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Business Profile: CrossFit OSA, Fitness Redefined, Kent

Business Profile: CrossFit OSA, Fitness Redefined, Kent

The difference Gary Sorrentino saw in his body after starting CrossFit was remarkable. Always someone who used to exercise as a bodybuilder strictly lifting weights, Sorrentino was always strong and had the muscles to prove it. But when he started CrossFit in December 2010, he knew almost immediately this was how he wanted to stay […]

Business Profile: Muscoot Tavern, Somers

Business Profile: Muscoot Tavern, Somers

The Muscoot Tavern has been a Somers landmark since the 1920’s. Its new owner wants to keep the popular tradition of the restaurant, but added last week he is putting his own stamp on the establishment, which is located at the intersection of routes 35 and 100. Katonah resident Bobby Epstein said the building was […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Briarcliff resident Dr. Philip Raclyn and Croton resident Dr. Steven Kasanofsky have co-owned the Yorktown Animal Hospital since 2002, as well as two animal hospitals in Manhattan. They came to Westchester in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and have not regretted their move to open the hospital. “After 9-11 everybody got a […]

Business Profile: Triple B BBQ, Brewster

Business Profile: Triple B BBQ, Brewster

As far as Bob Soto is concerned, the longer he cooks his food, the better it will come out. Whether it means beginning his cooking the night before or taking a certain item off the menu rather than rush it to be ready by a certain time, Soto understands patience is a virtue, even for […]

Business Profile: Old Bet Farm Market,  Somers

Business Profile: Old Bet Farm Market, Somers

Bedford resident Jimmy Habal recently received a request from a customer at the Old Bet Farm Market for some radishes. The radishes could not have been any fresher because Habal took them directly from the soil of one of the greenhouses located behind the Somers store. Fresh produce is one of the trademarks for the […]

Business Profile: Ciro’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mahopac

Business Profile: Ciro’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mahopac

Karma can be a heck of a thing to battle. Lou Cilento, owner of Ciro’s Restaurant & Lounge, gets that. Of the scores of owners to have occupied the 115 Secor Rd. address in Mahopac, few have achieved the necessary level of success to sustain a prolonged run in the food and service industry. Executive […]

Business Profile: Kymar Limited, Facilities and Construction Management, White Plains

Business Profile: Kymar Limited, Facilities and Construction Management, White Plains

For individuals and businesses looking to build, renovate or even relocate, the prospect of having to navigate through confusing zoning regulations and building codes, architect and builder proposals, professional contracts and licenses, not to mention, the government and legal agencies monitoring the construction field, can become overwhelming. If along the way mistakes are made, then […]

Business Profile: Baldwin Golf Center, Baldwin Place

Business Profile: Baldwin Golf Center, Baldwin Place

Yorktown resident Rocky Cambareri has been a regular on local golf courses since he got a job at the Mohansic Golf Course at the age of 11. He translated his passion for golf into his profession. Cambareri, a PGA member, is one of the owners of the Baldwin Golf Center, which is located in the […]

Business Profile: Local Boys Junkyard Removal, Mahopac

Business Profile: Local Boys Junkyard Removal, Mahopac

He might only be 24-years-old, but Robert De Lucia recently made a life-changing decision. For the last five years, De Lucia has owned the business Local Boys Junkyard Removal in Mahopac. While he’s run it and put plenty into the business, it was more of a part-time gig, something he worked at when he wasn’t […]

Business Profile: Yogolicious, A Flavorful Hangout for Harrison Youngsters and Families

Business Profile: Yogolicious, A Flavorful Hangout for Harrison Youngsters and Families

By Jon Craig Fun, family, flavor. Those are just three of the key ingredients that make Yogolicious a sweet success. And three’s the charm for the family-owned business, which opened its third Yogolicious shop at 117 Lake St. in West Harrison in October. Located at the corner of Gainsborg Avenue, across from Passidomo Veterans Memorial […]

Business Profile: The Manhattan Chili Co., Pleasantville

Business Profile: The Manhattan Chili Co., Pleasantville

“It smells good in here.” That’s a typical first reaction upon walking into The Manhattan Chili Co. on Marble Avenue, which celebrated its grand opening last week. Founded by Bruce Sterman and his wife, Luda Pincus, the eatery got its start in 1984, when the couple fell in love with the chili recipes of a […]

Business Profile: Learning the Basics of Personal Finance at My Money Workshop

Business Profile: Learning the Basics of Personal Finance at My Money Workshop

Three and a half years ago when Richard Yaffa, CEO of Bedford-based My Money Workshop, began to notice there was a lack of knowledge amongst high school and college students about the basics of personal finance, he started talking about the problem with friends and colleagues. The country was immersed in a deep recession with […]

Business Profile: Rita’s Italian Ice

Business Profile: Rita’s Italian Ice

Yorktown resident David Goldes entered the frozen confections business when he opened a Rita’s Italian Ice in Elmsford five years ago. Two years later he decided to branch out by opening a new Rita’s in Yorktown. “A friend of a friend” recommended that he enter the ice and frozen custard business in Elmsford, Goldes recalled […]

Business Profile: TOTAL Firearms Techniques, Brewster

Business Profile: TOTAL Firearms Techniques, Brewster

As a fireman techniques instructor, Ralph Nudo knows he has a responsibility to teach his students how to handle any gun–whether it’s for competition or self-defense–safely and wisely. “If you’re going to handle a firearm, you have to be safe,” Nudo said. “Safety is our main concern.” And that’s what Nudo preaches as one of […]

Business Profile: GNC, Cortlandt Town Center

Business Profile: GNC, Cortlandt Town Center

Ricky Jaisingh has been associated with General Nutrition Centers for many years. He started his career working in the corporate of side of GNC for over 15 years. He started as a sales associate and within a year became an assistant manager, then later became a manager. He eventually became the regional sales director for […]

Business Profile: Spruce Hill Inn, Putnam Valley

Business Profile: Spruce Hill Inn, Putnam Valley

The Spruce Hill Inn has been a fixture in Putnam Valley since the 1930s. Now, it could be closing as soon as next month if it doesn’t begin to drum up more business. Joanie Mitchell has owned the bar along Oscawana Lake Road for more than 20 years of the inn’s existence. It’s been a […]

Business Profile: Stand Up Motion, Jefferson Valley

Business Profile: Stand Up Motion, Jefferson Valley

Putnam Valley resident Jerry Patterson is not only the owner of Stand Up Motion in Jefferson Valley, he is also its chief paddling officer. Stand Up is a paddleboard company that opened in 2011. It is open daily from June to October. “Stand up paddle boarding is all about having fun,” Patterson said last week..“I […]

Business of the Week: New Light Laser, Mt. Kisco

Business of the Week: New Light Laser, Mt. Kisco

Finding a hair removal system that’s quick, comfortable and successful on all skin types and hair color can be difficult. But Pat McMann, owner of New Light Laser, can achieve all of that more easily with the latest state-of-the-art laser technology. McMann, who has been in the hair removal, skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal business […]

Business of the Week: Café Piccolo, Mahopac

Business of the Week: Café Piccolo, Mahopac

By Janine Bowen A Mahopac Café is offering up a little taste of Italy, thanks to an owner with a lifetime of bakery experience. Café Piccolo has been a Mahopac staple for the last 17 years, when owner Tony Piccolo moved into the area after getting married, and opened the business with his brother-in-law. “Everybody […]

Business of the Week: Laura’s Boutique, Carmel

Business of the Week: Laura’s Boutique, Carmel

Trends in fashion can change overnight and at a swift pace, but for Laura Rudovic Waters keeping up with the latest styles and designs are all part of owning a business. Waters opened up Laura’s Boutique in the past couple weeks and it is a ladies collection store that has the hottest fashion including dresses, […]

Business Profile: Hudson Fare, Shrub Oak

Business Profile: Hudson Fare, Shrub Oak

Mohegan Lake resident Alex Arrieta has shopped with his family at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Shrub Oak for years. “Every time we came to the mall we realized that there weren’t a lot of food options we thought were healthy for the kids and even for ourselves,” Arrieta said last week. Arietta and his […]

YMCA CEO Cindy’s Fitness Journey from A to Zip

YMCA CEO Cindy’s Fitness Journey from A to Zip

It all began with the coveted silk dress, a slinky little number that has been hanging in the deep recesses of a closet begging to come out. YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester’s President and CEO Cindy Rubino knew that if she did not take action now, the dress would never see the light of […]

Business Profile: Lola New York, White Plains

Business Profile: Lola New York, White Plains

Attention beautiful women of Westchester; there is a new boutique in White Plains that you are going to love. Lola New York, located at 396 Mamaroneck Avenue, in White Plains, truly has all the must-have jewelry and accessories you’ve been looking for and at very affordable prices. Partners Dawn Pasacreta and Denise Elias McCarthy, both […]

Business Profile: O'Grady's Public House, Yorktown

Business Profile: O’Grady’s Public House, Yorktown

O’Grady’s Public House in Yorktown may have opened earlier this year, but its roots go back to the early 20th Century. The Irish-themed restaurant is dedicated to Catherine O’Grady, who came to the United States from Ireland in 1908. As stated on the establishment’s Web site, “Catherine’s amazing love and dedication to her family, her […]

Business Profile: Whitaker Garage Doors, Croton Falls

Business Profile: Whitaker Garage Doors, Croton Falls

It has been a family tradition for generations and is still going strong. Garrison residents Casarra and Jonathan Cover are the current owners of Henry B. Whitaker Inc. garage door business, which was opened by her grandfather in 1949 in Yorktown. The company now operates in Croton Falls, near the boarder of Westchester and Putnam […]

Business Profile: The Art of Astrology Offers More than Meets the “Lucky Eye”

Business Profile: The Art of Astrology Offers More than Meets the “Lucky Eye”

  By Jon Craig – If you’ve ever strolled by The Art of Astrology at 242 Harrison Ave. in Harrison, Elm Street in Rye, or Boston Post Road (Route 1) in Larchmont or Mamaroneck, you may have wondered what goes on beyond those mysterious storefronts decorated with jewels, symbols and saints. Since much of the […]

Business Profile: New Light Laser, Mount Kisco

Business Profile: New Light Laser, Mount Kisco

Finding a hair removal system that’s quick and comfortable and can work well on all skin types and hair color has been difficult up until now, but as Pat McMann, the owner of New Light Laser, will attest to, all of that can be achieved more easily with the latest state-of-the-art laser technology. McMann, who […]

Kensico Soap Bar, Thornwood

Kensico Soap Bar, Thornwood

Walking into the Kensico Soap Bar is like entering a scent-filled heaven, where the smell of handmade soaps, body lotions, shower gels, scrubs and other beauty-related merchandise fill the air. Co-owners Erin Carbone and Kirsten Nagashima can be found dreaming up creative new soaps and other products for their business, located in the Rosehill Shopping […]

Business Profile: Bull and Barrel Brew Pub, Brewster

Business Profile: Bull and Barrel Brew Pub, Brewster

Wendy Wulkan and Rick Cipriani both have an area of expertise that when meshed together is perfect for their new brewpub in Brewster. The two of them have been family friends for the past 15 years, and now the two can also consider themselves business partners and owners of the Bull and Barrel Brew Pub, […]

Business Profile: GYMGUYZ

Business Profile: GYMGUYZ

So you want to get in shape but don’t feel like getting up at 5 a.m. a few days a week before work to hit the gym. Or you don’t have the energy to complete your workout in the evening. For everyone who uses those old and worn out excuses, you’ll have to come up […]