Category: White Plains Today

Ice Cream White Plains Style

Ice Cream Social a new ice cream shop is trending on Face Book (FB) and with Westchester Magazine. The store is at a former gas station that was featured in an old add for the Chinese Restaurant that is still across the street. Then… Continue Reading “Ice Cream White Plains Style”

To “Citizens to be Heard” a City activist group.

Wow, don’t understand what this group’s purpose is for anymore. Got attacked on their Facbook Group for wanting my neighborhood of Eastview to be as nice as the rest of the City. It is full of shopping carts, traffic from car dealer, litter, dumped… Continue Reading “To “Citizens to be Heard” a City activist group.”

Sports in White Plains: Past and Present

Keeping active, has always been the way White Plains (WP) rolled. Fishing, hunting and horse back riding were once necessities for bringing food to the table and to get around but as the community changed from an agricultural based economy, these activities became more… Continue Reading “Sports in White Plains: Past and Present”

Things To Do Near and Far from White Plains

One would never think White Plains (WP) was a tourist destination. Sure people come to the City for work, it’s courts, shopping and to go to school but, the City does attract people for events and other attractions. New Years is an alternative to… Continue Reading “Things To Do Near and Far from White Plains”

Transportation in White Plains

How did people get around White Plains before & during colonial days? How did new modes of transport transform WP from a “sleepy” small village into a modern city? Horses: Remember, that modern day horses did not come to America till Europeans brought them… Continue Reading “Transportation in White Plains”

Parking in White Plains

Parking is a challenge everywhere, but very much problematic for those in White Plains (WP). No overnight parking is allowed on the streets between 2 and 6 am. Most meters require payment (M-Sat); start at 9am but the cut off in the evening varying… Continue Reading “Parking in White Plains”

The Arts in White Plains: Past & Present

Film Production and Cinemas: In more recent years, film making has become common place in White Plains (WP) but going to a cinema to watch a movie on a big screen has been a favorite pastime in WP for over 100 years. Today, people… Continue Reading “The Arts in White Plains: Past & Present”

White Plains Revitalization; Its Vanishing Past

In February 2019, one of White Plains’ older homes was demolished. Former Rocco Briante house was built around 1913. Rocco Briante was a builder of homes and other structures. House at 40 Chatterton Parkway had become a “zombie” property. Neglect obviously caused severe deterioration… Continue Reading “White Plains Revitalization; Its Vanishing Past”

Reward Programs & Perks in White Plains

Offers by Government/Businesses/Restaurants are available in White Plains (WP): Discounts: BID Discount Card: sign up online and use card at various places for discounts. Target (sign up required with use of their credit card, 5% off) Stop & Shop; Shoprite: Offer discounts/coupons with card… Continue Reading “Reward Programs & Perks in White Plains”

Helpful Resources for White Plains Residents in Need

“Who ya gonna call?” What can a person do when they need help? There are a number of organizations and places that people can reach out to help. Listed here are those available to White Plains (WP) residents. Information listed here does not guarantee… Continue Reading “Helpful Resources for White Plains Residents in Need”

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