Westchester News In Brief, August, 2014

What we’ve heard, what we’re talking about, and what we’re anticipating in August—in no particular order.

What we’ve heard, what we’re talking about, and what we’re anticipating this month—in no .particular order

1) Good news/bad news: New York ranks No. 1 in the US when it comes to impaired- and distracted-driving laws, reports social site WalletHub…but we’re 34th-best when it comes to car-repair costs, and our roads are 42nd-best in quality. (Womp.) 

2) A HUD grant of $517,159 awarded to the City of Yonkers will preserve more than 350 transitional-housing beds for homeless families, and allow for a program that will fast-track the movement of homeless people from shelters into their own homes.

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3) Habitually ogle the goods in the harbor? “Own” a boat for a day (or a few weeks) via GetMyBoat, a peer-to-peer rental start-up à la AirBnB. Browse the site or app for 13,000 privately owned boats in 1,400 cities, then show up like you own the place. 

4) Broken: ground on Harbor Square, the $65-million mixed-use development that is a centerpiece of the Village of Ossining’s ongoing waterfront and downtown revitalization plans.

5) Rising high-school senior Yunchao Le of Scarsdale (via China) was a winner of the 16th Congressional District Art Contest. His work will hang in the Capitol gallery, with other winners from across the US. 

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!

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

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