Category Archives: Columns

Club Car: New cuisine in a classic setting

Brian MacMenamin has an affinity for historic buildings. The experienced restaurateur was inspired to open Club Car in Mamaroneck’s vacant train station, which was built back in 1888 as the second stop on the New Haven line coming out of Grand Central Station in New York City. After eight months of renovation in 2011, MacMenamin […]

Column: Giving up cigarettes

    For me, it was easy; I went to sea at 19 on a small Navy ship in the middle of winter on the stormy North Atlantic. The ocean was never quiet. Its heaving and tossing kept us rolling and pitching, and kept my stomach in turmoil. The very thought of smoking a cigarette […]

Column: The power of the punched key

As journalists, particularly East Coast journalists, we’re usually expected to worship at one, or both, of two alters, Woodward and Berstein and Jimmy Breslin. For my part, I can say I’ve always loved the idea that the road to President Nixon’s resignation began not with two crusading journalists looking to bring him down, but with […]

Column: Ready for kickoff

With Labor Day behind us and a new school year in full swing, it’s officially my favorite time of year, football season. Now, I’ve written about my love for the NFL—and fantasy football—in the past, but as much as I love the pro game, fall just isn’t fall without high school football, in my opinion. […]

Column: A Rye TV marvel

    Back in the days when Rye TV was called Rye Community TV, or RCTV, there was one amateur produced program that outshone all the others. It was called “What’sYour Rye Q,” and was produced by Ted and Pat Levine. Pat Levine was an elected member of the Rye City Council and is credited […]

Column: Leveling the playing field

As a sportswriter, I’m a big fan of a good fight. In many ways, my very livelihood depends on my ability to describe head-to-head confrontations, whether they take place in the boxing ring, in the hockey rink or on the football field. But when I am forced to watch these battles move past the boundaries […]

Mamaroneck’s Massa’ delivers the sea’s best

You don’t have to travel 4,000 miles for an authentic Mediterranean meal. “Ocean-to-table” offerings at Massa’ Coastal Italian Cuisine in Mamaroneck utilize the freshest fish straight from the source. The langoustines I enjoyed for lunch one summer afternoon were flown in directly from Europe. Prepared simply with salt, pepper and a little bit of notably […]