One Stop Pub Crawl

It’s out of the way and two hours from home, but I’m looking for a place to eat while we’re in Troy and stumbled on an unusual cocktail menu. It has me trying to guess what some of the ingredients are and trying to picture their presentation. Nighthawks looks like it’s a bar and grill…

Yonkers Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Association

Yonkers Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

Yonkers Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Association Yonkers Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Committee On June 12, 1888, a committee of twenty-five citizens, to be known as the “Yonkers Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Committee,” was formed to insure the accomplishment of the object of their appointment — the erection of a suitable monument in memory of the Union…

Monticello’s Great Fire

On Tuesday, August 10, 1909, an explosion at the Murray Electric Light & Power Co. left Monticello’s business section ravaged. Flames quickly engulfed the power plant and rapidly spread to the Palatine Hotel and Casino, the Strong & Co’s book store, the S. L. Strong’s grocery store, the T. H. Dougherty’s harness store, and John Lyon’s law office. Traveling…

Ardsley Is Not On The Hudson


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After spending several years in Ardsley, New York, I still don’t know how to describe where Ardsley is, without getting too technical, besides saying its between Yonkers and White Plains and had the New York State Thruway run past it. On a rare instance where I was taking the Metro-North’s Hudson Line, I passed a…

Israel Putnam

Israel Putnam served throughout the French and Indian War, being captured by Indians and rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1759. At the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, Putnam was appointed a major general in the Continental Army. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill in June 1775 and in May 1777 he was put in…