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Moms Organic Market in Dobbs Ferry

Mom’s Organic Market Opening Feb. 19 in Dobbs Ferry

by Anne Jaffe Holmes– Mom’s Organic Market opens for business on Friday, February 19 on Stanley Avenue in Dobbs Ferry, just off the Saw Mill River Parkway. It’s their first store in New York, and Mom’s is an extraordinary business with a mission: “To protect a... More »

Michelle Adams

Changing of the Guard at the Rivertowns Chamber

By Barrett Seaman— Michelle Adams, a partner in two of the rivertowns’ better known restaurants, Harpers in Dobbs Ferry and Saint George Bistro in Hastings, is taking over as president of the four-year-old Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Nick Camp... More »

Bicycling in New York - Empire Trail

Bike Friendly Business? Get Certified

GET CERTIFIED AS A BIKE-FRIENDLY NEW YORK BUSINESS Bicyclists are good business, especially in Empire State Trail Towns. The following article is from the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council. To learn more about the council visit tarrytownenvironmental.or... More »


Vendors Sought To Service Bridge Shared Use Path

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking local vendors to sell food, beverages and other services at either end of—or in the middle of—the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s shared use bike/walking path for the next two years. The Authority is inviting qu... More »

Irvington Holiday Boutique

Irvington Business Expands to Offer Holiday Boutique

By Laurie Leavy— At a time when some businesses are downsizing, or even closing, one Irvington business is expanding their offerings, while also collaborating to help other small business owners. Floral designer and owner Minoo Hersini, of Au Ciel Flowers & Mo... More »

Real estate in the Rivertown's

Real Estate: Here Come the City Folk

Data obtained by the New York Post from the U.S. Postal Service appears to confirm that the pandemic is indeed driving New Yorkers out of the city, and Westchester is one of the top destinations. According to the data, nearly 300,000 residents requested a chan... More »


County Launches New Small Business Assistance Program

By Barrett Seaman— County Executive George Latimer Monday announced the availability of funds for small businesses and non-profits specifically for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) or installing equipment (air cleaners) necessary to prevent ... More »



When some rivertowns businesses wracked by the coronavirus pandemic applied to their banks for loans from the federal Payroll Protection Program, they found a cold shoulder rather than a helping hand. Despite some having longtime relationships at their banks—i... More »

Eileen Fisher worker creates PPE to help with COVID-19 epidemic

Eileen Fisher Making Masks and Other PPE in Irvington

by Rick Pezzullo –  Eileen Fisher will be transforming its corporate office in Irvington into a personal protective equipment (PPE)-making facility to help keep healthcare workers safe as they combat the coronavirus. The brand is partnering with state and loca... More »


New York State’s PAUSE order: Who Can Stay Open?

Here are the guidelines for which business entities can and cannot remain open:   This guidance is issued by the New York State Department of Economic Development d/b/a Empire State Development and applies to each business location individually and is intended... More »

Inside view of Makers Central warehouse.

Makers Central: A Rising Tide Approach to Business

by Annabelle Allen –  Makers Central is an incubator for small maker businesses. Founded in June 2019 and located at 84 Central Avenue in Tarrytown, the creative warehouse is home to five individual businesses, each of them turning out hand-made, high-quality ... More »


Jazz Forum: A Club and an Art Venue with History

by Lisa Genn –  This place is full of objects that we love. They represent all the love this place is filled with,” Ellen Prior said, smiling broadly, during a recent interview at the Jazz Forum. Vibrant, colorful art adorns the gray walls—walls specially pain... More »


Valet Parking Now A Prospect For Dobbs Ferry’s Restaurants

By Barrett Seaman It’s not news that there is a shortage of parking in the rivertowns. But it is news when a local restaurateur, owner of Dobbs Ferry’s The Rare Bit, comes up with a plan to help reduce congestion AND help local businesses, including his own. A... More »

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