Westchester’s Best Things, From A To Z With David Hochberg

Bon vivant and art rep David Hochberg attends virtually every gala, gallery opening, and social gathering in the county—and never dines at the same restaurant twice.

Armonk Outdoor Art Show. I go every year and buy at least one piece of art to add to my collection.

Beehive Designer Collective in Mount Kisco is my favorite shop for unique, handmade items from artisan designers.

Croton Creek Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Croton Falls has live music on weekends; it’s always a warm and welcoming place!

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Dobbs Ferry is an authentic Rivertown with nary a chain store. Window-shopping there gives you a great cardio workout!

Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck offers pop music and culture in an intimate setting—no need to battle Manhattan traffic and parking.

Fred Hochberg. My brother, who serves as chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, DC, travels the world promoting US exports and jobs.

Gail Marie Brow Studio in Chappaqua gives me the best facials and also tackles those pesky nose hairs!

Hackley School in Tarrytown, where I received a fine education and made lifelong friends.

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iPhone 6. I’m finally going to get a cellphone—I think I may be one of the few people left in the county who still doesn’t own one.

Jems of Katonah is a delightful shop with stylish and tasteful items—it is very hard to stop by without finding something compelling to buy.

Katonah, where I have had my cottage in the woods for 12 years. I love the howl of the coyotes at night and the dirt roads, which explains why my car is always dirty!

Lillian Vernon—a great company, pioneering entrepreneur, and even better mom.


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Magazines. I can never get enough of them. I take a nightly bath to tackle a pile of my favorites, including The Week, The Christian Science Monitor, and, of course, Westchester Magazine.

Neuberger Museum of Art is a world-class venue without the crowds of museums in Manhattan.

Old Salem Farm in North Salem has a scenic pastoral setting where one can appreciate graceful horses doing their paces at frequent horse shows.

Parkers in Rye, an indispensible resource for all things travel. When I took a road trip through rural Iowa, they even had a perfect guidebook for that!

Quiet! I never watch television or listen to music at home. In my noisy, busy life, it’s nice to have tranquility.

Restaurants. I’ve beento more than most since I have a strict rule: I never go to the same one twice.

Sailing out of Mamaroneck Harbor, where my father had his boat for 20 years. He loved to sail but somehow never met an obstacle he didn’t hit: buoys, barges, and sandbars. Luckily, we always survived!

TransFORM Gallery in New Rochelle features emerging and affordable artists, including two that I represent: Tova Snyder and Eric Camiel.

Union Hall General Store in North Salem offers a sophisticated take on an old-fashioned country store; their art openings are always fun!

Variety! I love experiencing new people, places, and things. I begin each year with a to-do list of things I didn’t get around to the previous year.

Westchester mall. I went to their opening party in 1995 and I always enjoy shopping there.

X2O Xaviars on the Hudson in Yonkers is one of Westchester’s most beautiful venues for private events. Even the views from the restrooms are captivating.

YouTube. Since I don’t watch television, it’s my favorite go-to resource for anything worth watching.

Zoo on Michael Steinhardt’s property in Katonah is open to the public once a year; the gardens are amazing as well

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