Longtime Ossining Restaurant Closes, on the Market for $1.5 Million

The Briar’s, an Ossining mainstay for at least six decades, has plated its last meal — for now, at least.  The cozy inn on  closed its doors recently and the […] Read more »

Tarrytown Cartoonist’s Graphic Novel Traces Life of ‘Smahtguy’ Barney Frank

Eric Orner was working as a cartoonist for an alternative Boston weekly in early 1989 when he first met Barney Frank at a function in the city’s South End.  The […] Read more »

Safety, Taxes, Crowds at Proposed Yeshiva Worry Briarcliff Residents

Concerns over the safety of vacant buildings, student supervision, crowds at special events and loss of tax revenue were among the issues raised by Briarcliff Manor residents during a public […] Read more »

Briarcliff Planners to Yeshiva: It’s Not 1978 Anymore

The Briarcliff Manor Planning Board has a message for the Monsey-based congregation that wants to turn the former Pace campus into a yeshiva for up to 350 college-age men: It’s […] Read more »

Briarcliff Eyes Cops & Courts, Commercial Strip on Pleasantville Rd.

The former Wells Fargo property in downtown Briarcliff Manor could become home to a new police and court building, under a proposal that could also include developing retail, offices and […] Read more »

Tourism Guru on Shoring up River Towns’ Future 

Burns Patterson, a tourism and public relations specialist with strong ties to the region, was recently named executive director of Historic Hudson River Towns.  HHRT is a consortium of riverfront […] Read more »

Amazon to Deliver Jobs, Tax Revenue, Traffic to Route 9A Corridor 

Those Amazon vans that have become a daily sight in our neighborhoods are about to become even more ubiquitous on our roadways.  An e-commerce giant’s warehouse is sprouting up on […] Read more »

Pleasantville Music Fest Mixes National Headliners With Westchester Bands

The Pleasantville Music Festival returns this summer after a two-year hiatus, with a packed lineup featuring national headliners and local favorites performing on three outdoor stages at the village’s Parkway […] Read more »

Ossining Tries Again to Find New Owner for Vacant Main St. Landmark

The Village of Ossining is trying once again to find a developer to turn a Main Street landmark into a dining or entertainment destination that will set the table for […] Read more »

Can $3 Million Help Bring Route 9A Into the 21st Century?  

When the Briarcliff Peekskill Parkway opened in the early 1930s, its hilly, winding design was well suited to New York City motorists out for a weekend jaunt.  It’s hard to […] Read more »