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Playhouse on Rockefeller Estate Donated for Historic Preservation

by Elaine Marranzano –  What kid didn’t have a playhouse growing up? Mine was nestled in the space between four trees where I cooked pretend meals using chunks of broken asphalt and mimosa seed pods as stand-ins for hamburgers and string beans. But perhaps no ... More »

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Irvington Historical Society’s Fall Benefit

Don’t miss the boat! Irvington Historical Society’s Fall Benefit Honoring Andy Lyons Saturday, September 15, 2018 For more information and tickets contact: irvingtonhistoricalsociety.org More »

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Pocantico Hills Residents Try to Save an Historic Home

by Elaine Marranzano –  Just a few weeks ago, Scott Graves and his family of five downsized from a big, five-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn to a historic house in Pocantico Hills that’s half the size. Homes in the hamlet rarely come on the market, so in becomin... More »

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Foster Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Where We Worship by Donald H. Whitely –  Amanda and Henry Foster (married in 1845) founded Foster Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in 1860.  It’s the oldest black church in Westchester County, and some say it may be the oldest black church in the state of New York.... More »

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Lyndhurst Landscape Restoration to Enhance Visitor Experience

  by Linda Viertel “This property was not a museum; neighbors called, came by and expressed their neighborliness, they strolled through the greenhouses, the public walked the grounds multiple times throughout the year,” said Lyndhurst’s executive director Howa... More »

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Becoming Tiffany: From HV Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker

by Linda Viertel – Louis Comfort Tiffany, a name synonymous with vibrant, diaphonous, and richly glowing stained-glass window scenes and, well, glorious Tiffany lamps, had a surprisingly prolific career as an artist and interior designer well before he began d... More »

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Effort to Restore Tappan Zee in New Bridge Name Fails

by Rick Pezzullo –  An online petition drive to restore “Tappan Zee” in the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge came up short last month in Albany. More than 108,000 signatures were obtained by the Save Our Tappan Zee group and delivered to the State Legislature on... More »

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Where We Worship: The Church of St. Barnabas, Irvington

by Barrett Seaman  – The old joke is that Episcopalians have their own Eleventh Commandment: Thou shalt not eat thine entrée with a salad fork. Once the church of choice for the country’s cultural and political elite, the Episcopal Church, the American branch ... More »

Warner Library, Tarrytown NY photo by Tim Thayer eyebuzz.com
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Warner Library Tapped to “Revisit the Founding Era”

by Elaine Marranzano –  In 1787, Alexander Hamilton grew so frustrated with the Constitutional debate about states’ rights versus a central government, he threw up his hands.  “This is never going to work,” he proclaimed. “We’ll just be fighting about who has ... More »