So You Think You Know the Rivertowns?

Jack Hughes is this week's winner of "So You Think You Know the Rivertowns" Who will win next week?

Jack Hughes is this week's winner of "So You Think You Know the Rivertowns" and correctly guessed that the picture is of Mel's Auto Beauty, at 6 S. Broadway in Irvington.

So, you think you know the Rivertowns? Check out the first piece of the picture Mondays at 3 p.m. to prove it!

Here is how to play: Use part of a photo to see if you can guess what we've pictured in the Rivertowns, and where it is.

Check back with us on Wednesdays and Fridays at 3 p.m. for new pieces of the photo. 

You must list your guess in the comments box below to win.

We'll announce the winner when the last piece of the photo is revealed (unless no one has guessed when we'll give you some time to guess with the full picture). The first person to guess correctly will win bragging rights and worldwide recognition via Twitter and Facebook :)

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Jack Hughes October 24, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Mel's Auto Beauty in Irvington
A Million to One Shot Doc, A Million to One October 24, 2012 at 09:19 PM
"So You Think I'm Going To Blow My Head Off If You Continue Endlessly With This So You Think You Know The Rivertowns?" I plead with you, at least provide the illusion of their being something, anything, that could take the place of this. C'mon, lame is one thing, but this is getting ridiculous.
Dina Sciortino October 24, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I've never been one to tell others what to do, but I think you should not. Yes, the illusion, your something, the anything you are referring to is called fun. Not everyone is so cynical in 2012 that they can't enjoy a little game...jeez. If you don't like it you don't have to play, but I think some people appreciate it. Anyway, thank you kindly for your feedback :)
Ned Merrill October 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Ms. Sciortino, I agree with you, running trite like this fits perfectly with what Patch is. You should be on your knees every night thanking the ego and horrendous business acumen of AOL C.E.O. Tim Armstrong. Your job and this generic faux journalism would not exist without him. He is truly a man for his time.
Dina Sciortino October 25, 2012 at 12:52 AM
I don't think we've ever tried to be the New York Times. We're a community website and yes this does fit in well with what Patch does. You are absolutely entitled to your opinion, but lets try (keyword: try) and be civilized and not get personal (or nasty). Let me make it very very clear to you and anyone else that the only person I'd get down on my knees every night for is God. Thanks Ned.
Ned Merrill October 25, 2012 at 01:52 AM
No one is looking for the NY Times, just something other than a website that has nothing in common with the 4th estate, and would rather placate to local businesses and communities, promoting this pablum with no interest or ability to ask hard questions and do what the 4th estate was designed to do. I do know Dina that you believe in miracles Dina? Cause it's a miracle Armstrong is still cutting checks for this site, which has real journalists that have come before us rolling over in their graves. If you're not going to hit your knees, if you don't already have one, you should at least create a little shrine to the misguided one. God Bless.
Ned Merrill October 25, 2012 at 03:48 AM
What troubles me most Ms. Sciortino, is that this, 'community whatever it is,' has an opportunity unlike any other, the opportunity to investigate and report on local government. The level of government that effects us most and the level which provides a chance for real change. Unfortunately Patch has shown no interest in writing or reporting anything other than cursory, whitewashing of issues, careful never to take a contrary position to that of the local municipality, as it may hurt the municipality, local businesses and hence advertisers. Patch's commercial recipe, is why, especially in 2012, myself and others find ourselves filled with ire. The weaving of B.P. into the fabric of the "green" village of Hastings and the village's relationship with the environmental pariah is perfect example. Other examples such as this, the state of local pensions, the lack of residents who vote locally and have no interest in who or what their elected officials are doing, are two more examples. There are far too many issues and questionable positions to list here, just waiting for someone who has a real interest, enough dynamics and issues in Hastings alone, to keep any real journalist busy for some time.
Ned Merrill October 25, 2012 at 03:49 AM
(cont) This is not to say that Patch should be transformed into some straight investigative journalism, I realize that this is impossible due to it's structure and desire to provide nothing but anesthesia, but I would hope that at very least reporters coverage be something other than an echoing of local municipalities positions on issues, providing something that at the very least is balanced. It is a shame if indeed your instincts are being stifled and you are unable to seize the opportunity that our time presents you locally, making this site a meaningful one. If there is any hope left that the 4th estate once again acts as it must to enable this republic to continue, I'm afraid that it will only start at the local level.
Dina Sciortino October 25, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Again, thank you for sharing your opinion. Yes, I believe in miracles. I'm sorry, but I can't continue to let you make personal comments (i.e. "getting down on my knees" "building a shrine") since it is against our terms of service. You are seriously offending me on a personal level, and I don't think those comments are necessary for you to make your point about what you feel Patch is or isn't doing and what it should or shouldn't be doing. I wouldn't describe Patch as a traditional news site by any means, and am sure we will continue to evolve in different ways. Feel free to give me a call if you'd like to talk more about this 914.269.8671. If you send me an email to dina.sciortino@patch.com I would be happy to forward it to the regional editors.
NorthCountyHound October 25, 2012 at 01:44 PM
What does the Yorktown Somers Patch have to do with Rivertowns anyway. We are pretty far from the river here.
Jack Hughes October 25, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Ummm....Mel's Auto Beauty in Irvington?
Ron Lundy October 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM
AOL doesn't have 10 bucks, a box of candy, pair of socks to put up as a prize here. Well... Is Jack right? Are you going bestow upon him bragging rights and worldwide recognition via Twitter and Facebook :)
Dina Sciortino October 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Wow...I don't know what to tell you other than some people just think its fun. We will announce the winner on Friday. We post this on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. And yes I will because, again, its fun :)
Gil Sorenson October 25, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Dina, as you don't consider Patch a "traditional news source," with your knowledge of how it is designed and what it targets, I would be very interested in hearing just how you do describe what you suggest is a work in progress. I can only describe it as pure mediocrity, where "our terms of service" serve as a place holder for an editorial position, for which there is none. You describe it as a "community website," how do you envision little old "local" Patch evolving? Do you envision that evolution bringing Patch to the place where job titles and content begin to approach that of real journalism, rather than this corporate facade designed to make nice and sell soap? You are the editor, you bear some personal responsibility. Are your hands tied that tightly? If they are I would suggest losing the title, you are after all a "community website." It's all very misleading. Time and space are gifts Dina, and increasingly precious. I can't wait to learn of the winner. :) And it's not fun, Dina. It's a lot of things, but fun is not one of them.
Dina Sciortino October 26, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Gil you're entitled to your own opinion. I do the best I can with the resources I have during my work week. You'll have to ask my bosses about what they envision Patch to be in the future, but I do know that we are a start-up company and constantly changing our models and the way we do things. Thank you for your sage advice on time and space. If you don't like Patch, you are more than welcome to express that. You can give me a call or you can write a letter and I will forward it to my regional editors. And yes, it is fun for some people otherwise no one would guess in the first place or continue to play, which I am sure they will, so please don't be a killjoy for the rest of us who enjoy it. I'm not responding to any more of these posts, because I am just repeating myself and don't have time for it. But, again if you want to reach out to me call me 914.269.8671.
Jack Hughes October 26, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Yeah! In your face, Ned/Ron/Gil, whatever your name is! You're jealous now cuz I won and have bragging rights this week!


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