White Plains

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White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York.

A view of White Plains

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

A platform of the White Plains Train Station
  • Metro North commuter train from Grand Central and 125th St. in New York City and other points south, or from Brewster, Wassaic, and other points north on the Harlem line. (See [1] for maps, schedules, and fare information.)

By bus[edit]

There is a network of Westchester County buses in the Bee Line system. (See [2] for further information.)

By car[edit]

White Plains has several major highways passing though it.

Interstate 287, which connects to the Tappan-Zee bridge to the west, and Interstate 95 in the east, has several exits which can drop you in many different parts of White Plains. It is frequently congested due to ongoing construction.

Without traffic, one can make it to Manhattan in 30 minutes.

Get around[edit]

Take the train from or to Manhattan. Buses connect White Plains with Stamford and locations throughout Westchester. Taxi cabs are available at the train station and by appointment elsewhere in the City. For train and bus schedule information see www.mta.info.

See[edit]

Mapleton, at 52 N. Broadway

Not too much as far as tourist attractions, but White Plains does a nice job for Saint Patty's day parade and New Year's Celebration. The Ice Rink is a nice resource. The Library is top notch. Saxon Woods Park is worth a visit with a good walking loop in the woods of about 3 miles.

Do[edit]

Jacob Purdy House, George Washington's headquarters for a time during the American War of Independence, is now part of the Battle of White Plains Historic Site

There are a number of malls in White Plains, including the upscale Westchester Mall, as well as the Galleria and White Plains Mall. That said, however, the most popular attraction in White Plains is the Metro North station, which can deposit a traveler into the heart of Manhattan via express train within 35 minutes. If you find yourself in White Plains for any prolonged period, you may want to take advantage of this option.

There are many places for entertainment in White Plains. The city often holds free movies and concerts (small band performances), especially during the summer. During the summer, there is also a farmers market located down the block from city center. City Center is a large complex with shopping and a large movie thearter.

Buy[edit]

There are little to no native products to White Plains, but most major retailers are located in Town. Departments stores abound but for avid bargain hunters, the best retail therapy can be had approximately thirty minutes away at Woodbury Commons Outlet Mall.

Eat[edit]

White Plains has all of the major chains represented here. So you can choose between Legal Seafood, PF Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory and Applebee's in case you haven't eaten at one of them in another typical Edge City. There is a large number of local Italian restaurants of varying quality along with the standard Greek diners and ubiquitous middling Chinese fare. For high end Italian try Merlinos. The Indian restaurant on East Post Rd. just received an excellent in the NY Times review. For affordable fare stick with one of the several diners. Many of the restaurants have had formal write ups in the times which can be googled. The Old White Plains Mall has an asian supermarket with prepared Chinese and Japanese food at a reasonable price and of course Whole Foods has quality prepared foods as well.

In addition, there are a variety or restaurants spanning down Mamaroneck Ave with any food anyone could desire. Including upscale restaurants to quick fast food.

Drink[edit]

There is a cluster of bars on Mamaroneck Ave between Maple and Main St. which is the center of White Plains nightlife. If the Irish Pubs in this vicinity do not quite suit the bill there is another small cluster of bars down East Post Road as you head to South Broadway.

Sleep[edit]

  • Crowne Plaza White Plains Hotel. A full service hotel in downtown White Plains near Westchester Mall. Meeting facilities perfect for business functions, weddings, receptions, bar mitzphas, and more.
  • Doral Arrowwood975 Anderson Hill Road Rye Brook +1 914-939-5500. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Nestled amid 114 wooded acres in Rye Brook village in Westchester County.
  • Ritz-Carlton Westchester3 Renaissance Square (right dowtown, tallest building),  +1 419-946-5500. Check-in: 3, check-out: 12. Simply the best hotel in Westchester. Check online for best rates! $200+.

Go next[edit]

White Plains is the center of the county and is convenient to New York City. An express train takes less than thirty minutes to Midtown Manhattan. The bus can be taken into the Bronx (try the Zoo, Botanical Gardens or Arthur Avenue). Westchester County Airport is ten minutes away.

Routes through White Plains
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New York CityScarsdale  S Hutchinson River Pkwy Shield.svg N  PurchaseNew Haven
END  N NY-127.svg S  HarrisonMamaroneck


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