A Tiny Village’s Race With History

“Around the entire course, something like 300,000 came to see that race and apparently there were 100,000 people in Briarcliff Manor who came to see it.”

Hear the one about a Borscht Belt museum? Coming soon to Catskills

The Catskill Mountains are having their moment, thanks to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a Dirty Dancing sequel, and a combination of Baby Boom nostalgia and newfound interest among Millennials and Gen X hipsters.

A Mother’s Escape from the Nazis, a Son’s Dedication

“My mother’s tragedy was losing her entire family at 17,” Roger Peltzman says in the film, “Dedication.” “Mine was knowing yet not knowing them, what you might call the presence of absence.”

Calling women cyclists: Here’s a ride just for you

Dakota Adamec and Brigitte Sims of the Westchester Cycle Club, which is hosting Velo de Femmes, a bicycling event for women only.

Mysterious creations saved from dumpsters and disasters

Her work was nearly lost to history, then to the ravages of Hurricane Irene in 2011

Where music’s wedged onto the menu

A venerable Italian deli in Westchester County, NY, turns into a music venue on Friday and Saturday nights.

Jewel of a jazz club hits a high note

Mark Morganelli’s move from Manhattan to Westchester was about the best possible outcome for local jazz fans. This trumpeter/producer/impresario has brought the music to the parks, the riverfront and the concert halls for years. For the past five-plus years, he and his wife, Ellen Prior, have been building a backstreet success story with their JazzContinue reading “Jewel of a jazz club hits a high note”

Paging Cinderella. You left your slipper in the castle …

A century-old castle high above the Hudson that was once home to Shirley Jones, Jack Cassidy, David Cassidy and a cast of other notables is about to change hands.