Monsey Memories: The Old Village of Piermont

Yitzy Fried The Village of Piermont is located on the banks of the Hudson River on the eastern edge of Rockland County. According.... read more

Monsey Memories: A Lifelong Firefighter Recalls the ‘Summer of Arson’

Yitzy Fried Our column on a wave of arsons that plagued Rockland prompted the following.... read more

Monsey Memories: Dr. Sidney Levine, Monsey’s Physician for 40 Years

Yitzy Fried For more than four decades—from 1959, when Monsey was a little hamlet and its Jewish community tiny, until his.... read more

Monsey Memories: When Beis Medrash Elyon’s 25th Anniversary Was Marked

Yitzy Fried In the fall of 1968, 25 years ago, a dinner was held in Monsey, marking 25.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Kashauer Rebbe

Yitzy FriedA holy and revered presence in old Monsey of the.... read more

Monsey Memories: When a Car Overturned, Sending Passengers to Spring Valley General

Yitzy Fried On May 24, 1962—close to 61 years ago—Michael J. McDonough was driving through the intersection of Route 45 and.... read more

Monsey Memories: Reb Shmuel Wudowsky, Beloved Beis Dovid Rebbi

Yitzy Fried The phenomenon of Monsey being a bustling metropolis, with congested traffic and.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Tenure House on Saddle River Road

Yitzy FriedOn Saddle River Road in Monsey stands a home that was built in the year 1756 by Zacharia Ferguson, twenty years before the.... read more

Monsey Memories: Rabbi Yechiel Dov Shoham

Yitzy Fried As we approach Pesach with its unique kashrus needs, we profile a Rov who.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Spook Rock Bridge

Yitzy FriedOn the edge of Wesley Hills sits a pond which is bordered by a dam which allows only a stream of water to flow further into.... read more

Monsey Memories: Reb Moshe Weiss (Batlan), a Legend in Skver

By: Yitzy FriedIn the lore of the Skverer chassidus, the name of Reb Moshe ‘Batlan,’ the gabbai of the previous Skverer Rebbe,.... read more

Monsey Memories: Spring Valley Railroad Plunges 30 Feet in 1880

By: Yitzy Fried Railroad travel is a thing of the past in Rockland County, but in the days of yore, it was the primary means of.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Historic Monsey Cemetery

By Yitzy FriedAt the corner of Maple Avenue and Saddle River Road lies the historic Monsey Cemetery, where soldiers from the American Civil.... read more

Monsey Memories: When Automobiles Frightened the Horses of Nyack

By Yitzy FriedIt is difficult to imagine today, but at the turn of the twentieth century, the.... read more

Monsey Memories: David Shapiro, Supporter of Torah

By Yitzy Fried Back in 1942, Spring Valley was a true oasis, and many wealthy people moved out there, residing in beautiful homes.... read more