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HUD Funding Through NY State Benefits Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow

by Robert Kimmel Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow are among 10 Westchester communities that will receive a total of $4.3 million in federal grants previously blocked because of a dispute between County Executive Rob Astorino’s administration and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced late last month that a deal had been “brokered” with ... Read More »

Referendum Scheduled on Moving Tarrytown Elections to November

by Rick Pezzullo A referendum will be held on March 15 in Tarrytown to determine if the annual village elections should be moved to November, starting in 2017. The village Board of Trustees voted unanimously in January to have residents weigh-in on whether Tarrytown should make a change that has already taken place in neighboring villages Irvington and Ardsley. Mayor ... Read More »

Late-Night Made-for-TV Firefight Angers Irvington Residents

by Barrett Seaman The first volley of gunfire—assault rifles, machine guns?—went off around 9:30 p.m. and lasted about 30 seconds. Another pierced the night air just before 10 p.m. They continued well into the night, intermittently every half hour or so, some punctuated by loud explosions and accompanied by flashes of light. Several residents nearby 65 Field Terrace, high up ... 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 »

Public Opposition Emerges for Senior Living Plan in Irvington

by Barrett Seaman For the better part of a year, the application of the Brightview Corporation to build a 150-unit senior/assisted living complex on an eight-acre swath of North Broadway property in Irvington seemed to be moving quietly, albeit slowly, through the approval process in which the village’s Board of Trustees has acted as the lead agency. In contrast to ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow to Benefit from East Parcel of Former GM Site

Hemmed in by Metro North railroad tracks on its western side, and Kings-land Point Park and the Pocantico River to the north, a 28-acre plot of land known as the “East Parcel” will become a valuable asset for the Village of Sleepy Hollow if all goes as planned. That is the widely accepted assessment of the Sleepy Hollow Local Development ... 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 »