Our Favorite Letters and Comments from Our Readers

Sticky iPads and our new redesign.

Got You Covered?

With respect to the changes in your magazine, I can’t say that I’m a fan of the new paper material used for the cover. I merely left my iPad on top of the magazine, which stuck to the back. Now portions of the magazine cover are stuck to my iPad and have not been able to be removed.

—Carolyn Weiss
Sent from my iPad (with your magazine stuck to it)

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Historically Accurate

“Hostility-on-Hudson” [February 2014] concerning George Washington and the Revolutionary War for Independence was most informative. Any high school or college student—along with many adults—would benefit by reading this article to understand the role Westchester County played in our nation’s founding. 

—Larry Penner
Great Neck, Long Island

Play Spaces, Same Faces

Your staff has done it again! One would think after it was pointed out to you, and you printed the letter, your magazine would consider diversity when preparing for an article [“On Your Mark, Get Set…Play!” February 2014]. Your so-called panel again represented one and the same. Are you afraid of certain races, ethnicities, religions, or, for that matter, anyone who doesn’t appear to be a member of the Christian majority? Do you think anyone who is not Caucasian cannot afford to take his/her children to a play space? Shame on you.

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—B.R. Lemonik, via email

Editor’s note: For this article, we did not seek out participants from the general public; the writer used his own children and their friends as panelists.


Kudos to Westchester Magazine on its January 2014 issue! I can tell you have been hard at work redesigning and it certainly shows. You are always my “go-to” source for local inspiration. There’s just so much creativity here and it’s great to have a publication that matches it. Looking forward to reading more about other artists, makers, and designers who make Westchester their home. Your new streamlined design makes it easier than ever to cull valuable information and fun facts with eye-popping graphics
to boot!

—David Rinaldi, Croton-on-Hudson

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» From westchestermagazine.com:

As a professional brewer, I’m offended by your characterization of the actuality of brewing as “dreary…concrete and tanks.” Without that equipment, innovators like Jeppe could not make their excellent beer. That attitude demeans the laborers behind all the excellent craft beers out there. Brewing is both physically and mentally taxing, requiring expertise in science and history. The world of stainless steel and concrete is plenty exciting, believe you me!

–Brian Davis, Brewer at Lagunitas Brewing Co. in reference to Eat. Drink. Post.

In reference to Julia Sexton’s January 2013 review of Blackstones Steakhouse:

I have been going to Blackstones for as long as I can remember; it’s my go-to spot. The only issue I had was not finding enough parking. 

–Arben Mexhuani

I eat at Blackstones with my husband every Saturday and this is the best steakhouse in the area. Actually, the best restaurant in the area. This lady is CLEARLY off her rocker!! 

–Julie Fortin 

» From Twitter 

Regarding our guide to County breakfasts:

Love this guide! Gonna try some of your suggestions tomorrow! #Westchester #breakfast

Yay for the new Westchester Breakfast Guide from @WestchesterMag

Well played Google. I searched for “Frozen Sing-along times.” In the midst of the listings was also @WestchesterMag’s 31 Best Bars article.

Our CEOs & Business Leaders Golf Outing is August 5!

Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

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!

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