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New Law Effectively Blocks Proposed Hudson River Anchorage Sites

Co-sponsored by an assemblymember from Yonkers and signed by Governor Cuomo, the new law grants the state sweeping oversight to limit future sites.

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6 Magical Succulent Centerpieces That Make the Table

These miniature gardens will be guaranteed conversation-starters at your next party.

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You Can Finally See Buckout Road, the Horror Film Based on the Most Haunted Road in Westchester

Just in time for Halloween, Buckout Road has made its film festival debut. Before it makes its way to your neighborhood, take a refresher on this horrifying urban legend.

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New York's Highest Paid Government Employees Live in This County

Yet again, public employees throughout Rockland are among the best compensated in the state.

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What’s a Milk Tart and Why Should I Be Making It for Thanksgiving?

Bring some South African flavors to this year's Thanksgiving dessert table with what in Afrikaans is called a melktert.

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Did You Know These Facts About Halloween in the Hudson Valley?

10 spooky local facts to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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Ben Stiller Spotted Filming Showtime Series in the Hudson Valley

The Chappaqua resident was seen on set for 'Escape from Dannemora,' a new show directed by Stiller himself, in Rockland County.

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5 Top Notch Back-Strengthening Workouts

An expert trainer’s advice.

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Cheer On Rockland's Chopped Champion in the Tournament Finale

Chopped champion, Chris Holland of DVine Bar in Sparkill could be on his way to wining some serious money.

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This Distillery's Whiskey Was Named the Best American Single Malt — Ever

Hillrock Estate Distillery is creating some world-class, one-of-a-kind whiskeys right here in the Hudson Valley.

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Make Your Way to Museum Village for the Chocolate Event of Your Dreams

With more than 65 vendors, this choco-fest puts Willy Wonka to shame.

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One Way to Spend a Day in Kingston

If you're in search of a spectacular day in New York's first capital, look no further than this comprehensive itinerary.

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Easy No-Carve Pumpkins (or Funkins)

With just a few simple tools you (and the kids) can create several decorative funkins to keep year-after-year.

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Hudson Valley Home Cooking

Maintaining culinary heritage within the Valley environment.

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Where in the Valley: A Solemn Memorial

Do you know where these flags stand?

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Tips for Surviving Black Friday

Make the best of this busiest shopping day, from a seasoned shopper and a renovated destination outlet.

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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