Author Archives: Chris Eberhart

Playland has productive season

By CHRIS EBERHART Playland is trending upwards in both revenue and attendance over last year.  After years of declining numbers, Playland’s attendance jumped from 390,069 in 2013 to 467,948 in 2014, a 20 percent increase, and revenue increased from $7.1 million to $8.8 million, about a 24 percent increase. Westchester County Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter […]

Gubernatorial challengers posture over debates

By CHRIS EBERHART Gubernatorial candidates reacted harshly to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, after the incumbent recently announced he had set up two statewide debates without consulting his opponents ahead of time.   The campaign mudslinging began on Sept. 27, shortly after Cuomo announced two gubernatorial debates for mid-October with his re-election challengers, Republican candidate […]

RAC: Irving Harper’s legacy began here

By CHRIS EBERHART For 40 years, not even Irving Harper knew Irving Harper was an artistic genius.  Since the early 1960s, Harper created paper sculptures in the obscurity of his Greenhaven home on Brevoort Lane in the City of Rye to relieve stress of everyday life as a designer working in the legendary New York […]

Golf club expecting surplus

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye Golf Club is projecting a $250,000 to $350,000 net profit by the end of the year, a welcomed sign after years of deficits coupled with heavy fund balance usage and increased membership fees under former club general manager Scott Yandrasevich. Yandrasevich was arrested in November 2013 for allegedly stealing thousands […]

Housing dealine passes

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County did not submit a completed and accepted analysis of impediments to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development by a Sept. 15 deadline, which was a requirement of the 2009 affordable housing settlement. As a consequence, Westchester is now out $15.6 million in federal grant money. The 2009 settlement, […]

CAI, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ proposals for Playland for two and a half hours on Sept. 4 with the hope of hiring an operator for the 2015 season. The proposals from both companies are similar to the plans each brought forward in 2012 before […]

County loses millions in grant money

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County did not submit a completed and accepted analysis of impediments to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development by a Sept. 15 deadline, which was a requirement of the 2009 affordable housing settlement. As a consequence, Westchester is now out $15.6 million in federal grant money. The 2009 settlement, […]

Veterinarian remembers 9/11 through art

By CHRIS EBERHART An Eastchester resident spent the months following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 healing yapping dogs and ornery cats during the day. At night, he painted a piece of history.  The final product, titled “Heroes in Hell,” has been temporarily displayed in the lobby of Eastchester Town Hall every year since its […]

Tuckahoe athletic director out

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe athletic director Rod Mergardt resigned just a week after angry parents, coaches, alumni and students criticized him and the Tuckahoe school administration for mishandling the preparation for the upcoming football season. In his resignation letter, obtained by the Review, Mergardt cited “family challenges” as his reason for stepping down. “I want […]

Housing deadline looms to save federal grant money

  By CHRIS EBERHART Federal and county officials with polarizing viewpoints have this weekend to come to an agreement or Westchester will lose $15.6 million in federal grants as part of the 2009 affordable housing settlement between the county and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2009 settlement, made between HUD and […]