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Black Cat Cafe in Irvington, NY - Westchester County
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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
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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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
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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
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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 »

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LOCAL SUNNYSIDE COMES TO THE RESCUE

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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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 »

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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 »

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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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A Grand Opening

The Pallas Kundalini Yoga & Meditation owner and lead teacher Shakti Sita Kaur was joined by the Rivertown’s Chamber of Commerce and Dobbs Ferry Mayor Vincent Rossillo at the grand opening of its studio’s storefront on 77 Main Street in Dobbs Ferry on January ... More »

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Main Street Atelier – A Cool New School in Tarrytown

by Elaine Marranzano –  An atelier is a workshop for artists that is basically a studio. Now two Tarrytown residents have opened their own atelier and are welcoming students who want to learn the fine art of drawing and painting figures, portraits and still li... More »

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Holiday Shopping in the Rivertowns

2019 Gift Guide by Barbara Moroch –  There’s no place like home for the holidays…to celebrate with family and friends, to delight in the festive displays throughout the communities, and to shop for unique gifts from local merchants! Now’s the time to take a br... More »

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