Tuckahoe is a village in the town of Eastchester. A Sister village to Bronxville (also in Eastchester), Tuckahoe shares its stellar dining options and easy commute. Though it’s only about one square mile in area and has a population is under 6,500, the village enjoys two Metro North stations! The Tuckahoe Station is located on Main Street, and just north is the Crestwood Station, named after the neighborhood in Yonkers that it just adjacent to. Both stations have restaurants, bars, and and coffee shops nearby, and they are connected by Columbus Avenue, which also holds the Tuckahoe Library and Community Center.
Though Tuckahoe is part of the town of Eastchester, it lives an independent life, with its own schools and library. It is a largely residential neighborhood, but there are clusters of businesses along Fisher Avenue and Main Street. If you live in Tuckahoe you’ll probably end up in walking distance to one of these streets, which means you’re just steps away from fantastic dining and bars.
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Despite the small village community, there are several community events, including annual Fourth of July fireworks, an egg hunt, and fairs and festivals in Depot Square, the main plaza located next to the train station. An anchor of Tuckahoe’s community is the Generoso Pope Foundation. They offer Italian classes in their ornate headquarters in town and deliver funds and volunteer time to several community events, nursing homes, and educational initiatives around the city. Local businesses are very connected to the town and several host events for the entire community. Growler’s Beer Bistro hosts an Octoberfest, Lil Chameleon kids activity center resale boutique hosts fashion shows, and the owner of Koala Park Daycare organizes an annual SummerFest event with live music and food and shopping from several of the businesses in town.
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For the Kids
The playground on Fisher Avenue and Marbledale Road is a favorite for toddlers, with its low climbing structures, fenced in area, and ride-on animals. If you’re stuck inside, Lil Chamelon hosts drop-in kids learning and exploration classes. Or just drop into the cafe and let the kids free play with the several bins of toys and the lego table. The adjoining boutique boasts a variety of like-new clothing and toys at great prices. The Tuckahoe Library offers weekly storytimes and programming for all ages. Tuckahoe residents can pay the in-town resident rate to join the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester and enjoy its pools and playground all summer long.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
Depsite it size, Tuckahoe has several gyms and class studios. Find your zen at Yoga Haven, test out the Infrared Sauna at Phoenix Fitness, get into gear at I Train With Juan, or join the group strength training at Trainsform Fitness, ranked the #1 gym in Westchester. Or just go for a runor bike ride along the Bronx River Pathway, the miles-long running trail that stretches from Yonkers to Valhalla and passes through Tuckahoe.
Food & Drink
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There’s lots of great shopping opportunities in town. Lola NY brings 212 chic to the 914. The boutique has a carefully curated selection of clothing and accessories. Epstein’s Dry Goods is the go-to place for school and camp uniforms, but this department store also has clothes for the rest of the family. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the town for you. Located in Tuckahoe is the newly-opened Chocolate Box, a chocolate boutique and bakery, Martine’s Fine Bake Shoppe, a Carvel Ice Cream shop, and SwirlNJoy, a season Frozen Yogurt stop the kids will love. Stop by and play on the toddler slides outside while everyone cools off with a cone. Take some friends to Pinot’s Palette for nighttime sips and painting and come home with a masterpiece you made yourself. Stop by Depot Square on select Sundays for the Tuckahoe Farmer’s Market.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Brush up on current events, because two bars in town offer stellar Trivia Night. Tuesday night you have your choice between Tuck’d Away and Growler’s Beer Bistro. The winning team gets a gift voucher to spend in the bar. Growlers also hosts retro video games all day on Wednesday. One of the most popular town events is the Immaculate Conception School’s annual Carnival, running over several days in the spring. Check the banners near Depot Square for ongoing events like outdoor concerts and movie nights.
Tuckahoe’s name comes from the Native American word that describes the bulbous roots that grew in the area. The village was a small farming community within Eastchester until a boom in the 1800s when marble was discovered near the Bronx River. The first quarry was established in 1812. Tuckahoe quickly became the marble capital of the world. Getting this high quality marble to New York City is why two train depots were established in this small village. The boom lasted almost a century before supplies dwindled and the quarries shut down.