Halloween on Hudson

Riverkeeper Raises Concerns over Swimming Safety in Hudson

61% of locations tested in Hudson failed EPA criteria for recreational water activities. Photo: Rick Pezzullo A clean water watchdog organization released a report last month revealing many locations in the Hudson River, including in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, fail to meet federally recommended guidelines for safe swimming and other recreational activities. According to the “How’s the Water? 2014” report from ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Man Sentenced to 22 Years for Murdering Wife

A Sleepy Hollow man was sentenced to 22 years in jail on Tuesday after pleading guilty in late May to murdering his wife by choking her in their home in Webber Park last year. Christopher Howson, 50, pled guilty on May 29 to manslaughter and strangulation in the first degree, both felonies, in the death of Theresa Gorski, 47. Westchester ... Read More »

Tappan Zee Bridge Project Not Just a Man’s Job

| Krista Madsen |             With a pristine manicure and brown bob under her hardhat and work gloves, Colette McGreedy, 42, is equal parts girly and grit. “Half the time you can’t tell if we’re female under it all,” McGreedy said with a Queens accent. The sticker on her hardhat might help: “I want to be like Barbie,” ... Read More »

New Program Helps With Bridge Noise

| Brian Conybeare |           The New NY Bridge project Community Benefits Program (CBP) is reaching out to 57 private homeowners on both sides of the Hudson River to help them reduce indoor construction noise. These residents qualify for up to $30,000 each to install new sound-reducing windows and doors. Homes that will experience temporary construction noise in excess of ... Read More »

Mass Transit System Planned for New NY Bridge

| Brian Conybeare |           Another major step forward is being taken on a new mass transit system for the New NY Bridge and the Hudson Valley.  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the state is making a $20 million investment from the 2014-2015 state budget to support the implementation of the recommendations of the New NY Bridge Mass ... Read More »

Planned Location of New Open Door Center Draws Criticism

Neighbors of a planned new location for Open Door Medical Center in Sleepy Hollow came out in force once again last month to raise concerns about pedestrian safety and increased congestion in what they consider a residential area. Open Door is looking to relocate from its existing 5,000-square-foot space on Beekman Avenue to a two-story, 12,000-square-foot building at 1 New ... Read More »

Tarrytown Awaits Aquatic Center, Affordable Housing from Hudson Harbor

More than eight years after reaching an agreement with Hudson Harbor, the Village of Tarrytown is still counting on an indoor aquatic center and a dozen units of affordable housing being built. “The village is not giving up on the concept of an aquatic facility,” said Village Manager Michael Blau. “That’s still in the agreement and he’s still obligated to ... Read More »

Lyndhurst Castle Seeks To Attract New Visitors

When Rena Zurofsky was selected as interim director of Lyndhurst on April 1, her mission was clear: it was to lift the National Trust Historic Site from a deficit-running historical landmark property to a self-sustaining site reflecting almost 175 years of educational and social significance along the Hudson River. “This is what I do. My job is to find ways ... Read More »

Village Dog Relishes Putting Own Flavor on Classic Favorite

Village Dog, Tarrytown’s newest casual eat-in/take-out dining spot on Main Street, delivers a home-made artisanal take on America’s all-time favorite street food: the hot dog. Whether you’re craving a traditional “dog” or a specialty sausage, the classic version can be accompanied by home-made mustard and sauerkraut, while your sausage may be complemented by in-house plum ketchup and kimchi. Why did ... Read More »