Saturday, January 24, 2015

From the Archives...

This request came in today from a New Yorker ....

"Nielsen's Ice Cream Shop" - I am doing research for a feature film and my boss grew up in Scarsdale. She remembers going to Nielsen's as a little girl and we are going to use it as inspiration for a set. We have been looking for photos of "Nielsen's Ice Cream" but came up dry. Anyone have any info, photos, vivid memories? Thanks!

Potholes Be Damned

TOM intends to move forward with more sustainability efforts. A local tax on hefty bags?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Celebs Just Like Us

One of my readers ran into Vincent D'Onofrio of Law and Order Criminal Intent at East Avenue Cafe yesterday.


2-4 inches of slush. Get out the galoshes.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


11 a.m. Larchmont Village Hall.  Plans for Larchmont's 125th celebration get  underway. (Photo credit: Elisabeth Pollaert)


The air went out of this Super Bowl. Let's hope the commercials don't disappoint.

A Message from the Larchmont 125 Committee


Contact:          Phil Oldham, Communications Chair
Cell:                 914-906-5937
Photo Credit: Elisabeth Pollaert

Village of Larchmont Plans Year-Long Celebrations to
 Commemorate 125th Anniversary

Quasquicentennial Will Be Year-Long Celebration

LARCHMONT, NY, January 22, 2015 – The Village of Larchmont is planning a year-long community wide celebration of its 125 years since incorporation, with a year-long celebration of exciting public events and fascinating educational programs that will appeal to all age groups.

            Events are planned to honor Larchmont’s growth and development since Quaker refugees settled from New England in the 1600s.   Later, as wealthy residents of New York City established estates, Larchmont developed an early reputation as “a summer playground for New York’s elite.” 

            Speaking at a news conference to kick off the event at Larchmont’s Village Hall, Anne H. McAndrews, Mayor of the Village of Larchmont, said, “We want to take the occasion of the village’s 125th anniversary to speak not only of the past but of the Village’s future. Today is a fantastic start to what will be a fantastic celebration of Larchmont’ 125th birthday.”

            A committee established by the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees, "Larchmont 125," is comprised of Larchmont area residents with ties to the local business, historical, educational, and cultural communities. The celebration will commence in September 2015 and conclude in September 2016.

            “Larchmont 125 is a celebration about the life and times of the residents who have made this village such a special place,” said Peter Fanelli, Village of Larchmont Trustee. “This series of special events will bring the community together as a whole. This Year-long party will have something for everyone. It’s going to be a fantastic celebration.”

            At least five signature events have been proposed to honor Larchmont's 125th anniversary:
·         Mayor's Proclamation and Birthday Cake (September 2015 Kick-Off Event)
·         Living History Trolley Tours
·         "Decades" Parade
·         Time Capsule (to be opened on the 150th anniversary in 2041)
·         1890s Gala Ball (September 2016)

A logo contest for the celebration was also announced at today’s press conference. “The logo will be used for the branding of the festivities of our 125th anniversary,” said Maria Massimi a Larchmont 125 celebration committee member. “The contest will be open to any individual of any age. We’re looking for a logo that will embody the great spirit of Larchmont.” Information and entry forms can be found on the celebration organization’s website,

Larchmont 125 Chairperson, Dee van Eyck added, “The logo and website are just the beginning. We have so many wonderful groups and organizations and all of them have terrific ideas how they want to celebrate our milestone anniversary. I can’t wait to get this party started.”

About Larchmont 125
            On September 22, 1891, the Larchmont Manor Company was dissolved and the community was officially incorporated as the Village of Larchmont. To mark this momentous occasion, the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees established a quasquicentennial celebration coordination committee, "Larchmont 125," comprised of Larchmont area residents with ties to the local business, historical, educational, and cultural communities. The committee will plan, promote, and produce signature events which will be paid for by the nonprofit "Celebrate Larchmont, Inc." through fundraising activities, sponsorships, donations, concessions, and commemorative merchandise sales. Information about the upcoming festivities can be found on the "Larchmont 125" website


Shell Shocked

New York's Speaker of the House Sheldon Silver gets arrested over alleged bribery charges.

And Dems continue to support their leader...nice job.

A Walk Down Memory Lane ...

1994 Ranger Alums will be holding a hockey clinic and alumni game on Sunday at Playland.

Shovel Ready

We've gotten off pretty easy so far this winter, but it looks like the white stuff is coming on Saturday, and maybe even more on Monday.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Super Bowl Bound

The pretty boy is going to the Super Bowl. Let's Go Seahawks!

Ice Ice Baby

Be careful out there.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

This is a Test

As some of the Anons were chatting about, here is one of the new Streetlamps being tested on Palmer Avenue.

Friday, January 16, 2015


Looks like TOM is serious about enforcing the new Washington Square parking restrictions.


Let the training begin. The first ever TOM Bunny Hop 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk takes place March 22nd. Register here.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bits and Pieces

The VOL Board released a newsletter today covering a wide range of issues.