Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 Pizza Spots, According To New Rankings Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 Pizza Spots, According To New Rankings
Westchester Eatery Among Nation's Top 100 Pizza Spots, According To New Rankings Three eateries in the Hudson Valley are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to brand-new rankings. Yelp, which made the selections, said the list is its "an all-time list of the Top Pizza Spots in the US." Yelp says it determined the rankings by identifying businesses in the pizza category and then ranking them using several factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. The trio of restaurants from the Hudson Valley are: No. 64 - Lolita’s Pizza, Poughkeepsie: With a five-star rating based on about 135 reviews, Lolita's went from fine dining …
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations
Know A Spot? ‘Best NY Burger’ Competition Taking Nominations The battle of the burgers is back. Nominations are open for the New York Beef Council’s eighth annual “Best New York Burger” competition. Hopeful restaurateurs and their dedicated followers have until Friday, March 1 to toss their names into the running. Voting will take place between Wednesday, March 6 and Monday, April 1. The top 10 burger joints will then get an anonymous visit from judges sometime during the month of April. During their covert operations, judges will score hamburgers based on factors like taste, presentation, creativity, and service. …
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation
These NY Pizzerias Rank Among Top 100 In Nation It's hard not to think of New York when discussing the most delicious pizza. More precisely, New York City. So it should come as no surprise that in brand-new rankings of the Top 100 pizza spots in the US for 2024, all 10 of the selections from NY are from within the five boroughs. And even more precisely yet, Manhattan, where nine of the 10 are located. (The other is in Brooklyn.) The top-ranked pizzeria in New York, and third overall nationally, is Lombardi's in Manhattan's Little Italy, which opened in 1905 and is recognized by the Pizza Hall of Fame as “America’s first pizzeria." Lom…
Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, NY Redditors Say Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, NY Redditors Say
Winter Blues Got You Down? These Activities May Lift Your Spirits, NY Redditors Say If the shorter, darker days of winter have you singing the blues, you’re not alone. Nearly 10 million Americans experience what psychologists have dubbed seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, according to Boston University. A form of depression, SAD typically rears its head during late fall or early winter and dissipates during the sunnier days of spring and summer. Symptoms may include feeling sad most of the day, losing interest in activities you once enjoyed, and having low energy. Some sufferers also report oversleeping, overeating, and having difficulty concentrating. While the best c…
Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold In Westchester: Here's Where Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold In Westchester: Here's Where
Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $35K Sold In Westchester: Here's Where One lucky visitor to a Westchester gas station walked away with a lottery ticket that won them tens of thousands of dollars.  A top-prize-winning Take 5 lottery ticket worth $34,700 was sold for the evening drawing on Thursday, Feb. 15 in White Plains, New York Lottery officials announced.  The ticket was sold at the Foodsmart located at 85 Virginia Rd. (Route 100), officials added. If you're looking to try your luck at Take 5, drawings are televised twice a day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winnings can be claimed up to a year after the date of the drawing. 
New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Waterfront In Westchester, Feature Augmented Reality Component New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Waterfront In Westchester, Feature Augmented Reality Component
New 'Evocative' Mural To Adorn Waterfront In Westchester, Feature Augmented Reality Component A busy waterfront in Westchester will soon be beautified by a new mural that will bring both vibrant color and an augmented reality component brought to life by smartphones.  A new mural titled "We The People" by artist CJ Priester will be installed at the Yonkers Waterfront on the MTA retaining wall directly in front of the Yonkers Riverfront Library, Yonkers Arts announced. The art installation will showcase Yonkers as a community that features a "diverse melting pot," according to the organization.  "This evocative piece reflects the unique spirit and diverse cultural tapestry…
Update: Hudson Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl Update: Hudson Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl
Update: Hudson Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl A Hudson Valley high school student who has persevered despite his cerebral palsy diagnosis and was presented with an award from the New York Giants was also able to enjoy a free trip to the Super Bowl.  Putnam County high schooler Eduardo Recinos, a student at Putnam Valley High School, was presented with the 2023 Heart of a Giant award by the New York Giants in early December 2023. In addition to getting the chance to meet Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Recinos was also gifted four tickets to the Super Bowl, which was held on Sunday, Feb. 11.  Earlier Rep…
Westchester Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches Westchester Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches
Westchester Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches If you couldn't help but notice pop superstar Taylor Swift's "87" necklace that she was sporting during the Super Bowl, you certainly weren't alone.  The necklace, designed by Westchester County native Stephanie Gottlieb of Scarsdale, was worn by Swift in tribute to her boyfriend, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the Super Bowl by defeating the San Fransisco 49ers 25-22 on Sunday, Feb. 11.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Stephanie Gottlieb (@stephaniegottlieb) Swift's fans noticed the necklace en ma…
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Westchester Gas Station: Here's Where Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Westchester Gas Station: Here's Where
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $30K Sold At Westchester Gas Station: Here's Where Someone out there is nearly $30,000 richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at a Westchester gas station, officials announced. The top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket, worth $29,796.50, was sold at a Yonkers gas station for the drawing on Sunday, Feb. 11, New York Lottery officials announced. The ticket was revealed to have been bought at a Sunoco gas station at 931 McLean Ave., officials added. Information about who bought the ticket was not released.  If you hope to repeat this stroke of luck, Take 5 drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Winners can cl…
Grammy Awards: Graduate, Faculty Members Of College In Westchester Win Big Grammy Awards: Graduate, Faculty Members Of College In Westchester Win Big
Grammy Awards: Graduate, Faculty Members Of College In Westchester Win Big A graduate and two faculty members from a college in Westchester are among the winners of the 2024 GRAMMY Awards.  Purchase College alum Samara Joy as well as faculty members Nicole Zuraitis and Silas Brown each took home awards during the ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Los Angeles, California.  Joy, who graduated from Purchase in 2021, won her third award for Best Jazz Performance for her song "Tight," which she self-produced. This is not her first rodeo, as Joy also won Best New Artist and Best New Jazz Vocal Album in 2023.  Zuraitis, a Lectur…
New Multi-Millionaire: Westchester Man Wins $5M NY Lottery Scratch-Off Prize New Multi-Millionaire: Westchester Man Wins $5M NY Lottery Scratch-Off Prize
New Multi-Millionaire: Westchester Man Wins $5M NY Lottery Scratch-Off Prize A man is rolling in it after purchasing a winning New York Lottery scratch-off ticket worth several million dollars, lottery officials announced.  Westchester County resident Raymond Yancey, of Yonkers, claimed a $5 million top prize from the Cash Royale scratch-off game, lottery officials just announced.  The winning ticket was bought in White Plains at the ShopRite supermarket located at 29 Mamaroneck Ave., officials added.  Instead of going for a lump sum payment, Yancey instead decided to receive his prize in the form of 20 annuitized payments of $158…
Puppy Love: New Study Determines NY's Favorite Dog Breed Puppy Love: New Study Determines NY's Favorite Dog Breed
Puppy Love: New Study Determines NY's Favorite Dog Breed Almost everyone loves dogs, but can you guess what the state of New York's favorite breed is?  If you need a hint, look no further: a new study by PetLab has officially determined that New York's favored breed is the Golden Retriever.  To determine this, PetLab's pet nutrition experts used Google's Keyword Planner to look at more than 200 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club alongside search terms such as "buy" and "adopt." This allowed them to produce a ranking for each US state's most searched-for breed over the last 12 months.  New York is certainly not alon…
First Look: NY's Lindsay Lohan To Star In 'Irish Wish' On Netflix First Look: NY's Lindsay Lohan To Star In 'Irish Wish' On Netflix
First Look: NY's Lindsay Lohan To Star In 'Irish Wish' On Netflix Netflix has released the first image from its new romcom “Irish Wish,” starring actress, native New Yorker, and new mom Lindsay Lohan. Posted on the platform X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, Feb. 1, the streaming service shared an image of Lohan, the star of the film, sitting on the floor of what looks like a ruined wedding ceremony. The film will follow Lohan, who plays Maddie, who travels to Ireland to be a bridesmaid for her best friend. One little catch? Her friend is engaged to the love of Maddie’s life. “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride — unless, of course, your best friend get…
'It's Hen Day': Northern Westchester's Cluxatawney Henrietta Predicts Early Spring 'It's Hen Day': Northern Westchester's Cluxatawney Henrietta Predicts Early Spring
'It's Hen Day': Northern Westchester's Cluxatawney Henrietta Predicts Early Spring It turns out that Groundhog Day does not only feature weather predictions from rodents. Northern Westchester's own Cluxatawney Henrietta has just given her opinion on whether or not to expect an early spring.  In an event held on Friday morning, Feb. 2 at Muscoot Farm, located on Route 100 in Somers near the borders of Katonah, and Yorktown, iconic weather hen Cluxatawney Henrietta laid an egg and predicted that an early spring would soon arrive to bring life back to Westchester.  Earlier report - Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Makes His Call As Cold Front…
NY Vacation: Northern Westchester's Own Chevy Chase Spotted At Historic Empire State Hotel NY Vacation: Northern Westchester's Own Chevy Chase Spotted At Historic Empire State Hotel
NY Vacation: Northern Westchester's Own Chevy Chase Spotted At Historic Empire State Hotel It wasn’t exactly Walley World, but actor Chevy Chase still had a good time on his vacation to Upstate New York. The 80-year-old “Saturday Night Live” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation” star was spotted in Saratoga County on Monday, Jan. 22 at the historic Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs. Flanked by his wife Jayni and their actress daughter Caley, Chase posed for a family photo on a staircase in the hotel’s lobby. “Wonderful weekend in Saratoga Springs,” he captioned the photo, which was shared on his verified Instagram account. View this post on Instagram …
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success “No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success Diabetes doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion. OwnaHealth is here to change the narrative. With an impressive 93% success rate in beating diabetes, our medical coaching program is redefining diabetes management. Our approach is not just about managing symptoms; it’s about turning the tide on diabetes. At OwnaHealth, we believe that effective diabetes care extends beyond medication. It’s about a holistic approach, combining medical expertise with personalized coaching. This is where our team of top medical professionals comes in, offering tailored strategies and support that resonate with…
NY's Own Billy Joel Releases First New Song In Decades NY's Own Billy Joel Releases First New Song In Decades
NY's Own Billy Joel Releases First New Song In Decades New York’s own piano man has ended a decades-long song drought with the announcement of his new single, “Turn The Lights Back On.” Billy Joel has done it again. The 74-year-old singer and songwriter, a lifelong Long Islander, dropped his brand-new song on all streaming platforms on Thursday, Feb. 1. His first single release since 2007, Joel first hinted at the release in his first TikTok video in December of 2023. “We don’t have anything new to play for you,” he had said in the video, which was taken at one of his recent concerts. “The good news…we got a little something we’re working …
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage 'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At McDonald's In Region Sparks Outrage A pricey breakfast sandwich purchased at a Connecticut McDonald’s is sparking outrage on social media. The Fairfield County breakfast order, which was shared by Bespoke Investment Group on X, was placed on Saturday, Jan. 27 just off of I-95 in the town of Fairfield, according to the posted picture of the receipt. “What has the world come to??” the user asked, showing that the receipt included two Egg McMuffins, costing a total of $14.58 — or $7.29 each — and a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle for another $7.19. “Outrageous pricing,” Bespoke wrote. $7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuf…
City In Westchester To Celebrate Annual Restaurant Week: These Eateries Participating City In Westchester To Celebrate Annual Restaurant Week: These Eateries Participating
City In Westchester To Celebrate Annual Restaurant Week: These Eateries Participating Foodies who are always on the lookout for new restaurants and dishes to try may want to take advantage of an upcoming annual downtown restaurant week to be held by a city in Westchester.  The 2024 Yonkers Downtown Restaurant Week, organized by the Yonkers Downtown/Waterfront Business Improvement District (YDWBID), will be held from Monday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, March 10, officials announced.  During the week-long event, the 15 participating restaurants will offer a $20 2-course Lunch; a $45 3-course Dinner; and a $55 3-course second dinner tier for either dine-in or takeout.&nbs…
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $20K Sold At Westchester Gas Station Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $20K Sold At Westchester Gas Station
Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $20K Sold At Westchester Gas Station Someone out there is nearly $20,000 richer after buying a winning lottery ticket at a gas station in Westchester. The top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket, worth $18,932.50, was bought in New Rochelle for the midday drawing on Thursday, Jan. 25, New York Lottery officials announced.  The location where the ticket was bought was revealed to be a gas station at 635 Main St. (Route 1), officials said. For those who want to take their chances at the game, Take 5 drawings are televised twice a day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and winners have up to a year to claim their prize. 
New TV Series Puts Spotlight On Northern Westchester's Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' New TV Series Puts Spotlight On Northern Westchester's Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer'
New TV Series Puts Spotlight On Northern Westchester's Martha Stewart: 'Original Influencer' An upcoming limited series is set to highlight the many facets of iconic homemaker and lifelong area resident Martha Stewart and explore the story behind her success.  A new four-part CNN Original Series, "The Many Lives of Martha Stewart," is set to air over two consecutive weekends, beginning with two episodes on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., and ending with the last two installments on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.  The show will explore the story of Stewart's life, including her time as a young stockbroker in the 1960s, a caterer at a Connecticut farmhouse, a s…
'We're So Proud': Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl To Feature 2 Dogs From Westchester 'We're So Proud': Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl To Feature 2 Dogs From Westchester
'We're So Proud': Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl To Feature 2 Dogs From Westchester Before settling down to watch the big game on Super Bowl Sunday, you may want to tune in to Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl, which will include paw-ticipation from two Westchester dogs. Two pups from Briarcliff Manor-based SPCA Westchester, Dallas and Melody, will make their big debuts at Puppy Bowl XX on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m., the animal rescue organization announced. In a post on social media, SPCA Westchester expressed excitement for the pair's upcoming television appearance.  "We all love Super Bowl Sunday but now we’re even more excited for the big game day," the organization wrot…
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Two types of Robitussin cough syrup products sold nationwide are being recalled due to potential microbial contamination, federal authorities announced. This week, New Jersey-based Haleon announced a recall of several lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult that could be contaminated, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled items include:  Four- and eight-ounce Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult with these lot numbers/expiration dates:  T18010 with an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2025; T08730 with an…
Lucky Westchester Man Claims $1M Powerball Prize From Winning Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It Lucky Westchester Man Claims $1M Powerball Prize From Winning Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It
Lucky Westchester Man Claims $1M Powerball Prize From Winning Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It A Westchester man secured the win of a lifetime after claiming a $1 million Powerball prize.  Mamaroneck resident Thomas Lombardo claimed the million-dollar second prize after matching the first five Powerball numbers drawn on Sunday, Nov. 19, New York Lottery officials announced.  The winning numbers for that drawing were 03 19 21 40 48 with a Powerball number of 02.  After giving up the required tax withholdings, Lombardo received a one-time lump sum payment of $651,002, officials said.  As for where the winning ticket was bought, officials revealed th…
Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $10K Sold At Westchester Store Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $10K Sold At Westchester Store
Top-Prize Lottery Ticket Worth Nearly $10K Sold At Westchester Store A visitor to a stationery store in Westchester is enjoying a large payout after purchasing a top-prize-winning lottery ticket, officials announced.  A top-prize Take 5 ticket worth $9,334.50 was sold for the drawing on Thursday, Jan. 18 at a business in Bronxville, New York Lottery announced.  The store was identified as Bronxville Stationers located at 112 Pondfield Rd., officials said. If you want to try your luck at Take 5, drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Any prizes can be claimed up to a year after the date of the drawing. 
Westchester Woman Claims $3M Scratch-Off Winnings: 2 Prizes Still Remaining Westchester Woman Claims $3M Scratch-Off Winnings: 2 Prizes Still Remaining
Westchester Woman Claims $3M Scratch-Off Winnings: 2 Prizes Still Remaining A woman from Westchester struck it big after purchasing a top-prize-winning scratch-off ticket at a business within the county.  Mount Vernon resident Andrea Garvey claimed a $3 million top prize after winning the New York Lottery’s Triple Jackpot 777 scratch-off game, New York Lottery officials announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  According to lottery officials, Garvey opted to receive a one-time lump sum payment of $1,386,630 after the IRS took their chunk.  The lucky ticket was bought at Memorial Stationery located at 414 East Sandford Blvd. in Ga…
These Movies, TV Shows Filmed In Westchester Take Home Awards, Nominations These Movies, TV Shows Filmed In Westchester Take Home Awards, Nominations
These Movies, TV Shows Filmed In Westchester Take Home Awards, Nominations Westchester's growing film industry is proving to be paying off, as several productions filmed and produced within the county went on to either win or be nominated for prestigious awards. Many of these wins came about during the 2024 Emmy Awards on Monday, Jan. 15, as several shows filmed within Westchester borders secured a total of 56 Emmy nominations and nine wins during the ceremony.  Additionally, many of these productions also won at the Golden Globes and received honors from the Critics Choice Association and Screen Actors, Producers, and Directors Guilds. These winning product…
Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Westchester Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Westchester
Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Westchester Comedian Kathy Griffin will swing through New York on her second US tour since being “canceled” in the wake of her infamous photo scandal. The 63-year-old Emmy winner is set to perform two shows in the Empire State as part of her new stand-up tour, “My Life on the PTSD List.” Griffin will first play in Westchester County, at Tarrytown’s Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22. After that she’ll appear on Long Island, at Huntington’s Paramount theater at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. It marks the second major US tour for Griffin since she was all but blacklisted from the entertainment in…
NY Native Lindsay Lohan's Dad 'Pissed' Over New 'Mean Girls' Joke About Her, Report Says NY Native Lindsay Lohan's Dad 'Pissed' Over New 'Mean Girls' Joke About Her, Report Says
NY Native Lindsay Lohan's Dad 'Pissed' Over New 'Mean Girls' Joke About Her, Report Says When it comes to how far he’d go to defend his famous daughter, for Michael Lohan the limit does not exist. Actress Lindsay Lohan’s father is on the warpath following the release of a new musical adaptation of her 2004 hit “Mean Girls.” On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Mr. Lohan told TMZ that he’s “pissed” over a scene in the reboot that appears to reference an old clip of music manager Brandon Davis referring to his daughter as “a fire crotch.” Earlier Report: Lindsay Lohan, Long Island Native, Welcomes First Child Davis and Lohan were rumored to have briefly dated in 2006. In the new film, …
Food Network 'Chopped' Chef At Helm Of New Hudson Valley Restaurant Food Network 'Chopped' Chef At Helm Of New Hudson Valley Restaurant
Food Network 'Chopped' Chef At Helm Of New Hudson Valley Restaurant A new Hudson Valley restaurant features eclectic New American cuisine in a relaxed setting with a Food Network "Chopped" chef at the helm. The Dining Room in Rockland County in Blauvelt, at 135 East Erie St., is a stylish but casual 65-seat restaurant, that includes a full-service bar, and offers dinner nightly and brunch on weekends. Executive Chef Gregory Stott, whom guests can see in action through a large glass restaurant-front window, specializes in New American, Northern Italian, and French fine-dining cuisine.  “At The Dining Room, I’m not married to a singl…
Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America
Harvard Grad Student Becomes First Active Military Member Crowned Miss America A graduate student at Harvard has made history as the first active duty member of the military to be crowned Miss America. Madison Marsh, who is working on her master's degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and currently a graduate intern with Harvard Medical School, was crowned on Sunday, Jan. 14. She is also the reigning Miss Colorado.  The 22-year-old graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a degree in physics in 2023, according to her pageant bio. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Ameri…