Bronxville Business News

March 5, 2015

In this issue. . . 

Coming to Bronxville!…St. Patrick’s Day…Health and Wellness…and More!


 Be on the Lookout!

Two things are heading your way: The 2015 Bronxville Guide—the annual phone directory produced by the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce—which is now in its 85th year of publication and still widely used! The Chamber appreciates the support of the community, as we support the community economically. Though the Guide is provided free of charge, we appreciate the requested donation of $8 to offset its production costs. Checks can be made payable to the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 81 Pondfield Rd., Suite 7. Thank you in advance for helping us do what we do for Bronxville!

A great big thank-you goes to Rosemary Campion of Blackbird Creative Services for perennially providing design services for The Guide. It’s a monumental task–and safe in her hands! Distribution lists were provided by Complete Mailing Lists.

Also very exciting: The Chamber is gearing up to launch a brand-new website! The new site has a great new look and snazzy features to help you stay in the know about all the great goings-on within the Bronxville business and nonprofit community. Watch for an announcement of the big launch!

Chamber Members Teaching Classes 

The Bronxville Adult School’s spring session has begun, and many of our local experts are teaching provocative classes. Sign up for “Paris from La Vie Moderne to LaBelle Epoque” with dean of Sarah Lawrence College, Jerrilynn Dodds; “How to Be an Executor” with David Otis Fuller, Jr. of Bosworth, Gray & Fuller; “Savvy Social Security for Boomers” with James Van Metter of James Van Metter Wealth Management; “All Things Instagram” with Susan Unger of CloudBar, LLC; “Spring Holiday Tapas and More at Mambo 64” with chef Arlen Gargagliano; “FitWalk” with Tracey Gerety; “Let’s Run!” with Michael DiBlasi of Bronxville Running Company; “Gentle/Moderate Kripalu Yoga” with Peter Iocovello of Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary; “Optimize Your Real Estate Experience” with Priscilla Toomey of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty; “Find Your Colors” with Tammy Ehrenfeld of North, and “Mat Pilates” with Lily Martin of Lyte Body Fitness.

For the complete list of spring classes at the Bronxville Adult School, view the online catalog.

 Health and Wellness

Michael Pitter, MD, performed the NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital’s first daVinci X-I robotic surgery Tuesday! With the help of the daVinci robot, surgeries that were once considered invasive are now minimally invasive, which means a shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, fewer complications, less need for narcotic pain medicine, a faster recovery and smaller incisions. The surgery, a hysterectomy, was a success.

Through the end of March, new clients with Lyte Body Fitness can save 10% on their first package of one-on-one personal training or group training sessions. Achieve your fitness goals with Lyte’s exclusive fitness training. 361-1777 or

What happens when two Bronxville locals have a pint at Pete’s Tavern? They uncover a business partnership! Jeff Ungvary has offices on Park Avenue in NYC as well as on Park Place in Bronxville. He crossed paths there with Matt Wetty, CFO of NYC-based chain Just Salad. Ungvary, President of Strategic Wellness and Insurance Management, Inc. (SWIM, Inc.), has 20+ years of experience in the employee benefits industry, and was able to help Wetty with Just Salad’s benefits needs, ultimately offering medical coverage to over 600 employees. If you have any problems or questions on employee benefits and insurance, visit SWIM’s website at or call Jeff at 646-366-6640 so he can help you find a solution.

Living Space

Two of the Chamber’s members have teamed up on a home-beautification project: This murphy bed was built by contractor Thomas Stone and finished by Robert Weis of Robert’s Restoration Gallery! Click here.

Hunt Woods Manor Design Group LLC, participated in the “Be Mine” design presented by the Access to Design program at the New York Interior Design Building at 200 Lexington. HWMD selected a brand new console that can be seen at the Bright showroom. “We’ve used Bright products for years in settings where flexibility is key. Their wood and upholstery products can be custom-sized and -finished, inside or out, to meet a client’s specific requirements.”

There may be snow on the ground, but it’s time to think spring! Book an appointment now with Riccardi Landscaping Company to get your garden in great shape for the warm weather! Call 917-805-6129.

Click here for a video of 117 Devon, Bronxville, a new featured listing from Link NY Realty. Built in 1907 by architect Arthur Peyser, this 5-BR, 3.5-bath home features fine architectural details of the period. For more info: or 646-321-9428.

Lydia Maria Real Estate, celebrating 21 years in the village, has moved to 65 Pondfield Rd. Taking over the previously occupied space at 120 Pondfield Rd will be Hunter Douglas Custom Blinds and Window Treatments.

 This Just In…

Bronxville Stationers now carries a large selection of children’s board games! Look up when you walk in! 112 Pondfield Rd.

 St. Patrick’s Day

Follow the Chamber’s St. Patrick’s Day photo album as a guide for St. Patrick’s Day in Bronxville!

Here’s J.C. Fogarty’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend celebration line-up: Friday, March 13 – The Band Ireland; Saturday, March 14 – Rudy and Sarah; Tuesday, March 17 - Cousins Moran. As always, there will be Irish music all day and plenty of Guinness, shepherd’s pie, lamb stew, and corned beef and cabbage. 60 Kraft Ave.

Lange’s Deli of Bronxville has its St. Patrick’s Day menu posted: Corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, shepherd’s pie, plus special sandwiches called “The Shamrock” and “The Leprechaun.” View the menu here and place your order at 94 Pondfield Rd.

Pete’s Park Place Tavern will offer traditional Irish grub including shepherd’s pie and corned beef and cabbage. 18 Park Pl.

Blue Moon Mexican Café, despite its name, will go green on St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy $5 Mojitos (4:00-7:00 pm bar only), $5 Nutty Irishman Drinks (all day), green beer, green burritos, and great drink specials. 7-27 Pondfield Rd.


Chabad Jewish Center invites you to Purim in China, a festive Purim celebration for the whole family, on Thursday, March 5 at 5:00 pm. The celebration, to be held at Lake Isle Country Club, will include a multimedia Megillah reading, Chinese buffet dinner, Lechaim for adults, festive music, and a Chinese acrobat show. $15/person; $40/family. RSVP: or 458-2441.

The staff of Fabio’s Hair Studio will be volunteering their professional services backstage at Christ Church in Bronxville for the annual Bronxville High School play. This year they will be creating a Victorian Era look for the production of “Sweeney Todd” on March 7-9.

Operation PROM is having a prom dress giveaway featuring free dresses for qualifying high school seniors on Friday, March 20 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm and Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and a $1 dress sale for the public on Sunday, March 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (or while supplies last) at the Westchester County Center.

Patti O’Shaughnessy, of Patricia O’Shaughnessy Design will be a panelist at “The Business of Art” panel discussion on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 pm at the OSilas Gallery, at Concordia College, 171 White Plains Rd. Join them for an informative discussion designed for gallery hoppers, amateur and serious art collectors.

Employment Opportunity

Bayside Travel seeks a P/T bookkeeper for their Larchmont office. Knowledge of QuickBooks/Excel a must. Minimum 3-5 years experience. Local business reference required. Click here for info.

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