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Playa Bowls in Tarrytown

Playa Bowls Grand Opening Saturday, May 15 in Tarrytown

By Linda Viertel— “Welcome to Pineapple Land” On Main Street, where customers can enjoy a dizzying variety of superfruit bowls and smoothies, perfect for a refreshing, healthy summery delight any time of the year. Tomorrow, on Saturday, May 15, starting at 11 ... More »


The Future Of Work In The Rivertowns

By Christy Knell— The business world can’t get enough of the ‘new normal,’ ‘hybrid work,’ and ‘future of the workplace’ news. Experts agree that post-pandemic, the workplace will look different, with employees demanding to remain working remotely—at least for ... More »


Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shuts Down after Nearly 60 Years

By Rick Pezzullo— After nearly 60 years generating approximately 25% of electricity consumed annually in the lower Hudson Valley and New York City, the Indian Point nuclear power plant will officially shutdown Friday. The last remaining nuclear reactor in oper... More »


Historic YMCA Building in Tarrytown Sells for $6.45M

By Rick Pezzullo— RM Friedland has announced the sale of the historic YMCA building in Tarrytown to Wilder Balter for $6.45 million for the redevelopment of the four-story brick building into 109 units of affordable housing, plus additional parking for local m... More »

Black Cat Cafe in Irvington, NY - Westchester County

Irvington’s Black Cat Café To Resume Business

By Barrett Seaman– The old adage that cats have nine lives may be an overstatement, but one feline, Irvington’s The Black Cat Café, now appears to have at least a second one. Issued an eviction notice at the end of January by her out-of-state landlord, Emily F... More »

Edge on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow, NY

Edge-on-Hudson Wins Top Honors

Back in December, we reported that Edge-on-Hudson, the townhouse, condo and apartment complex built on the site of the old GM plant in Sleepy Hollow, was named as a finalist in the National Association of Homebuilders (NAH) annual competition. It was one of fi... More »

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 »

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