Friday, February 05, 2016

Bazzomanifesto Update 02/05/16: 13 Topics In Today's blog


1)  Check Out
Putnam's Andrew Falk, a Democrat, seeks to unseat Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy in the fall
2) Check Out Yorktown News:
New Bazzo Says Column:The New York Slimes Endorses Hillary


4) Yorktown Town Board: Rezoning, plus updates on Roma Building & Dogs 02/02/16

5) Yorktown Town Board:  Review of Parks & Rec Dept Programs 02/03/16

6) The Book Club, feat. John Hart, Don Falzone, Bob Meyer Returns! This Sat. Feb.6th, 2016 @ 8pm: The Green Growler, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

7) CTC&G Announces the Innovator and Judges for the 2016 Innovation in Design Awards!

8) 12 Grapes: You'll LOVE our February lineup



11) [PRESS RELEASE] Pols pensions would be stripped under Murphy petition

12) [Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Planning Board Televised Meeting 02/08/16

13) Town Of Yorktown: AFC Urgent Care Comes to Yorktown
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Note: Beginning January, 2016, the CIY Town Board meeting summaries will continue to be written by Susan Siegel in her capacity as an observer.
Town Board
February 2, 2016

Meeting highlights. For a summary of all agenda items, visit

1.  RPG Properties, 3574 Lexington Avenue/Public hearing on rezoning request
The board adjourned the public hearing after several area residents spoke in opposition to the rezoning. Supervisor Grace advised the applicant to return to a work session with a plan showing fewer units.

2. Town engineering services
The town invites professional engineers to submit resumes. The board extended the contact with the previous engineering company for an additional month pending the selection of a new provider.

3. Courtesy of the Floor
Topics covered included:
  • Lateness of residents receiving meeting agenda
  • Quality of life issues, including enforcing the town laws, fining violators and increasing the fine for littering
  • The dog issue at the YCCC track
  • Roma Building cleanup status


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Town Board Work Session
February 3, 2016
This was an additional work session meeting devoted primarily to the operations of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Although advertised as a closed Executive Session “for the purpose of discussing the employment history of particular persons,” the meeting included a 90 minute open session discussion of the department’s activities and projects: completed, recurring and planned.

Some of the topics discussed included:
  • Status of tennis courts
  • A new recreation building
  • Senior programs
  • Online registration


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THE  BOOK  CLUB  Returns!


The Green Growler Tap Room presents:

the Return of a VERY Special Jazz Trio!

The Book Club!  

John Hart, guitar

Don Falzone, bass

Bob Meyer, drums & cymbals

Playing JAZZ !


Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2016   8PM - 11:30

    368 S. Riverside Ave,   
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
 (914) 862-0961  
Come early. Come late. Catch some tunes and have a brew or two. Get your beer supplies!     Host Seana O'Callaghan will welcome you!

Robert A.M. Stern
Robert A.M. Stern Architects

2016 CTC&G

The Innovator Award is presented to an icon of the design industry - one individual who has achieved an overarching level of innovation and excellence.

IDA submissions are judged by an exclusive panel of key influencers in the design industry.
This year's judges are no exception!

Submit your entries online by March 4.

All winners will be honored at an awards gala on May 24.
For more information, visit
or contact Agata at 203-956-9970.
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 Event Calendar                    News/Reviews               914-737-6624

Open Mic Night
 Our once-monthly Open Mics are mainly Acoustic, but most styles of music are welcome.  Hosting tonight is singer/ songwriter and local favorite, Leo Harmonay. We have a full back line including mics, amps and a keyboard. And don't forget to bring your friends!
Sign up between 8 & 10pm ONLY. No Cover.
$18 two-course Dinner Deal all night.
Fri Feb 5, 9:30 - 12:30

and other lost Rock icons, gone too soon.
Electric Beef will perform songs from David Bowie, the Eagles and other music icons plus choice Rock covers. The Electric Beef trio features drummer and singer, Tito Wilson, Artie Walker on bass / vocals, and Mike Milazzo on guitar/vocals. This is one band that can really do these artists proud.
$5 Cover or FREE w/ Dinner.
Seasoned litigators by day, these counselors Rock the night away with songs from The Beatles, The Stones, Van Morrison, Bad Company, Mellancamp and more. With the harmonic vocals of Gary Cusano (guitar) and Mike Latini (bass) plus Jim Nowak on guitar, Sal Lagonia on trumpet, Steve Kaplan on sax, Rick Tota on drums & Tommy D on keys. $10 Cover or $5 w/ Dinner.

Thu Feb 11
KJ Denhert
Fri Feb 12
Cousin Acoustic
Sat Feb 13
Live Society

$21 Two-Course Menu
Two seatings: 11:30 or 1:00
First Course, choice of: Mini Croissants with Raspberry Preserves, Fresh Fruit with Greek Yogurt & Granola, French Onion Soup, or Green Salad w/ Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette.
Entrée, choice of: Vegetable Frittata, 
Eggs Benedict, Bacon & Cheddar Quiche, Brioche French Toast, Chicken Caesar Salad, Mushroom Ravioli or Bordeaux Burger. 

with The Natasha May Jazz Trio
Two Dinner & Show Seatings
Natasha May will be sharing her favorite love songs from the Great American Songbook. 
A la carte menu plus Dinner Specials.
1st Seating:  5:00 or 5:30 
2nd Seating 7:30 or 8:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4th, 2016
CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624
Yorktown PD

Yorktown, NY -- We live in a time when a police officer's oath to "protect and serve" can be hampered by litigation or a controversial incident. To help combat crime, Senator Terrence Murphy secured a $10,500 grant to fund the purchase of five new Taser X-2 guns for the Yorktown Police Department. In the interest of police transparency, the Taser X-2's are also equipped with a camera that records both video and audio.
"The members of our police department put their lives on the line everyday to keep our families and community safe," said Senator Murphy. "The new Taser guns will reduce the risk of an officer having to go one-on-one with someone and will help prevent people from committing a crime."
"We're fortunate to live in a beautiful area, but like other towns our community is not immune to crime," said Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace. "It's important to have a police department that's invested in the community. Having a Taser on hand will help officers diffuse potentially dangerous confrontations."
Councilman Thomas Diana is a former Yorktown police officer who knows the Taser X-2 can be a valuable law enforcement tool. "A police officer often has a matter of seconds to decide a course of action," Councilman Diana said. "A Taser can keep a suspect at bay and help an officer get control of a situation. I only wish they were available when I was on the force."
"I want to thank Senator Murphy for making the grant possible," said Yorktown Police Chief Daniel McMahon. "We now have five additional state-of-the art Tasers that can help protect our officers and the members of our community. They will make it easier for our officers to restrain dangerous suspects."
The Taser X-2 features a nitrogen gas propulsion system that fires two darts from an average distance of 15 feet. The recipient feels a series of shocks, which causes an interruption of the recipient's neuromuscular messages and causes muscle contractions. The shocks leave the recipient dazed and unable to resist the necessary actions of the deploying officer.
Senator Terrence Murphy, LOB 817, Albany, NY 12247

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4th, 2016
CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624
Albany, NY-- Senators George Amedore, Terrence Murphy  and Robert Ortt, co-Chairs of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, have announced a series of state-wide forums that will continue to examine the issues facing communities in the wake of increased heroin and opioid abuse. The forums will be held in Penn Yan, Oneonta, Brooklyn, and in Long Island. The forums will provide Task Force members with the opportunity to solicit input from stakeholders and experts and to use the information to develop recommendations for legislative action.

"While we have made progress in New York's war on addiction we still have work to do.  Families across the state are still struggling to find adequate recovery options and more support is needed for our law enforcement agencies," said Senator Murphy. "These hearings will give us the opportunities to further explore what we need to do as a state to provide the necessary recovery options, advance education opportunities and pursue tougher laws to combat this deadly scourge."
"The best way to develop solutions to the heroin epidemic that is wreaking havoc throughout communities in New York is to hear first-hand from treatment providers, educators, medical personnel, law enforcement, and the families that have been impacted," said Senator Amedore. "These forums provide valuable insight into the most effective ways we can increase prevention, treatment and recovery options for those who need it most, and I look forward to joining my colleagues on the Task Force to continue our efforts to curb this epidemic."

"The dangers of heroin and opioid abuse have spread to communities across our entire state, which is why it's critical for us to listen," said Senator Ortt  "We need to hear from individuals across the entire spectrum of this epidemic - law enforcement officials, addicts, family members, and experts in the treatment, insurance, and medical communities. This will allow us to continue our efforts to boost prevention and recovery while cracking down on drug dealers."
2016 Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Schedule

Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 pm: SUNY Oneonta, Hunt Union Ballroom, 108 Ravine Parkway, Oneonta, NY, 13820

Penn Yan:
Tuesday, February 23, 6:30 pm: Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium, 515 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527

Friday, February 26, 2 pm: Knights of Columbus, 1305 86th Street (Ground Floor), Brooklyn, NY 11228

Long Island:
Thursday, April 7, 6:30 pm: Sayville Middle School, 291 Johnson Avenue, Sayville, NY 11782

Earlier this year the Task Force advanced an initiative (S.6516) to create a statewide narcan registry in order to track naloxone distribution, as well as usage and overdose reversals. In light of the recent decision by the Department of Health and CVS to make narcan available over-the-counter at nearly 500 CVS stores throughout the state, a statewide registry that includes the number of reversals and where they occurred will continue to provide important information in the efforts to help direct resources where they are needed most to help those that are struggling with addiction.
Senator Terrence Murphy, LOB 817, Albany, NY 12247

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5th, 2016
CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624

Freshman Senator Rallies Support for Needed 
Pension Reform & Term Limits
Click here to sign Reform Albany Now petition

Albany, NY - New Yorkers have been clamoring for change in Albany for years and Senator Terrence Murphy has a plan to reform the New York State Common Retirement Fund by making it one of the most transparent and accountable public pension funds in the country. Like all New Yorkers, Senator Murphy is offended by the betrayal of the public trust by elected officials on all levels of government and has taken steps to strengthen oversight of the Fund while fixing New York's campaign finance laws.

"We must demonstrate that corruption in all levels of government will no longer be tolerated. This means passing sweeping reforms that guarantee there will be no more golden parachutes for corrupt politicians," Senator Murphy said. "State government needs lawmakers who are committed to reforming the system and making sure government works for the people. Elected officials need to be held to a higher standard."

Senator Murphy has been calling for comprehensive reforms since he was a Councilman for Yorktown. In 2014, along with County Executive MaryEllen Odell, and Carmel Supervisor Ken Schmitt, Murphy called for reforms that would retroactively strip pensions from elected officials convicted of a felony related to public office and enacting safeguards against the use of campaign funds for legal protection.

In addition, one of Senator Murphy's goals is to see legislation that he sponsored pass the legislature which would statutorily enforce term limits on leadership positions.  The bill also would place term limits for the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate and minority leader of the assembly to eight years and limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to eight consecutive years.  While the Senate originally imposed these limits through its internal rules this bill would enforce a statutory change to both houses.
"If being in Albany has taught me anything, it is the need to lead by example," Senator Murphy said. "Even though the Senate has voluntary term limits, we need to make them permanent in law for the legislature and executive branches of government.  You cannot have ethics reform without term limits."
Senator Murphy does not believe New York taxpayers should be on the hook to support corrupt officials.  To join Senator Murphy's fight to pass reform in Albany, please go to, or click here.

Senator Terrence Murphy, LOB 817, Albany, NY 12247

363 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Planning Board Televised Meeting

Calendar Date:
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

Correspondence/Liaison Reports
Meeting Minutes – December 21, 2015, January 11, 2016, January 25, 2016
Staples Plaza – Master Sign Plan
SBL: 36.06-2-76
Decision Statement

Location: 3333 Crompond Statement
Contact: Norman DiChiara Architects
Description: A proposed Master Sign Plan for the Plaza.
Marathon Development Group
SBL: 37.18-2-51
Adjourned Public Hearing

Location: 322 Kear Street
Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: A proposed three story commercial/residential building with associated parking and walks.
SBL: 36.05-2-57
Adjourned Public Hearing

Location: 2483 Hunterbrook Road
Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: A proposed subdivision to subdivide an existing 3.422 acre lot with an existing 2-story dwelling into 3-lots.
JCPC Holdings, LLC
SBL: 48.07-2-2
Public Informational Hearing

Location: Front Street
Contact: Ciarcia Engineering
Description: Applicant proposes to construct a 5,000 sf building for an engine building shop.
Orchard View Realty Subdivision
SBL: 36.06-2-78
Discussion Subdivision

Location: Sherry Drive
Contact: Hudson Engineering and Consulting P.C.
Description: Proposal to subdivide a 9.2438 acre parcel in a R1-20 zone into 9 lots.



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Yorktown Heights, NY

Kellie FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2016 CONTACT: Kellie Slater, 914-930-5550 AFC Urgent Care Comes to Yorktown New health care solution promises quality, convenient care Yorktown Heights, NY (February
CONTACT: Kellie Slater, 914-930-5550
AFC Urgent Care Comes to Yorktown
New health care solution promises quality, convenient care

Yorktown Heights, NY (February 5, 2016) - AFC Urgent Care, the second largest privately owned operator of urgent care and accessible primary care facilities in the country opened its doors yesterday in Yorktown. More than 300 community members, dignitaries and business leaders welcomed the new health care provider at their ribbon cutting and enjoyed tours of the new state of the art center.
Dr. Gupta, the Center’s Medical Director stated, “I am looking forward to being more involved with our patients, their families and our greater Yorktown community. Developing relationships, building stronger ties with the community and serving a town where urgent care is not accessible are the main reasons I am doing this.” Gupta also expressed a commitment to caring for the veterans in the community, accepting Tricare, the veterans’ health insurance plan.
The center will have an onsite lab and X-Ray equipment and offer pre-employment exams, drug testing, breathe alcohol tests, sports and school physicals, pre-surgical physicals and vaccinations. Open 7 days a week at its convenient location, 3379 Crompond Rd, Yorktown (in the BJs Plaza)  M-F 8-8, S-S 8-5, no appointment necessary.
Eric DiBartolo, president of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, said he was glad to have a new facility like this in Yorktown. "This is so important to us," DiBartolo said. "Yorktown is growing and we are so excited that you jumped on board."
Yorktown Town Supervisor Michael Grace stated; “We are so proud to have AFC Urgent Care open their doors here in Yorktown.  Their state of the art facility is a credit to our town and fills a need that has been lacking for far too long.” Supervisor Grace went on to say “we are even more excited that Seema and Dr. Gupta, two local Yorktown residents, have taken their dreams of helping people and put it into reality. Congratulations and best wishes.”
AFC Urgent Care Yorktown will accept most insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, as well as affordable cash and credit card rates for self-pay patients.
Kellie Slater
Marketing/Community Outreach Director
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