Category Archives: News

Playhouse proposal shifts to zoning board

By Alina Suriel Things are looking up for the Harrison Playhouse Lofts, a proposed mixed-use development slated for Harrison Avenue which had its first appearance before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Nov. 12. The project, a six-story, 42-unit building, located at 227-239 Harrison Ave., with renovations to four pre-existing retail spaces at the ground […]

Harrison addresses DEP violation

By JOHN BRANDI The organic waste load has gotten a little lighter for Harrison’s Department of Public Works, as the organic waste station on New King Street will no longer accept grass clippings as part of a conditional agreement with Manhattan’s leading environmental agency. The West Harrison organic waste transfer station is located too close […]

Parkway bridge to reopen

By CHRIS EBERHART Parkway Road Bridge is expected to be open for vehicle traffic by April 8 for the first time since June 2013. That is if all goes to plan. Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, a Republican, said the total $180,000 cost—which includes $150,000 for estimated construction costs and a $32,900 consultant contract—has been collected […]

Bronxville school budget under cap

By CHRIS EBERHART Rising student enrollment will drive the upcoming 2015-2016 budget discussions for the Bronxville school district. The first draft of the 2015-2016 school budget, totaling $46.8 million, was released during a Feb. 7 budget workshop meeting. The budget is still in its infancy, but early tallies indicate a 1.56 percent tax levy increase, […]

Industrial study picked

By Alina Suriel The first stages of the redevelopment of Mamaroneck’s industrial area can now begin, after rePlace Urban Studio was chosen as the winning bid for a village-commissioned study on the neighborhood’s economic potential. Although rePlace has no previous experience working with the village, the firm has conducted planning studies aimed at the revitalization […]

Future of Playhouse still unclear

By jackson chen Nearly a year has passed since the historic theater in downtown Mamaroneck was shut down, but its future remains unclear.  While Bow Tie Cinemas, a movie theater chain based in Ridgefield, Conn., acquired the Mamaroneck Playhouse on Mamaroneck Avenue in June 2013, there have been no clear decisions as to what they […]

Firefighter fans kitchen flames

By Alina Suriel Arthur Joseph Fusco is both a firefighter and an amateur chef. Fusco has been one of Harrison’s bravest since 2005, and is also the cook who stirs the pot behind forkandhoseco.com, a cooking website in which he shares his own recipes as well as recipes sent in by firefighters all over the […]

State to decide county HUD funding

By CHRIS EBERHART The fine print of last week’s agreement between the governor and area congresswoman will force Westchester municipalities to prove they’re providing low-income housing opportunities in order to receive previously lost federal funding.  On Feb. 9, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, and U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat, announced an […]

Last days for Chatsworth antiques

By Alina Suriel After 77 years of business on Mamaroneck Avenue and three generations of being owned by the same family, Chatsworth Auction Rooms is closing.  What is being proposed in its place is a mixed-use building. The proposed new structure, located at 151 Mamaroneck Ave., will house 12 residential units above two levels of […]

County addressing deer overpopulation

By CHRIS EBERHART An overabundant deer population doesn’t abide by municipal boundaries as they’re roaming about lower Westchester, so county officials are taking a top-down approach to addressing the issue by implementing a countywide plan that’s already been established within parks in the northern portions of the county.  “Regional deer management is important for any […]