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On Mondays at 9:15am Rockland County Business Journal dishes dirt with Jeff & Will on WRCR. We talk about retail, real estate, economic development and other issues impacting the county. Past shows are archived below.


July 15, 2024 (12:23) Paramount Country Club Redevelopment


July 8, 2024 (18:46) Hi Tor Strike Back; Files Counterclaim Charging Rockland Green With Breach of Contract


July 1, 2024 (14:00) Agri-Tourism Zoning in Clarkstown & Orangetown


June 24, 2024 (17:18) Village of Haverstraw Affordable Housing Update


June 17, 2024 (12:52) IBM/HNA Training Center Update – 342 Residential Units


June 10, 2024 (13:49) Open Space, Warehouses & Wineries


May 20, 2024 (14:23) Lavagna Opens In Suffern; Good, Bad & Ugly on Faith Based Housing


May 13, 2024 (16:35) Town Of Clarkstown Subject To Second Attorney’s Fee Award For FOIL Denials


May 6, 2024 (12:26) Unhappy Neighbors (Piermont) & Property Owner (Nyack) Seek Relief In Court


April 29, 2024 (14:16) From Piermont To Nanuet – Ups & Downs In Rockland Economy


April 22, 2024 (13:46) A Tale of Two Villages (Continued): Nyack & Piermont vs. Developers


April 15, 2024 (14:11) Citizen Opposition To Developments In Piermont & Nyack


April 8, 2024 (14:58) Clarkstown Settles With Ateres; Commits To Retraining on RLUIPA; Tumult at RCC


April 1, 2024 (13:47) Tax Certiorari Cases: Palisades Mall & Shops At Nanuet


March 25, 2024 (13:09) The Legal Beat Stories; Friends of Harmony Hall Porch Restoration


March 18, 2024 (12:38) Palisades Center vs. Town of Clarkstown Certiorari Case; Padavan Law Trumps Local Zoning


March 11, 2024 (15:13) Nyack considers and rejects building moratorium. Agrees to revisit zoning code.


March 4, 2024 (12:54) Village of Nyack Rejects Cease Fire Resolution; Macy’s Palisades Survives Closure; Popeyes Eyes Nanuet Location; Brownfield Cleanup At Thruway Plaza


February 26, 2024 (13:15) Nyack Turns Hotel/Motel Tax Into Tourist Grants | 18-Unit Mixed Use To Replace Outdate Gas Station


February 19, 2024 (14:15) Presidents Day Essay – 2024 – George Washington


February 12, 2024 (24:28) Clarkstown Planning Board Workshop On Traffic Studies & SEQRA


February 05, 2024 (12:46) Clarkstown vs. Town Of Clarkstown Tax Case


January 29, 2024 (17: 41) Rockland’s First Legal Cannabis Dispensary


January 22, 2024 (14:08) Rockland County Needs An Organized Business Advocate


January 15, 2024 (14:39) Bond Debt; Open Space; Tourism Awards


January 8, 2024 (18:22) Laws, Lawsuits, Layoffs, and Land Use – Recapping Stories From Year-End 2023


December 18, 2023 (14:08) Clarkstown Hotel/Motel Tax | Flying Foreign Flags Over Clarkstown


December 11, 2023 (12:30) Second Circuit Court Of Appeals Reinstates RLUIPA Suit Against Clarkstown Over Grace Baptist Church Site


December 4, 2023 (13:08) Talking About The ICR Expansion On Mountainview Avenue & Land Use Issues


November 27, 2023 (19:39) Merockdim; BNE Letchworth; Oak Tree Lane Bungalows Developments


November 20, 2023 (13:08) Senior Housing At Camp Champion/Merockdim; Questions Raised About BNE In Haverstraw’s Letchworth Site


November 13, 2023 (15:32) Summit School In Nyack Gets Rabid Kitten From Four Legs Good Shelter


November 6, 2023 (12:32) ICR’s Exspansion Plans On Mountainview Avenue May Run Afoul of Clarkstown’s Zoning Code


October 30, 2023 (14:32) Opioid Settlement; Big Tobacco Money; What’s Happening Up At The Borden Milk Factory?


October 23, 2023 (13:06) Haverstraw BNE Project Moves Forward With IDA Dollars & Public Opposition


October 16, 2023 (13:18) Is Rent Stabilization Coming To Nyack – 900 Apartments Subject To Restriction


October 9, 2023 (20:14) Rockland Green Is Becoming a Juggernaut – And Why You Should Be Concerned


October 2, 2023 (13:58) Housing Proposals In Clarkstown, Rockland County


September 25, 2023 (14:14) Paying Lip Service: Everyone and No One Wants Housing In Rockland County


September 18, 2023 (14:02) Clarkstown’s New LLC Transparency Law For Residential Properties


September 11, 2023 (12:45) Disappointment in Clarkstown’s Nanuet TOD; Panhandling in Nyack Becomes a Real Problem


August 28, 2023 (12:19) Rockland County Shortchanged On CFA Funding Compared To Other Mid-Hudson Counties


August 21, 2023 (13:15) Clarkstown Swaps History For Land For The Long Path


August 14, 2023 (15:27) Short Term Rentals, Clarkstown, Federal Lawsuit


August 7, 2023 (12:58) What’s Happening At The HNA Center; Borscht Belt Museum & Nevele Resort Catskills


July 31, 2023 (14;30) Rockland County IDA Releases Avon From Tax PILOT; Suffern & Ramapo File Claims For Benefits Recapture 


July 24, 2023 (11:51) Cannabis Update; HNA Complications; New City Hamlet Center Confusion


July 17, 2023 (12:13) Sparkill Renewal; Lessons From iPark87


July 10, 2023 (15:19) Taking About Pending Projects In And Around Rockland


June 26, 2023 (12:55) HNA Eminent Domain Case Hits Snag


June 19, 2023 (14:09) Mid-Hudson Business Blues – Survey Sentiment


June 12, 2023 (17:45) What is Rockland Green? How Is It Funded?


June 5, 2023 (13:47) Profiles In Civic Involvement – Rockland County


May 22, 2023 (14:08) New York Court of Appeals Terminates Term Limits in Clarkstown


May 15, 2023 (14:08) Clarkstown Election Update | Mid-Hudson Cannabis News


May 8, 2023 (14:04) Gedney Street Approvals Lapse; New Bookstore For Nyack; Rockland Poll Workers Get A Raise


May 1, 2023 (14:15) Orangetown Zoning, HNA, Chipotle | Clarkstown Political Wrangling


April 24, 2023 (12:48) The Future of the Henry Varnum Poor House


April 17, 2023 (14:13) Nyack Rent Control & West Haverstraw


April 10, 2023 (16:25) Rockland County Open Space Purchases


April 3, 2023 (13:37) Debunking Clarkstown Term Limits; Sears Building For Sale; Mid-Hudson Cannabis Update


March 27, 2023 (12:13) Confusion Reigns In Clarkstown; Hoehmann Won’t Go Quietly


March 20, 2023 (14:04) Court Rejects George Hoehmann’s Challenge to Term Limits


March 13, 2023 (15:13) I’ll Have a Mocha Latte with a Side of Historic Preservation


March 6, 2023 (13:06) Term Limits, Redistricting, and Truthiness at the Rockland Green Meeting


February 27, 2023 (12:50) HNA Eminent Domain & The Travails of Glamping Ventures


February 20, 2023 (13:12) Clarkstown Legal Woes Continued


February 13, 2023 (22:49) Farmers’ Markets | Clarkstown Legal Antics | Flood Zone Concerns @ New Animal Shelter


February 5, 2023 (13:11) Clarkstown’s Legal Woes Cause Chaos


January 30, 2023 (12:15) Rockland Green’s Warehouse Animal Shelter Costs Up To $15 Million


January 23, 2023 (12:46) Clarkstown Application to Demolish Grace Baptist Church May Be Complicated By Supervisor’s Challenge to Term Limits


January 16, 2023 (13:14) Judge’s Second Order May Pave Way To Closing Rockland Cider Works


January 9, 2023 (15;44) Chaos Reigns In Clarkstown Over Term Limits; Days May Be Numbered For Rockland Cider Works


December 19, 2022 (14:04) Lessons Learned in 2022; Community Focal Points


December 12, 2022 (15:11) Buyer for Town of Haverstraw Marina Asks For Help From Rockland IDA


December 5, 2022 (12:39) Legal Beat: Update on Regal Nanuet; Ateres Returns To Court; Clarkstown Term Limits To Stay


November 28, 2022 (16:59) Clarkstown Term Limits Set To Be Overturned As Current Supervisor Set To Term Out


November 14, 2022 (21:21) Stony Point Letchworth Referendum Goes Down in Flames


November 7, 2022 (13:26) Municipally-Steered Development of Rockland’s Large Parcels


October 31, 2022 (24:31) With The Criminal Case Behind It, The Future Of Hi Tor Animal Shelter Is A Story Yet-To-Be-Written


October 24, 2022 (13:19) What’s The Big Deal? Commercial Real Estate and Environmental Concerns


October 17, 2022 (13:22) Letchworth v. Letchworth – Stony Point Neighborhood vs. Haverstraw Multifamily Apartments


October 10, 2022 (15:54) Letchworth Redevelopment Proposal Goes to Voters November 8th.


October 3, 2022 (14:24) Rockland Green’s Plans For The New Animal Shelter & Other Stuff



September 19, 2022 (12:56) Tourism & Economic Opportunities In Rockland County


September 12, 2022 (12:48) Rockland Charities – Making It Work


August 29, 2022 (14:48) Clarkstown Term Limits May Be Overturned to Accommodate Supervisor’s Re-election


August 22, 2022 (14:26) Holiday Inn Scrapped For Self-Storage; Warehouse Mania; Retail Happenings


August 15, 2022 (13:56) What’s The Big Deal? Commercial Real Estate Transactions


August 8, 2022 (17:16) Stony Point: From Lovett To Letchworth


August 1, 2022 (15:13) Warehouses At Novartis; Pfizer Expands At Hudson Valley iCampus


July 25, 2022 (18:05) What’s Up With Hi-Tor’s New Shelter? Another Hurdle In A Long Stumble


July 18, 2022 (16:13) Rockland’s Animals & Residents Deserve Better – Hi-Tor


July 11, 2022 (11:30) Rockland Cidery Works – Zoning Enforcement & Citizen Suits


June 27, 2022 (21:41) Valley Cottage Warehouse Compromise Restricting Use As Fulfillment Center or Parcel Hub


June 20, 2022 (12:57) A Closer Look At Municipal Involvement in Commercial Real Estate Developments


June 13, 2022 (16:20) Court Denies Hi-Tor Dismissal; Case Advances To Trial


June 6, 2022 (14:08) Warehousing & Zoning – Where To Put Warehouses


May 23, 2022 (15:29) New Restaurants In Piermont


May 16, 2022 (15:08) New Development Proposal At Letchworth, Stony Point


May 9, 2022 (14:47) Changes at the Top of RCC; Piermont Joins HHRT to Promote Tourism, Local Economy


May 2, 2022 (13:55) Valley Cottage Warehouse Scrutiny; Thoughts on Hi-Tor’s Future


April 25, 2022 (15:43) Starbucks in Nanuet Seeks To Unionize


April 11, 2022 (15:41) Malls, Malls, Malls – Surviving and Thriving


April 4, 2022 (9:43) Rockland Green’s Plans for Hi-Tor Animal Shelter


March 28, 2022 (6:43) Rockland Towns & Villages Consider Additional Short-Term Rental Bans


March 14, 2022 (22:31) Real Estate: Malls to Main Streets


March 7, 2022 (12:53) Housing, Housing & More Housing: What’s working, what’s not


February 28, 2022 (18:43) Clarkstown Short-Term Rental Ban


February 21, 2022 (13:50) President’s Day; Local Leadership: Risks & Rewards


February 14, 2022 (15:04) Valley Cottage Warehouse Project Faces Scrutiny at Clarkstown Planning Board


February 07, 2022 (13:12) Supermarket Blues in Rockland County


January 31, 2022 (15:55) Clarkstown’s Short-Term Rental Ban | Anonymous Postings on Social Media


January 24, 2022 (10:31) Rockland County’s Multi-Family Housing Complexes Trade For Big Profits


January 10, 2022 (22:31) NY’s State of the State; and What’s Behind the Hi Tor Indictment


January 3, 2021 (11:31) The Year In Review


December 27, 2021 (20:39) The End of Single Family Zones in New York


December 20, 2021 (14:08) Chair Factory Redevelopment, Village of Haverstraw


December 13, 2021 (16:38) Major Demographic Shifts in Rockland County


December 6, 2021 (12:56) Pearl River Fire & Its Chamber of Commerce


November 29, 2021 (14:35) Cannabis Opt Outs & The Proliferation of Self Storage 


November 22, 2021 (14:41) Retail, Economic Roundup for Rockland County, Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend


November 15, 2021 (13:54) Change Coming to Rockland Plaza in Nanuet


November 8, 2021 (14:41) Rockland County Cannabis Opt-Outs, Opt-Ins & Undecideds


November 1, 2021 (13:40) Sisters Servants, Patriot Hills, Rockland Plaza


October 25, 2021 (16:40) Hi Tor Animal Shelter Replacement 


October 18, 2021 (14:06) Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Explained. Home Rule vs. Statewide Concern


October 11, 2021 (15:39) Warehouses & Zoning Boards


October 04, 2021 (15:07) Hotels, Motels & Gas Stations


September 27, 2021 (14:06) Clarkstown Makes the Cut: Money Magazine Top Towns


September 20, 2021 (13:46) Hackensack Riverkeeper Files Suits Against Rockland Polluters


September 13, 2021 (13:43) 9/11 & COVID-19: The Great Migrations


August 23, 2021 (13:35) Quality of Life Issues vs. Commercial Development


August 16, 2021 (12:05) Welcome to Will Hennessey, Social Media & Chefman


August 9, 2021 (9:47) Rockland District Attorney Raids High Tor. Why?


August 2, 2021 (13:49) Boulders, Bullowa and Boyscouts


July 26, 2021 (8:08) Sloatsburg Revival – Route 17 Corridor


July 12, 2021 (8:48) Jehovah’s Witnesses Acquire Woodmont Apartments in Sloatsburg


July 05, 2021 (11:48) BRIDGES, HNA Selection, Warehouse Development


June 28, 2021 (9:07) Camp Bullowa in Stony Point On The Market


June 21, 2021 (8:08) Nyack Rises; County Economic Director Falls


June 14, 2021 (11:40) Opting Out of Retail Cannabis – A Self-Inflicted Economic Wound


June 7, 2021 (10:43) HNA Palisades – Shuttered and Awaiting Redevelopment


May 24, 2021 (11:49) West Clarkstown Road Developments; Jehovah’s Witness Campus


May 17, 2021 (11:10) Unemployment, Retail Sales & Stimulus Money


May 10, 2021 (14:37) To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate – Business Friendly Policy?


May 03, 2021 (11:03) Senior Housing Needs in Rockland County


April 26, 2021 (10:31) Development Possibilities at Rockland Country Day School Campus


April 19, 2021 (12:01) Patriot Hills Golf Course Rising; Paramount Country Club Struggles to Reinvent


April 12, 2021 (11:31) Updates on Suez Reservoir Expansion Project and Old Stone Road Violations


April 05, 20221 (11:40) Marijuana – New York


March 29, 2021 (12:48) Clarkstown Code Enforcement, Tree Cutting. Illegal Construction


March 22, 2021 (8:35) Rockland Green? Hi Tor Animal Shelter? Huh?


March 15, 2021 (11:30) What does the future hold for the Palisades Center? Hotels? Residences? Demolition?


March 08, 2021 (14:06) South Nyack suit against Yeshiva Vizhnitz


March 01, 2021 (9:49) Lake DeForest Water Treatment Plant Improvements


February 22, 2021 (13:53) Orangetown May Derail Rockland County’s Plans for Hi-Tor Animal Shelter


February 15, 2021 (10:05) Patricia Zugibe Takes The Helm at Holt Construction


February 8, 2021 (9:43) Nyack’s Residential Real Estate Revival


February 1, 2021 (10:53) Recent Commercial Real Estate Deals


January 25, 2021 (12:50) Clarkstown & Palisades Mall Put Lawsuit Behind


January 18, 2021 (10:46) Stony Point Revisits Its Zoning Code – Roadmap or Speedbump?


January 11, 2021 (8:51) COVID-19 Upsets Rockland County Businesses


January 4, 2021 (7:48) Orangetown Step In To HNA Redevelopment Project


December 28, 2020 (8:49) Palisades Center Lawsuits


December 21, 2020 (9:46) Sale of Nyack College; Dissolution of South Nyack


December 14, 2020 (7:52) Clarkstown Comprehensive Plan – Transfer of Development Rights


December 7, 2020 (10:16) Clarktown’s Planning Board Approves Schimp’s Farm Special Permit for 55-plus housing


November 30, 2020 (11:16) Rockland County Toy Stories


November 23, 2020 – (8:03) Court Approves Sale of Nyack College & Local Voting Complications


November 16, 2020 – (11:06) Local Retail Efforts in Rockland County


November 9, 2020 – (8:45) Talking Palisades Center v. Clarkstown Appeal


November 2, 2020 – (11:09) Manufacturing Revival in Rockland County


October 26, 2020 – (7:28) Rockland County Without Movie Theaters


October 19, 2020 – (10:46) Palisades Center Expansion Referendum


October 12, 2020 – (9:41) HNA Palisades, Orangetown & Eminent Domain


October 5, 2020 – (10:27) Movies, Restaurants, Closures in Rockland County


September 28, 2020 – (10:06) Pro-Hitters Takes On Amazon


September 21, 2020 – (10:18) Nanuet TOD Property Clears Ground For New Housing


September 14, 2020 – (10:52) Talking Palisades Referendum


August 31, 2020 – (11:52) Nyack’s Diana Place Proposed Development Up For Sale


August 24, 2020 – (9:46) Stony Point Referendum for Sale of Patriot Hills Golf Course


August 17, 2020 – (10:28) Rockland Retail Woes


August 10, 2020 – (11:11) Rockland County Tax Certiorari Cases


August 3, 2020 – (15:00) Palisades Center Tax Certiorari & Expansion Referendum


July 27, 2020 – (12:17) Nyack’s Two Villains Brewery’s Pandemic Pivot


July 20, 2020 – (8:48) Palisades Center Avoids Loan Default


July 13, 2020 – (10:55) Retail Closures, Shops at Nanuet and the Palisades Center


July 6, 2020 – (10:33) Rockland’s Pandemic Economy


June 29, 2020 – (10:44) Talking About the Sale of Nyack College


June 15, 2020 – (11:20) QDOBA Names Burrito Bowl After Rockland Teen


June 8, 2020 – (10:06) Commercial Rents & Mortgage


June 1, 2020 – (12:42) Malls, Mortgage Payments & Mayhem


May 18, 2020 – (11:17) Summer Camps 2020, Maybe?


May 11, 2020 – (10:06) Nyack College Proposed Sale


May 4, 2020 – (11:44) The Future of the Palisades Center and the Return of the Normal Economy


April 27, 2020 – (11:17) Palisades Center Financial Woes (update)


April 20, 2020 – (10:19) Palisades Center Loan Default


April 13, 2020 – (10:57) Coronavirus, PPP, EIDL and the SBA (continued)


April 6, 2020 – (8:53) Coronavirus (continued)


March 30, 2020 – (8:33) Coronavirus Continued


March 23, 2020 – (9:09) Coronavirus Continued


March 16, 2020 – (10:38) Talking Coronavirus & Rockland County


March 9, 2020 – (8:20) Talking Piermont Business and Chamber of Commerce


March 2, 2020 – (9:35) Talking Plastic Bags, Hotels and Virus Fears


February 24, 2020 – (8:39) Talking Tourism Happenings, Hotels & the Future


February 17, 2020 – (9:02) Talking About Rockland County’s Supermarkets


February 10, 2020 – (13:27) Talking about Ed Day’s State of the County Speech


February 3, 2020 – (11:20) – Talking Amazon 4-Star at the Palisades Center


January 27, 2020 (11:05) – Talking Rockland County retail, minimum wage and economic development


January 20, 2020 (12:31) – Talking New Tenants At Palisades Center


January 13, 2020 (9:09) – Talking Amazon, Shaking Crab and Development


January 6, 2020 (10:24) – Talking Indie Bookstores in the Hudson Valley


December 30, 2019 (10:40) – Talking Retail Closures and Macy’s Stores


December 23, 2019 (9:50) – Talking Manufacturing in Rockland County


December 16, 2019 (9:58) – Talking Rockland County Hotels


December 9, 2019 (7:24) – Talking About Nanuet’s Transit Oriented Development


December 2, 2019 (12:15) – Talking About Palisade’s Center Court Appeal


November 25, 2019 (11:43) – Talking Rockland County Business


November 18, 2019 (7:16) – Talking Economic Opportunities in Rockland County


November 11, 2019 (8:22) – Talking Rockland Retailing


November 4, 2019 (11:24) – Talking Rockland County Business Opportunities


October 28, 2019 (11:46) – Talking American Dream Mall


October 14, 2019 (7:48) – Talking About Rockland County Business


October 7, 2019 (13:02) – Talking About Rockland County Business


September 24, 2019 (12:04) – Talking Pearl River Transit Oriented Development


June 10, 2019 (11:12) – Suez Explansion Plans & Diesel Generators


June 3, 2019 (10:51) – Opportunites for Economic Development in Rockland County


May 20, 2019 (9:23) – Lord  & Taylor and Rockland’s Disappearing Anchor Stores


May 13, 2019 (10:29) – Suez, Tilcon, Above Ground Storage Tanks & SEQRA


May 7, 2019 (11:00) – Beer, Film Studios, and Suez Expansion Plans


April 29, 2019 (10:44) – Talking Measles and Golf Course Taxes


April 22, 2019 (15:04) – CBD Oils & Retail Malaise


April 15, 2019 (10:57) – Talking Measles and Zoning


April 1, 2019 (13:43) – New York’s Plastic Bag Ban, Part II


March 25, 2019 (15:42) – Plastic Bag Ban, Part I


March 18, 2019 (12:01) – Economic Development