FOOD & DRINK
Vershawn London, fashion show maven and mentor, leaves legacy through organ donation
Vershawn London focused on enriching young lives as a teachers aide in the East Ramapo schools, as a mentor, and as founder and CEO of Fashion House of London, where he offered lessons in poise and presentation and put on fabulous fashion shows around the region so young people could shine.
LOOK OUT! Jewish Family Flees From a Family of Bears
Bear populations have been on the rise throughout New Jersey. In this clip, taken yesterday, a frum family in Monsey flees from a family of bears. This is in response to Zoe's comment. When a bear appeared in a predominately Catholic neighborhood, the religion of the family was never noted in the article.
Want a piece of The Fireplace, the beloved burger joint in Paramus? Buy its brick
Miss The Fireplace, the beloved burger joint in Paramus that two years ago closed after 65 years of serving classic American fare?. The shuttered restaurant on Route 17, which is slated to be replaced by Chick fil-A, is selling the bricks — $100 per brick — from its iconic squat building to raise money for two charities: Paramus Food Pantry and NJ SOS Stakeholders, which helps U.S. veterans in need. The bricks can serve as a donation as well as a memento.
Westchester girl gifted Taylor Swift's fedora at MetLife Stadium
Grace Del Vecchio, a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome, was lucky to get tickets for Christmas to Taylor Swift's Friday and Sunday concerts at MetLife Stadium this past weekend.
2023 Father’s Day Events in Westchester
Thinking about what to get Dad for Father’s Day? We love giving the gift of experiences where you and your kids can treat your husband, Dad or Father-figure to brunch, live music, and even a helicopter ride around Westchester! Check out more below:. Sunday, June 18th. Fathers Day 2023...
[REVIEW] Dolcetto Kosher Steakhouse, Monsey, NY
Not many people outside of the area would know where to find Chestnut Ridge. The Monsey suburb sits in the hills of Rockland County, just north of the New Jersey border. It’s quiet, it’s beautiful, and it’s home to Dolcetto. While some rave about the food, others...
W’s Village Grille Offers American Classics in Waldwick
The Village Grille was an institution in Waldwick. So when longtime owner Bobby Meidanis made the decision to sell the restaurant, he needed just the right buyer. He found just that in Charlie Wonsowicz, a Waldwick native who has rebranded the business as W’s Village Grille. The restaurant serves American staples in a sleek setting.
Rockland Responds: Town of Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht Comments on Question About Growing Bear Problems
On Wednesday, April 26th, a dozen concerned mothers attended a Ramapo Board Meeting to address Town leaders about the issue of bears roaming Olympia Lane and Wallenberg Circle in Suffern. Mothers and children are terrified to even leave their homes! The bear issue has been an ongoing problem since 2019 in Monsey.
A new play, rooted in the North Jersey experience, is heading to New York
London, Paris, Greece in 440 B.C. — all have been the settings for plays. Tenafly N.J., not so much. In Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite," two of the characters keep talking about Tenafly. But that's not the same thing. Now, into the breach, comes "Teenagers in Love," a new play...
Fine Fair Day Home & Garden Show June 3 and 4 at Onatru Farm Park
Fine Day Fair Annual Spring Home & Garden Show at Onatru Farm Park, South Salem June 3 and June 4. Fine Day is a series of seasonal countryside fairs bringing together over 60 of the best brands, curators, makers, and artisans. Inspired by brocante fairs abroad, Fine Day attracts over 3,000 attendees to meet, shop, and unwind under our sailcloth tents at our picturesque site in Westchester County, New York. Join us for our annual Home & Garden showcase this June featuring antiques, found treasures, homewares, garden essentials, plants and flowers, and more artisan goods.
Living the Provençal life
“If you have a good experience in a restaurant, you tell two people. If you have a bad experience, you tell 10 people.” – Anthony Bourdain. Fine dining has been on my mind lately. I had the most exquisite experience at X20 in Yonkers a few weeks ago for my husband's birthday. And now, another old fave has come back: Equus at the Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown has reopened.
Local Singing Group to Celebrate 50 Years of Music at Weekend Concerts
The Old Mill Singers have changed quite a bit since they were established in 1970. Over the decades, there have been many new members, a new name (originally, they were The Phelps Arts Society) and now a new musical director with a focus on a wider variety of genres. What...
A grassroots group is saving turtles along a Rockland highway. How you can help
BLAUVELT - The biggest predator for turtles in our region? The automobile. That's why a grassroots group, The Turtles of Western Highway, has worked for 14 years at trying to rebalance the odds for turtles who live and lay their eggs along the banks of the Hackensack River. The turtle...
Meet Rocker Dee Snider At North Jersey Bookstore
Dee Snider is about to rock Bergen County.The legendary frontman for Twisted Sister is signing copies of his new book "Frats" at Bookends in Ridgewood on Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. "Frats" is Snider's first novel and is inspired by true events. The book, set in 1972, is about a high schooler wh…
Paramus Planning Board to Hear Convenience Store Application
PARAMUS, NJ - The Planning Board is continuing the hearing for a convenience store application from February for the corner of Paramus Road and East Ridgewood Avenue, according to meeting minutes. The hearing is scheduled for June 1. The board last met on the matter on February 2, 2023, and prior to that on January 20, 2022. The proposed convenience store, which was previously a gas station from the 1960s, will have frontage on Paramus Road with a 3,014-square-ft building with 15 parking spots with one ADA parking spot, according to the applicant's engineer and planner, Matthew Seckler. Seckler said the site, which is in a Neighborhood Business Zone, will be "enhanced by landscaping with a six-feet-high fence." This proposed development has county roads on both sides, Seckler said, which will need Bergen County approval. Board members agreed, according to the meeting minutes, they would like to see a County approval and comments for the proposed development, curb cut and driveway traffic before moving forward. The former gardening store directly across East Ridgewood Avenue, which has a historical property located on it near Saddle River, was being considered as the site for a CVS.
Closed in Westchester: beloved pizzeria, tea shop, Chinese spot, and steakhouse
Restaurant closings continue to be part of the Westchester dining landscape. The latest include an organic Chinese spot, a steakhouse, a beloved pizzeria and a general store/tea shop. All except the pizzeria had been open less than four years. The details are below. CHIGO, Hawthorne. Open since June 2020, this...
New Coffee Shop Quickly Making Mark In Westchester
A new Westchester coffee shop founded with the purpose of donating all profits to nonprofit organizations has awarded its first grants to charities that were selected by customers. The Pamplemousse Project, located in White Plains at 124 Mamaroneck Ave. (Route 125), and named after a nickname …
New Chick-fil-A To Open Along NY Thruway In Hastings-On-Hudson
The new location will soon open along the New York Thruway (Interstate 87) in Hastings-on-Hudson at the Ardsley Travel Plaza at Mile 6, according to Chick-fil-A. An opening date has not yet been announced for the eatery. The restaurant is the third announced location in Westchester and the fourth in...
Report: County Airport Flights Pass Less Than 500 Feet Over MBIA Parcel
North Castle’s representative on the county Airport Advisory Board informed the Town Board last week that future residents at the proposed 175-unit project for the MBIA property would likely be significantly impacted by airplane noise. Michael Pollack, who also serves on the town’s Planning Board, said the 38-acre parcel...
Animals settle into new enclosures at Bear Mountain Zoo
The $1.8 million improvement project was unveiled May 15. On May 15, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park as three animals were introduced to their new enclosures. Rosie the porcupine, Sylvia the bobcat, and Todd the red fox now have larger spaces in which to roam.
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