Pair Of NY Locales Rank Among America’s Favorite 100 Secret Beaches Pair Of NY Locales Rank Among America’s Favorite 100 Secret Beaches
Pair Of NY Locales Rank Among America’s Favorite 100 Secret Beaches When it comes to finding the best “hidden” beaches in the country, the secret is out - and you won’t have to travel very far to reach a couple of them. Two beaches on Long Island made the list of America’s favorite 100 secret beaches, according to a ranking by the travel site Family Destinations Guide. The website surveyed 3,000 families across the United States to find out which hidden beaches they most wanted to visit this summer. Landing at No. 19 is Amsterdam Beach Preserve, a nearly 200-acre state park located in Montauk. Known as the Montauk Moorlands, the park features over 1,200 f…
Casting Call: Youngsters Needed For Netflix Movie Filming In Tristate Area Casting Call: Youngsters Needed For Netflix Movie Filming In Tristate Area
Casting Call: Youngsters Needed For Netflix Movie Filming In Tristate Area Netflix is looking for two young boys to star in their next feature film, which is shooting right here in the tristate area, according to a casting notice at Backstage. The first role is for Mookie, an 11-year-old. Mookie is described as being white, very overweight and on a strict diet who gets bullied, according to the casting notice.  "Privately his sense of humor can make you laugh, but his vulnerability will make you cry," the notice reads. Mookie is not athletic, but loves sports, and being a fan of baseball is a "plus," according to the notice.  The second role is fo…
Brand-New Deli Off To Strong Start In Westchester Brand-New Deli Off To Strong Start In Westchester
Brand-New Deli Off To Strong Start In Westchester A family-owned Northern Westchester deli’s first month in business has seen a promising start. Mexcellent Deli, located in Chappaqua at 27 South Greeley Ave., opened on Tuesday, April 18. The deli offers “traditional Mexican cuisine combined with American deli fare,” according to the eatery’s website. In addition to buying their meals in-store, Mexcellent offers catering services. “Much more than a Deli!” wrote David K. of Chappaqua in a five-star review on Mexcellent’s Yelp page. “Excellent food and a very friendly staff. ... This will become a regular destination.” Posted by mexcel…
Popular Westchester Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location Popular Westchester Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location
Popular Westchester Restaurant Opens Brand-New Location A popular restaurant has brought its flavorful dishes to a new part of Northern Westchester County with its second location. Melike Turkish Cuisine, whose flagship eatery is in Ossining, has now opened up a Mount Kisco venue, located at 15 East Main Street. On an Instagram post announcing the new location, one person commented, “Great news! Can’t wait to eat clean and good Turkish food in Mt Kisco!” Owner Erdal Nehir learned traditional Turkish recipes from his father and grandmother, according to the eatery’s website.  After training as a chef in Dubai, Nehir traveled back to Ame…
Taylor Swift MetLife Stadium Tickets Are Still Available — At This Price, Or More Taylor Swift MetLife Stadium Tickets Are Still Available — At This Price, Or More
Taylor Swift MetLife Stadium Tickets Are Still Available — At This Price, Or More Seeing Taylor Swift on her leg of the Eras Tour comes with a price. As of Tuesday, May 16, there were about 470 tickets left for her Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27 shows at MetLife stadium in northern New Jersey's Meadowlands, and 650 remaining for the May 28 show, according to Stubhub.  That is, if you're willing to fork over $1,700 — at least. That's around the starting price for tickets in the upper zone, but if you want an unrestricted view, you'll have to spend between $2,000 and $5,000.  The first row of section 11 is also available, just one seat for $10,200. The t…
Cover Girl: Westchester's Martha Stewart Makes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue History Cover Girl: Westchester's Martha Stewart Makes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue History
Cover Girl: Westchester's Martha Stewart Makes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue History Despite already becoming a household name through her cookbooks, magazines, and television shows, Northern Westchester resident Martha Stewart is making history yet again by becoming the oldest model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.  The 81-year-old globally-known businesswoman, television personality, and now model was revealed to be on the issues' cover on Monday, May 15 by the iconic magazine.  She is the oldest-ever Swimsuit Issue cover model, according to the magazine.  Martha Stewart is the oldest woman to grace the cover in Sports Illustr…
This Hudson Valley Eatery Ranks Among NY's Top 11 Pizzerias, Report Says This Hudson Valley Eatery Ranks Among NY's Top 11 Pizzerias, Report Says
This Hudson Valley Eatery Ranks Among NY's Top 11 Pizzerias, Report Says It's no secret that most think of New York City when it comes to the best eateries to find delicious pizza in the Empire State. But new rankings of 11 of the best pizza places in New York State include plenty of places beyond the five boroughs, including the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and Capital Region. Yes, the first pizzeria listed in the story posted on the "I Love NY" blog is in NYC: the original Paulie Gee's, located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, which was cited for its "chewy, charred crust, tangy sauce, and high-quality cheese." Checking in at No. 2 in the rankings is nestled in N…
$1,000,000 Winner: New Rochelle Man Claims Powerball Prize $1,000,000 Winner: New Rochelle Man Claims Powerball Prize
$1,000,000 Winner: New Rochelle Man Claims Powerball Prize A lucky Westchester County resident has claimed a $1,000,000 second-place Powerball Prize. The New York Lottery announced on Friday, May 5 that Everald Anderson matched the first five Powerball numbers drawn on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. The winning numbers were 06-14-16-34-66 with the Powerball number of  25. Anderson received a single lump sum payment of $651,004 after the required withholdings, the NY Lottery said. The winning ticket was purchased at Lucky Trading 486 at 486 Main St. in New Rochelle. (Shown in the image above.) New York’s Powerball game generated $358,376,004 i…
Time To Get Footloose: Bacon Brothers Bringing Musical Act To Hudson Valley Time To Get Footloose: Bacon Brothers Bringing Musical Act To Hudson Valley
Time To Get Footloose: Bacon Brothers Bringing Musical Act To Hudson Valley Move over, Jonas Brothers; the Bacon Brothers are coming to town. The band, which consists of actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael, is set to perform at four different venues across New York as part of their annual summer tour. “Bound by blood and a mutual love of American roots music, The Bacon Brothers have spent the past quarter-century in a creative whirl, funneling their shared DNA into a genre-bending sound,” reads their website. Since their founding in 1995, the duo has taken that sound - described as a blend of folk, rock, soul, and country influences - around the globe, inclu…
Best Burgers: Hudson Valley Eatery Makes Final 4 In Statewide Competition Best Burgers: Hudson Valley Eatery Makes Final 4 In Statewide Competition
Best Burgers: Hudson Valley Eatery Makes Final 4 In Statewide Competition For the second year in a row, a Hudson Valley restaurant has made the "final four" for the best burger in New York. Last year, Orange County staple Ben's Fresh, located in Port Jervis, took home the prize for the "People's Choice" award, but did not win the overall Best Burger honor, which went to Ale 'n' Angus Pub in Syracuse for the second straight year.  This year, Ben's is going for the top spot of Best Burger. Hosted by the New York Beef Council, the contest kicked off with nominations from consumers, and restaurants were encouraged to advocate for votes from their customers to g…
New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley
New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Hudson Valley Motorists in need of a coffee or a pit stop can now enjoy that and a lot more at a new service area on I -87 in the Hudson Valley. The new service area in Ulster County, located in the town of Plattekill, (is now open to the public. The location is the sixth new service area to open on the New York State Thruway as part of the $450 million project to redevelop and modernize all 27 thruway service areas, said the New York State Thruway Authority. The Plattekill Service Area is located on I-87 northbound between Exit 17 and Exit 18. The facility is more than 20,000 square feet, making it one …
Here's Where NY Ranks Among Best States In US, And Why Here's Where NY Ranks Among Best States In US, And Why
Here's Where NY Ranks Among Best States In US, And Why A brand-new report ranks all 50 states from top to bottom based on a variety of factors. U.S. News & World Report released its annual best states rankings on Tuesday, May 2, and New York came in at -- drumroll, please -- No. 20. Rankings were based on statistics in several categories, including economy, crime, health care, infrastructure, and education. A total of 48.8 percent of New Yorkers are college educated, the report said. New York has a median income of $43,462 and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of just over $2 billion. Utah is the top-ranked state in the rankings. …
Avoiding an Asthma Attack Avoiding an Asthma Attack
Avoiding an Asthma Attack It isn’t always clear why some people have asthma and others do not. What we do know, however, is that it’s probably due to a combination of environment and genetics. Asthma can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled. What is Asthma? Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus. This makes breathing difficult, and triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is an annoyance, while for others, it can be a major issue that may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. What Triggers Asthma? Exposure to certain irr…