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About Town: A Busy Weekend in Bronxville

Everyone was out enjoying Bronxville - even Jimmy Fallon

 

We had an extended weekend, taking Friday off to hang with the kids while Mrs. About Town took care of some things around our place over in Yonksville. 

The weekend started with a huge benefit gala in the city for local Operation Prom – more on this Thursday, along with party pictures. 

We returned to Manhattan on Friday, kids in tow.  Saw Mayor Marvin waiting for the 11:00 a.m. train, decked out as always.  The almost-five-year-old insisted on going to Toys R Us Times Square, which was less of a nightmare than you might imagine. 

The only big issue that arose was her fear of people dressed as characters - as you may know the ratio of Elmos and Minnie Mouses to regular people there is pretty low.   The two-year-old, on the other hand, eats them up, posing with Woody from Toy Story, Elmo, Spiderman, and Iron Man. 

After spending all of our one dollar bills on tips for said characters, the irony of passing by former haunt Flashdancers was not lost.  My how times have changed.

Jimmy Fallon still parties, though, and was spotted hanging out at in Bronxville on Friday night, before heading over to for a late meal.  No idea what he was doing here, but his appearance caused quite a stir among the ladies dining al fresco over at .

Saturday was a day of rest – two kids in Times Square will wear you out – so we found time for a leisurely brunch at the always reliable , and dined on their excellent steak and eggs, while watching the world, including Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore and former Bronxville Chamber Director Peggy Conway, who stopped by for a chat while Lady Gaga played on the sound system. 

We stopped over at , hoping they might finally be open, but alas, they were not.  Meanwhile, floor work at may indicate they will be ready to open soon. 

Sunday brought us up to The Westchester for a birthday party at Build-a-Bear, followed by a trip back down to the to check out the reception for their excellent , which drew a nice crowd to admire the really amazing work on display.  If you get a chance, we highly recommend the show, which runs through the end of the month.

Have a great start to your week, folks. 

Josh Semendoff (Editor) April 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Seems like Fallon knows where in Westchester to chow down!
Ron Lafalce July 05, 2013 at 08:43 AM
JIMMY FALLON STOLE MY SNICKER BAR! Once upon a time, 20 years ago(1993): The Jimmy Fallon Story There once was a young college kid who I met one day and he explained to me that he wasn't very happy going to college. He really wanted to do stand-up comedy. He said his idol was Adam Sandler. He seemed to be a nice clean-cut, drug-free guy and I got a good vibe from him. It just so happed, by chance, I knew of an audition the very next morning for comedy sketch pilot. A friend of mine with a lot of connections was the producer of the pilot. The college kid said that sounded great, however, he wasn't from this area and had no idea where the audition was and that he was on college budget and had no car. Not normally my nature, I offered this stranger a ride to the audition the next morning. He wrote down directions to his dormitory and said he would be ready. The next morning I was in a rush to go to work, but remembered my promise to this kid. So I finally found his place and beeped my horn.Then, I beeped my horn again. No college kid. Maybe this kid forgot? Thought he met a crazy guy? I don't know, but decided to give him one more chance and went and knocked on his door. The door opens and the college kid was still in his boxers and t-shirt, "Oh yeah, the audition!" He rushed to get ready and we hurriedly drove to the audition-VERY LATE.(HE WAS SO NERVOUS, HE STOLE MY SNICKER BAR OFF MY DASHBOARD, BUT IT AT LEAST CALMED HIM DOWN, TO COMPOSE HIMSELF). There were 200 people already signed in on the clip board. Crammed in a small house in Troy, NY I decided to wait with him. Then my friend who was the producer walked in. He looked around, seen me and came over me. He said," hey Ron!, you came to audition?... I said," No, not me, Donald. I bought a friend the that I would like to introduce to you. Mr. Metzner, I would like you to meet Jimmy , he goes to St. Rose College and he wants to be a comedian. "Nice to meet you Jimmy, any friend of Razor Ron is friend of mine." Jimmy was first by-passed, but was re-considered to stay on as writer. My producer friend Donald Metzner, stepped in and asked the director to give Jimmy a second look....and the rest is history for Jimmy Fallon. That summer of 1994 , Donald Metzner put Razor Ron and Jimmy Fallon in a commercial together, featuring the "7-up Guy": late Jamaican actor Geoffrey Holder. It was Jimmy's first TV appearance. Jimmy quit college and was sent to California by Metzner and Peter Iselin ( founder of Metroland Magazine) to pursue his dreams and bring to our world his magical talent to make us laugh. He is now best friends with Adam Sandler. Since then, I never seen or heard from Jimmy again. Now, it's my dream to meet Jimmy Fallon once again, but this time,tell him my dreams. Sincerely, Razor Ron LaFalce

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