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Sing Sing Museum Would Boost Tourism

Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester, speaks at press conference at Sing Sing Museum. From L to R in background: Bridget Gibbons, Westchester County Deputy Director of Economic Development; Westchester County Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg; Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity; Assemblywoman Sandra Galef, Amy Allen Vice President of the Westchester County Association and Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon toured the site of the proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum on Thursday along with Westchester County Executive George Latimer and a delegation of state and local officials and stakeholders. The group held a press conference on the site to draw attention to plans which have been stalled for several years. Historic Hudson River Towns in conjunction with the New York State Department of Corrections, the Town and Village of Ossining, and various stakeholders are working to revive the museum plans and preserve historic artifacts like an 1825 cell block that are on the site.

“The BCW has long felt that a museum at the prison would be significant draw for tourism and would have economic benefits for the Town of Ossining and Westchester County in addition to being of great historic and educational value,’’ said Gordon. “We are glad that work has begun again on moving this important project forward.”

County Executive Latimer said that the county would lend its support to the museum and hoped to be an active partner in the endeavor.

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