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Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

Business Profile: Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, Yorktown

Following in his mother’s footsteps, Queens resident Qi Jiang recently opened up a business of his own in Yorktown. Qi operates Spring Spa & Foot Reflexology, which is located not far away in town from a nail salon owned by his mother, Laura. He declined to provide her last name. Qi said he was inspired by […]

Business Profile: Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, Mahopac

Business Profile: Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, Mahopac

The only thing that gets most people out of bed in the morning is the sweet aroma of coffee soon to be sipped as another workday approaches. For Jonathan Baratz, owner of Bear Mountain Coffee Roasters, his job is to help others prepare to take on everyday stresses with a quality cup of joe. He’s […]

Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

Business Profile: Mathnasium of Yorktown Heights

You can limber up in variety of ways in a gymnasium. At Mathnasium, students have the opportunity to shape up their math skills. Brewster resident Kaz Tanahashi opened Mathnasium in March to help students struggling with math. He was joined in the business by Peekskill resident Marina Zale, who is center director and an instructor. Tanahashi said […]

Business Profile: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Croton and Peekskill

Business Profile: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Croton and Peekskill

Croton residents Cynthia and Joseph Lippolis insist the real estate industry is a hard one to be successful in, but they have managed to excel in the field for nearly three decades. “It’s a seven day a week job,” Cynthia said last week. “It never ends. It goes on from seven in the morning to […]

The Restaurant Examiner: Westchester's Most Delicious Dishes

The Restaurant Examiner: Westchester’s Most Delicious Dishes

Maine Lobster Salad at Sam’s of Gedney Way – For a nice summertime treat, the fresh Maine lobster salad at Sam’s of Gedney Way in White Plains is a delectable choice. A thick round layer of creamy avocado rests on top of a tower of lobster salad and a circle of thin cucumber slices serves as the base. Mango, […]

Business of the Week: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

Business of the Week: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

The Front Street location of Elevate Event Lounge has long been a site to host events. Last August, Mahopac resident Chris Vernia changed the format of the business, which was formerly Bounce the Party Place, in which Vernia was a member of the partnership of Bounce and purchased the facility outright last year. “I’ve actually […]

Business of the Week:  Kumon of North White Plains

Business of the Week: Kumon of North White Plains

Kumon is an after-school math and reading program for preschool through 12th grade students. The internationally popular program – it is employed in 48 countries on six continents around the world – began with a parent’s love, as the story goes. Toru Kumon, a Japanese math teacher, developed the materials and the guiding principles of […]

The Restaurant Examiner: Savor Polish Food at 38th Annual Polish Heritage Day Celebration

The Restaurant Examiner: Savor Polish Food at 38th Annual Polish Heritage Day Celebration

There will be great opportunity to taste authentic Polish food at the 38th annual Polish Heritage Day Celebration, scheduled for this Sunday, July 12 at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The festivities will include polka music and folk dance, sword fights, crafts and vendor booths and performances by students from the Polish School (Polska Szkola) in Port […]

Business Profile: Barbara’s Concierge Service, White Plains

Business Profile: Barbara’s Concierge Service, White Plains

Have you ever been so fed up with running around doing your local errands that you just wished you had someone you could call on to take on some of the load? Well, now you do. White Plains resident Barbara Mayrsohn is establishing a local concierge service that will work with each client to customize […]

Know Your Neighbor, Dr. Alan Coffino, Nephrologist/Chief of Medicine, Chappaqua

Know Your Neighbor, Dr. Alan Coffino, Nephrologist/Chief of Medicine, Chappaqua

Dr. Alan Coffino didn’t follow a traditional path to becoming a physician. For years, working as a researcher he had longed to go to medical school. But personal insecurities and the possible fear of changing his entire life at a time when many people are starting to settle into their careers had contributed to the […]

Business Profile: Super Star Signs and More, Mahopac

Business Profile: Super Star Signs and More, Mahopac

Only 20-years-old, newly minted business owner Nick Luposello is proving his natural knack for creativity and self-motivation easily outweighs how old–or how young he might be. While he can’t buy an alcoholic beverage just yet, Luposello’s talent to create eye-catching signs and stickers has proven all he needs as Super Star Signs and More continues […]

Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Retro Fitness, Cortlandt

Tappan resident Adolfo Godinez emphasizes there is only one thing retro about Retro Fitness. “Retro Fitness is retro price, modern gym,” Godinez, general manager of the new facility in Cortlandt, said last week. The Cortlandt Retro Fitness opened on East Main Street on June 25 in the former location of Party Stop. “We thought that […]

Business of the Week: Travelers Rest, Ossining

Business of the Week: Travelers Rest, Ossining

There’s a lot of history within the walls of Travelers Rest, a Westchester County landmark that was once a popular stopping-off point for stagecoach travelers making their way to New York City in the late 1880s. Today, it’s a popular Continental-German restaurant run by Tina and Gary Langner, who have owned the establishment since 1961. […]

Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

Somers Boutique Adds Women’s Fashion and Accessories

Somers Custom Framing & Gifts has been a popular shopping destination for more than eight years. But while the boutique continues to offer framing services and a variety of gift items it has also increased its offerings of women’s clothing and accessories for the past two years. “Now we have a customer base, so we’re […]

Business Profile: Somers Pharmacy

Business Profile: Somers Pharmacy

Tuckahoe resident Howard Schoenberg said last week the pharmacy business can be brutal. He knows that from experience. ‘The big chains are just moving in and doing an unjust thing to the loyal independents that strive to really try and make it and succeed and serve the community the way it should be served,” Schoenberg […]

Business Profile: Sclafani Oil and Propane, Mahopac

Business Profile: Sclafani Oil and Propane, Mahopac

On roadways all throughout Putnam County, the sight of Sclafani Oil and Propane trucks is a familiar one dating back to when oil prices were dramatically cheaper. Covering a 42-mile radius, Sclafani, owned and operated by Maureen and Jerry Sclafani, offers its services to northern Westchester County, all of Putnam County, and southern Dutchess County, […]

Business Profile: Just Add Water and Swim, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Just Add Water and Swim, Cortlandt

The memories of how Cortlandt resident Pam Kolber-Zicca first learned how to swim as a youth are not happy ones. Kolber-Zicca began swimming at age seven, “I was swimming with the fish at Fire Island,” she recalled. She remembered swimming in pouring rain at summer camp at age nine. “Not one person was caring” about […]

Business Profile: A.N.S. Seafood, Pleasantville

Business Profile: A.N.S. Seafood, Pleasantville

Andy Konstantakopoulos knows where to look to find top-notch seafood. After 40 years of owning seafood restaurants, selling fish from behind supermarket counters in Westchester and the Bronx and operating a wholesale seafood outlet in Elmsford, Konstantakopoulos uses one rather simple rule to keep customers satisfied and coming back for more. “We have a lot […]

Business Profile: Berniker Decorations, Yorktown

Business Profile: Berniker Decorations, Yorktown

It has been an institution for over a century and the four generation family business has come back to Yorktown. Whitey Berniker, president of Berniker Decorators, said last week his store originally opened in the Bronx in 1914. A grand opening for its Yorktown store and a celebration for its over 100 years of existence […]

Business Profile: Empire Performance Physical Therapy, Carmel

Business Profile: Empire Performance Physical Therapy, Carmel

When Tony Tanzi was an athlete growing up in Mahopac, anytime he suffered a injury, usually a minor one, he looked forward to going to his physical therapists, knowing it was one step closer to getting back on the playing field. Now, Tanzi wants to provide that same service to injured athletes looking to recover […]

Business Profile: Ride of Pleasantville

Business Profile: Ride of Pleasantville

Stefan Pappalardo has been an avid cyclist since childhood, so it makes sense he would try to bring that passion into his career. Pappalardo, 28, opened Ride of Pleasantville (its official name is ride. of pleasantville) on Apr. 8 after years of involvement in the cycling industry. He began working in a northern Westchester bike […]

Jamie Martinez stands inside Cold Spring Pet Supply, which is owned by her and her husband Ray. DAVID PROPPER PHOTO

Business Profile: Cold Spring Pet Supply, Cold Spring

Instead of tracking down a new pet store to buy all their pet items, Jamie and Ray Martinez decided to open up their own place instead. Before the Martinez couple opened Cold Spring Pet Supply, they used to go to the same location to buy all their pet needs. But with Reigning Cats and Dogs […]

Business Profile: Beba’s Boutique, White Plains

Business Profile: Beba’s Boutique, White Plains

It’s all about baubles, bangles and beads at Beba’s Boutique, 206 Martine Ave., White Plains, where for very reasonable prices you can find the perfect accessory for any occasion. We met up with Matina Rentoulis and her mother last week at the shop where the two have partnered to bring a wide-range of jewelry, scarves, […]

Business Profile: Balloons & Party on Westbrook, Cortlandt

Business Profile: Balloons & Party on Westbrook, Cortlandt

Putnam Valley resident Alan Ortner opened Balloons & Party on Westbrook in Cortlandt about four months ago, but he is not new to the party business. For many years he had worked in his family’s Party Stop store in town next to Kohl’s. The family store, owned by his parents Joe and Elaine, who are […]

Business Profile: The Briarcliff Manor

Business Profile: The Briarcliff Manor

Well-known Westchester businessman Perry DiNapoli of the DiNapoli Restaurant Group is no stranger to the world of catering. For 23 years, he successfully ran Antonees Gourmet Catering, which included a well-loved neighborhood deli in Mount Vernon and Antonees on Broadway, a center-hall colonial mansion in White Plains that closed last year. Soon after its closure, […]

Business Profile: Cakes By Angela, Brewster

Business Profile: Cakes By Angela, Brewster

Several years ago, the extent of Angela Maass’ interest in baking and dessert decorating was watching shows on television about it like Cake Boss. But when someone she knew needed a birthday cake, the crafty and creative Maass gave it a try and baked and dressed up a “not so bad” cake. She’s been doing […]

Business Profile: Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe, Mohegan Lake

Business Profile: Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe, Mohegan Lake

Mohegan Lake resident Desiree Roberts and Yorktown resident Nicole Fervan opened the Great Gatsby Grooming Salon & Retail Shoppe in Mohegan Lake in March and named it in honor of the classic novel, which has been turned into films on multiple occasions. “We really wanted to do a 1920’s theme and we were thinking of […]

Business Profile: Air and Marine Travel, Brewster

Business Profile: Air and Marine Travel, Brewster

When Barry Hyatt first started working in the travel agency, it was so long ago that the United States was starting to place travel restrictions to a Cuba. The year was 1960, and Hyatt was working in Manhattan. Two years later, he moved to Brewster and started his own business, Air and Marine Travel, on […]

Business Profile: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

Business Profile: Elevate Event Lounge, Yorktown

  The Front Street location of Elevate Event Lounge has long been a site to host events. Last August, Mahopac resident Chris Vernia changed the format of the business, which was formerly Bounce the Party Place, in which Vernia was a member of the partnership of Bounce and purchased the facility outright last year. “I’ve […]

Business Profile: Wood and Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

Business Profile: Wood and Fire Pizza, Pleasantville

A’Mangiare was a fixture in Pleasantville for almost two decades, but after closing the doors to that restaurant, owner Freddy Dolgetta has decided to bring a new restaurant to the village. Wood and Fire Pizza opened to the public Apr. 16, but it’s not the first of its kind to be opened by Dolgetta. The […]