3 Hudson Valley Eateries Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says 3 Hudson Valley Eateries Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says
3 Hudson Valley Eateries Among Nation's Top 100 'All-Time Pizza Spots,' Yelp Says Three eateries in the Hudson Valley are among the Top 100 pizza spots from sea to shining sea, according to Yelp, which said the selections make up its active but "all-time list." 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 to specializing in Neapolitan pizza in 2018, saying…
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…
Update: Putnam Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl Update: Putnam Valley HS Student With 'Heart Of Giant' Gets Paid Trip To Super Bowl
Update: Putnam 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…
Popular Shop Known For Stuffed Bagels Set To Open Second Location In Hudson Valley Popular Shop Known For Stuffed Bagels Set To Open Second Location In Hudson Valley
Popular Shop Known For Stuffed Bagels Set To Open Second Location In Hudson Valley Bagel lovers will soon have a chance to sample one stuffed with all kinds of fillings including pizza, chicken parmigiana, or even a Reuben when a cult favorite opens a second shop in the Hudson Valley.  Moonrise Bagels, which opened its first shop in Ulster County in 2021 in Woodstock, announced its stuffed bagels have been such a success that it now plans to open a Dutchess County location in Poughkeepsie.  The new hotshot bagel shop that was featured on the Today Show, and can even be shipped across the country through Gold Belly will be located within the Hudson Heritage Deve…
Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches Hudson Valley Native Designs Taylor Swift's Super Bowl Necklace, Causes 1,049% Rise In Searches
Hudson Valley 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…
Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Business In Region Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Business In Region
Jackpot! $34K Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At Business In Region A winning lottery ticket worth over $30,000 was sold at a business in the region. The top-prize-winning TAKE 5 ticket, worth $34,822, was sold in Greene County in Prattsville, at the Catskill Mountain Wine & Liquor on Main Street. It was sold for the evening drawing held on Wednesday, Feb. 7, New York Lottery announced. Winners have one year from the drawing date to claim their prize money. Players can check their numbers on the New York Lottery website.
Grammy Awards: Graduate, Faculty Members Of College In Hudson Valley Win Big Grammy Awards: Graduate, Faculty Members Of College In Hudson Valley Win Big
Grammy Awards: Graduate, Faculty Members Of College In Hudson Valley 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: Hudson Valley Man Wins $5M Lottery Scratch-Off Prize New Multi-Millionaire: Hudson Valley Man Wins $5M Lottery Scratch-Off Prize
New Multi-Millionaire: Hudson Valley Man Wins $5M 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': Muscoot Farm's Cluxatawney Henrietta Predicts Early Spring 'It's Hen Day': Muscoot Farm's Cluxatawney Henrietta Predicts Early Spring
'It's Hen Day': Muscoot Farm'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…
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 Hudson Valley 'We're So Proud': Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl To Feature 2 Dogs From Hudson Valley
'We're So Proud': Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl To Feature 2 Dogs From Hudson Valley 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…
Man Claims $1M Powerball Prize From Winning Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It In Hudson Valley Man Claims $1M Powerball Prize From Winning Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It In Hudson Valley
Man Claims $1M Powerball Prize From Winning Ticket: Here's Where He Bought It In Hudson Valley 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…
Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Hudson Valley Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Hudson Valley
Comedian Kathy Griffin Set To Perform Stand-Up Show In Hudson Valley 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, …
New Hudson Valley Restaurant Cited For 'Great Menu' New Hudson Valley Restaurant Cited For 'Great Menu'
New Hudson Valley Restaurant Cited For 'Great Menu' Sushi and hibachi dinner fans will want to check out the newest Asian fusion restaurant known for its great menu to hit the Hudson Valley. Tomo Asian Fusion, located in Dutchess County in the Eastdale Village Town Center in Poughkeepsie has been getting a growing list of five-star reviews for its food, service, and drinks. Opened October 2023, the restaurant features a fun, lively environment in both the dining room and the bar area, according to Yelpers and local foodies. Gary R., who was one of the first to visit the newly opening restaurant had this to say: "I went to Tomo for the …
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…
Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Over $18K Sold At This Hudson Valley Deli Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Over $18K Sold At This Hudson Valley Deli
Top-Prize Winning Lottery Ticket Worth Over $18K Sold At This Hudson Valley Deli A lucky lottery player won a sum of nearly $19,000 after buying a winning ticket at a Northern Westchester diner, officials announced. A top-prize-winning Take 5 ticket worth $18,911 was sold for the midday drawing on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at a business in Millwood, New York Lottery officials announced.  The business was identified as the Country Deli located at 74 Millwood Rd. The winner's name, though, was not released by officials.  Those who want to try their luck at the game should know that drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Prizes of any amount c…
Unsolved Murder Of Postal Worker In Hudson Valley Is Focus Of National Crime Podcast Episode Unsolved Murder Of Postal Worker In Hudson Valley Is Focus Of National Crime Podcast Episode
Unsolved Murder Of Postal Worker In Hudson Valley Is Focus Of National Crime Podcast Episode The unsolved stabbing death of a 36-year-old postal worker at a Westchester residence is the subject of the latest episode of a weekly national true crime audio podcast series.  The newest episode of the true crime podcast "APB Cold Case," released on Wednesday, Jan. 10, focuses on the 2007 murder of 36-year-old Stephen Spina in Mamaroneck, which remains unsolved.  Earlier Report - Daughter Searches For Answers 10 Years After Father's Murder In Mamaroneck During the episode, listeners will get to hear from the case detective currently leading the investigation into…
Yowza: NY Man Claims $10M Lottery Prize Yowza: NY Man Claims $10M Lottery Prize
Yowza: NY Man Claims $10M Lottery Prize An incredibly lucky New York man is starting the new year off with a much fatter bank account. Long Island resident Mack Peoples, of Brentwood, claimed a top prize on the “$10,000 A Week For Life” scratch-off game, New York Lottery announced. The ticket guarantees a minimum payout of $10 million. Peoples opted to take a single lump sum payment totaling $4,224,667 after paying taxes. He snagged his golden ticket at a 7-Eleven store located in Bay Shore, at 1375 Brentwood Road. As of Friday, there were still two top prizes remaining on the “$10,000 A Week For Life” ticket. Players can che…
Hudson Valley Pizza Joint The 'Go To' Spot For Locals Hudson Valley Pizza Joint The 'Go To' Spot For Locals
Hudson Valley Pizza Joint The 'Go To' Spot For Locals Sometimes you just have to have a piece of pizza that you know will be the same time after time and can just taste the cheeses and sauces oozing in your mouth as you head out the door. In Orange County, that spot for locals is Colandrea Pizza King on Route 211 E. in Middletown. As Diane S. says on Yelp: "This is my go-to pizza restaurant in Middletown. Every Pizza, Every Slice is delicious! I order through the Slice App. Every pizza has been PERFECTION! Yeah, I've tried other restaurants and their toppings were stingy. Colandrea rocks!!!!"  Open since 1980, Colandrea is not a fancy pl…
Talk Show Filming In Region Searches For Guests Talk Show Filming In Region Searches For Guests
Talk Show Filming In Region Searches For Guests Have an issue that needs to be sorted out? You could get paid to do it on TV – and meet an iconic television host. “Karamo Show,” hosted by Karamo Brown of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” is in search of its next guests for filming in Connecticut, in the city of Stamford. In a casting call posted to the audition site Backstage, the show says it’s looking for people going through a tough time who need help and advice – think estranged relationships, a betrayal between friends, etc. “There is no doubt that if you come into this with an open mind and heart and want to share your story, you’ll leave…