Category Archives: Columns

Column: One more thing before I go

This will be the final edition of “Life As I Know It” and the last edition of the Review on which I will serve as deputy editor. After two years with Home Town Media Group, the parent company of this newspaper, I am moving on to another opportunity, but, before I go, I thought I’d […]

Column: Candid camera

This should have been a great week for the NFL. After an interminable offseason, football finally came back this weekend as the NFL season opened. With a full slate of NFL games on the docket and a fantasy football season up and running, I‑‑like many other Americans—was glued to my couch this Sunday from about […]

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: 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 […]