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Becoming Tiffany: From HV Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker

by Linda Viertel – Louis Comfort Tiffany, a name synonymous with vibrant, diaphonous, and richly glowing stained-glass window scenes and, well, glorious Tiffany lamps, had a surprisingly prolific career as an artist and interior designer well before he began d... More »

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Effort to Restore Tappan Zee in New Bridge Name Fails

by Rick Pezzullo –  An online petition drive to restore “Tappan Zee” in the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge came up short last month in Albany. More than 108,000 signatures were obtained by the Save Our Tappan Zee group and delivered to the State Legislature on... More »

photo by Jim Henderson
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Where We Worship: The Church of St. Barnabas, Irvington

by Barrett Seaman  – The old joke is that Episcopalians have their own Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not eat thine entrée with a salad fork. Once the church of choice for the country’s cultural and political elite, the Episcopal Church, the American branch ... More »

Warner Library, Tarrytown NY photo by Tim Thayer eyebuzz.com
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Warner Library Tapped to “Revisit the Founding Era”

by Elaine Marranzano –  In 1787, Alexander Hamilton grew so frustrated with the Constitutional debate about states’ rights versus a central government, he threw up his hands.  “This is never going to work,” he proclaimed. “We’ll just be fighting about who has ... More »

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The Church of the Magdalene

The Church of the Magdalene, located in Pocantico Hills close by the famed Union Church, may be less well-known, but the diverse faith-community’s devotion to their country church, the beauty of the house of worship’s interior, the gentle and humane guidance g... More »

Treasures Within a Treasure: The Rockefeller Archives Center

By Barrett Seaman –  Perched gracefully atop a hill just outside the hamlet of Pocantico Hills, ”Hillcrest,” a 17,000-sq. ft. mansion built in 1963 for Martha Baird Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s second wife, serves as the repository for the historical... More »

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Donald H. Whitely –  Dr. King was honored with the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1964. He was the youngest man to ever receive the award at the age of 35. On April 4, 1968, my sister Tina and I had just started doing our homework in our family’s second floor, fi... More »

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Deconstructing the Tappan Zee: Where Does It All Go?

by Barrett Seaman –  Like a giant Mantis, the 328-ft. arm of the super crane (dubbed I Lift NY) hovers over its prey — seemingly for hours as its mechanized talons are calibrated so as to grasp just the right places. Once aligned, it descends, locks onto the l... More »