Discover the beauty, culture, and gastronomic delights of Hastings-on-Hudson

Join News 12's Nikita Ramos on this week's Road Trip: Close to Home as she explores the village's delightful offerings.

Nikita Ramos

Jul 27, 2023, 1:15 PM

Updated 306 days ago

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Embraced by stunning water views, Hastings-on-Hudson offers unique experiences that captivate both residents and visitors.
Join News 12's Nikita Ramos on this week's Road Trip: Close to Home as she explores the village's delightful offerings.
At the Tennis Club of Hastings, you can savor both the thrill of tennis and the scenic beauty. The club welcomes players of all ages and skill levels, offering both memberships and open access to the public. Conveniently located near the Metro-North station, the tennis club provides a fantastic opportunity to engage in the sport. The club's coaches are ready to guide newcomers through the right moves, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all.
According to Alex Stoler, the managing director of the Tennis Club of Hastings, tennis is not only a sport but a reflection of life. Players find great joy and fulfillment as they witness improvement in their skills, fostering a sense of accomplishment.
"The Tennis Club of Hastings is a destination to play tennis for all ages all levels, we have a membership, but we're also open to the public,” says Stoler.
After an exhilarating tennis session, guests can relax indoors, enjoying the ambiance of the club while witnessing fascinating behind-the-scenes activities.
When you're ready to satisfy your appetite, venture up to Main Street, where a world of flavors awaits. Taiim Falafel Shack, a cherished part of Hastings's history, has brought the rich flavors of the Middle East to locals for over a decade. Under the care of Roger Salazar and his sister Adanelly, the restaurant's menu has expanded to encompass tastes from Israel, India, and Mexico. Their chicken shawarma over rice stands out as a beloved customer favorite, crafted with Middle Eastern spices and culinary expertise.
"It's yellow rice with lentils and Middle Eastern spices. It's a custom in the Middle East to cut the shawarma, season it well and let it cook and just shave the outside. It tastes as good as good as it looks, you can be sure of that," says Roger.
Roger explains that Taiim Falafel Shack takes pride in offering vegetarian-based dishes, catering to different diets. For those with a passion for international cuisines, this hidden gem offers an international palate without straining the budget.


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