Having it Made, in America 

In a spacious, industrial building, a team of experts works together to assemble a machine. Each worker is specifically trained, and the machine is passed from one to the other […] Read more »

Aaron Copland’s Legacy Is Right at Home in Cortlandt 

At the top of a winding driveway in a wooded area of Cortlandt Manor sits Rock Hill, a relatively modest midcentury house which was the home of composer, teacher, writer, […] Read more »

RiverTalk: A Conversation with Copland House Director Michael Boriskin

Our latest episode of RiverTalk features a conversation with the keeper of the Aaron Copland flame. Copland House’s Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin sat down with RiverTalk’s Christian Larson […] Read more »

What Will Become of Verplanck Quarry? 

The Town of Cortlandt took one step closer towards its realization of a commercial and recreational development around the Verplanck Quarry when it heard proposals from a team of architects […] Read more »

RiverTalk: Let it Shine – A Conversation with Kacey Morabito Grean

Through a series of what she calls “happy accidents”, Kacey Morabito Grean has become a popular radio personality, life coach, and founder of the Let it Shine Foundation, which includes […] Read more »

When Ronnie Spector Came to Town 

Over the course of the late Ronnie Spector’s 60-year career, her travels took her from Harlem to London and beyond. On one August afternoon in 1980, the “Be My Baby” […] Read more »

Kacey Is All About Advocacy 

“I really don’t like talking about myself,” says Kacey Morabito-Grean. Despite the fact that she has been the co-host of WHUD’s popular Mike and Kacey in the Morning show for […] Read more »

RiverTalk Special Episode: WRNW Interview with Ronnie Spector

On one August afternoon in 1980, Ronnie Spector came to the studio of Briarcliff Manor’s WRNW-FM to promote her first solo album, Siren. The “progressive rock” station had a history of […] Read more »

A Local Mecca for Cinema Artists and Audiences

‘People are coming back to the theater,’ says Jacob Burns Film Center Executive Director Mary Jo Ziesel (r), seen here at a screening (and Q&A) of Spencer, about Princess Diana, with the film’s director Pablo Larraín (c) and JBFC Founding Director […] Read more »

Sing Sing Museum Project Continues to Gain Momentum 

On the South end of Ossining’s Louis Engel Riverfront Park, a fence separates a playground from the grounds of Sing Sing Prison. Many visitors are unaware the prison is there, even though a disused guard tower sits among the swing sets.  The Sing Sing Prison […] Read more »