Category Archives: Columns

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: The politics of location, location, location

They say—they know everything, don’t they—they say, in real estate, the three most important factors are location, location and location. As a knower of a few things myself, I’d throw timing into that mix as well because, as we’ve all seen, the real estate market can be a place for buyers or a place for […]

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 […]

Column: Growing up on the field

Regret is sadly just another part of getting older. It’s an oft-repeated lament of those who find themselves—like I do—getting up in years that they wish they knew, in their youths, how special their formative years could truly be. One of the unique aspects of my job is that I get the chance to watch […]