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Stone Barns Center Selects Yarmuth as New Executive Director

Lauren Yarmuth, a leading design thinker with expertise in sustainability and food systems, has joined Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture as the nonprofit organization’s new executive director. She will work in partnership with the Stone Barns Center ... More »

Special Visit

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan celebrated the 5:30 Saturday Mass, November 23, at the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills. His presence at the Church was the culmination of the Church’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. More »

Church of the Magdalene Celebrates Its 125th Year Anniversary

[For images with sound taken during Masses at Church of the Magdalene at which Cardinal Dolan was the principal celebrant, please see https://youtu.be/21VYR78tapU and  https://youtu.be/N9f24BdJOG0  ] By Linda Viertel This year marks the 125th year anniversary ... More »

Where We Worship – The Union Church of Pocantico Hills

by Barrett Seaman –  A visitor to this bucolic, pin-neat hamlet would find it hard to believe that the official population of Pocantico Hills is as many as 23,000. In the village center, there are no commercial establishments but instead clusters of charming h... More »

A New Novel Featuring the Rockefellers

Former Exxon Mobil executive Bob Davis has taken his knowledge of the oil business and turned it into a novel due out this month. In Gusher: A Novel of the Rockefeller Oil Empire, Davis inserts a fictional character into the heady world of big oil at the birth... More »

Cold and Gray But Definitely Green

The snow was gone but the air was damp and raw as thousands–marchers, watchers, family members–gather along Main Street and up and down Broadway for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. More »

Rockefeller Estate Makes Land Donation

by Rick Pezzullo –  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, last month, a 346-acre donation to Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Pocantico Hills by David Rockefeller’s estate. The acquisition brings the Preserve’s total acreage to 1,771 acres, stretching from the Hu... More »

Efforts Fail as Historic Home in Pocantico Hills Torn Down

by Elaine Marranzano –  Without warning and over the objections of neighbors, bulldozers finally arrived on August 22 to crush the historic little house at 43 Willard Ave. in Pocantico Hills. “I share a driveway and a garage with this house! No one from the to... More »

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 »

David Rockefeller’s Art to be Auctioned in May

For many years, David Rockefeller, along with his wife Peggy, lived surrounded by great art in their 11,343-square-foot mansion, Hudson Pines in Pocantico Hills. Peggy died in 1996, and after David died on March 20 a year ago, the house went on the market for ... More »

The Church of the Magdalene

The Church of the Magdalene, located in Pocantico Hills close by the famed Union Church, may be less well-known, but the diverse faith-community’s devotion to their country church, the beauty of the house of worship’s interior, the gentle and humane guidance g... More »

“It’s a War Zone Out There!”

By Barrett Seaman –  Friday was not a good day in the Rivertowns—nor anyplace else along the eastern seaboard, as a brutal nor’easter ripped its way from the Carolinas through Maine throughout the day and into the evening. Winds clocked at over 60 m.p.h. downe... More »

Treasures Within a Treasure: The Rockefeller Archives Center

By Barrett Seaman –  Perched gracefully atop a hill just outside the hamlet of Pocantico Hills, ”Hillcrest,” a 17,000-sq. ft. mansion built in 1963 for Martha Baird Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller Jr.’s second wife, serves as the repository for the historical... More »

Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills on Market for $22M

By Rick Pezzullo The Westchester residence of banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, who died in March at the age of 101, is up for sale for $22 million. Situated on 75 acres in Pocantico Hills, the three-story, 11,000-square-foot main residence, known a... More »

Incumbent Murphy Faces Challenger Boak in State Senate Race

by Rick Pezzullo “We need a real overhaul of the structure of the government and the system.” —Alison Boak “I believe I have represented the district well. It has been an absolute honor and privilege. —Terrance Murphy State Senator Terrence Murphy is looking t... More »