Bronxville Business News

April 17-23, 2014

In this issue… 

Earth Day…Updated: Easter and Passover…Spring has Sprung…and More!


The Bronxville Farmers’ Indoor Market is now held every Saturday until April 26th at 1 Pondfield Road from 9 to 1…rain, sleet, snow and sun!

Going Green for Earth Day—Tuesday, April 22

Village Natural Market carries Seventh Generation products (e.g., paper towels, napkins, diapers, cleaning supplies, sanitary napkins), Ecover cleaning supplies, Green Forest, and Simply Green paper products. 86 Pondfield Rd.

Your children can celebrate Earth Day by making a fun craft at The Bronxville Public Library on Thursday, April 24, at 4:00 pm (ages 3 and up). This program requires advance registration: 337-7680 ext. 34 or email

Green Team Taxi Service is the first all-hybrid taxi company in New York State and has a dispatch location in New Rochelle. All cars are equipped with EZ Pass and GPS. They also offer 7-passenger trucks. 576-1200.

Green Mountain Energy was founded in 1997 with the mission to change the way power is made. Over a decade later, they remain 100% committed to this mission. Every single product offered by their company has an environmental benefit. This makes Green Mountain the leading competitive retail electricity provider in the nation that’s dedicated to cleaner energy–a distinction they’re quite proud of. Contact them to learn more: 445 Hamilton Avenue Suite 1102, White Plains, 220-8388,

The Clothes Doctor, an affiliate of the Green Earth Cleaning Network, offers ecofriendly, organic cleaning using pure liquid silicone—in essence, liquid sand. Additionally, they recycle hangers, garment plastic bags, and sweater bags. 78 Palmer Ave.

Joseph F. Manzi, D.D.S., utilizes the latest in ecological practices and high-technology equipment procedures. Dr. Manzi practices general and preventive dentistry, as well as periodontal, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry for children and adults. With the emphasis on promoting holistic health among his patients, the community, and the overall environment, Dr. Manzi is forging new ground in family dentistry. Their digital X-rays use up to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays, and they require no processing chemicals. Using fabric bibs instead of 2-ply paper/1-ply plastic liners bibs diverts 10,200 pieces of paper and 5,100 pieces of plastic from landfills annually. Additionally, they utilize EDA best practices for safe and eco-friendly steam sterilization, not toxic, cold-sterile solutions. They also maintain a virtually paperless office, an in-office recycling program, an expired medication collection program, and green office cleaning. 311 White Plains Rd, Eastchester; 652-7333;;

Eco Green Cleaners is a premier provider of environmentally-friendly dry-cleaning services committed to running a low-impact business, including the exclusive use of biodegradable, non-toxic solutions and energy-efficient machinery. Eco Green Cleaners utilizes state-of-the-art hydrocarbon dry-cleaning machines. Their laundry operation also uses non-toxic cleaning detergent for all laundered articles. Organic dry cleaning, organic detergent for laundry service, reusable garment covers, and recycled hangers are offered. 24 Park Pl. 337-3378;

All the products Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary uses at their spa are green, organic, paraben-free, and never tested on animals. Their facials are 100% organic, green, and paraben- and preservative-free. Even the products they use to clean the spa are green and non-toxic.14 Studio Arcade, Bronxville; 337-9357;

The A&P has a selection of Green Way Eco-Friendly Cleaners that are derived from renewable resources and are made from cleaning agents that are non-toxic, making them safe for the environment. They also have everyday products for your home, like Green Way Tall Kitchen Bags–both the bag and the carton they come in are made from recycled materials, which helps save natural resources and protects our planet.

Updated: Easter and Passover

The Chamber has been adding to our annual Easter & Passover in Bronxville photo album—and everything is too, too cute! Do some armchair shopping while you peruse our finds.

At Saturday’s Bronxville Farmer’s Market, “What’s for Dessert? will have many delectable desserts for Easter dinner. Also note that the last week of the indoor market will be April 26. Outdoor Market (Stone Place at Paxton Ave.) opens May 10!

Adrian East has classic Easter clothing for your little ones, including Brother/Sister Easter outfits; hand-embroidered, all-cotton Easter sweaters; classically styled children’s apparel, and festive hair bows to top it all off! Kraft Ave.

Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheeses has milk-chocolate eggs festively wrapped to look like they’re in a bird’s nest. They’re even all-natural! Pondfield Rd.

SilverSpoon has beautiful Easter dresses and bonnets for little girls, ingeniously designed hair bows, and much more! Pictures are in the Chamber’s photo album. 81 Pondfield Rd.

Womrath Bookshop has a great assortment of Passover and Easter books in their children’s section, as well as holiday greeting cards. Photos of some of the selections are on our Facebook page. Pondfield Rd.

Hosting? Place your order for your lamb and other meat specialties—including goose; homemade dishes and pastas; tomato and mozzarella platters via Arthur Avenue; and other items at Mini’s Prime Meats & Specialties at 15 Park Pl; 779-1948. Orders requested by April 17.

Beautiful floral arrangements for your holiday table can be obtained from Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop Easter arrangements–or custom-design your own! View examples here.

The A&P has a section devoted to holiday merchandise to the right of the entrance, featuring candy and basket supplies, as well as a large selection of Passover items. In the floral section are mini inflated Mylar Easter balloons (see picture in Chamber’s photo album). Cedar St.

Topps Bakery has lots of Easter candy (even “Bunny Corn”—like candy corn, get it?) chocolates, and baked items, including giant chocolate bunnies, cupcakes that are decorated to look like Easter baskets, and more! Pondfield Rd.

Much to report from Chantilly Patisserie! First, 5 Golden Tickets are hidden in Chantilly pastries this week. Find a lucky ticket for a chance to win free cakes, desserts, French macarons, and much more! View the Easter Menu, which includes an array of pastries including our signature Parmesan Pepper Baguettes, Croissants, Easter Egg Bread, Fruit Tarts, French Macarons, Easter Baskets & Chocolate bunnies, and much more. Orders must be placed by Thursday, April 17. Pick up Saturday, April 19, 8am-4pm or Easter Sunday 7am-1pm. 135 Parkway Rd.

Bronxville Stationers has Easter Play-Doh, window clings, assorted egg-dying kits, paper goods, treat bags, baskets, and adorable stuffed bunnies. View our pix. Pondfield Rd.

Value Drugs’ shelves are well stocked with Easter items, including baskets galore, egg-decorating kits, window clings, paper goods, tons of candy, Lindt Easter bunnies (for the discriminating child in your life), décor, baking supplies, and much more. Pondfield Rd.

Free delivery is being offered by Topps Wine and Liquor through Good Friday. Manager personal recommendations for Easter include: Muga Seleccion Especial Rioja 2009 ($42.99; Highly Recommended), described as “Powerful yet harmonious, this rich red delivers black cherry, licorice, fresh herb, smoke and mineral flavors that mingle seamlessly over firm, well-integrated tannins, while balsamic-tinged acidity drives the flavors through the long, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025”; 95 points Wine Spectator – Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro “Gold Label” 2008 ($37.99) – “Shows the distinctive Tuscan bouquet of a great Chianti Classico Riserva with notes of violet, cherry and plum, and aromas of chocolate and spice. On the palate, the wine has well-defined structure and a generous, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate, cinnamon and spicy hints of black pepper…”; and The Girls in the Vineyard Cabernet 2011 ($22.93) – “Grown on the upper slopes of the Beckstoffer Amber Knolls Vineyard in the Red Hills of Lake County.… Exhibits classic mountain characters of intensity and balance with a ripe cherry aroma….” Pondfield Rd.

View additional holiday items from Mano A Mano (all-nature chocolate eggs and more; 81 Pondfield Rd); The Silk Road (décor; 101 Pondfield Rd);  and Kensington Paper (hand-painted Austrian Easter Eggs, bunny dishes, and more; 82 Kraft Ave) in the Chamber’s photo album.

Have fun at Weezie D‘s Egg Hunt Sale! This Friday and Saturday, find the Egg and get the discount inside! 15 Park Pl.

J&G Deli and Market at 502 New Rochelle Rd is accepting Easter orders. Highlights include homemade Pizza Rustica, Homemade Easter Cheesecake, and festively wrapped large chocolate eggs. Enter their raffle to win an 11-pound chocolate Easter egg for only $1/ticket! Also pick up your Easter bread and view their catering menu for your feast at

The Bronxville Public Library is offering Easter Egg Critter Craft for children on Saturday, April 19, at 2:00 pm. Registration is required:  337-7680 x34 or email

Spring Has Finally Sprung!

Now that the weather is finally getting nice, it’s time to take those classic cars out of the garage! Are you eligible for Collector Car Insurance? Contact D.C. Ranieri Insurance Agency to find out if you qualify: 376-2560.

Just a few weeks ago it was hard to imagine the time would ever come for spring landscaping, but at long last the time has come! Call Riccardi Landscaping Design at 917-805-6129 to get started.

Provisions for Pets has dog biscuits that look like spring flowers! Kraft Ave.


In honor of April being Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Joseph F. Manzi, DDS, is offering Complimentary Oral Cancer Screening between now and Memorial Day to new and existing patients using Velscope. Velscope uses fluorescence visualization to expose pre-cancerous and cancerous cell changes that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye. The Velscope examination takes only three minutes. It is a painless and non-invasive procedure that saves many lives every year. To book your appointment, call 652-7333. 311 White Plains Rd, Eastchester.

Gramatan Travel is offering one complimentary dinner for two when you book Round Hill Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for travel May 1 through September 2014. Valid for all accommodations and may be used for free-night promotions and consortia amenities. Must book by April 30, 2014. 337-1333.

Events—Shopping, Dining, Education, Entertainment, and More

The Bronxville Farmers’ Indoor Market is now held every Saturday until April 26th at 1 Pondfield Road from 9 to 1…rain, sleet, snow and sun!

Enjoy piano-bar entertainment while dining on fine cuisine at Underhills Crossing – Wednesday through Sunday. 74.5 Pondfield Rd.

As part of the “Dinner with the Doctor” series, join Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan, a board-certified breast surgeon with Columbia University Center for Advance Surgery, at Lawrence Hospital, to learn about what you can do to prevent breast cancer. Light dinner will be served. Register on-line by clicking here. The event, which will take place Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, is free, and individuals are encouraged to bring a friend.

Operation PROM will be selling a limited number of wedding and bridesmaid dresses for a $25 donation on Saturday, April 19, 2pm-4pm, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Cash and carry, while supplies last.

Live music will again be offered at Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS featuring the talents of Dave and Dave—a.k.a., “Daves of Wine and Roses.” On Monday April 21; 7:00 and 9:00 pm gigs. Stop by! 7 Pondfield Rd.

Mambo 64’s next interactive cooking class will be a Brazilian-themed class taught in conjunction with Westchester Community College, on Monday, April 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. 606 6830 x1 for info. 64 Main St., Tuckahoe.

In honor of Eastchester 350, two of our Chamber’s member restaurants—An American Bistro and Mambo 64–will participate in The Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce’s Restaurant Week, April 21 – 27 and May 12 -18. $25/person; dinner only. Click here for details.

Jewelry by Cari Charms, 14kt-gold and sterling-silver personalized charms, will be at Citrine on Wednesday, April 23. Free hand stamping will be done on-site by this husband and wife duo from Oregon. They make perfect graduation gifts. 22 Park Pl.

A few seats are left for “Social Media for Business,” a class offered by The Bronxville Adult School and taught by Bridget gibbons of Bronxville’s own Gibbons Digital Consultants. This course will give you tools to reach prospects when they Google your product or service, and build an ongoing relationship with them using Social Media. Grow your business using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs.  Learn how to leverage social media to drive revenue. We’ll show you how to promote your brand, increase customer engagement, create a community, promote events, reward loyal customers, and have a positive impact on the bottom line.  Target the right audience at the right time with search engine optimization (keywords that push you to the top of Google results), pay-per-click ads, map optimization, and analytics–so you know it works! Thursday, April 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. $40.

Author and Chaplain Andrea Raynor will discuss her new book Incognito: Lost and Found at Harvard Divinity School on Thursday, April 24, at 7 pm. This free Books & Coffee program, supported by Friends of Concordia, will be held in Concordia College’s Sommer Center at 171 White Plains Rd. A book sale/signing and refreshments will follow Raynor’s reading and audience Q&A session. Free; no registration required. Info:  337.9300 x2159 or

Mark your calendar for The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College’s Student and Instructor Reading and Summer Courses Open House scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 4pm – 6pm. 45 Wrexham Rd.

The Bronxville Women’s Club will present The Bardekova Ensemble performing woodwind and string music of the baroque, classical, romantic, and early-20th-century periods on Friday, April 25, at 8:00 pm. Lectures throughout the concert help familiarize the audience with the music. For details:; 337-3252. 135 Midland Ave.

The 2014 Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival will take place from April 25-27 on the SLC campus. The Festival offers readings, panels, craft talks, workshops, and a small-press book fair. All events are free and open to the public. Click here for the schedule. For info:

Lawrence Hospital Center will be taking part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 26. Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. The effort is being made possible with the help of the Bronxville Police Department. People in the area are encouraged to bring their expired and unwanted medications for safe and proper disposal. 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the hospital main entrance.

Sign up for Chantilly Patisserie’s pastry-arts class taking place Saturday, April 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at their shop. The day’s lesson: Basic Cake Decorating! To register call 771-9400 or stop in at 135 Parkway Rd.

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The Chamber is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, civic and general interests of the Village of Bronxville and vicinity.

About Bronxville

The Village of Bronxville is a mile square community that is 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Our charming English-style Village is nestled along the banks of the Bronx River in Southern Westchester County with a population of 6,200 residents. From its beginnings in the mid-17th century, Bronxville has evolved into one of America’s premiere metropolitan suburbs.

The Board of Directors

  • Patty Breen, President – Houlihan Lawrence
  • Paul Ranieri, Vice President – D.C. Ranieri Insurance Company
  • James Van Metter, Treasurer – James Van Metter Wealth Management
  • Stephanie Weston, Secretary – People’s United Bank
  • Deborah Souccar, Advisor – Refined Journeys
  • Joan Iacono, Counsel – Joan Iacono, Esq.
  • Susan Miele, Executive Director
  • Donald Gray, Village Liaison


  • Philip Hedger – Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS
  • Steve Ircha – Aegis Capital
  • John Lee – Bronxville Stationers
  • Lou Maggiotto – Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo
  • Kevin McNeill – Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese
  • Steven Singer – Provisions for Pets
  • Eben Thurston – Spring Marketing Strategies


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