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Office Space Opens in Dobbs Ferry with a Focus on Connectivity

by Barrett Seaman –  The evolution of the modern workplace continues—right here in the rivertowns. The latest iteration is an 8,850-square-foot space on the ground floor of what was once an old brewery, then a Bible-printing house at 145 Palisades Street, down... More »

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New Hilton Garden Inn Gives Dobbs Ferry a Hotel All Its Own

by Barrett Seaman –  Tucked into the maze of restaurants, stores and condominiums that make up the Rivertowns Square complex off the Saw Mill River Parkway at Lawrence Street, the new Hilton Gardens Inn offers 143 bedrooms, a dining room and bar, meeting rooms... More »

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Pleasantville’s Village Bookstore Under New Management

by Linda Viertel –  Inveterate booksellers, Roy Solomon and Yvonne vanCort, owners of Pleasantville’s iconic Village Bookstore, have handed the reins to Jennifer Kohn who took over on December 8. After 15 years of owning and running their store, which had exis... More »

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Hudson Barter Exchange Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Demonstrating the popularity and extent of organized barter in the Hudson Valley, more than 300 business owners and professionals gathered in early November to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Hudson Barter Exchange (HBX).  HBX founders Karen Brown, who i... More »

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Holiday Shopping in the Rivertowns

Enamel Spatterware Pitcher and Colander from Pretty Funny Vintage. Enamelware is great at keeping liquids cooler for longer periods of time and at keeping heated liquids warm. Both pitcher and colander are sturdy, lightweight and useful. Pitcher measures 8” fr... More »

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A Nu Toy Store Marks its 10th Anniversary in Tarrytown

by Barbara Moroch –  I love toys! They make kids and adults happy, and I can’t imagine a better way to spend the day than working in a store that makes people happy,” said Angel Rafter, owner of A Nu Toy Store in Tarrytown. Since its opening 10 years ago this ... More »

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Residential Construction Begins at Edge-on-Hudson Development

by Robert Kimmel –    Construction of the first of 1,177 housing units in the Edge-on-Hudson project in Sleepy Hollow, a collection of luxury brownstones, is underway. Infrastructure work on Phase Two of the 70-acre mixed-use development has also begun, follow... More »

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Mixed-Use Project in Downtown Tarrytown in Early Stages

by Rick Pezzullo –  A proposed mixed-use project on North Broadway in Tarrytown that would include residential and commercial development is in the early planning stages. Representatives of Coco Management and the Kaufman Tarrytown Company, LLC appeared before... More »

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Commercial Real Estate Projects on the Rise in Rivertowns

by Alexander Roberts –  The trend towards new urbanism has entered the rivertowns, with each village charting its own path on its various commercial real estate projects. Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and Irvington are all struggling to accommodate the trend, which... More »

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Irvington’s Salon Zinie Changes Locations on Main Street

by Linda Viertel –  Master hair stylist and shop owner Zinie Shemen has been the proprietress of a highly successful unisex hair salon on Irvington’s Main Street for over 26 years. But, when faced with her landlord’s request to take over her current space, she... More »

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Jennifer Monness’s Meditation Lab in Our Local Schools

“I want my students to be the best versions of themselves  they can be when they finish a lab.” Two year ago, certified  yoga instructor and meditation instructor, Jennifer Monness, began teaching her meditation practice to varsity  and junior varsity Irvingto... More »