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'Delivery-First' Restaurant Opens In Westchester: Here's Where 'Delivery-First' Restaurant Opens In Westchester: Here's Where
'Delivery-First' Restaurant Opens In Westchester: Here's Where An all-new eatery in Westchester is giving customers the chance to experience cuisine from some of the world's best chefs in a single delivery order. Wonder, a restaurant chain that brands itself as "delivery-first," opened a new location in Larchmont at 1298 Boston Post Rd. (Route 1) on Thursday, July 18.  The location brings a new food ordering concept to Westchester—customers can order food inspired by several iconic chefs such as Bobby Flay, Jose Andres, Nancy Silverton, and Marcus Samuelsson, as well as popular restaurant brands like Tejas Barbeque and Di Fara Pizza…
Film Shoot For TV Series To Take Place Near Westchester Eatery Film Shoot For TV Series To Take Place Near Westchester Eatery
Film Shoot For TV Series To Take Place Near Westchester Eatery An all-day film shoot for an upcoming television series will soon occur in front of a Westchester coffee shop and part of a much-used parking lot.  City officials announced that the shoot, for an upcoming Apple+ series called "Swipe" starring Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Hamm, will take place in Rye on Wednesday, July 17, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in part of the Highland parking lot and a portion of Car Park 4 next to School Street.  The film crew will use 35 spaces in the northeast section of Car Park 4 and four spaces directly in front of Sunshine Coffee Roasters at 12 Purdy Ave.&nb…
Failed Inspection Causes Emergency Closure On Busy Bridge In Westchester Failed Inspection Causes Emergency Closure On Busy Bridge In Westchester
Failed Inspection Causes Emergency Closure On Busy Bridge In Westchester Part of a busy bridge in Westchester is closed to traffic as crews make emergency repairs following a failed inspection, officials announced.  New, updated report - New Update: Two-Way Traffic Restored On Tarrytown H-Bridge After Emergency Closure The northeast ramp of the "H-Bridge" in Tarrytown, which carries Railroad Avenue over Metro-North tracks, is closed to traffic, village officials announced on Monday, July 15.  The emergency closure was prompted by a failed inspection of the northeast portion of the bridge. The bridge's span must now be reduced to one direction to …
Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV
Westchester Toddler Killed After Being Struck By SUV A 3-year-old girl from Westchester was killed after being struck by an SUV while crossing the street in New York City. The incident happened just after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11 in Manhattan at West 135th Street and Lenox Avenue, outside of Harlem Hospital. According to ABC 7, The driver of the Nissan SUV attempted to take the toddler by foot to the hospital, but she was pronounced dead. She has been identified as Jaynelyse Valdez of New Rochelle. Her 2-year-old brother sustained minor injuries, ABC 7 reported. Click here to read the ABC 7 report.
Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School
Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School A new traffic light has been approved to increase safety at a busy Westchester intersection that countless parents and students cross on their way to school.  The new traffic signal will replace a "confusing" blinking light at the intersection of Ardsley Road and Fort Hill Road in Greenburgh, which many people cross while on their way to the nearby Greenville Elementary School, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Thursday, July 11.  "Cars stopping at one of four locations don’t always know when to allow motorists at the other corners to proceed," Feiner explained, adding, "I have …
Latest Update: Beach In Westchester Reopens After Water Samples Show Lower Bacteria Levels Latest Update: Beach In Westchester Reopens After Water Samples Show Lower Bacteria Levels
Latest Update: Beach In Westchester Reopens After Water Samples Show Lower Bacteria Levels A beach in Westchester is once again open to visitors after it was briefly shut down as a result of high bacteria levels in the water.  The Hudson Park East Beach in New Rochelle was reopened on Friday, July 12 after water samples showed an acceptable level of bacteria, county officials announced. The beach was closed on Thursday, July 11 after collected samples exceeded the bacteria levels allowed by New York State.  Earlier Report - Summer Bummer: High Bacteria Levels Force Beach To Close In New Rochelle Although beachgoers in New Rochelle got lucky with Friday's announce…
Summer Bummer: High Bacteria Levels Force Beach To Close In Westchester Summer Bummer: High Bacteria Levels Force Beach To Close In Westchester
Summer Bummer: High Bacteria Levels Force Beach To Close In Westchester A beach in Westchester is closed until further notice as a result of high bacteria levels.  New, updated report - Latest Update: Beach In New Rochelle Reopens After Water Samples Show Lower Bacteria Levels Following the collection of water samples on Monday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 10, Hudson Park East Beach in New Rochelle has closed to visitors, Westchester County officials announced on Thursday, July 11.   The collected samples exceeded the bacteria levels allowed by New York State, officials said, adding that the beach would soon be re-tested.  Additionall…
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Westchester Store: Here's When Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Westchester Store: Here's When
Rihanna's Lingerie Brand To Hold Grand Opening For Westchester Store: Here's When A global lingerie brand owned by iconic pop star and actress Rihanna is set to open a new storefront at a Westchester shopping center. The store, which will sell Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie product line, will hold its grand opening at the Cross County Center in Yonkers on Friday, July 12.  The over 3,000-square-foot store will offer a wide range of affordable lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, and sportswear available in sizes XS–4X/XS–XXXXL, according to the owners.  According to Rihanna herself, the brand aims to "make people look good and feel good."  "We want y…
Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them
Drone As First Responders: Police Department In Westchester Becomes First In County To Use Them A police department in Westchester has become the first in the county to embrace help from drones during emergency calls.  The Yonkers Police Department announced the launch of its Drone as a First Responder pilot program during a press conference held on Wednesday, July 10.  As part of the initiative, the only one of its kind in Westchester, the department will use one drone outfitted with high-definition cameras and thermal imaging and will fly alongside and overhead officers during calls.  The drone will launch from the roof of St. Joseph's Medical Center and will be remo…
27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester 27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester
27-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Highway In Westchester Authorities are investigating a single-vehicle crash on a highway in Westchester that left a man dead.  New York State Police said on Monday, July 8, that the crash happened on Saturday, July 6, just after 10 p.m., when a 2017 BMW motorcycle collided with a guard rail on northbound I-87 in Yonkers.  Troopers and first responders found the operator, 27-year-old Bronx resident Osterman Cuevas-Campos, on the shoulder of the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  According to the results of a preliminary investigation, Cuevas-Campos had been riding his motorcyc…
Alert Issued For 20-Year-Old Missing From Westchester Alert Issued For 20-Year-Old Missing From Westchester
Alert Issued For 20-Year-Old Missing From Westchester Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a 20-year-old Westchester man who has been missing for several days.  New, Updated Report - New Update: Missing 20-Year-Old From Westchester Found New Rochelle resident Neyson Estela was last seen on Saturday, June 29 in the area of Pier 84 near West 4th Street and 12th Avenue in New York City, New Rochelle Police announced on Tuesday, July 2.  He had been running north after taking off his backpack and shirt, police said. Before that, Estela had been seen on Friday, June 28 around 5 p.m. while leaving 44 Pleasant…
Update: New Bridge For Pedestrians, Cyclists Installed Over Thruway In Westchester Update: New Bridge For Pedestrians, Cyclists Installed Over Thruway In Westchester
Update: New Bridge For Pedestrians, Cyclists Installed Over Thruway In Westchester Following a busy night of extensive road work, a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge has been installed over the New York Thruway in Westchester, officials announced.  The 270-foot-long bridge was installed on Saturday morning, June 29 along Route 9 (South Broadway) over Interstate 87 in Tarrytown, the New York State Thruway Authority announced.  The bridge is part of a $13.9 million multimodal project to extend the new Tappan Zee Bridge side path one mile south to Lyndhurst Mansion. When the project is finished at the end of the year, pedestrians and cyclists who use the …
Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester
Funeral Services Held For Boy, Mother Fatally Struck By Bus In Westchester Community members came together to honor the memory of a 6-year-old boy and his mother who were killed while walking to a Westchester school.  A funeral Mass was held on Friday morning, June 28 at the St. Augustine Church in Larchmont for Mamaroneck residents Michael Donovan Volpe, age 6, and his mother, 43-year-old Molly Murphey Donovan, who were both killed on Thursday, June 20 after being struck by a school bus while walking to the Mamaroneck Avenue School.  Earlier Report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Struck, Killed By School Bus In…
New Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Closed Through Weekend Due To High Bacteria Levels New Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Closed Through Weekend Due To High Bacteria Levels
New Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Closed Through Weekend Due To High Bacteria Levels This story has been updated.  Sorry, beachgoers — two popular beaches in Westchester have been ordered closed for the weekend following the discovery of high bacteria levels.  New, updated report - Update: Pair Of Westchester Beaches Still Closed Due To High Bacteria Levels Both Croton Point Park Beach in Croton-on-Hudson and Philipse Manor Beach in Sleepy Hollow have been closed through Monday, July 1 due to high bacteria levels, the Westchester County Department of Health announced on Friday, June 28. The beaches were originally closed on Thursday, June 27. However, after…
Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Westchester Home, Ties Up Victims: Police Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Westchester Home, Ties Up Victims: Police
Man With Outstanding Warrants Robs Westchester Home, Ties Up Victims: Police After a long investigation, a 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Westchester residence, police announced.  Brandon Scerri, age 29, who is currently homeless with a last known address in Dobbs Ferry, was arrested on Wednesday, June 26 in connection with a burglary that happened in Hastings-on-Hudson on Saturday, May 11, according to Hastings-on-Hudson Police Chief David Dosin.  On the day of the incident at around 5:20 a.m., police received a 911 call from a resident with an address on Broadway (Route 9) who reported her house was being burgla…
These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These 14 Westchester Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say More than a dozen eateries in Westchester are among the best in the world for their carefully crafted wine selections, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator.  The 14 Westchester eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine.  The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are:  Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located in Pocantico Hills at 630 Bedford Rd.; Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant and Inn, located in Chappaqu…
Authorities Looking For Woman Wearing Scrubs Who Abandoned Dog On Westchester Road Authorities Looking For Woman Wearing Scrubs Who Abandoned Dog On Westchester Road
Authorities Looking For Woman Wearing Scrubs Who Abandoned Dog On Westchester Road Authorities are asking for help from the public in identifying a woman who abandoned a dog on a Westchester road.  New, updated report - New Update: Woman Nabbed After Abandoning Dog On New Rochelle Road, Officials Say The woman was seen leaving the dog on Lotus Road in New Rochelle on Tuesday, June 11 at noon, the Humane Society of Westchester at New Rochelle announced on Monday, June 24.  The dog, a Lab, is now safe with the person who found it, according to the Humane Society.  Following the abandonment, the Westchester SPCA is now searching for the woman, who was s…
Duo Caught At Train Station After Robbing Bank In Westchester Duo Caught At Train Station After Robbing Bank In Westchester
Duo Caught At Train Station After Robbing Bank In Westchester A man and a woman were apprehended at a train station in connection with a robbery at a bank in Westchester, police announced.  The robbery happened on Thursday, June 20 just before 9:30 a.m., when the Chase Bank at 875 Saw Mill River Rd. (Route 9A) in Ardsley set off a hold-up alarm. After receiving a call from Chase Security, officers from the Village of Ardsley Police Department were at the scene in less than a minute, the department said. Responding officers confirmed that a robbery happened and got a description of the suspect, who was reported to be a Hispanic man with a firearm.…
Intersection Next To Elementary School In Westchester Reopens After Crash Intersection Next To Elementary School In Westchester Reopens After Crash
Intersection Next To Elementary School In Westchester Reopens After Crash This story has been updated. A busy intersection next to a Westchester elementary school has reopened after a crash.  The intersection of Harrison Avenue (Route 127) and Union Avenue next to the Harrison Avenue Elementary School is now open after it was briefly closed following a crash on Friday afternoon, June 21, Harrison Police announced.  The crash resulted in downed power lines at the intersection, the department added.  The closure caused delays during school pick-up. 
Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Northern Westchester Attack During Shift: 'Enraging' Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Northern Westchester Attack During Shift: 'Enraging'
Caseworker Dies More Than Month After Northern Westchester Attack During Shift: 'Enraging' A Westchester caseworker has succumbed to her injuries more than a month after she was brutally attacked while performing her duties.  Maria Coto, age 56, died on Wednesday, June 19 as a result of injuries she sustained during an assault in Peekskill on Tuesday, May 14, according to Peekskill Police Lieutenant Adam Renwick.  On the day of the attack, just after 3 p.m., Coto was assaulted by a suspect identified as 31-year-old Haseem Jenkins inside a Peekskill apartment on South Street while making contact with clients, according to county officials and Peekskill Police. Coto…
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA
Sergeant Indicted For Assault After Kicking, Punching Suspect During Arrest In Westchester: DA A police sergeant working for a Westchester department faces assault charges after allegedly repeatedly kicking and punching a suspect during an arrest following a high-speed chase, officials announced. Sgt. Hector Cartagena, age 55, of the Yonkers Police Department, was indicted on assault charges on Monday, June 17 in connection with an incident that occurred in Yonkers on Thursday, March 14, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced.  According to the DA's Office, on the day of the arrest, the suspect allegedly led Yonkers officers on a high-speed chase a…
New Superintendent Named At Northern Westchester School District New Superintendent Named At Northern Westchester School District
New Superintendent Named At Northern Westchester School District A Northern Westchester superintendent will soon transition to leading another nearby district in the county. In an announcement on Friday, June 14, the Katonah-Lewisboro School District revealed its next superintendent would be Raymond Blanch, who will be formally appointed in the role by the Board of Education on Thursday, June 20.  Blanch, who has served as superintendent of the Somers Central School District since July 2010, will officially begin in his new role on Monday, July 15.  Blanch's selection follows multiple rounds of interviews conducted by the school board in an ef…
Alert Issued For 19-Year-Old Missing Westchester Woman Alert Issued For 19-Year-Old Missing Westchester Woman
Alert Issued For 19-Year-Old Missing Westchester Woman Authorities are searching for a woman with autism who has been missing from Westchester for several days.  Michelle Higgs, age 19, was last seen on South Central Avenue in Hartsdale at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.  Higgs, who has autism, was last seen wearing a burgundy sweater, a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and tan moccasins.  She is described as 5-foot-5 and 150 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.  According to authorities, Higgs is believed to be in the local area and is attracted to…
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester's Latimer For Congress Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester's Latimer For Congress
Stunner: Hillary Clinton Endorses Westchester's Latimer For Congress In a stunning move, Westchester's Hillary Clinton has endorsed County Executive George Latimer for a hotly contested congressional seat. A former First Lady and Senator, Clinton, of Chappaqua, made the announcement on X on Wednesday, June 12. "With Trump on the ballot, we need strong, principled Democrats in Congress more than ever, Clinton wrote. "In Congress, @LatimerforNY will protect abortion rights, stand up to the NRA, and fight for President Biden’s agenda—just like he’s always done. Make a plan to vote by June 25th!" Latimer is facing off with current two-term Democrat R…
Public Servant Who Dedicated Life To Less Fortunate In Westchester Dies Public Servant Who Dedicated Life To Less Fortunate In Westchester Dies
Public Servant Who Dedicated Life To Less Fortunate In Westchester Dies A Westchester woman who spent decades working toward helping the less fortunate through various organizations and churches is being remembered for her effectiveness and big heart.  Lola Daniels Hunter of Elmsford died on Sunday, May 12, according to her obituary. Her age was not made public.  Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, Hunter eventually moved to Westchester, where she entrenched herself in her community through various committees and organizations. This included eight years as President of the White Plains Greenburgh Chapter of the NAACP; Board Membership in the Greenbur…
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester
Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester A popular cookie company that specializes in ever-changing unique flavors has officially opened a new location in Northern Westchester. A new Crumbl Cookies location in Yorktown at the Staples Plaza at 3333 Crompond Rd. celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 6. Earlier Report - Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When The cookie shop, owned by brothers Justin and Scott Cinnamon, serves a rotating menu of gourmet cookies.  "We offer six gourmet desserts a week. We have a rotating menu of more than 300 flavors," expl…
Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge
Westchester Students Help Name Baby Falcons Born On Top Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Thanks to elementary school students in Westchester and Rockland counties, several baby peregrine falcons born on top of the new Tappan Zee Bridge have been bestowed with creative names.  To name the falcons, which were born in late May on top of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the New York State Thruway Authority and Veolia Water held a contest in which voters could decide between several names chosen by schoolchildren throughout the region. Nearly 200,000 votes later, the results are in — the four winning names are:  Beakoncé, which earned 26 percent of votes and was the idea of Ms…
Day Laborers Hold Protest At Home Depot In Westchester Day Laborers Hold Protest At Home Depot In Westchester
Day Laborers Hold Protest At Home Depot In Westchester Hundreds of people gathered outside a Home Depot store in Westchester to demand better treatment of day laborers seeking employment at the property. The protest occurred on Thursday, June 6 at the Home Depot location in New Rochelle at 55 Weyman Ave., where around 500 people gathered to support day laborers who look for employment at the store.  The gathering follows the store's banning of day laborers from its parking lot, in addition to the arrest of one laborer at the property, according to a report by ABC 7.  The outlet added that the store has since started patrolling its pa…
Harmful Invasive Insect Sightings Reported In This Westchester Village: Here's What To Do Harmful Invasive Insect Sightings Reported In This Westchester Village: Here's What To Do
Harmful Invasive Insect Sightings Reported In This Westchester Village: Here's What To Do Following several sightings of an invasive insect known to cause harm to local forests, agriculture, and tourism, village officials in Westchester are advising residents to manually remove them by any means necessary.  According to an announcement from Irvington village officials on Tuesday, June 4, numerous residents have reported sightings of the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect from Asia known to negatively impact plant life in New York.  The insect feeds on many plant species, including grapevines, red and silver maple, walnut, sycamore, rose bushes, oak, birch, fruit tr…
Historic Westchester Home Once Owned By Esteemed Meteorologist Listed At $4.75M Historic Westchester Home Once Owned By Esteemed Meteorologist Listed At $4.75M
Historic Westchester Home Once Owned By Esteemed Meteorologist Listed At $4.75M A more than century-old Westchester home with panoramic river views has become one of the most expensive listings in the area's history.  The residence, located in Hastings-on-Hudson at 255 South Broadway, was built in 1902 and is now listed for $4.75 million, according to its Houlihan Lawrence listing.  The five-bed, three-bath home was once owned by Central Park Observatory’s founding meteorologist Daniel Draper, the namesake of nearby Draper Park who spent more than four decades as New York City's official meteorologist.  Rebuilt by local architect Stephen Tilly…
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Northern Westchester: Here's When If you've been craving sweets, mark your calendars: a popular cookie company known for unique flavors is opening another location in Northern Westchester.  New, updated report - Update: Popular Eatery's New Location Now Open In Northern Westchester Crumbl Cookies will hold a grand opening for a new location in Yorktown Heights at 3333 Crompond Rd. Suite 2A on Friday, June 7, the company announced on social media. The company's locations are known for serving six unique flavors of cookies that rotate every week. Some of the company's 275-plus specialty flavors include co…