I suppose in observance of the spring holidays...
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Thursday, March 29, 2018
About a year ago, we had received another rate increase letter:
No word on the Giardia or Cryptosporidium count.
Get charged extra for delivering contaminated water. This from what is supposed to be the best tasting water in New York...
Here from the CDC:
From the CDC again on Giardia:
To kill or inactivate Giardia, bring your water to a rolling boil for one minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for three minutes) Water should then be allowed to cool, stored in a clean sanitized container with a tight cover, and refrigerated.
You will have to boil water for one minute and then cool and refrigerate it in your home... If you want to drink your tap water. Camp life in suburban Scarsdale... Only in Scarsdale...
Last revision Sunday 8:30 a.m. EDT, April 8th, 2018.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
There had to be four consenting members of the CHP to bring down 937 Post Road.
Two voted "yes" and two voted "no". Lucas Meyer and Bana Choura recused themselves of this portion of the meeting.
Lucas is on the board of the Historical Society of Scarsdale and Bana is an architect who could be working for the contract vendee on the project, i.e. the entity who wants to purchase the property.
That left four members of the CHP who had to decide. Bruce Wells and Adam Lindenbaum said: "yes". Bob Scheibe and David Paul dissented.
For now, 937 Post Road will stay with us.
We learned that Susan B. Anthony came to this Quaker House, taught there. Do you need any other reason to keep a house ?...
Why demolish such a house ? I guess they think they will uncover Roman treasures soon that they will want to keep.
This is what we have, this is what we should honor and keep. Not put into agendas and discuss destruction thereof. To destroy takes seconds, to build forever. You are always building, building on old memories, on old experiences.
Pictured below, members who voted tonight. One on the left, three members on the right.
Back of Randy Guggenheimer and Lucas Meyer in front of me taking the picture.
Here below, the decisions of the CHP as posted this morning on the village website:
The Cudner -Hyatt house will be preserved with the new owner, but the Meeting House they thought could just be demolished...
The Cudner-Hyatt house will no longer be accessible to the public.
Last revised 10:03 a.m. EDT March 22, 2018.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
32 Tisdale Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583
(914) 522-9455 (cell)
Last revised 6:45 a.m. EDT Thursday March 15th, 2018.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
If we can't get out, due to a nor'easter or snow we can still visit all places virtually and plan for warmer, greener days. Provided of course you have power. Get your calendar, start planning.
Enjoy and rejoice we have all this open space and think of ways to add to the inventory. How are you going to contribute ? Composting ? Shopping at the local farmers' market ? Signing up for a CSA ?Setting aside the one corner of your yard ? Or donating several thousand acres to wildlife ? Every bit counts.
Recent weather events confirm we need more trees, more open space. As we live in more and more congested areas, we risk the danger of downed power lines, trees, etc., etc. As I drove around yesterday in New Rochelle, Scarsdale the evidence was all too clear. If we had more open space, the damage would not have been as much.
Of course, we in the northeast live next to a huge bath-tub called the Atlantic Ocean and its warming and cooling causes all kinds of "weather events"... Let alone the human events we have added to compound the issue..
More space, more green space, more open space for wildlife, for human life.
One cannot have enough open space, enough trees. But certainly one can have enough buildings.
Walk in a forest and come back renewed. Walk in Manhattan and you will need a shrink sooner than you can say "Hello".
Here are some places and links to get you started:
John Jay Homestead:
Westchester Land Preserve:
Greenburgh Nature Center
New York Botanical Garden:
Last revised 1:56 a.m. EST Friday, March 9, 2018.
Monday, March 5, 2018
This one below at Quaker and Catherine Roads. Many such scenes around the Village and many streets still closed. However, I must congratulate our Village Manager Steven Pappalardo and his crew for the way they handled this difficult situation. The first one for him and he passed with flying colors.
We were informed with timely phone robot calls, e-mails and of course Village web site postings.
And now the good news: another storm on the way for Wednesday... I remember that was the case with Sandy too - the residual energy will come pounding... I remember not as strongly... Will see. Better be prepared...
This next cupola below, is from the new development at Heathcote Tavern, 2-4 Weaver Street site. Notice how it reflects the Village Center cupola, the Harwood Cupola. Maybe they did listen to me after all...I think it does connect the two areas and provides a continuity or at least a harmony...
No weathervane on this one. I think it is better without one. Don't you agree ?
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Snowdrop or Galanthus Nivalis emerging for the new season, this year probably after mid February. Don't have the exact date for sure, since it was hiding behind the burlap we put up to shield the boxwood.
Yeah, you had to read it again. A house that has been here for almost 190 years will be "preserved" by the CHP. No, they will vote to demolish it - most probably. All the very responsible individuals below.