Beacon, New York

The City of Beacon is named after the historic beacon fires that were blazing at the summit of Fishkill Mountain to alert the Continental Army to movement of British forces during the Revolutionary War. Beacon was originally settled as Matteran and Fishkill Landing in 1709. Beacon was also a big producer of war supplies, served as a fort, and was a signaling point during the Revolutionary War. The city was incorporated in 1913. From the early 1900’s into the 1970’s, the Mount Beacon Incline Railway was one of the steepest railways in the country at 74% incline to the Mount Beacon Summit. The City of Beacon is 90 miles south of the State capital in Albany.

During the 1800’s, the City of Beacon was a factory town and known as the “Hat Making Capital of the United States”, with almost 500 hat factories. The City suffered a severe economic downturn in the 1960’s and 1970’s, worth the closing of factories, the destruction of historic buildings, and the closure of the Dutchess County Ski area. There was a rebirth in the late 1990’s, which included the development of one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums called Dia: Beacon.

The population of the city as of the 2010 Census is approximately 15,500 citizens. Beacon is 4.9 square miles and sits on the eastern border of the Hudson River. A famous resident of the city is the famed folk singer and environmental activist Pete Seeger, and previously, Digger Phelps, the former head coach of the Notre Dame Basketball team from 1972 through 1991 grew up in the City of Beacon.

The Hudson Valley Renegades, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays, play their home games at Dutchess County Stadium in nearby Fishkill.

The Law Office of Mark A. Siesel specializes in personal injury, criminal law and the defense of a variety of traffic violations in the five boroughs of New York and the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, and Orange. Our firm prides itself on providing personalized, hands on attention to each of our clients. From the moment the client enters our White Plains, New York offices, through the conclusion of their case by trial, mediation, arbitration or other resolution, our clients are fully apprised of the status of their cases at all times. Our goal is to ensure that our personal injury clients obtain the maximum possible compensation for their physical and emotional injuries, lost earnings and earnings potential, medical and hospital expenses, past, present and future, and for their loss of enjoyment of life. With regard to the client we represent in criminal defense and traffic matters, we aggressively fight the charges against them, and seek the best possible outcome by way of trial, plea bargain, or other resolution. We represent clients in both state and federal Courts, and cover over thirty local Courts for the traffic clients we represent. We offer a free initial consultation to all clients, and are accessible through our two websites, and, three blogs, and by fax, e-mail.

To get to our office from the City Clerk’s Office in Beacon, first you:

1. Head northeast on Beekman Rd toward North Avenue; then (449 ft)

2. Take the first right onto North Ave (377 ft)

3. Continue on to Wolcott Avenue (0.5 mi)

4. then, continue onto Beekman Street, then back onto (0.2 mi)

5. Wolcott Avenue; (1.9 mi)

6. Continue on to New York 9D and continue to follow New York 9D S (9.2 mi)

7. Next, turn left onto NY-403 (2.3 mi)

8. Then, continue onto US-9 South/Albany Post Rd. Continue to follow US-9 South (3.9 mi)

9. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto US-202 E/US-6 E/US-9 S (0.2 mi)

10. Take the ramp onto US-202 E (0.6 mi)

11. Continue onto US-9 S (8.5 mi)

12. Exit on the left onto New York 9A South toward Briarcliff Manor (5.6 mi)

13. Take the exit for the Taconic State Parkway (2.4 mi)

14. Continue onto the Sprain Brook Pkwy (3.6 mi)

15. Take the exit on the left hand side for I-287 East toward White Plains (2.4 mi)

16. Take exit 6 for NY-22 toward N White Plains/White Plains (0.2 mi)

17. Turn right onto NY-22 S/North Broadway (0.9 mi)

18. make a slight right onto Martine Avenue (0.3 mi)

19. Turn left onto Mamaroneck Avenue. Our office will be on the right (0.2 mi)

There is a 5 story parking garage directly behind our building called the Chester-Maple Parking Garage which has plenty of parking. To access this garage, make a right turn onto Maple Avenue at the corner of Mamaroneck Avenue and Maple Avenue and immediately turn right into the garage. Additionally, there are limited short term meter parking spots on Mamaroneck Avenue in front of our building.

Client Reviews

Mark Siesel represented me in a personal injury case. I was extremely impressed with his work for several reasons. He was very professional, committed and thorough in the entire process. Mark's persistence and compassion reassured me that I was never alone. He completed his work promptly and...

L.A., former client

Last year, I was in a very bad car accident with a New York City construction truck. I immediately retained Mark Siesel to represent me, as he had previously represented members of my family in other cases with excellent results. Mark handled all aspects of my case thoroughly and aggressively, from...

J.D., former client

There is no one better than Mark Siesel. He is honest, fair, caring and gets the job done. I felt confident knowing that Mark was representing me. He is a true professional. I would recommend him very highly.

P.A., former client

Previously my opinion of lawyers was rather jaded and not very respectful. My prior dealings with lawyers before retaining Mark Siesel left me feeling frustrated and defensive. When I had a motor vehicle accident and needed a lawyer, I went to Mark. From the initial visit I had with him, through the...

S.G., former client

...thanks for the fine job of Mark Siesel on my settlement... everything was handled expeditiously and with intelligence...I was in good hands with Mr. Siesel.

B.B., former client

When your 19 year old son is in a terrible car accident, one is not thinking of lawyers. We feel very lucky to have Mark be the one that represented us. In a low key way, he guided us through confusing hospital red tape, answered questions and was quickly and consistently available for all our...


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