Nicholas Perrone

Supervisor renders Edgemont incorporation petition legally insufficient, calls petition decision a ‘slam dunk’

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Echoing his 2017 denial of the Edgemont Incorporation Committee’s first petition submitted in an effort to make Edgemont Greenburgh’s seventh village, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner rendered the EIC’s newest petition legally insufficient, citing the petition’s failure to include an accurate list of regular inhabitants, the inclusion of signatures before the petition’s submittal, a failure to include a metes and bounds description of the proposed incorporated area and a lack of common certainty in the proposed territory." ...

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Edgemont petition under fire

By: Nicholas Perrone

"As a standing room only crowd filled Greenburgh Town Hall with a hum of conversations on July 16, the dais stood empty, with only the stenographer seated at the front of the room and Town Attorney Timothy Lewis nearby. Then, as the clock struck 7:35 p.m., Supervisor Paul Feiner and former New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert Spolzino walked in to begin the public hearing — five minutes after the scheduled start time." ...

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Mechanic fights to keep 37-year-old auto shop

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Gerardo Casarella sat at a large table in his mechanic’s shop waiting room May 31. He twirled the rag in his hand multiple times on the same portion of table, cleaning it beyond perfection. Eventually he stood up and walked over to move a shelf that stood in front of more than two dozen pictures of his family and friends.

He pointed to a photograph of himself and his wife standing in front of his storefront; the year “1982” written on top of the photograph in black marker.

“All my children, they were raised in this shop,” said Casarella — known by his friends and customers as Gerry." ...

Town clerk accepts E’mont’s incorporation petition

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Jeffrey Sherwin and Jon Lewis stood in the Greenburgh Town Hall parking lot May 28. In his left hand, Sherwin firmly grasped a nearly 4-inch thick folder, filled with more than 600 pages of signatures, exhibits, affidavits and a $6,000 check made out to the Town of Greenburgh.

Things came together quickly, with a looming bill in Albany introduced only one week before which — if passed — would complicate the entire process. Thus, the duo spent much of the Memorial Day holiday weekend finalizing the documents and preparing for the filing. This was not the first time Sherwin and Lewis had walked into the town clerk’s office to submit their assortment of papers — but they hoped it would be their last." ...

Cioffi petitions to run for G’burgh supervisor

By: Nicholas Perrone

"It was a dreary, drizzly morning at the Hartsdale train station as Lucas Cioffi handed out petitions May 13 to commuters.

“Hello, I’m running against Paul Feiner in the general election, if you’d like to sign this petition it helps to get me on the ballot,” Cioffi told the commuters rushing to catch trains to the city.

Cioffi, who grew up in Edgemont and moved back this past year, is petitioning to run as an independent for town supervisor. In the first week of his petitioning he has collected 750 of the 1,500 signatures needed to get his name on the ballot, a deadline he will have to meet by May 28." ...

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Plan for Old Colony Road raises questions

By: Nicholas Perrone

"In November 2010, Edgemont resident Gertrude Rothschild died. A world-renowned materials science and engineering professor at Columbia University, Rothschild was a physicist who researched and developed light-emitting diodes used in many modern day technologies like cellphones and television screens. Rothschild lived with her husband Henry on Old Colony Road. Besides owning the mid-century modern home on the corner of Midvale Court, Rothschild also owned three parcels of land across the street." ...

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An environmentally conscious government at the state, county and local level

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Jeffrey Coleman stepped out of a small office at the Scarsdale recycling facility. The sky was completely clear of clouds and the sun reflected brightly off of his white shirt and striped blue tie. Coleman had only been the superintendent of public works in Scarsdale for four months, but he had chalked up plenty of experience elsewhere, doing the same job in the town of Cortlandt for eight years and New Rochelle for 10." ...

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Students learn lessons about sustainability at every level, every day

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Rutherford Hall was filled March 12 with more than 20 students, a peculiar sight compared to the usual board of trustees meetings at village hall. Almost all of them were from Emily Block’s City 2.0 public policy class at Scarsdale High School. One by one, students went to the microphone to voice their opinions to the board." ...

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Keep Calm and Buy Bitcoins Here

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Like many bodegas in East Harlem, Apollo Deli & Fruit has an ATM machine perched in the corner of their store. People use the machine often. Getting cash to buy sandwiches and drinks. But this Deli, on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd and 126th St, has a second ATM sitting near its entrance – and this one dispenses bitcoins." ...

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Ayala Sneaks a Win in District 8

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Diana Ayala’s campaign office was just about empty. The white walls were barren, the boxes were packed, and the sound of whirring filled the room as Ayala fed a box full of documents into a paper shredder. She was stressed but confident about the recount. She had already announced her victory and felt sure knowing that nothing would keep her from her earned seat on the City Council. The New York City Board of Elections’ unofficial vote count had Ayala leading by a mere 122 votes." ...

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W2C 1:1 Replicas

By: Nicholas Perrone

"AJ Bsis is tired but anxious as he plops down on the edge of his bed. His hands caressed a 4.5kg package just recently delivered from the post office. Inside of it, clothing and accessories from premium streetwear brands like Supreme, Bathing Ape and Ray Ban. Usually, high-end designer clothing brands like these cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in stores or online. They are highly sought after because of their limited release and status symbol recognition. But for Bsis and many young adults like him, who relish the exclusivity of premium clothing brands but cannot afford the high prices, take an alternate route, by buying counterfeit clothing items from sellers in China and having them shipped to the United States for a quarter of the price." ...

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How One Tech Company Grew a New Composting Strategy

By: Nicholas Perrone

"Trevor Dickson rolled up to the Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn during his lunch break. He was wearing a Carhartt Jacket with a green plaid shirt and a hat whose brim flapped in front of his eyes." ...

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