Category Archives: Columns

Column: Bidding farewell to Mo

For the last 19 years, I’ve had a—admittedly one-way—love-hate relationship with the greatest closer in baseball history. But as I watched the Yankees honor Mariano Rivera at the stadium on Sunday, there was only one emotion coming to the forefront; gratitude. Simply put, I came to the realization that I—and other baseball fans—should be thankful […]

Column: Syria minus sarin

On Sept. 16, UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon declared that he “condemns in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons and believes that this act is a war crime and grave violation of the 1925 Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases and of Bacteriological Methods […]

Column: City Council updates

School construction, pedestrian safety projects and crossing guards Thanks to all for continued patience and cooperation as the city and schools institute traffic, parking and pedestrian safety initiatives with the start of the school year. New crosswalks, alternate drop-offs, new traffic patterns, new sidewalks, additional parking accommodations and newly paved roads are all part of […]

Column: Bronxville’s business district: What’s next?

This summer the village trustees, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, engaged the services of the consulting firm Phillips Preiss Grygiel LLC, which specializes in strategies for business district revitalization. Given the continuing appearance of empty storefronts coupled with less than robust sales for some existing businesses, expert advice seemed the prudent approach. In […]

Column: Food, wine and thou

I’m hungry just writing this story. To me, there really isn’t anything better to do on a fall Sunday afternoon than eat great food, drink quality wine and listen to live music. On Sept. 22 in the Village of Scarsdale, there is a wonderful opportunity to do all three. The first annual Southern Westchester Food […]

Column: The merits of motivation

Motivation is a tricky thing. If you’ve ever listened to sports talk radio or read sports columnists, you’ve doubtless heard talk of teams “being up” for a certain game, or how bulletin board material can inspire teams to reach lofty heights on game day. In my 28 years on this earth, however, I wonder just […]

Poetic License

Poems can awaken the sleeping imagination. -MLC Wait Watcher Over time, what have you waited for? Sunshine or rain? A train, a plane? The evening news? The cat to come home? Meaning? Love? A vacation? A blue moon? Spring flowers, autumn leaves? A birthday celebration? An anniversary? A new year? The clock to strike? Tomorrow? […]

Column: You’re back. Here’s what you missed

Welcome back to all. My inaugural fall column is a compilation of updates on projects undertaken while many villagers were away as well as answers to some frequently asked questions of late. The Public Works Department undertook a very aggressive street resurfacing capital program of paving, curbing and sidewalk installation with expenditures reaching $500,000. All […]

In plein sight

Maybe it’s the back-to-school season that makes me want to fill up my fall calendar.  Or perhaps it’s the product of a long, lazy summer with very few plans. Regardless, when September comes around, I’m anxious to find stimulating and entertaining functions to put on my agenda. And when it takes place outside, even better. […]

Column: Sunday, Sunday not-so-fun day

Between attending a wedding and performing various work-related activities, I didn’t get a whole lot of time this past Sunday to do what I usually do on Sundays in the fall, park myself in front of the television to a big ol’ helping of NFL football. A few weeks back, in my column, I wrote […]