Friday, May 27th

Mighty Joe Youngs on West Hartsdale Avenue has closed their doors.  The spacious restaurant was a good place for steak, burgers, and appetizers and boasted a lively bar scene. They also hosted private parties and we enjoyed many a fun night at the restaurant.

We noticed the sound of breaking glass and the dumpsters in the parking lot and stopped by to speak to the demolition crew who was busy taking the place apart. Rumor has it that a new steak restaurant from the owners of Benjamin Steakhouse in Manhattan, will open this fall. From the look of their website, it should be a swank place to enjoy your sirloin. 

Check out the website for Benjamin Steakhouses Manhattan location here:

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner recently pointed out that Greenburgh made the list of top-earning towns in a CNN Money survey released on July 1st. CNN Monday conducted its annual search for the best places in America, which this year focused on the nation's small cities (those with populations of 50,000 to 300,000).

Reporters crunched data to find the optimal combo of job opportunities, fiscal strength, top-notch schools, low crime, good health care, lots to do, and many other factors that help make a town great for raising a family. In that survey, Greenburgh was named number 8 on the list of 25 top-earning towns.

See why Greenburgh is a winner and who else made the list here:

The Scarsdale Recreation Department along with the Scarsdale Police Department and Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce are proud to present a special event planned for Saturday, July 17th. Bike and Blade Night, a night of bicycling and in-line skating will be held in the downtown streets of the Village. The event runs from 5pm-8pm and admission is free. All elementary and middle school students, their friends and families are invited to attend this night of bicycling, skating, music, and entertainment! Bring your bike for a free safety inspection.  In the case of severe weather, the event will be cancelled by 4:00 pm that day. A notification will be on the Recreation Department website at  Any further questions may be directed to Dan at the Recreation Department by email at or by calling 722-1160.

According to Con Edison, the heat wave and a fire in White Plains substation may be the cause of power outages in our area. On Monday July 5 some residents experienced outages but Con Edison restored power to the area by 9 pm last night. On Tuesday, 1,500 homes in Westchester are without power, however most of those are in Peekskill.

Wednesday was far worse for Scarsdale. According to Mayor Carolyn Stevens  1961 households, or a little more than 1/3 of the total homes in Scarsdale, were dark. The outage primarily affected Greenacres and Fox Meadown residents and was caused by a fire in a sub station in White Plains. Due to the heat wave, the loss of power and air conditioning forced many to leave their homes and seek shelter in their cars or with friends.

Con Edison brought in three truck--size generators to restore power by back feeding the system.  The generators should be effective in restoring power on Wednesday night.  Con Edison has not provided information on when repairs to the substation will be done.

For those of you who do have power, Con Edison maintains a map of the location of power outages and updates it every 15 minutes. So if you want to see which homes are affected, visit the Con Edison outage map;

It looks like the new Mexican restaurant in Hartsdale will soon be opening its doors. A worker on the site told Scarsdale10583 that they plan to complete construction in just two weeks. The restaurant will be called Vega, and is owned by Shiva Natarajan, who owns Malabar Hill in Elmsford.

The interior is looking slick with a water wall separating the bar area from the dining room. The restaurant will seat 110 and the menu is now being finalized.

Across the street, Enrico's is in the process of moving from their present location to the former home of Hartsdale Farms a few doors down. A new sign says, “Enricos, We are not just cake anymore –look for our opening in late July.” An employee of the bakery told us that Enrico’s will soon be adding bagels, smoked fish and cheeses to their selection of baked goods, filling in the void left by the Hartsdale Cheesery that went out of business earlier this year

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