Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS, MORE ON TODAY'S GRAND STREET FIRE

Welcome to EverythingCroton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

A kitchen fire broke out at the Van Wyck Apartments on Grand Street today. Thankfully, the fire was contained to the one apartment and no one was hurt.

What impressed us most, however, was how quickly the Croton volunteer fire department responded, as well as other nearby fire fighters from Ossining, etc.
So hats off to you guys for another job well done!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

CROTON MINI DELI, NOT FANCY, JUST DELICIOUS

Welcome to EverythingCroton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

We love the Croton Mini Deli. The BEST Reuben sandwiches in town, the only place around that makes a Cobb salad--and a great one at that--and don't get us started talking about their pepper steak. Click the photo to see their hours, facebook page, etc. 


CROTON MINI DELI, 10 MAPLE STREET

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FAAH HOUSING UPDATE: PLEASANTVILLE RESIDENTS SAY NO TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON VILLAGE OWNED LAND

Washington Ave. Neighbors Reject Feeler on Housing- Informal meeting draws a vocal "no" from residents near the garden apartments' backyard, seen as a potential site for county's affordable units. A dozen speakers backed by a roomful of vocal supporters urged Pleasantville officials Monday to shelve plans for affordable housing behind Washington Avenue’s garden apartments.Such housing would increase taxes and traffic, some speakers maintained, while others insisted the village-owned land itself raised serious issues of suitability as a building site. Mayor Peter Scherer had billed the gathering as an “informal meeting” and not a public hearing. He repeatedly assured residents while three developers have expressed interest in acquiring the land for affordable housing, none has yet submitted a formal proposal. READ MORE HERE: http://pleasantville.patch.com/articles/washington-ave-neighbors-reject-feeler-on-housing

Monday, May 23, 2011

CROTON BAIT & TACKLE, A FISHERMAN'S PARADISE

Welcome to EverythingCroton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
 
One of the nicer things about warmer days on the horizon is the prospect of local fishing. Croton residents are lucky to have a fisherman’s paradise packed into the tiny little shop known as Croton Bait and Tackle. The proprietors not only know where all the good spots are, they have everything you need—hooks, bait, sinkers, reels, poles, line, you name it. Croton Bait & Tackle is located at 65 North Riverside Avenue, 271-3675

UPDATED:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/croton-bait-tackle-little-history-more.html

Friday, May 20, 2011

THE OLD BOOK ROOM

Welcome to EverythingCroton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

In February of this year, CNN reported that E-book sales topped all other formats, including paperbacks and hardcovers, according to an industry report released that week. 

We know that time marches on, that's the reality, but we hate to think that our beloved dusty books are destined for the path of the dinosaur anyway.

Fortunately in Croton, we are lucky to have The Old Book Room (111 Grand Street, 271-6802, call ahead for hours), and while it certainly isn't Barnes and Noble, the vintage--and some newer--books there are always a treat. 

So we've gathered up some photos of vintage books--and booklets too--from The Old Book Room, and some from private collections too, and made a set for your viewing pleasure. (Any books not marked "private collection" were found in the shop.) 

Just click the link and enjoy. You may even find a long lost childhood friend: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157626640072523/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF VINTAGE CANDY CONTAINERS

Wow, are you guys in for a treat. We have come across an outstanding collection of vintage candy containers, including tin/metal “house” containers. And considering the age of some of the glass ones, it is doubly remarkable that these survived intact. Courtesy of USSIWOJIMA aka Frank Kelsey, step back in time with two pages and 125 photos of some of the best examples you’ll ever see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41606952@N07/sets/72157623413952719/ 

All photos, all rights reserved, Frank Kelsey - p.s. And check out the vintage candy containers from the 1916 Sears Catalog set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/5276467499/

Monday, May 16, 2011

PACK-O-FUN

Yes folks, we here at Everything Croton have a fondness for kitsch. There. We've admitted it. And so without further ado...

It's time for Pack-O-Fun. But seriously, Pack-O-Fun, a 70's publication, billed itself as "The Only Scrap Craft Magazine"--and if you think abut it, they were ahead of the curve---"upcycle-ing" everything from egg cartons to can lids.

Some of the scans you'll see at the link below are REAL hokey but--some of the ideas can also be "elevated"--and alot of them are fun, especially the 1970's ads. Alas, most of the pages were beyond saving (stuck together) and this was all that could be salvaged. Click the link and enjoy: http://
www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157626724529540/

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

THE VINTAGE CHILD

Well folks by popular demand, we've finally organized a collection of photos we call THE VINTAGE CHILD: vintage and antique children, illustrations, orphan photos, ads, catalogs, portrayed in objects etc. -- some from private collections, others from shops right here in Croton - like Cornelia Cotton's (271-6802), and some we've encountered in our travels outside the village.

Click the link...and enjoy! http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157626531467440/with/4691910057/