The Art of the Estate Sale

If you were looking to read Gore Vidal and
 Salmon Rushdie while wearing an assortment of mink coats, this was your
 house.

Parker Wins in Primary

Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker won in the Democratic Primary Tuesday for the Westchester County Board of Legislators

Traffic Hazards?? We Want You!

Do you know a problem area? It can be anywhere from Pelham to Rye where people drive. email us or leave a comment below, and we’ll try and get some action.

You’re Getting Very Sleepy…

Even his soft low voice, his expertise and experience, the dimmed lights and the reclining chair wouldn’t be able to lull my active mind into a state of relaxation so deep, he could hypnotize me.

Cool Finds: The Art of Craft

There are 1500 small breweries in the U.S., and while the brand new Craftsman Ale House in Harrison doesn’t profess to have them all, it plans to rotate as many through as possible.

Cool Finds: Harrison Avenue Farm

 

Open every day from 8 to 6, the Harrison Avenue Farm has been right here for over 70 years. It’s all local: fruits, vegetables, plants, shrubs…and there are baked goods, potted herbs, firewood… Even if you just come to walk around and look at the hand-painted signs, you’ll feel miles away from civilization. Harrison Avenue Farm  1681 Harrison Ave., Mamaroneck, New York (914) 698-8973

photos: Jacqueline Silberbush

More Dead Animals Found Near Highway

WHITE PLAINS — How is this possible? Again, police say trash bags filled with dead animals have been found along a highway, this time on a ramp connecting Interstates 95 and 287. The case is similar to the discovery three months ago of 35 dead animals in trash bags a few miles away. An investigator says no connection between the two incidents had been established. The investigator says some of the animals found Monday by highway workers in Rye were dogs.

14 Year Old Arrested in Rye Invasion Hoax

RYE–A 14 year old Rye teen has been arrested in the home invasion hoax last week in Rye, says Rye Police Commssioner William Connors. Last Wednesday a caller told Rye Brook Police that three armed men were in his home at 105 North Street in Rye and had shot his sister. He said the intruders were barricading the door of the home with couches and that he was hiding under a bed. The final message was “it is getting worse,” police say. This caused a huge police response;  Rye Police, Rye Brook Police the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Harrison Police, Port Chester Police and the MTA Police were all involved.  A woman was evacuated from the house with her teenaged son and two friends.

Question of the Day: Was the Fist Fight on “Mad Men” in Mamaroneck ?

 

“The season finale of Mad Men offered up something that everyone can agree is fun to watch: weasely Pete Campbell, getting his lights punched out,” as Trainjotter points out in “Connecticut Man Decked on New Haven Line Train, Twice:”
Howard levels Pete, who then is told to apologize by a conductor. Pete and the conductor share some harsh words:
Conductor: ”I’m about to throw you off.”
Pete: ”Go ahead, you fat piece of crap.”
Conductor: ”I am an officer of the New Haven line.”
Pete: “Well, I’m the president of the Howdy Doody Circus Army.”
But a commenter notes something interesting:

The conductor calls, “Next stop, Harrison!” after the fight. G. Francis writes,  “I’m proud to assume that all of the Pete punching happened within the village of Mamaroneck. We should put up a plaque.” Question: Was Pete mauled in Mamaroneck?

Steve Otis to Launch Campaign for Assembly

 

Steve Otis will kick off his campaign for the State Assembly at a reception at the home of his boss and mentor, retiring State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer and her husband Martin will host a fundraising reception for the Assembly campaign of Otis, for 27 years the Senator’s Counsel and Chief of Staff, and a former 3-term Mayor of Rye. Otis hopes to serve the 91st Assembly District which covers Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye. The seat is held now by George Latimer, who is running for Oppenheimer’s seat in the State Senate. Otis announced his candidacy in March.

Suspect in Dumping of Euthanized Animals on the Hutch

 

HARRISON– The national media are reporting the end to the mystery of who dumped all those euthanized pets in plastic bags along the Hutch in Harrison that were discovered in early April. He is…a veterinarian who lives in New Canaan, CT and works in the Bronx. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Westchester tells the LoHud that Andrew Manesis, 66. a veterinarian at Throgs Neck Animal Hospital in the Bronx, took payments to properly dispose of 26 euthanized cats, eight dogs and a lizard. Instead, they say, he dumped them alongside the Hutchinson River Parkway over several months.

Memorial Day Parades

Love a parade? Here are a few in the area, there are many more. Most area children have a five-day weekend because of snow give-back days…so if the natives get restless…  

THURS., MAY 24 – 7 P.M.

VILLAGE OF LARCHMONT PARADE -LINE-UP AT 6:45 PM AT ELEVATED PARKING PLAZA (LOT #3, LARCHMONT TRAIN STATION)

 

SAT., MAY 26- 10 am

Rye:  Memorial Day Ceremony. To remember and honor those buried at the cemetery.

Where to Park, as in County Parks, this Summer

 

WESTCHESTER COUNTY– Park it this summer- Passes for over 50 county parks go on sale today. Passes are available at the Westchester County Center and the Parks Department on 450 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Rye Playland
Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake Golf Course in Yonkers
Hudson Hills Golf Course in Ossining
Maple Moore Golf Course in White Plains
Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Golf Course in Cross River
Glen Island Park in New Rochelle (tickets go on sale here May 26)

Some of the County Parks include not only those above, but Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. Beginning June 16 passes will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. More information here.

Death of Mamaroneck Town Worker in November Ruled an Accident

The State Labor Department has ruled the death of  Mamaroneck Town Highway Dept. worker Robert Del Vecchio an accident. Del Vecchio, 35, died November 11, 2011 when a truck backed into him in the Maxwell Avenue Yard off Madison Ave. in Larchmont. “First and foremost,” reads a statement from the Town, “the Town continues to grieve the loss of Mr. Del Vecchio.”

School Elections Today: Info You Need

 

Information:

Mamaroneck

New Rochelle

Rye

Rye Brook

Rye Neck

Scarsdale

White Plains

for those not listed above:

Ardsley | Bedford | Briarcliff Manor | Bronxville | Byram Hills | Chappaqua | Croton-Harmon | Dobbs Ferry | Eastchester | Edgemont | Elmsford | Greenburgh 7 | Harrison | Hastings | Hendrick Hudson | Irvington | Katonah-Lewisboro | Lakeland | Mount Pleasant | Mount Vernon |  North Salem | Ossining | Peekskill | Pelham | Pleasantville | Pocantico Hills | Port Chester | Somers | Tarrytowns | Tuckahoe | Valhalla |  Yorktown |

This Weekend

 

A selection of Friday- Sunday events from theLoop Events Calendar:

Shelter Cats Photographs @ Mamaroneck Library

Infini String Quartet @ Mamaroneck Library

Light Matter” Exhibition and Opening Reception

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE POOR FOOLS

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson NY Regional Premiere

Needlework Workshops

Pet Rescue

Job Interview Skills 

Love Makes the World Go Round Concert by Songcatchers

Ballet at The Picture House: La Fille Mal GardeeOpera at The Picture House: Rigoletto

JCC Film Club – The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock 

Riverdale Festival of the Arts

A Taste of Mamaroneck… Wine Trail

Glowtown Art Workshop

Mary Lorson and The Soubrettes

Charges Grow for ‘Commuter Robber’

 

There’s a growing rap sheet against the “commuter robber.” Olivier Fanby, 19,  will be charged by Harrison police in two robberies, and one each in the village and town of Mamaroneck, and in New Rochelle. Famby is being held without bail. He was expected to be in Mamaroneck Town Court on Monday and in Harrision Town Court today.  As LoHud reports:
Famby reportedly  told Pelham detectives that he had planned to rob someone at the Larchmont station around 5 a.m. Friday, but didn’t see anybody who looked promising, so he drove to Pelham. He parked on Corlies Avenue, in a no-overnight parking zone.

Suspect Admits to Train Station Gunpoint Robberies

PELHAM, LARCHMONT, MAMARONECK, HARRISON–Pelham police says a 19 year old New Rochelle man confessed Friday to the series of  gunpoint robberies of commuters near train stations in several Sound Shore towns since January. Robberies occurred in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, three in Pelham and two in Harrison. Police arrested Olivier Famby Friday when he was caught with a handgun that had been reported stolen in Pennsylvania. LoHud reports Police say that Famby told them that he had been scouting out the area of the Larchmont train station for a potential victim prior to coming to Pelham on Friday. When Famby couldn’t find a suitable victim, he came to Pelham to see if he could spot one  arriving into the Pelham station.

Eating Up Nostalgia

 

Larchmont’s Jeanne Muchnik writes in Westchester Magazine about “throwback eateries that make you feel like you’re 16 again.” She includes Augie’s Restaurant & Pub (2417 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont 914-834-3800 augiesitalian.com);  Carlo’s Restaurant(668 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers 914-793-1458; carlosrestaurant.net); Francesco’s (600 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains 914-946-3359);  Giulio’s Restaurant (53 Park Hill Ave, Yonkers 914-375-1043);  Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant (126 Halstead Ave, Harrison 914-835-9804; gusseafood.com);  Solano’s Lincoln Lounge (209 Stevens Ave, Mount Vernon 914-664-9747), (one of our favorites) and  Sherwood’s Restaurant and Bar-B-Q (2136 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont 914-833-3317; sherwoodsrestaurant.com)

 

Cool Finds: The Art of Craft

There are 1500 small breweries in the U.S., and while the brand new Craftsman Ale House in Harrison doesn’t profess to have them all, it plans to rotate as many through as possible.

Another Commuter Robbery, Monday in Harrison

 

This is getting old. Mamaroneck Mayor Norm Rosenblum is warning residents of his Village about the  11:55 pm, April 9  robbery in Harrison, another in a series of robberies this year of commuters walking home from a train station in the shore towns. This is the second robbery near the Harrison Train Station in the last two months. These two robberies are similar to the robberies that occurred in the Village of Mamaroneck, Town of Mamaroneck, Pelham and New Rochelle. It appears the suspect is targeting commuters along the New Haven train line.

30+ Dead Animals Found off Hutch

Update: SPCA officials say the animals had been euthanized and then disposed of. It’s all over the news this morning and it’s beyond horrible: more than 30 dead dogs and cats, and a large South American lizard, were found in black plastic garbage bags on a ramp to the Hutch. They were discovered by a transportation dept. worker by the Westchester Ave. entrance ramp to the Northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in Harrison.

Harrison Man Says he was Targeted Because of Race

Here is an interesting case in Harrison, and it may sound familiar, given recent events in Sanford, Florida. Neville Coward, who lived in West Harrison,  says he was only shouting advice to 11 year old playing a Little League game back in 2003. Now he is suing Harrison and three town employees for false arrest, malicious prosecution, and equal protection violations stemming from a 2003 incident when he was arrested near a baseball field at Silver Lake Park. Coward is of Caribbean descent, and has contended over the years and in the first two days of his trial this week, that he was targeted because of his race. More in LoHud.

Westchester.gov Web Sites Seem to be Working

Several of the Westchester.gov Web sites run by the County seem to be back up–at least sporadically– after being hacked Friday. The hacker’s message poked fun at the county’s computer security, saying “Security is a joke! Your box owned by Mr.XHat Greets To: All Underground Hackers & Mafia Bands.”

The sites were those of Several of Westchester County’s offices, including those for the district attorney, the county clerk and the Board of Legislators. Did this shutdown affect you? Did it get in the way of your doing business with the County, finding directions, or anything else?