Did You Know … About Irvington’s Villa Lewaro and the Amazing Woman Behind It

  Irvington today has a thriving connection to the cause of female betterment thanks to resident Eileen Fisher’s Women Together program. But a century earlier, the Village was home to another remarkable female... Read more »

Local Authors, Local Books: Q&A with Dan Peres

Irvington resident Dan Peres once lived the high-profile life of a Condé Nast magazine editor, rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Tom Ford, Mike Tyson, and Ben Affleck. But Peres had a dark... Read more »

Untermyer Gardens – The Rebirth of Paradise on the Hudson 

Everyone loves a good comeback story, and one of the very best is happening close to our own community, in a verdant setting on the banks of the Hudson, between Hastings and Yonkers. There, the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is restoring one... Read more »

Nine Candidates Compare and Contrast at a Democratic Primary Forum 

The deep bench of candidates competing for Nita Lowey’s 17th Congressional District seat was on full display at Mercy College in late January. An enthusiastic audience of over 300 attended, the size of... Read more »

An Opportunity to Release the Creative You

If your 2020 Near Year’s resolution is finally to take that art class you’ve always promised yourself, there’s good news. Just off Main Street in Tarrytown, an inviting new business has opened up offering all manner of drawing and... Read more »

A Tiffany Trail Winds Through the River Towns

Serendipity, according to Merriam-Webster, is “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for,” and what better description could there be for the wealth of work by one... Read more »

Union Church of Pocantico Hills—A Humble Church Housing Artistic Masterworks

Visitors driving past the Union Church of Pocantico Hills on Bedford Road could be excused for viewing the village’s house of worship as a charming local building and not much more. Its sweet but modest façade scarcely hints at the world-class works of art inside.   But the... Read more »

The Rockefeller State Preserve and Stone Barns Carry On a Legacy of Giving Back

  Glorious parkland or progressive farmstead? If you were a well-funded philanthropist, which would you donate to your local community? For the Rockefeller family, the answer was both. And for us fortunate residents of this corner... Read more »

RJ Exclusive – My Westchester: Robert Klein

Legendary Comedian Speaks About His Storied Career You only have to walk into Robert Klein’s house to under-stand his Westchester. The entertainer’s Briarcliff home doesn’t broadcast its glories from the outside. But... Read more »

RJ Exclusive – My Westchester: James and Susan Patterson

If you are one of the world’s bestselling authors, the choice of where to spend your summers is a wide one. But for James Patterson, the man who has sold over 385... Read more »