Dobbs Ferry isn’t what it used to be. Once considered a haven of Westchester’s working class, these days the village is attracting a new variety of professionals working in fields like architecture and public relations, IT, medicine and graphic design. “Hastings always had a bohemian artsy flair, and Irvington was professional and low key. Dobbs Ferry is right in the middle,” says Stacey Kornfeld, a broker in the Irvington office of Houlihan Lawrence, who specializes in the Rivertowns.One of the biggest draws in … [Read more...] about What It’s Like to Live in Dobbs Ferry
We take our kids for cold weather hikes on the beach, butterfly hunting in the back yard, and pedaling on forested bike trails. If we're on a hike, we're looking for animal tracks or collecting twigs to tie together into boats. The reason? Nature sparks the imagination -- and makes my husband and I -- and our kids -- happy. According to a new article in National Geographic Kids, connecting kids to nature has other benefits, too.Two recent studies have shown that immersing kids into the great outdoors boosts mood and … [Read more...] about How the Outdoors Prepares Kids For Life
From 12pm to 10pm on Saturday, June 3, RiverArts, a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing musicians and artists to the Rivertowns, is hosting RiverArts Music Tour, an all-day music festival. With 80 performances happening in 25 venues throughout the Rivertowns, you might attend a drumming circle in Irvington, a live band karaoke party in Hastings, a Rivertown Kids performance in Dobbs Ferry, even a French band playing at Black Cat Cafe, also in Irvington. Milton, a singer-songwriter (shown above) with an acoustic … [Read more...] about Third Annual RiverArts Music Tour on Saturday
I’ve been bingeing some really awesome shows recently. Well, let me put an asterisk on the term "bingeing," which now means getting in two shows in one night. (Gone are the days when, before we had kids, my husband and I would hunker down and cover an entire season of 24 in one weekend!) Anyway, here are the shows that I’m excited about turning on each night.The Leftovers (HBO) If you were a fan of Lost (the finale notwithstanding), then you’ll love The Leftovers (co-created by Lost alum Damon Lindelof). There are … [Read more...] about TV Shows to Binge Watch
We're off to the North Fork this weekend, where it looks like the weather may be northern California like. Amaze. Wherever you are -- near or far -- have a great time with your families. … [Read more...] about Happy Memorial Day!
We were pedaling less than five minutes when we were awestruck at the fast-moving swath of the Hudson River stretching out before us. At Nyack Beach State Park, the crushed pebble bike trail meanders right along the river at sea level, and there are views in all directions.As you bike, you'll take in breathtaking towering rock walls, lush forested hills climbing up to them. You can see Tarrytown across the way, the Tappan Zee Bridge to the south. Kids will love stopping every so often when the rocks along the river … [Read more...] about Family-Friendly Bike Rides: Nyack Beach Park