Business News

Malina Joins Houlihan Lawrence

A people person who loves putting deals together, Francie Malina is the latest to join Houlihan Lawrence’s Irvington Brokerage as a Real Estate Salesperson. A Woodbridge Connecticut native, Francie now calls Irvington home, and is excited to bring people to the unique and amazing Rivertowns. Drawn to Houlihan Lawrence’s position as a market leader, Francie, who previously worked at a ... Read More »

Tarrytown’s South End Welcomes Harvest Field Market

by Linda Viertel Market fresh food has long been absent from Tarrytown’s South End ever since the Stop and Shop closed on South Broadway several years ago. But now, residents and new customers are pleased to have the convenience of shopping for fresh whole foods, basic groceries, and deli provisions at Harvest Field Market in the Bridge Plaza Shopping Center ... Read More »

Tarrytown Shortchanged by Hotel Occupancy Tax Veto

by Rick Pezzullo Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of a bill that would have allowed the Town of Greenburgh and its six villages to impose a 3% hotel occupancy tax was a costly decision for Tarrytown. Village Administrator Michael Blau said Tarrytown would have received approximately $320,000 annually from the room tax. Meanwhile, Greenburgh would have pulled in an extra $1 ... Read More »

Edge-On-Hudson Developer’s Request for Tax Breaks Sets Off Alarms in Sleepy Hollow

by Robert Kimmel Relations between the Village of Sleepy Hollow and Lighthouse Landing, LLC, took on a frosty tone during the past two months when it appeared the developer of the former GM site might be seeking property tax abatements. The developer of the 66-acre riverfront project, Edge-On-Hudson, applied to the Town of Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency in November ... Read More »

If Not Brightview, Then…What?

by Barrett Seaman When the barrage of criticism of the Brightview plan had finally subsided, a man who had been standing at the back of the crowded trustee meeting room raised his hand to speak. He identified himself as Jerry Carrafiello, the current owner of the eight-plus acres off North Broadway on which Brightview proposed to build its senior living ... Read More »

Food for Thought – Comfort Foods for Cold Winter Days

by Linda Viertel Winter seems to have arrived – finally, and with the chilling weather comes a complementary need for comfort food. Luckily, our river towns provide a wealth of warming sustenance to help stave off the frost and biting cold, an inevitable reality in the coming months. To help relieve the ennui of oncoming darkness and chilly winds, The ... Read More »

School of Esthetics Relocates to White Plains

by Linda Viertel After a successful 12-year stay at 15 North Broadway in Tarrytown, the New York School of Esthetics has left its iconic corner location and moved – not far away- to 239 Central Avenue in White Plains. The new location, just below 119, will provide the school with increased clientele parking, enhanced clinic and spa treatment spaces, and ... Read More »

Fur Babies Pet Sitting

by Neal Rentz Kristi Ohlsten worked in the corporate world for many years, but her career took a different path when she decided to do something she would enjoy more. So, she translated her lifelong love of dogs into a business by opening Fur Babies Pet Sitting eight years ago, with a clientele that includes residents of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, ... Read More »

Muddy Water Opens in Tarrytown with a ‘Big Bang’

by Linda Viertel A bustling, vibrant new coffee and café venue, Muddy Water, opened in October and is already attracting crowds eager to sample richly brewed caffeinated and decaf coffees, teas, delicate sweet and savory pastries, sandwiches, wraps and soups. The brainchild of Ossining residents, Loretta Oleck and her partner Linton Suttner, Muddy Water, located at the southern end of ... Read More »

Professionals Offer Year-End Advice On Finances, Investments

by Robert Kimmel   With the end of 2015 approaching, it’s time to take a thorough look at your financial status, according to those who deal daily with banking and investment. There are a number of actions to consider before year’s end as recommended by knowledgeable professionals. Creating an emergency fund is advocated by both Jean Kim Sears of the ... Read More »