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Seven Lakes Station craft beer taproom in Sloatsburg continues to thrive

Posted on 05 February 2017 by Editor

The little teal-colored taproom in Sloatsburg, NY, opened to much fanfare and excitement and late summer 2016. Village regulars and visitors quickly took to the spot like a shady oasis in the desert dunes.

Owners and operators Martijn Matos Mollet and Jamie Lovelace opened Seven Lakes Station craft beer taproom and market in Sloatsburg, NY, in 2016.

Owners and operators Martijn Matos Mollet and Jamie Lovelace opened Seven Lakes Station craft beer taproom and market in Sloatsburg, NY, in 2016.

Seven Lakes Station owners and operators Martijn Matos Mollet and Jamie Lovelace have been steering the taproom since that opening to a sweet spot, where most evenings, from sundown to closing, finds the craft beer taproom and beer market filled with thirsty customers. Continue Reading

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Get Ready for the Sloatsburg Complete Streets Main Street Project – residents are invited to participate in remaking Rt. 17

Posted on 02 February 2017 by Editor

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Just say no to buses, trucks and cars whizzing through Sloatsburg’s village center. The NYS DOT has offered residents a transformative opportunity to participate in a Complete Streets Main Street Project that will re-imagine Route 17 through Sloatsburg.

Now is the time for Village of Sloatsburg residents to get up, get involved and get excited.

The cry for traffic calming, safe passage and turning Route 17 into more of a Main Street that provides Sloatsburg with safe pedestrian walkways and “village feel” has been heard. Loud and clear. Continue Reading

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Sushiville in Sloatsburg adds live music on Tuesdays in support of the local environment

Posted on 16 January 2017 by Editor

Sushiville Music TxtWhether he’s out back on break with a pitching wedge in hand on the Harmony Hall great lawn or inside greeting repeat customers, Sushiville owner CJ Oh is sold on Sloatsburg. He believes that the village is a special place, nestled in the Ramapo Mountains, with a beautiful river running through the village and Harriman State Park and Sterling Forest State Park nearby. Continue Reading

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So Nice to See You Warby Parker: NYC-based lifestyle brand company takes big step and opens its first optical lab

Posted on 10 January 2017 by Editor

barkow-photo-for-warby-parker-wp-wmRockland County, N.Y. — First came the summer 2016 announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about growing lifestyle company Warby Parker’s decision to locate its new optical lab in Rockland County, right down the road from Sloatsburg in part of the Rockland Standard Gears building.

Then came the quick build out of the space, beginning in late fall which involved a complete warehouse conversion and installation of advanced machinery and a state of the art conveyor system.

Most recently employees were recruited, some at a Rockland Community College jobs fair, then hired and trained at WP’s Manhattan headquarters. Now the new Warby Parky lab, which occupies a 34,000-square-foot factory and is outfitted for assembling glasses and finishing prescription lenses, opens its doors for business.

The optical lab is an important domestic move by WP that steers it closer to possibly manufacturing its own frames some day right here in the USA.

barkow-photo-for-warby-parker-warehouse-creditThe move is also expected to create some 128 jobs in the area over the next five years.

“Opening our first optical lab represents a significant milestone for both our customers and our team,” said Dave Gilboa, Warby Parker co-founder and co-ceo.

“Warby Parker’s lens-making facility will usher new economic vitality into Rockland County, creating high-paying, skilled labor jobs and investing millions of dollars in the region,” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said.

The Warby Parker optical lab on Sloatsburg’s doorstep opens officially for business on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

A wide shot of the new 36,000 sq ft Warby Parker optical lab just outside Sloatsburg in Rockland County that officially opened on January 11 2017.

A wide shot of the new 34,000 square feet Warby Parker optical lab in Rockland County that officially opened on January 11, 2017, and is expected to eventually employ up to 128 people over the next five years. The optical lab is part of WP’s lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear online and at stylish bricks and mortar stores across the country.

The roadside industrial warehouse space is well-lighted, open and reflects Warby’s arty brand and look, with signature blue and a prominent So Nice to See You logo to greet employees and visitors.

The lab’s wall also showcases a custom mural by artist Jason Munn that illustrates the entire finishing process.

“We designed the interior to look and feel like any other Warby Parker space, said Warby co-founder and co-ceo Neil Blumenthal. “We’re really happy with how our first industrial space turned out.”

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U. S. Senator Chuck Schumer was also sweet on Warby Parker’s new Rockland County lab, having worked to help convince the company to keep its business in New York.

“From the day I heard that Warby Parker was looking to locate here in the Hudson Valley, I knew that the world-class workers we have were a perfect match for their needs,” said Sen. Schumer.

“Warby Parker has a clear vision to expand their workforce and I couldn’t be happier that Rockland County is part of that vision,” Sen. Schumer said. “By adding 128 new jobs in the heart and soul of Rockland, it proves how efficient and talented Rockland County workers are.”

 

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Michael Bruno’s Tuxedo Hudson Co. wins Mid-Hudson Economic Development grant for Sloatsburg/Tuxedo revitalization effort

Posted on 21 December 2016 by Editor

The Tuxedo Hudson Company was recently awarded a $750,000 Mid-Hudson Economic Development grant for its proposed Tuxedo/Sloatsburg revitalization effort that includes demolishing the old Tuxedo Inn building and a complete renovation of the former IGA into office space and a restaurant.

The Tuxedo Hudson Company was recently awarded a $750,000 Mid-Hudson Economic Development Council grant for its proposed Tuxedo/Sloatsburg revitalization effort that includes demolishing the old Tuxedo Inn building and a complete renovation of the former IGA into office space and a restaurant.

Sometimes progress can appear in the smaller details. This holiday season Sloatsburg and Tuxedo have vibrant light displays along Route 17 going through the center of the communities. Tuxedo’s old IGA building (now undergoing a complete makeover) is especially decorated, all compliments of the Tuxedo Hudson Company. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg’s Rockland Peak Performance Undergoes Expansion

Posted on 04 November 2016 by Editor

Rockland Peak Performance, under co-owner Nunzio Signore, has become a powerhouse in the strength and conditioning field. RPP, located just south of Sloatsburg, NY, just added 4,500 square feet of space.

Rockland Peak Performance under co-owner Nunzio Signore’s leadership has become a powerhouse in the strength and conditioning field. RPP, located at the south entrance of Sloatsburg, NY, just added 4,500 square feet of space.

Nunzio Signore is building quite a strength and conditioning sports performance facility just outside Sloatsburg along Route 17. Since Signore got Rockland Peak Performance rolling in 2012, the facility has become a beacon for team and individual fitness training. Continue Reading

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Suffern Chamber of Commerce Celebrates County Collaboration

Posted on 17 October 2016 by Editor

suffernchambermixerThe idea of a viable trail town experience in Rockland County came to life this summer with colorful New Jersey Transit train posters promoting park adventure.

The wooden bridge in the woods photo featured on the jazzy posters was donated to the cause by local Suffern photographer Michael Malandra.

Rockland County Tourism’s Lucy Redzeposki collaborated with the Suffern Chamber of Commerce and Alexandria Evans of Explore Harriman on the project, which sought to promote Rockland’s profile as a park destination. Outdoor adventure in Harriman State Park is a very big activity in Western Ramapo. Continue Reading

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Michael Bruno talks hiking and biking plans for Sloatsburg

Posted on 07 September 2016 by Editor

The main "Blue Barn" property that is the centerpiece of Michael Bruno's Sloatsburg Village center development plan that looks to create a bucolic hiking, biking, foodie cooridor with the Village as a destination for adventurers.

The main “Blue Barn” property that is the centerpiece of Michael Bruno’s Sloatsburg Village center development plan that looks to create a bucolic hiking, biking, foodie corridor from Sloatsburg to Tuxedo, with the Village itself as a destination for adventurers.

Many in Sloatsburg already know about Michael Bruno and his land-buying spree that could transform the Village from a pass-by on the highway to a bucolic biking destination. Continue Reading

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Metra begins night paving of Route 17 through Sloatsburg

Posted on 31 August 2016 by Editor

Metra has begun night paving schedule along Route 17 through Sloatsburg that is expected to run for the next three weeks.

Metra Industries has begun a night paving schedule along Route 17 through Sloatsburg that is expected to run for the next three weeks.

Route 17 through Sloatsburg is many things – a local residential road, a siren of opportunity, an artery of transportation. And currently a mess of bumpy road due to sewer construction. Continue Reading

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Suffern’s Hotel Lafayette meets its end as Orange Avenue Development moves forward

Posted on 01 July 2016 by Editor

In days gone by the Greenwood Bar at the Hotel Lafayette in Suffern was a place to be seen. But those colorful days have long receded into memory. Most recently the hotel had fallen into extreme disrepair. Continue Reading

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7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The George F. Baker High School Spring Musical gets underway Friday night, March 24, at 7 p.m. This year will see Giselle and Gaston and the Beast, as the musical program puts on the always popular[...]
7:00 pm Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School | Suffern | New York | United States
The Suffern High School Spring Musical made its rounds to all the district schools on Monday and is now ready for the stage. This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof springs to life on[...]
Mar
25
Sat
7:00 pm Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Beauty and the Beast @ George F. Baker High School Auditorium | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
The George F. Baker High School Spring Musical gets underway Friday night, March 24, at 7 p.m. This year will see Giselle and Gaston and the Beast, as the musical program puts on the always popular[...]
7:00 pm Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fiddler on the Roof @ Suffern High School | Suffern | New York | United States
The Suffern High School Spring Musical made its rounds to all the district schools on Monday and is now ready for the stage. This year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof springs to life on[...]
Apr
15
Sat
1:00 pm Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa
Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Spring will arrive just in time for the annual Easter Egg Hunt for Village of Sloatsburg Children at St. Mary’s Villa. The festive afternoon celebration and egg hunt takes place Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. Sponsored[...]
Apr
22
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11:00 am Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Join in to Keep Rockland Beautiful on Sunday, April 22, when Sloatsburg community members join as part of the Great America Cleanup effort. Volunteer will meet at the Municipal parking lot at Village Hall at 11[...]
3:00 pm Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society
Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
Save the date for this one … a lecture on Bruce Price, the architect extraordinaire of Tuxedo Park. That constellation of  A-frame houses down by the Tuxedo Park Library — also Bruce Price designs. The Tuxedo Historical[...]