It is shared between the towns of Mount Pleasant and Ossining and lies within the ZIP code of 10510. In 1890, Walter W. Law bought 232 acres (0.94 km²) when he retired from W. & J. Sloan; he called this land Briarcliff Farm. He later owned 5,000 acres (20 km2) and developed the village. It is said that “Manor” was added to the village’s name after Law’s friend, Andrew Carnegie, jokingly referred to Law as the “Laird of Briarcliff Manor” and the name stuck.
- Westchester County Airport, 240 Airport Rd, White Plains, +1 914 995-4860 (airlines), . The closest airport, about 25 minutes’ drive. Rental cars are available.
- Stewart International Airport, 1180 First St, New Windsor, +1 845 564-2100. Another alternative to the congestion of the 3 major airports, but it offers few direct flights.
- Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, New Jersey, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport: The three major international airports in the New York City area offer service to just about anywhere. Westchester-based taxi and livery cars offer regular service to and from the three internationals from most areas of the county. New York City yellow cabs will take to you Westchester in a pinch, but the fares can be exorbitant. Ask if your hotel offers shuttle service.
- Briarcliff Manor is easily accessible from the northeastern United States via interstate highways such as the New England and New Jersey Turnpikes (I-95) and the New York State Thruway system. The I-87 portion of the Thruway connecting Albany and New York City crosses the Hudson River at Tarrytown on the Tappan Zee bridge as does I287, which connects with I-95 to the east. The Saw Mill River Parkway, which runs along the village’s eastern flank, connects with the Taconic State Parkway to the north (to Albany and the I-90 east-west portion of the Thruway system) and the Henry Hudson Parkway into New York City.
- From the south take the New York 9A N/NY-100 N exit from the Taconic State Parkway, then two miles north on 9A. Turn left at the light onto North State Road, then left in one block onto Pleasantville Road. You’ve reached the heart of Briarcliff Manor.
- From the north, take the 9A split from Route 9 just north of Ossining and follow 9A south to North State Road. From the Taconic Parkway, take the Pleasantville Road exit, turn right onto Pleasantville Road and follow the road into town.