opted to draw quarters from a bag. Eight quarters were used. Four had a bald eagle on the back and represented Malloy. Flood was represented by four quarters with the Statue of Liberty on the back. Flood was then sworn in for his sixth two-year term as mayor of Irvington.
He was an adamant supporter of Flood. Infrastructure[ edit ] Irvington is one of 83 communities in New York State which are being considered by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority for the installation of a microgrid system, which would run under Main Street. In the initial phase, the Board of Trustees is in discussion with a possible technology provider. There are no current community microgrids in New York.
Stern purchased the property from Augustus C. Richards in the late nineteenth century. News ranked the high school as 45 in New York state, and in the country, which won it a gold medal for being in the top nationally.
The students came both from the residential Abbott House, where the school was located, and as day students from community schools in Westchester County, Rockland County , and New York City. The school graduated its last class in , and as of legislation is pending to dissolve the special school district, and the acre property is listed for sale.
Abbot House's administrative offices remain in the former school building in Irvington. Ursula's Learning Center in Mount Kisco , moved into the vacant building. In , Mary F. Bennett founded Bennett College in the village, but in it moved to Millbrook in Dutchess County. It later became a campus of Fordham University , but closed in Columbia University maintains its Nevis Laboratories in Irvington, along with an agricultural research center and offices of Columbia University Press.
Barnabas Episcopal , are clustered together on Broadway, just north of Main Street. The Jewish community of Irvington is served by three nearby synagogues: Irvington itself features a "chavruah," or member-led Jewish congregation that follows in the conservative tradition, known as Rosh Pinah Chavruah of the Rivertowns.
There are several Church-owned estates and buildings located in Irvington and in the neighboring village of Tarrytown. Reverend Sun Myung Moon , the founder and, until his death in , the spiritual leader the Church, had a large private estate of In the s, s and s, the village was also served by the Irvington Gazette, a weekly newspaper which was published on Aqueduct Street.
From to the present, the Rivertowns Enterprise, a weekly newspaper, has reported on local government, schools, sports, arts and business in Irvington as well as Ardsley , Dobbs Ferry , and Hastings-on-Hudson. Additionally, the Hudson Independent, a monthly free newspaper begun in ,  serves Irvington, Sleepy Hollow , and Tarrytown , an area also covered by the River Journal, an online news site.
Landmark protection[ edit ] Irvington is home to a number of historic landmarks and an historic district. In , the village Board of Trustees passed local legislation which sought "the protection and enhancement" of landmarks and historic sites.
The law will be enforced by an Architectural Review Board which will designate "sites, structures, buildings, markers and objects" that "cannot be duplicated or otherwise replaced" and that are "illustrative of the growth and development of our nation, our state and our Village and that are of particular historic or aesthetic value to Irvington.
The casino was torn down in and was replaced by the Hudson House apartment building, designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon , which still stands. Armour according to the ideas of Orson Fowler , the house originally had only two stories and a flat roof.
In , the house was briefly owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to prevent it from being demolished. The Trust was unable to fund the amount of renovation the property required, and sold it to a preservationist architect, Joseph Pell Lombardi , who has conserved the house, interiors, grounds and outbuildings.
The house is a National Historic Landmark. Barnabas was laid on May 29, It was originally intended as a chapel and school, and was designed by the Reverend Dr. The building was constructed from stone quarried on the former Rutter estate across Broadway, where the "Fieldpoint" development is now located.
In the early s the building was enlarged to become a parish church, to plans produced by the firm of Renwick and Sands. The "Lich Gate" entryway dates from circa , and was designed by A. Manning, who later designed the Irvington Town Hall. The gate is made of solid oak on a stone foundation, and was a memorial to Mrs.
Patrick's Cathedral, New York ;  the stained-glass windows were designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany , who had once been an Irvington resident. John Brisben Walker , who had bought the general interest magazine in , had a mansion in Irvington only a short walk away. In Walker started a free correspondence school , the Cosmopolitan Educational University Extension. Nevertheless, the venture attracted well-known academics to its staff, and public lectures and other events associated with the school were held in the headquarters building.
The magazine also sponsored several automobile races from New York to Irvington to promote the automobile. Cosmopolitan left Irvington shortly after William Randolph Hearst bought the magazine in and moved it back to New York. Afterwards, the building was used as a silent movie studio for some period of time, but for most of its subsequent history has primarily housed manufacturing concerns of various types, including one that made radio oscillators used by the U.
Army in World War II, and a company that made looseleaf binders and other paper products. The Cosmopolitan Building still stands, although it is known as the "Trent Building" after the family that owns it, but it is quite run down, and its visage has suffered from the pedestrian brick industrial building which was stuck onto its rear, obscuring the eastern facade. The building houses manufacturers, offices, a video production facility, a publisher of art books, interior design firms, a yoga studio, a chapel, photographers, a spa, a florist and event space and at least one restaurant.
In , because of overcrowding, the village built the Dows Lane Elementary School, although the East Irvington School continued to be used for some grades until , when it was closed. The building was converted to condominiums in , when it was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A similar school is located in the section of Tarrytown known as "Pennybridge", which is also part of the Irvington School District.
Manning was commissioned by oil and cotton magnate Melchior Beltzhoover to build an exact replica of a Rhineland castle. The building, called "Rochroane", was sold to Benjamin Halsey in and renamed "Grey Towers", but was abandoned in , and it burned down the next year the exterior was stone, but the interior was wood.
The "Halsey Playhouse" or "Teahouse", which was restored in , is the last remnant of the forty-four room castle, except for a Tiffany landscape window now in the Corning Museum of Glass. It has two floors, and an open hexagonal tower with Gothic-arched windows, and there is a walkway and stone bridge around Halsey Pond, which the structure overlooks. Vestiges of a fountain, dam, and other structures can be seen in the nearby woods.