Bronxville Business News

July 7 – 23, 2014

In this issue…

Know your neighbors…Summer Sales…Events…and More!


Don’t miss the Bronxville Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday through November 22. Stone Place at Paxton Ave, Rain or shine! Visit the new BFM website:

Know Your Neighbors

The Bronxville Guide—the perennial phone directory that’s entering its 85th year in publication(!), remains a cherished resource in the community. It’s a sure thing that calls start coming to the Chamber’s office toward the end of the year—“When can I hope to receive my copy of The Guide?” The process of developing the 2015 edition is already underway. Below, we invite you to acquaint yourselves with this year’s Guide sponsors, who make this publication possible. Just as you would get to know your residential neighbors, please also get to know your business neighbors—they’re vital members of the community too!

Though the Guide is direct-mailed to 6000+ residents free of charge, the Chamber is grateful to those who have submitted their voluntary $8 donation. It’s not too late to do so for the 2014 edition! If you’re so inclined, payments may be made to the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 81 Pondfield Rd., Suite 7, Bronxville, NY 10708. Donations help sustain the Guide for years to come.

Meet your Guide sponsors:

Call Besson Oil Inc. for home heating and service and tank insurance. They offer 24-hour emergency service; convenient budget plans; complete installations of boilers, burners, hot-water heaters; automatic metered deliveries; free analysis of your heating system, and an oil storage tank protection plan. They’ve been warming Westchester’s children since 1835. 779-0008.

The Rollins Agency has been protecting Bronxville families and businesses for 100 years. Get insurance you can count on. Call: 337-1833.

Houlihan Lawrence knows your town and neighborhoods. Let them work for you: Cynthia Landis, Muriel Aragona, Louise Baudoin, Carol Bender, Toni Bessone, Aimee Bester, Doris Blair, Gene Blenderman, Andrea Braunstein, Patty Breen, Pat Button, Rhonda Carey, Rose Carmellino, Kathy Cech, Leslie Corcoran, Pat Muldoon Coughlin, Maria Wein Devaney, Anna Eckwerth-Glazier, Johanna Falduto Cohen, Margaret Farran, Happy French-Zingaro, Sarah French, Susie French, Helen Gerken, Bob Granata, Diane Hackett, Peter Harris, Rey Hollingsworth Falu, Stacey Hughes, Kelly Jelensperger, Nancy Jones, Lynn Joyce, Anne Kelty, Barbara Kerrigan, Susan Kelty Law, Jim McMahon, Arthur Miller, Van Miller, Carol Moesel, Juliette Muity, Barbara Nanna, Tina Raymond, Ann Marie Sullivan, Rita Steinkamp, Laura Stichter-Bryson, Sheila Stoltz, Liz Unis, Christine Vergari, Jane Vergari, Elizabeth Yienger, Carol Young, Tracy Walsh, Mary Claire White, Sharon Zanzano, Valmarie Zorila. 337-0400. 4 Valley Rd. 337-5400. 89 Pondfield Rd.

Michael Serio, Inc. Complete Tree Care offers prunings, shaping, topping, cabling, rod bracing, fertilizing, NYS certified spray programs, seasoned firewood, vista and land clearings, wood chips and mulching, evergreen screenings, snow plowing, and holiday tree decorating. Fully insured. Call for a free estimate: 771-8733.

While real estate by nature is local, today the market for property is national, even global. As part of the Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty network encompassing more than 12,000 sales associates located in approximately 590 offices in 44 countries and territories worldwide, they can attract interest for your property from far beyond your local market. To learn more, visit 620-8682. 2 Park Pl.

Hymes & Associates, CPA, P.C. offers tax, accounting, and consulting services. Call 961-1200. 55 Pondfield Rd.

Edward Jones is committed to providing personalized investment service to individuals from more than 11,000 offices. They will help you invest in stocks, mutual funds, corporate bonds, government bonds, municipal bonds, CDs, money-market funds, or IRAs. Call or stop by today and speak with Linda Blakely or Michael Sheridan. 337-2363. 5 Pondfield Rd.

Established in 1925, Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop offers floral design and event planning, fresh and silk flower arrangements, plants and unique gifts, and in-home decorating services for parties and holidays. 337-2337. 145 Parkway Rd.

Arthur Lange Inc. offers expert and experienced construction management, renovation and remodeling of fine homes. Have a vision for enhancing your home? Call today for your complimentary consultation. 337-4422.

Lawrence Hospital Center supports Bronxville and surrounding communities with a comprehensive set of health care offerings for you and your family including Lawrence Community Health Services; Lawrence Home Care of Westchester, Jansen Hospice and Palliative Care, Bereavement Center of Westchester; and Lawrence Medical Associates: Endocrinology, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine, and Surgery (General and Oncologic). Their Physician Referral Service is available 24/7: 787-5000. 55 Palmer Ave.

Fred H. McGrath & Son Inc. Funeral Home is located at 20 Cedar St at the corner of Kraft Ave. Call 337-6770.

Eastchester Trip Service offers service that includes all airports, New York City, and service calls. 337-3727 or 1-800-439-3334.

Robert’s Restoration Gallery offers antiques, cabinetry, chairs, and interior and exterior woodwork. 793-4870. 139 Parkway Rd.

Bertine, Hufnagel, Headley, Zeltner, Drummond & Dohn, LLP helps with estate planning, probate and estate administration, residential and commercial real estate, litigation, taxation, elder law, vehicle and traffic law, and criminal law. Call 472-7700. 700 White Plains Rd. Scarsdale.

Suzanne M. Bloomer, Attorney at Law specializes in real estate, wills, estates and trusts. Call 337-0142. 85 Pondfield Rd.

Bosworth, Gray & Fuller Attorneys and Counsellors at Law can help with wills, trusts, estate planning, real estate, media law and litigation in all courts. 337-3626. 116 Kraft Ave.

Joan Iacono Attorney at Law specializes in divorce/family law, estates, probate/administration, real estate, and collaborative law. Call 961-0565. 81 Pondfield Rd.

Joseph A. Marra Attorney at Law has an Avvo rating of Superb as a top attorney for estate planning and was voted clients’ choice in 2012. He is admitted to the practice of law in New York and New Jersey and offers a free 15-minute consultation in person or over the phone. 964-6806. 909 Midland Ave. Yonkers.

Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo, LLP can help you with issues of estates, trusts, wills, litigation and real estate. 337-6300. 111 Kraft Ave.

Veneruso, Curto, Schwartz & Curto, LLP Attorneys and Counselors at Law offer help with business law, real estate, elder law, wills and trusts, co-ops and condos. 779-1100. 35 East Grassy Sprain Rd, Suite 400, Yonkers.

Call Peter W. Willliamson, Attorney, for your legal needs. 337-3434. 44 Pondfield Rd #11.

Frank DiBona Auto Center, Inc. offers complete foreign and domestic automotive repairs including computer diagnostics, tune-ups, emissions and electronics, front end, tires and suspension, engine and transmission, bodywork, glass replacement, car detailing and towing. Call the garage at 961-0131 or the 24-hr cell phone at 346-7940. 26 Paxton Ave.

Ultimate Autobody Collision and Autobody Services accepts all insurance carriers. Their special services include free pick up and delivery, towing at no cost to you, insurance claim handling, lifetime written guarantee, and price protection. 961-6000. 50 Palmer Ave.

Save and earn more at Apple Bank. Ask about free personal and business checking, Apple Advantage Banking, savings and money-market accounts, online and mobile banking, free personal and business debit cards, credit cards, personal loans, mortgage and home-equity loans, Apple Edge Bank at Work Program, and merchant services. Established in 1863. Member FDIC. 771-6770. 85 Pondfield Rd.

Know-how makes your business their business. People’s United Bank offers all the products and services your business needs to succeed including business checking, merchant card processing, payroll services, business credit cards, and online banking. Call or visit today. 771-4123. 111 Kraft Ave.

Visit Mini’s Prime Meats & Specialties at 15 Park Pl. 779-1948.

Computer Troubleshooters has been serving Westchester since 2006. Technology solved. Call 202-9793.

Guttilla Contracting LTD are general contractors who are fully licensed and insured in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. 693-2132. 66 Palmer Ave, Suite 49A.

Constantina Bacopoulou, DDS, is a board-certified family dentist specializing in both pediatric and adult dentistry. Invisalign-certified, implant dentistry, full-time hygienist, and no wait times for appointments. 337-3863. 44 Pondfield Rd.

Henry A. Blom, DDS, practices at 10 Studio Arcade. Call 337-1157.

Patricia L. Halloran, DDS, MS specializes in orthodontics. Call 337-1239. 53 Park Ave.

BBB Accredited Business Braxton Engineering, P.C. has been in business for 30 years. Licensed in states of New York and New Jersey. Call Charles E. Marino, P.E. at 361-1249 or his cell 374-3474. 1 Vincent Rd, Suite 6C.

MDIC Investment Company’s services include mutual funds, stocks and bonds, financial and estate planning, investment and advisory services, and life and health insurance. Call “Bronxville’s Niche Broker” today: 793-4095. Member FINRA, SIPC. 116 Kraft Ave, Ste 8.

Five Star Rated in Client Satisfaction, James Van Metter Wealth Management offers financial planning and investment-management services. Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Call 793-1213. 81 Pondfield Rd, Suite 4.

Westchester Funeral Home, Inc. is a place where families find the caring support they need. 337-4585. 190 Main St, Eastchester.

Bronxville Furriers has been serving Bronxville for over 80 years. They offer premium luxury outerwear, furs, Loro Piana cashmeres, shearlings, and accessories. Certified sales, storage, cleaning, and repairs on premises. 337-3877. 98 Kraft Ave.

Wassearman, Inc. offers hearing aids designed for your lifestyle. Office hours with David Wasserman by appointment. 337-8348. 77 Pondfield Rd.

Lisa’s Care Unique Caregivers provides privately paid live-in and hourly caregivers who can provide you and your loved ones with peace of mind. Call Eliso Papaladze, MSW at 364-1155. 80 Parkway Rd.

Gabriel Bundschuh & Assoc. Inc. has been helping our neighbors with their insurance needs since 1944. They focus on business, homeowners, auto, life and health, and long-term care. Call 723-2220. 700 White Plains Rd, Suite 322, Scarsdale.

Drive home the savings with State Farm Delores Clemons Agency Inc. Combine your car and home insurance and save big-time. Call 663-6688. 562 Kimball Ave, Yonkers.

D.C. Ranieri Insurance Agency is insuring a brighter tomorrow. They provide all forms of insurance–auto, home, business, and life. 376-2560. 457 Palmer Rd, Yonkers.

Decora Fine Furnishings & Interior Design offers custom window treatments and upholstered furniture. Call 793-4444. 76 Kraft Ave.

Hunt Woods Manor Design Group LLC offers interior design consultation, interior decorating, and much more. Call Diana 530-5159 or Francine 523-2480.

Bronxville Jewelers is celebrating 25 years in Bronxville. They specialize in repairs including diamond setting and watch repairs. Come see their wide selection of 14kt gold Italian jewelry. They remount your diamond while you wait and offer special orders on 14K-18K and platinum and ear piercing. They also buy gold and diamonds. Call 337-2123. 78 Kraft Ave.

LaGravinese Jewelers has been in business since 1917. Robert LaGravinese is a graduated gemologist. Call 337-0923. 115 Pondfield Rd.

Take advantage of everything The UPS Store has to offer including box rentals (check mail by phone), shipping (via UPS, DHL, Federal Express, and US Post Office), custom packing, stamps, shipping supplies, fax, copier, business cards, stationery, rubber stamps, typing/word processing, office supplies, gift wrapping, and color copier. 779-0140. 81 Pondfield Rd.

Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art is where music and art live for all ages. They offer early-childhood, youth and adult programs. Call 395-4507. 171 White Plains Rd.

Stipo Opticians provides professional and personal services including varilux lenses, a lab on premises, extra thin lenses, designer eyewear, and sport glasses. They have been in Bronxville for 30 years, have convenient hours, and offer parking across the street. 337-1135. 4 Cedar St.

Trapp Opticians, Eyewear Specialist Since 1945, offers designer eyewear, complete eye exams, and the largest selection of children’s eyewear. They are contact lens specialists, Varilux specialists and have a lab on the premises. They are also fully guaranteed and accept most insurance including Medicare. 337-0707.

Kawer’s Tuckahoe Paint & Glass is more than just a paint store. They also offer wall covering, featuring a huge selection of books and patterns, and window treatments, including blinds, draperies, shutters, and more. 961-4880. 29 Columbus Ave. Tuckahoe.

Bronxville Painting offers interior and exterior painting, plaster and drywall repair and installation, window and wood trim restoration, carpentry, power washing and staining, free estimates, and senior and new customer discounts. They are fully licensed and insured. Ask for Peter: 793-4776.

Steve Pagliaroli Painting Co., Super Service Award Winners on Angie’s List, is known for attention to detail. They offer professional painting (interior and exterior) and wallpaper installation. Serving Bronxville for 34 years. Call 447-7841.

County Chair Party Rentals Complete Party Rentals has been providing quality equipment and service since 1934. They offer tables, chairs, linens, china, tents, grills, stoves, and more. Call 664-5700. 25 Oak St, Mt. Vernon.

Animal Health Care, PC is a mobile veterinary service and animal hospital with a gentle groomer on premises. 961-4045. 35 Tuckahoe Ave, Eastchester.

Hire Peter C. North Photography and Video for your portraits, publicity, commercial assignments, events, and copy-work. Call 237-1606. 90 Veltri Ln, Yonkers.

Tony Giannoni Plumbing & Heating offers jobbing, repairs, installations, gas hot water heaters, dishwashers and disposals, and electronically cleans sewers and drains. Call 793-7775. 88 Tuckahoe Ave, Eastchester.

Blackbird Creative Services can take care of all your graphic design and printing needs. Design, print, production, and mail. Call 793-9255. 84 Kraft Ave.

Bigger isn’t better. Better is better. Bronxville-Ley Real Estate can help you buy or sell your home. Count on agents Leah Caro, Jon Posner, Luci Abruzzo, Tina Adams, Pat Barry, Christine Bartley, Tom Bimonte, Gwen Bolan, Victoria Carter, Mary Cassidy, Courtney Cherna, Carol Conway, Christina DiMinno, Amy Dmytryshyn, Virginia Esposito, Colleen Fitzgerald, Susan Florio, Rosanne Fluet, Denise Gang, Peter Gill, Kate Gomprecht, Margaret Johnson, Mary Mooney, Lisa Moss, Wendy Murphy, Heidy Muse, James Parsons, Patty Parsons, Claire Peddy, Hisako Peters, Phyllis Peterson, Isabel Pimenta, Maryann Pope, Dana Russell, John Schultz, Bernadette Smith, Thomas Villamana. 337-1234. 17.5 Park Pl.

View Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate Services’s listings at 337-7888. 133 Parkway Rd.

Urstadt Property Company manages commercial space in Bronxville. Call 337-0223. 2 Park Pl. #3.

Life is a fiesta! Eat it up at Blue Moon Mexican Café. Lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, take-out, delivery, catering, and parties. 337-4000. 7-27 Pondfield Rd.

J.C. Fogarty’s serves lunch and dinner 7 days. They have party rooms and outside catering available. 337-1122. 60 Kraft Ave.

Sign up for InTouch, your guide to news about Sarah Lawrence College as well as programs and events open to the public, including classes, concerts, readings, lectures, conferences, exhibits, and more. For a free subscription go to  or call 395-2220.

Call Aqua-Tech Recreation Inc. Pools and Spas at 337-6767. 35 Parkview Ave.

Bronxville Depot Taxi serves areas locally and out-of-town as well as airports. 337-8311.

Refined Journeys uses knowledge gathered over a quarter century to provide value in travel services. Come to them for family vacations, customized travel itineraries, villa rentals, escorted tours, cruises, yacht and barging holidays, safaris, culinary and wine tours, spa and golf escapes, adventure travel, rail journeys, honeymoons, and group travel. Call 961-3930.

Call Gramatan Travel and let them save you time and help you have a better vacation. They offer complimentary travel planning, upgrades, breakfast, and concierge services. Save time, make one call, and have a better vacation. Virtuoso Member – Specialists in the Art of Travel 337-1333. 69 Pondfield Rd.

Domenic Serio Tree Service Inc. offers prompt and personal service. Come to them for pruning, shaping, topping, cabling, rod bracing, tree and stump removal, sub-jet liquid fertilizing, firewood and bagged kindling, snow plowing, excavating, vista and land clearing, wood chips and mulching, woodland site improvement, tree consultation, and evergreen screenings. Call for a free estimate: 232-7166.

Summer Sales

Toney Toni and the Gang started a Summer Sale. Be sure to stop by: 70 Pondfield Rd.

J. McLaughlin is offering an even better summer sale. Save up to 70% off in store and online. New styles have been added. 75 Pondfield Rd.

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

Don’t miss the Bronxville Farmers’ Market, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm every Saturday through November 22. Stone Place at Paxton Ave, Rain or shine!

Broken Bow Brewery + Mambo 64 = Summer Sabor Celebration! Join them on Wednesday, July 23 for a 5-course and 5-beer paired dinner. They are so excited about this local collaboration! Call to register: 222 9964!

Thursday, July 24:– Plan B on Park Place, 6:30-8:30 pm. Enjoy dining and dancing in the street, which is closed to vehicular traffic. The concert series wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our event sponsors: James Van Metter Wealth Management, Steve Ircha, Aegis Capital; Patty Breen & Tracy Walsh of Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate; Bronxville Hearing Center; Griffin, Coogan, Sulzer & Horgan, P.C., Attorneys and Counselors at Law; EMLJ (on behalf of Green Wood Flowers, Red Pepper, Bronxville Fish Market, Blow and Beyond, Stipo’s Opticians, Pure Barre, Savanna Home, Bronxville Stationers, Arista Camera and Imaging, Topps Bakery, Studio One, Topps Wine & Liquor, Yum Yum Tree, Lange’s Deli, Il Bacio, Womrath Bookshop, Underhills Crossing, Value Drugs, Palm 32, Hickey’s Deli, and Kaito Sushi), Pete’s Park Place Tavern; and Pondfield Trip Service.

Upcoming event at Ernie’s Wine Bar + EATS: Monday, July 28 – Music Night with Dave & Dave.

Operation PROM is hosting a “Summer Celebration” at Broken Bow Brewery on Wednesday, July 30, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public; complimentary light refreshments and discounted beer. Great networking event! Sponsored by Operation PROM, State Farm Insurance, ESU DJ’s, and The College of Westchester. 672-3070.

Thursday, August 21: Bronxville Summer Concert – Third Stone – Leonard Morange Park; 6:30-8:30 pm.

Thursday, September 18: Bronxville Summer Concert – Sue and the Fun Ghouls – Park Place; 6:30-8:30 pm.

The Bronxville Adult School is planning a trip to the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Monday, September 15. The day will include RT coach bus transportation from Bronxville, a guided tour of the 9/11 Museum with time on your own to explore the museum and the outdoor 9/11 Memorial, followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant. If you are interested in joining this trip, email with your name and the number of guests you would like to bring, along with any questions.

Employment Opportunity

SoulCycle is looking to hire P/T front-desk studio staff. They are seeking passionate, service-oriented, positive and hard-working individuals with a love for health and fitness and an excitement for their brand. Responsibilities include providing high level customer service and hospitality to clients, assisting the Studio Management in daily studio tasks and projects, and maintaining a positive attitude and taking initiative. Must have customer service experience, have the ability to prioritize and multi-task within a fast-paced environment, and be willing to initiate tasks and perform duties without direction. Send resume to

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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
  • Bob Krause, Advisor – Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop
  • 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 and Arista Camera & Imaging
  • Lou Maggiotto – Nobile, Magarian & DiSalvo
  • Steven Singer – Provisions for Pets
  • Fran Smith – Hunt Woods Manor Design
  • Eben Thurston – Spring Marketing Strategies


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