By Henry John Steiner
Historian of Sleepy Hollow
I remember the Hackley School grounds from the time of my early boyhood. I was a kid growing up on Crest Drive, and Hackley seemed like a big playground for myself and my friends. We were a “gang” of kids living on the Crest Drive cul-de-sac. This was part of the so-called Upper Crest, a name that may seem to confer a distinction that did not exist.
There were days when we “hunted” for rabbits and squirrels with our bows and slingshots, subjecting our prey indeed to the “slings and arrows” of “wanton boys.” But never with a fatal result or serious injury to our quarry. We did endanger ourselves, however, by shooting at treed squirrels from all sides at once.