History

Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage With High-Fashion Hats

Westchester milliners are commemorating the ratification of the 19th Amendment in style!

Washington Irving Brought Horror and Tourism to Westchester

Columnist Phil Reisman discusses the famed Sleepy Hollow tale and its impact on the county.

End of an Era: Lucchese Underboss Gets Life in Prison

"Wonder Boy" Steven Crea was a fixture of organized crime in Westchester County as the underboss of the Lucchese crime family.

Jason Minter Recounts South Salem’s Brutal Double-Murder of 1977

After 42 years in prison for the heinous crime, convicted rapist and murderer Samuel Ayala will be paroled in September.

The Inventor of the Knuckleball Has a Westchester Connection

Frosty was born in 1881 in rural Missouri. At the age of 22, the six-foot, 185-pounder signed up with the Minneapolis Millers.
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Déjà Flu: A Look Back at the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Out of fear-driven necessity, the coronavirus has made us a nation of compulsive, hand-sanitizing hypochondriacs.

The Story — and Fate — of the Hudson River

For the past century, pollution has been an outsized part of the Hudson River’s history. Proposed NYC storm barriers, oil-barge anchorages, and other new challenges come with ecological costs. Can activists and environmentally conscious regulators restore the legendary river to its former glory?

Before Metro-North, There Was the NY, Westchester & Boston Railway

The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway preceded Westchester’s great postwar building boom.

What’s the Deal With This Paul Bunyan Statue’s Missing Arm?

You've seen him and probably wondered about him — the 24-foot tall fiberglass figure of the mythical hero in Elmsford. What's up with that?

Westchester: A County of Immigrants

Westchester is a rich county in many ways — especially when it comes to the diversity of its people. We trace the history of our favorite county's people.
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Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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