Purchase, New York is a hamlet of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. Its ZIP code is 10577. Its name is derived from Harrison’s purchase, for Harrison could have as much land as he could ride in one day. Purchase is home to State University of New York at Purchase, Manhattanville College and the Westchester County Airport.
MasterCard’s headquarters, MasterCard International Global Headquarters, are in Purchase. In addition PepsiCo has its headquarters in Purchase. The headquarters of Atlas Air and subsidiary Polar Air Cargo are in Purchase. Pernod Ricard has offices in Purchase.
Previously Lenovo had its U.S. headquarters in Purchase. In 2006 the company announced it was moving to Morrisville, North Carolina.
The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at the PepsiCo headquarters and the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College are two significant art collections found in the community.
During the 1980s, the city hosted the festival Pepsico Summerfare, known for their opera productions which included Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde (1981–4), David Eaton’s The Cry of Clytaemnestra (1982), and Peter Sellars’s Little Mahagonny/Cantata 60: Conversations with Fear and Hope After Death (1985), Peter Sellars’s productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte (1986), Don Giovanni (1987) and Le nozze di Figaro (1988). Now, SUNY produces two operas each year.
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