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A guide to area businesses, services and professionals A supplement to the sc ArsdAle InquIrer • november 18, 2016

Index to Advertisers Advocate Brokerage...........................9

Diane’s Electrolysis Suite..................36

Performers Edge Dance Academy......8

Affordable Interior Design...............39

Douglas Elliman Real Estate............25

Petchester Veterinary.......................29


Eastchester Fish Gourmet................21

Platinum Drive Realty......................17

All County Vacuum..........................33

Embassy Cleaners............................24

Plum Insurance Agency....................12

Antiques & Consignment on the Square....................................36

European Wax Center......................13

Re/Max Prime Properties.................18

Architectural Minerals & Stone......... 31

Eye Q Optometrist...........................15

Repertoire Dance Shop.......................8

Giordano Beauty..............................39

Riverrun, Books & Manuscripts........31

Great Stuff.........................................3

Ruffled Feathers...............................12

Greenburgh Nature Center................7

Rye Country Boarding Kennels.........41

Henry’s Barber Shop..........................8

Salon deVoeu...................................12

Hernan Prada Hair...........................11

Salon Topaz......................................39

Hoff-Barthelson Music School..........30

Scarsdale Security............................44

Holsten Jewelers................................5

Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy............23

Houlihan Lawrence..........................43

Setsuko at Jean Claude....................16

Household Affairs Management, Carol Freidman.............................41


Ardsley Market Fresh.......................32 Ardsley Orthodontics.......................27 Autism Speech.................................29 Balance Day Spa..............................18 Richard Henry Behr, Architect...........26 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties.................22 Robert J. Bernstein, Educational Services....................29 Blair Interiors Group........................24 Bradsell Painting & Carpentry..........42 Mark S. Briskin, D.D.S.......................26 Buddy’s Barking Lot.........................33 Central Animal Hospital...................27 Central Park Dance............................7 Central Taxi of Scarsdale..................24 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.....................................10 Consolidated Hudson Electric..........42 Carmen Muñiz Cooper, L.M.S.W.......29 The Corset Tree................................38 Country Bank...................................11 Country Willow................................40 Current Home..................................15

Indigo...............................................38 Jamie Kilgore Photography..............37 Jewels by Joanne.............................16 John McEnroe Tennis Academy........19 JR’s Brainstorm................................18 Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty........................6

Silversons Realty LLC.......................26 Sol-La.................................................8 Sportime..........................................19 Stagioni............................................21 Studio B Dance Center.....................19 Swipe Right by JK............................37 Title Boxing Club of Ardsley.............33

Lange’s Deli & Pizzeria.....................23

Uovo Moderno.................................35

The Lice Lady of Westchester...........28

Urgent Care Dental............................4

Lice Removal Services of Westchester..................................41

Value Electronics................................5

Littman Krooks LLP..........................27

Vivian R. Lem Agency State Farm Insurance......................................32

Maisonette.......................................31 Neil’s................................................15

Vintology Wine & Spirits..................16

Westchester Jewish Community Services.......................28

Custom Candle Co...........................37

New York Gogu Karate Black Belt Academy......................38

DeCicco Family Markets...................34

Oak & Oil.........................................35

Wilson & Son Jewelers.......................3

Decorating Den Interiors....................5

Old New House................................35

Wired Ltd.........................................42

D’Errico Jewelry.................................7

On Hudson Fitness & Dance Studio................................38

Wittus — Fire by Design..................37

Pamela Robbins.................................3

Zion Memorial Chapel of Westchester.............................28

Designer’s Corner.............................36 Devra Bader Skin Care and Beauty Spa...................................11

Penny Pincher Boutique...................32

William Raveis Real Estate..............20

Yeomiji Korean BBQ Restaurant.......21

READ ALL ABOUT US is a supplement to The Scarsdale Inquirer P.O. Box 418, Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-725-2500 PUBLISHER: Deborah G. White PHOTOGRAPHY: Beverly Picker, Peter Krupenye, Jim MacLean and Anne Marie Leone WRITERS: Sara Bloom and Mary Legrand AD DESIGN: Kathy Potter and Suzanne Brown COVER DESIGN: Kathy Potter PRODUCTION: Kathy Potter AD SALES: Thomas O’Halloran, Barbara Yeaker, Marilyn Petrosa, Gerry Ryan and Francesca Lynch ©2016 S.I. Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without the Publisher’s written permission.

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Diane Civitano, Dorene Brettner, Pamela Hochstin, Lauricela Liriano and Stacey Hochstin

Dina, Lori, Jan and Julie

Great Stuff has been your fashion destination for more than 30 years. Familyowned and -operated with stores in Scarsdale, Chappaqua, Rye, Greenwich and Westport, the personal shoppers at Great Stuff look forward to meeting your needs — based on your lifestyle. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also available for personal appointments.


27 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 723-0504

For 25 years, the Pamela Robbins stores have defined style. Here, the well-dressed know they can always find what’s just right — from a tee shirt and jeans to the smart everyday or the formal. And now, thanks to Pam, the tastemaker behind the Pamela Robbins offerings, a new chapter begins with a combined concept in the one iconic store at the corner of Chase Road and Harwood Court — where luxury and lifestyle meet. Visit the updated emporium, where you’ll find an astutely edited mix for easy shopping in a range of prices, from modest to exclusive, and an in-touch sales staff to help you pair the right garment to the occasion — or the whim. Browse the collections at your leisure: Victoria Beckham, The Row, Marni, Belstaff, Stella McCartney, Narciso Rodriguez, Jeffrey Dodd, Cédric Charlier, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Nili Lotan, Organic by John Patrick, Gimo’s, Zimmermann, Iro, McGuire, Closed … and more. “What I’m loving,” says Pam, “is seeing the young girls come back as wives and moms, still looking to Pamela Robbins for clothing with attitude.” Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment.

pamela robbins 1 Chase Road, Scarsdale • 472-4033

Westchester’s family jeweler. Celebrating 111 years. Five generations. Michael Wilson, Matthew Wilson, Ira Wilson, Lynne Wilson, Yury Zimavillin, Ashley Harbison, Carol DeNicola, Stephanie Wilson, Agustina Macias and Wendy DiCarlo. (Not pictured): Robin Klein and Mindy Kaufman

18 Chase Road Scarsdale • 723-0327

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Stephanie Marmo, Jennifer Chan, DDS; Vicky Nikollaj, Scott F. Loeser, DMD; Bonnie Loeser, Jason Katz, DDS and Beatriz Maldonado


hy does a toothache always develop when your regular dental practice is closed? Why does a tooth break on a Sunday? Emergencies never happen when it’s convenient. Urgent Care Dental is the answer to this dilemma. Scarsdale resident Dr. Scott Loeser opened Urgent Care Dental to offer after-hours care to all in need of immediate attention for dental emergencies. No appointments are necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. This state-of-the-art, green, dental facility is staffed by board-certified dentists and a professional team experienced in emergency dentistry, who provide emergency dental services for children and adults, seven days a week, including holidays. The of-

fice can handle broken or knocked-out teeth, abscessed teeth, tooth pain, oral or tooth infections, injuries to the mouth and lips, lost fillings or crowns, and problems following dental work. Previously, those with dental emergencies would need to wait for an appointment with their dentists or head to a hospital emergency room, which oftentimes is ill-equipped to handle dental issues. A resource for patients and dentists alike, Urgent Care Dental serves the public by providing a place for people to get the care they need — when they need it. Urgent Care Dental: When it just can’t wait. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1088 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale • 713-3500 3509 Johnson Avenue, Bronx • 347-346-5100

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Marina Colella, CID, owner/interior decorator and Sandi Perry, ASID

Decorating Den Interiors comes to you. Award-winning decorator Marina Colella and her team provide a complete in-home or in-office interior design service, bringing a master plan with samples of drapery fabrics, furniture, carpet and area rugs, wall coverings, and accessories directly to their clients. They design the room in the client’s own lighting including existing furnishings the client may want to keep. “Working this way is very comfortable for the client, as they can really see what works in the room, plus it’s a time-saving convenience,” Marina says. Marina and her team pride themselves on their ability to work within a client’s budget, custom designing rooms for function, beauty and comfort. “My clients are working directly with a knowledgeable decorator who is a smallbusiness owner with the power of a large, established company behind her. Unlike a store, we have no inventory or loyalty to a particular manufacturer. We listen to our clients and put their needs first as we make our choices from hundreds of vendors.” We are ready to help our clients with everything from dressing one window to a full-home makeover. Call for a complimentary 90-minute consultation. Decorating Den is expanding in Westchester. If you are interested in getting into the design business, please call us for career opportunities.

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Sandra Daniels, David Ekstra, Gary Holsten and Gjok Gjinaj. (Not pictured): Zadik Agcaian

The purchase of fine jewelry begins with trust. For 104 years, beginning in Austria, the Holsten name has been synonymous with elegant design, fine craftsmanship, business integrity and impeccable service. We invite you to browse the diamond, jewelry, watch and gift collections in our Scarsdale Village store. Our diamond offerings have grown dramatically with engagement ring designs by Sylvie, Timeless Designs, and Sasha Primak. We offer wedding bands by Benchmark, Lieberfarb and Vibhor. The jewelry collections include pieces by Aspery & Guldag, Dana-David, Uneek, Jordan Scott, and Rudolf Friedmann — timeless pieces to be cherished for generations. Known for its distinctive Swiss timepieces, Holsten offers Longines, a revered name in watchmaking, plus fashion watches by Michele, Daniel Wellington, and Tissot. For wedding, hostess and Judaica gifts, peruse the Michael Aram collection of exquisite designs displayed in the showcases. Services include jewelry and watch repair on the premises, and custom designs from this family of fine jewelers. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Extended holiday hours Nov. 25 to Dec. 24.


5 Harwood Court Scarsdale • 472-4554


eadquartered in downtown Scarsdale, Value Electronics is your local store for the latest TV technology and home theater systems. Locally owned and operated by Wendy and Robert Zohn, Value Electronics has provided 20 years of legendary service as a leading consumer electronics retailer, a/v integrator, and custom installer. Product offerings include whole-house distributed audio, control systems, 4K Ultra HD TVs, OLED TVs, audio/video receivers, hi-res audio, speakers/ surround sound, Blu-ray Disc players, designer lighting, a/v furniture and cinema projectors. Professional installation is provided by our in-house staff of highly experienced, certified technicians who are dedicated to perfecting your home entertainment system. Custom home cinemas are built to meet the specifications of your room, complete with a movie screen, projector, theater seating, surround-sound speakers, control systems and lighting. Let the show begin in your own home! Value Electronics provides its own crews to install your system, so you can be sure we will take the very best care of your home. We offer free delivery and set-up of any flat-panel you select, or you can choose a wall-mounted custom installation for an additional charge. Call or stop by our showroom for personalized service and the best in today’s home entertainment systems. Our store is conveniently located in the village of Scarsdale at 35 Popham Rd. Or call us at 723-3344. We look forward to meeting you soon! Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment on evenings and Sundays.

Andrew, Benny, Robert, Lianne, Wendy and Lisandro

Value Electronics HDTV, Cinema, Audio, Control Systems, Home Networking and LED Lighting

35 Popham Road, Scarsdale • 723-3344

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Scarsdale Landmark Meets Luxury Living 14 Custom Residences ∙ 24/7 Concierge ∙ No Age Restrictions Scarsdale Schools ∙ Pet Friendly dawn Knief | Mary Katchis

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Murray Hill

8 Bedrooms | 8.2 Baths | 12,306 square Feet 6 Bedrooms | 4.3 Baths | 8,825 square Feet 6 Bedrooms | 6.2 Baths | 5,875 square Feet 4.12 acres | scarsdale | $11,885,000 1.83 acres | scarsdale | $7,950,000 1.06 acres | scarsdale | $4,250,000 MLs: 4532060 | caroline Freidfertig MLs: 4539835 | anne dowd Moretti MLs: 4502130 | dawn Knief | Mary Katchis Brad Kimmelman, branch manager; Dana Aurisy, Sandra “Sandie” Badger, Helen Badt, Caryn Balamaci, Jennifer Baldinger, Joshua Berlin, Marilyn Berman, Karen Brilliant, Mary Burr, Lori Calamari, Jessica Chan, Helen Chang, Dongsheng Chi, Joan Cohn, Jennifer M Constantin, Gordan Duffield, Simone Englander, Kathryn “Kamy” English-Rizzo, Nermin Epperson, Sandra Erlinghagen-Goldstein, Daniel Feldman, Susan Field, Bonnie Field-Besner, Sharleen Fleming-Schell, Claire Frank, Caroline Friedfertig, Celia Garrett, Laurence Generali, Martie Hambas, Errol “Patrick” Hankin, Nuala Harrigan, Shane Howell, Tracy Isaacs, Mary Jacobs, Heenam “Naomi” Jang, Christine Judge, Alisa Kaplan, Elizabeth “Betsy” Kapica, Gulsharan “Sharan” Kaur, Mary Katchis, Andrea Kessler-Weiss, Dawn Knief, Sandra “Sandy” Adler-Kusinitz, Ellen Lawton, Patricia “Patti” Lipman, Debra LoBue, Jaimie Lundy, Linda Mantis, Thomas “Tom” Marchese, Kathleen Martyn, Deborah “Debbie” Maxwell, Angelina “Angel” Messenger, Anne Dowd Moretti, Josef “Joe” Muller, Alexandra Mylon, Mark Mylon, Carol Napadensky, Margaret “Margo” Neri, Lisa Nelson Ludwig, Eileen Paley, Milena Pesce, Robert Pitofsky, Cindy Rafeld, Anu Ramachandran, Nancy Rein-Raphael, Denise Rothberg. Janice Rothman, Allen Schulmann, Agnes Seminara-Holzberg, Robin Servidio, Leslie Shemin-Lester, Nancy Simon, Hilda Spitz, Nancy Steinberg, Barbara Sulcov, Gerarda Tiangco, Mary-Ellen Tolan, Tara Tolan-Greco, Maria Valliades, Micki Valvano, Patricia “Pat” Warnken, Eve Weinstein, Rene Wolfer, Felice Wyloge, Frances Yoshitomi, Vivian Zeitlin, Jodi Zucker and Frances Zweiben. (Support team): Dominica Lovallo, Lisa Palmiotto, Bridget Roberti and Jessica Spillane


ulia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty offers a world of advan- deep knowledge of the marketplace and a proven track record of successfully tages to buyers and sellers they won’t find anywhere else: a legend- handling the sale of fine properties in all price categories. At the same time, Sotheby’s International ary heritage the of expertise, the on a global scale, due to our affiliation with grange a reputation for consistently deliveringHeathcote Foxthe Meadow 5 Bedrooms | 5.1 | 4,833 Feet online presentation, 5 Bedrooms | 4.0 BathsRealty | 3,302network, square Feet 4 Bedrooms 4.1 Baths 3,952firm square we offer broader exposure| than any |other forFeet our listhighest level ofBaths service, ansquare exquisite exclusive 1.0 acres | scarsdale | $3,495,000 $18,000/Month 0.26to acres | scarsdale 0.27 acres scarsdale | $1,699,500 ings| $1,699,999 — working with buyers and sellers from|well beyond our local markets. media partnerships, globalor marketing reach, and access a worldMLs: 4542072 or 4542071 | dawn Knief | Mary Katchis MLs: 4530482 | robert | alice regan MLs:when 4507247 | susan Field wide referral network consisting of approximately 850 offices in 65 coun-‘Bob’ Pitofsky The Sotheby’s brand dates back to 1744, the venerable auction house tries and territories on six continents. We leverage all of these differentia- was founded and quickly earned the worldwide reputation it still enjoys today tors — and more — to deliver an unparalleled experience to those seeking as the renowned marketer of some of the world’s most valuable possessions. to purchase and sell fine real estate. Recognizing the need to offer its clients a complete package of estate serWe are excited to provide the full range of these exclusive Sotheby’s vices and marketing, Sotheby’s auction house formed Sotheby’s International International Realty benefits to Westchester County’s key Scarsdale market Realty in 1976. Today, the Sotheby’s International Realty network has area. Scarsdale is highly sought-after for its vibrant village center full of evolved into the most prestigious global real estate brand, comprising a netupscale shops and trendy eateries, contrasted with its more stately neigh- work of the most respected real estate firms in the most desirable destinations borhood settings, as well as its incredibly convenient commute to New all over the world. Our brand’s white glove referral program enables network York City. Under the leadership of brokerage manager Brad Kimmelman, members to connect qualified buyers and sellers globally. Orchestrated by a our Scarsdale brokerage services not only Scarsdale, but also Ardsley, dedicated team of professionals, thousands of these connections are made Bronxville, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Edgemont, Greenburgh, Hartsdale, every month — from broker-to-broker to auction house-to-broker. Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, New Rochelle, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Only one real estate brand has it all. At Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Tuckahoe and White Plains. International Realty, the advantages we bring are ours alone. The Scarsdale brokerage is one of 24 company brokerages, which colHours: Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and online 24/7 Fox Meadow Heathcote greenacres lectively have more than 1,000 sales associates who, on a local level, have a at 3 Bedrooms | 3.1 Baths | 2,928 square Feet 3 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 1,732 square Feet 0.33 acres | scarsdale | $1,249,000 MLs: 4536610 | Mary Burr

0.48 acres | scarsdale | $1,699,000 or $8,500/Month MLs: 4522899 or 4524478 | dawn Knief | Mary Katchis

3 Bedrooms | 2.0 Baths | 1,922 square Feet 0.16 acres | scarsdale | $1,175,000 MLs: 4521309 | anne dowd Moretti | Barbara sulcov

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1 ogden road, scarsdale 10583 35 secor road, scarsdale, 10583 66 Beech hill road, scarsdale, 10583 1 scarsdale road Unit #501, Tuckahoe, 10707 14 channing Place Unit #2L, eastchester, 10709 24 Tintern Lane, scarsdale, 10583

MLs: 4536610 MLs: 4546089 MLs: 4534213 MLs: 4509271 MLs: 4530546 MLs: 4510433

scarsdale brokerage • 28 chase road • 914.725.3305 Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated.

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Greg Wechgelaer, Hannah Stein, Joy Bean, Anne Jaffe-Holmes, John Mancuso, Margaret Tjimos Goldberg, Megan Bryant, Casey Keefe and Andrew Michalski

Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC) is a nature preserve and wildlife refuge with a mission to ignite passion, curiosity and respect for our natural world. GNC has been a leader in environmental education since 1975. The Nature Center’s 33-acre property includes a variety of rescued and rehabilitated animals, hiking trails, an organic garden, Native American wigwam and longhouse structures, nature’s discovery playground, and a native wildflower meadow. We have more than 1,800 members, partner with more than 200 schools and serve approximately 85,000 people annually through daily educational programs that include recycling, waste management, Native American history, composting, animal science, honeybees and organic gardening. Weekday art and nature classes are offered for young children; adult and family-friendly programs are held weekly, and lectures are held monthly. Visit to learn more about GNC’s programming or to plan your trip. Connect socially via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Hours: GNC grounds are open and free to use year-round from dawn to dusk. Indoor exhibits and the Live Animal Museum are open Monday through Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30. p.m. Closed Fridays.

Greenburgh Nature Center

99 Dromore Road Scarsdale • 723-3470

Mario LaStrada and Maria Bai

For more than 30 years, Central Park Dance (CPD) has been providing all types of dance and fitness instruction in a professional and nurturing environment. This fall, CPD has expanded their state-of-the-art facility with the addition of a fourth studio. This expansion has allowed CPD to offer students a beautiful, spacious 2,000-square-foot studio, enabling them to explore the ultimate dance experience. Superior teaching is key to the mission at Central Park Dance. The faculty consists of outstanding teachers, dancers and choreographers in the industry. CPD provides a supportive atmosphere where their reputation for fairness and constructive education thrives. Central Park Dance is home to Signature Dance Company, a nonprofit pre-professional training company, which will be presenting the Nutcracker 2016 at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.

450 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-2940


’Errico Jewelry is the only store in Westchester where you can bring your idea for a piece of jewelry, even using your own stones, and see it created step-by-step through the design and fabrication process. There’s no need to leave your stones, we measure them and then set them at the end. There are no surprises; everything is completed on-site in our factory. Design adjustments can even be made along the way. Visit Westchester’s gem — our log cabin factory — that combines skilled craftsmen, talented designers and a beautiful showroom. We regularly repair, size, and clean jewelry while you wait and watch. We never let you leave unhappy. This is a jewelry experience like no other. Nunzio Cantone, Leah Zinder, Christi Stedman, Cyntia Valladares, Richard D’Errico, Dana Schwartz, Kit Wall, Jillian McDonnell and Jose Pareja. (Not pictured): Sal D’Errico, Nancy Grogan and Robert Hough

Scarsdale • Mount Kisco 722-1940

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J Gaitas, Janis López, Justin Gaitas and Bob Grosso. (Seated): Cesare D’Onofrio


Henry’s Barber Shop, conveniently located near the Scarsdale Metro-North station, has helped boys, girls, teens, men and women look their very best since 1927. Owner J Gaitas enjoys working with all customers, whether they need a quick trim before running to the train or are bringing a toddler in for that special first-ever haircut. Henry’s Barber Shop even has toys and books for the little ones! Henry’s stylists do everything well, with the traditional cut a perennial favorite and more trendy looks such as tape-ups, fades and Mohawks very popular now. We continue to offer old-fashioned hot-towel shaves, too. One thing never changes at Henry’s — its dedication to customer convenience. Having six stylists on hand every day ensures a quick turnaround, even for walk-ins. Call for appointments. Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday to 4:30 p.m.

Inside the eclectic, SoHo-style boutique that is Sol-La, creative and unique handmade goods abound. Min Aoki opened his Garth Road shop in 2005, filling it with an abundant array of original artisan and fair-trade finds from around the world and the U.S. Browse Sol-La’s vast collection of handmade jewelry and accessories, eco-friendly gifts, housewares, Judaica, art and much more — all of which are one-of-a-kind, interesting and affordable. Here you’ll discover the type of gifts usually found “in the city,” without the hassle of trains, traffic or parking. Shipping and beautiful, individual gift-wrapping is offered. Stop by Sol-La this holiday season to find unusual gifts of consciousness and meaning for everyone on your list — family, friends, hosts, hostesses and business associates. Shop Sol-La and raise your gift-giving from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday hours: December only, Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Henry’s BarBer Shop EST 1927


868 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-2055

44 Garth Road, Scarsdale • 723-2123

Dominique Lucariello, instructor; Stefanie Salaman-Minetti, owner/artistic director and Nicolette Lucariello, instructor

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Renee Laverdiere

Renee Laverdiere, professional ballet dancer for 17 years and current ballet teacher, owns and operates Westchester’s most complete dance and ballet store — Repertoire Dance Shop! Come see their extensive line of yoga and exercise clothes for adults. They also carry a large selection of ballroom and Zumba shoes. Browse through skate and gymnastics attire and gift items for yourself, or for the dancer in the family. Repertoire’s knowledgeable sales staff takes pride in ensuring you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s the correct pointe fittings or required items for local dance schools. Visit Repertoire Dance Shop for a cozy, magical experience that will put your dance dreams in motion! Hours: Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m. Labor Day through Memorial Day, also open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

65 Garth Road, Scarsdale • 722-2440

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(Front): Glenn Binday, Denise Koslowsky, Roz Binday, Ron Binday, Karen Schernwetter and Craig Cheverko. (Second row): Victoria Troccoli, Lynn Foster, JoAnn Binelli, Elizann Arizmendi and Susan Wattenberg. (Third row): Toniann Bonvino, Alice Carraca, Anita Smith, Louise Engongoro, Angie Reyes and Glenys De Los Santos. (Back): Janet Flemming, Tara Wilson, Christine Striano, Janet Bilbao, Audrey Ivey, Breanne Rispoli, Margaret Dodge, Penny Smith, Juanita Dobbs, Vera Aufieri, Robert Roksvold, Lynn Palma and Carmen Grafals. (Not pictured): Carol Gramolini, June Hodapp and Alyssa Weiner


njoy your life, and relax. We obsess about perfecting your insurance coverage. That’s what it means to be insurance specialists. Advocate Brokerage is a leader in providing high net worth individuals and their families with the best insurance solutions that meet their needs. We are a local agency that offers insurance nationwide, but our roots began here in Scarsdale. The owners and founders of Advocate Brokerage live in Scarsdale, work in Scarsdale and are strong believers in supporting this vibrant community that we call home. Our goal is to treat our neighbors like we treat all of our friends and family. We want to know you and understand what is most important to you so that we can properly protect your family. That is what we have been doing for more than 45 years and

what we will continue to do; it is what enables us to provide the highest quality protection for families and their homes, possessions, automobiles and businesses. We will keep going above and beyond the average insurance agency and continue as Scarsdale’s premier insurance agency. Count on reliable protection through our insurance company partnerships including: Chubb, Pure, Travelers, AIG Private Client Group, The Cincinnati Insurance Company, Hanover, National General Premier, Greater New York, Foremost, Progressive, Utica, Adirondack, The Hartford, Philadelphia, Great American Insurance Group, and CNA. Allow us to become your advocate for every insurance need. We offer free reviews of your insurance needs with no obligation. Give Advocate a call or stop by. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

820 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-7100 • Fax 723-7307

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Liz Boucher, branch manager, with agents: Hallie Armato, John Aslanian, Sal Benfante, Rachel Benjenk, Rosaura Bollengier, Lynne Chait, Kathy Coleman, Carol Crane, Marilyn Damast, Rochelle Dave, Cathy DeBow, Ronnie Dougherty, Cathy Feldman, Leonobi Galvez, Roseann Grillo, Alan Kaplan, Carolyn Kay, Ray Lee, April Liu, Rose Marinaccio, Phyllis Menell, Jack Miller, Joseph Moffitt, Iris Mollin, Laurie Mowrer, Michelle Nead, Else Nofelt, Cathy Patapis, Michela Petitta, Dawn Roman, Amy Saland, Nancy Sayegh, Shirley Schaeffer, Mary Shapiro, Rebecca Spitzer, Constance Sprague, Hanna Strong, Dawn Suter, Julie Tang, Anita Weiss, Tom Weiss, Hyunah Yang and Trudy Zohn


oldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a local office with a national and international reach, is recognized as the nation’s premier real estate company for more than 100 years. Highly regarded in Scarsdale/Edgemont communities for more than 80 years, the company has unparalleled internet and print marketing that provides the greatest local, national and worldwide coverage for its clients in the Westchester/Connecticut metro region. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has a total of 49 offices, including 13 in Westchester. The Scarsdale office has consistently ranked as one of the top performing Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices nationwide as well as the Westchester/Connecticut metro area. As a full-value service real estate company, Coldwell Banker offers Coldwell Banker Home Loans, Coldwell Banker Title, and Coldwell Banker Home Warranty to its clients. The current market conditions call for the most dedicated brokers who know the intimate details of their coverage area, current financial conditions and have the crucial negotiating skills for these challenging markets. Known for unparalleled technology, Coldwell Banker offers rapid response to buyers requesting property information. Coldwell Banker listings have prominent placement on a multitude of websites including,,,,, as well as their own national and international websites. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offers extensive relocation business through Cartus, the world’s largest real estate relocation company, as well as Corcoran, Citi Habitats and other national and international Coldwell Banker offices.

The Previews brand provides outstanding marketing for Coldwell Banker’s premier properties, bringing them national and international attention. In addition, Coldwell Banker’s website, offers up-to-date information on market statistics and communities to the consumer. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage not only recognizes the importance of giving back to the community but also the need to be global citizens through a variety of charitable and environmental causes such as our most recent partnership with New Story charity, a nonprofit organization that transforms impoverished neighborhoods around the world into sustainable communities by building stable and secure housing. Since 1926, the office and its agents have participated in Scarsdale and Edgemont PTA events, including Scarsdale High School’s Maroon & White; The Junior League of Westchester Holiday Boutique, The United Way of Westchester, Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce, Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk, My Sister’s Place, Habitat for Humanity, Greenburgh Nature Center, and Swim Across America, a focus of CBCares fundraising. Whether Coldwell Banker’s business is local or from around the world, our buyers and sellers recognize and appreciate the important role our expert agents play in representing their interests. We thank you for your loyal support all the years past and in years to come. Come visit us today at 870 Scarsdale Ave., call us at 723-3340 or visit one of our many websites, e.g. and, the company’s national and international websites. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

870 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-3340

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Joseph M. Murphy, Jr., president; JoAnn M. Murphy, vice chair and Richard J. Laudenbach Jr., senior vice president/branch administrator (Standing): Teo Senchenko, Melissa Campos, Andrea Torres, Tara Denaut, Kiersten Maranino and Amanda LaPeccerella. (Seated): Carla Meehan, Hernan Prada and Alexa Cikoja

At Hernan Prada Hair (HPH), the operative word is “natural.” Here, HPH enhances a woman’s natural beauty by working with the natural texture of her hair. And, as you look around the attractive salon, you’ll notice the natural, eco-friendly décor and accouterments, like reclaimed wood stations and desks, energy-efficient lighting and appliances, even paperless billing. And, of course, only natural, earthfriendly treatments and balms are offered throughout the product lines. The results of this natural focus are fresh, contemporary hair styling, virtually maintenance-free. Color? Only the best European Balayage highlights and ammonia-free color, applied by specially trained stylists, eager to introduce you to the true, natural you. And isn’t it inspirational to know that while you are being kind to yourself, you are also being kind to our planet? Hours: Scarsdale: Open seven days a week. Monday from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

130 Brook Street, Scarsdale • 574-5367 25 Adams Street, Bedford Hills • 864-1288

Country Bank, conveniently located at 80 Garth Rd., is a full-service commercial bank offering a wide variety of products and services for consumers and businesses. As a local commercial bank, Country Bank offers superior personalized service where customers are greeted by familiar faces who know your name and are ready to service your needs. Country Bank’s products are similar to those of regional banks and money center banks. Commercial and business products include commercial loans, escrow products, remote deposit, online banking, automated payment services, and personal and business checking and savings products. Whether you’re a small business or large corporation, we have the products and services to meet your needs. Our dedication to technology enables us to set up a “virtual branch” in your own office with our Remote Deposit product. Our branch locations include Scarsdale, Riverdale, Woodlawn and Manhattan (48th St. and 2nd Ave. and our main office at 42nd St.). Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to 6 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

80 Garth Road Scarsdale • 722-1500


elebrity makeup artist Devra Bader knows how to make all her clients’ lives extra-luxurious. A specialist in bridal makeup application and brow artistry for more than two decades, Devra offers a full range of facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments and award-winning laser hair removal for all skin types. For everyday, special occasions or holidays, teens and moms look and feel their best with customized skin care and makeup consultations. Brow shaping’s a specialty. Try it — it will bring more expression to your face — you’ll notice the results! One of our most popular treatments is the HydraFacial, featured on Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS. A breakthrough procedure, it works in three ways to hydrate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin — without irritation — for a clearer, smoother, more beautiful complexion. HydraFacial’s advanced technology exfoliates and resurfaces like microdermabrasion, providing the renewal of a chemical peel, and offering the extractions and significant hydration of a deep-cleaning facial. Results are immediate and lasting, with no downtime. Devra has been featured in InStyle, New York and Shape magazines. She’s appeared as an expert on “The Today Show” and Lifetime television. Her spa carries only the finest, most effective products. Clients are devoted to G.M. Collin and SkinCeuticals moisturizers to counteract stressed skin from summer tans and guard against dryness caused by blustery winter winds. Stimulate your senses with a chocolate cake or green tea body scrub. Treat your toes to custom pedicures — in pumpkin, chocolate, vanilla, white tea, or, for that special day, birthday cake. The spa’s healthy, airbrush tan gives a beachy, sun-kissed look, minus tanning bed damage. It’s the perfect indulgence during winter’s sun-starved days. Special packages are available for our laser hair removal services. Call now to book your facial appointment and receive our fall special. Hours: Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Private appointments available.

Susana, Devra, Gabby, Bea, Jeanine and Dasny

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38 Garth Road, Scarsdale • 725-1158

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Yoko, Maiko and Meg

When Meg and Maiko opened the Japanese hair salon Salon deVoeu in September 2007, their goal was to help women improve the condition of their hair and transform their appearance — all while looking extremely stylish and chic. With trained stylists from top Japanese schools, the team at Salon deVoeu uses superior techniques and treatments to enhance hair’s luster and condition. Their keratin treatment is one of the best deep-conditioners and relaxers, and lasts up to five months. Using only fine products like Milbon, Meg and Maiko make it their mission to improve the quality of your hair. The salon boasts art deco Italian design, and the warm, friendly staff make every client feel comfortable. From cut and color, to Japanese straightening and blowouts, every client who steps into Salon deVoeu leaves extremely satisfied. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m to 6 p.m.

68 Garth Road Scarsdale • 725-7755

Ruffled Feathers Gourmet Rotisserie, the popular takeout spot, is now entering its 26th year, and its delicious prepared foods have become standard fare in most homes in and around Scarsdale. Owners Ken and George specialize in preparing healthy and low-fat foods using the best and freshest ingredients available. Besides the great rotisserie chickens, other items are available from the rotisserie, such as Long Island duck, Cornish game hens, fresh turkeys, and garlic and herb-crusted filet mignon. They also have oversized grilled chicken breast and skinless fried chicken, which is low in both cholesterol and fat but high in flavor. For those who choose not to have chicken, they offer many other dishes: grilled salmon, sole française, turkey chili, turkey burgers, baby back ribs and assorted pasta dishes are among the highlights. Other notable delicacies available at Ruffled Feathers include homemade coleslaw, kasha varnishkas (that would make grandma proud), rice pudding, mélange of roasted vegetables, purée of butternut squash, creamed spinach (it’s really creamless); cranberry, walnut and apple compote; solid white tuna with dried cranberries and apples; homemade soups and of course, their famous chopped chicken liver. Ruffled Feathers also offers holiday menus and catering service. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

75 Garth Road Scarsdale • 725-6880


nsurance isn’t boring to us. It matters! The appropriate amount of risk protection needs to be carefully assessed and matched to your needs, whether you are an individual, family or business. At Plum Insurance Agency/ Aaron Plum Inc. we have been expertly managing the needs of our clients since 1949. That’s why our agencies continue to grow in a competitive, saturated insurance marketplace. Our business ethic is to provide the same level of service to each of our clients, regardless of the size of their insurance portfolio. Insurance is a dynamic part of risk management for both individuals and businesses and should be reviewed on a regular basis. Please feel free to call, email, or stop by our local office on Garth Road. We’ll be happy to review your current insurance portfolio and discuss your personal and business needs — all on a no-obligation basis. Family-owned and -operated for 67 years, with a professional and dedicated staff, we look forward to speaking with you about your insurance needs. Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to 4 p.m. Evenings and weekends by appointment.

Aracely Delgado and Ellen Plum

All Forms of Insurance Since 1949 Home • Co-op/Condo • Renter’s • Auto • Business • Professional Liability Cyber Liability • International • Construction/Renovation • Life/Long-term care •

64 Garth Road, Scarsdale • 874-5800

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Jennifer Neumayer, Ivy Vizioli, Samantha Lee, Karena Rodriguez, Brianna Mooney, Victoria Carchietta, William Mascetta, Jess Oliva, Maria Faneca, Nicole Carpentieri, Oriana Montez and Georgia Collura


ennifer Neumayer was so totally won over as a customer for two years at her local European Wax Center that she chose to open her own center to introduce others to the European Wax Center experience. Six months ago, European Wax Center (EWC) opened at The Shoppes at Eastchester, and guests from the neighboring villages have been gravitating there for the opportunity to reveal their beautiful skin. European Wax Center is not in the hair removal business. We are focused on the result of our procedures — beautiful skin — and we accomplish that in a clean and attractive environment with expertly trained staff. We also provide a proprietary wax experience featuring our Comfort Wax™ and our 4 Steps to Gorgeous™ process. In addition, EWC offers a portfolio of beautiful skin, body care, and brow products (Strut 365™) to help reveal and maintain beautiful skin between waxing services. One of the many details unique to EWC is the Comfort Wax™, a proprietary blend of beeswax and other ingredients. In a commit-

ment to excellence, we carefully source natural wax from Europe to ensure gentle removal of hair for a virtually painless experience. The combination of our philosophy, level of service, propriety products, comfortable environment, and waxing experience identifies us as the leader in the beauty and waxing services category, which is why our guests Walk In, Strut Out. Services include waxing for the face and body for both women and men. For women, the most popular services are bikini (all types) and brows. First-time guests can enjoy a complimentary brow, underarm or bikini line wax for women, or ear, nose or brow for gents. People often ask about the advantage of waxing compared to shaving and eyebrow tweezing: the results last longer, the process slows the hair growth cycle, and prevents painful ingrown hairs. Let European Wax Center help reveal your beautiful skin. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday to 6 p.m., Sunday to 5 p.m.

The Shoppes at Eastchester • 777 White Plains Road, Eastchester • 902-0100 2351 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers • 268-0399

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Billy Lawson, holding Bode; Melissa Lawson, holding George; Kim, Briana, Betty, Dacia, Jennifer and Amanda


hoe-Inn has reopened in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center. After a four-year hiatus, and by popular demand, we have returned to the Golden Horseshoe as a complement to our store at The Rye Ridge Shopping Center. Melissa and Billy Lawson, who started Shoe-Inn 45 years ago, invite all of our original and soon-to-be new customers to visit our sleek, new shop. We have applied our decades-old formula to the reopened ShoeInn at the Golden Horseshoe, bringing the hottest brands as well as the classics to the suburbs. You’ll never need to go to the city again for the right shoe, boot, bootie or accessory. Vince, Rebecca Minkoff, Aquatalia, Stuart Weitzman, Crime, Priori, Fiorentini & Baker, Sigerson Morrison, Blondo, Sorel,

and Ugg are just a few of the designer brands you’ll find. And don’t think we forgot about all the European brands, too. For our younger friends, there’s Steve Madden and Jeffrey Campbell and a whole lot more. What else? You’ll find the biggest sneaker and casual collections in the tri-state area at Shoe-Inn, along with the hot material right now — velvet. We have velvet sandals, mocs, booties, sneakers and more. Betty is our general manager. For 36 years, she’s been putting together Westchester women with the footwear that flatters, for every occasion. Everyone loves Betty. Family-owned for 45 years, Shoe-Inn has eight locations: East Hampton, Englewood, Livingston, Long Branch, Ridgewood, Rye Brook, Westhampton Beach and Westport. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


Golden Horseshoe • 1092 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale • 725-2442

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Lisa Weintraub, Phyllis Samuels, Sherry Levine and Judy Barrella

Shop the most awesome kids’ and young adult store around! Neil’s carries active clothing and accessories for all ages. For boys and young men, they have tons of T-shirts, sweats, khakis, jeans, jerseys, jackets, basketball socks and more. For girls and teens, the trendiest tops, leggings, jeans, skirts, jackets, PJs and accessories. Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Under Armour, Quiksilver, Billabong, Hurley, Alternative Apparel, The North Face, So Nikki, Vintage Havana, Firehouse, Pinc Premium, Blank, DL1961, and Tractr are only some of the many labels found at Neil’s. Their staff is knowledgeable and courteous, always going that extra mile to make every customer feel special. With the holidays right around the corner, Neil’s has the latest and greatest vacation and cruisewear collections. Neil’s offers free gifts, free gift-wrapping and a seven-day refund policy. Each year, Neil’s services more than 600 hassle-free camp appointments for first-timers as well as returning campers — all with free name taping. Camp 2017 will be here soon! Shop Neil’s, for clothes kids and young adults want to wear. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Golden Horseshoe • 1132 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale • 472-8120 195 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco • 244-7010 1063 Willis Avenue, Albertson • 516-294-4425 14851 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, FL • 561-883-8952

(Standing): Ruben, Wendy, Tracey, Christine, Jeannie, Danielle and Carolina. (Seated): Alyson Lane, owner and Karen Tolchin, owner

Chic, sophisticated, modern, stylish and edgy — that is Current Home. Our new and expanded home accessories and tableware boutique, now located in the convenient Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center, provides Westchester residents with a local destination for all of their entertaining needs. Owners Alyson Lane and Karen Tolchin travel far and wide to find unique items that are both hip and timeless. At the boutique, you’ll find treasures you won’t see anywhere else, along with pieces by designers including Missoni Home, Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Jonathan Adler, Kim Seybert, and Chilewich. Our extensive selection of serving pieces, vases, candlesticks, trays, bar accessories, placemats and napkin rings make it easy to choose the perfect hostess gift or something special for yourself. Current Home also carries a wide array of fur throws, colorful pillows and accent furniture. Need help styling your home? Complete By Current Home, our in-home accessories design service, will provide the final touches needed to give your home the finished look you always dreamed of. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Golden Horseshoe 1096 Wilmot Road Scarsdale • 723-2462


t Eye Q Optometrist, the examination, treatment, and frame selection process become welcome and comfortable experiences in the skilled hands of Dr. Abraham Zlatin and his professional staff. The bright, modern décor of the newly designed facility in the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center complements the confidence you can place in the doctors entrusted with the care of your sight. Among the advanced procedures offered by the practice is orthokeratology, a nonsurgical technique that temporarily reshapes the contour of the cornea while you sleep, eliminating the need for daytime eyewear. This treatment, an alternative to Lasik, is safe and proven effective in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Children get special attention at Eye Q, with an extensive selection of eyeglasses and sunglasses. Their parents are responding to the myopia control program that, according to recent studies, may slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. Dr. Zlatin is a fellow in the International Orthokeratology Academy, and the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control. Office manager Stacy Zlatin has chosen an array of eyeglass and sunglass frames from designers and manufacturers around the world, including Mykita, Lindberg, Dita, Lafont, Céline, Garrett Leight and others offering designs to enhance your facial features. On hand to help you select the most flattering frames are Eye Q’s fashion stylists, whose knowledge of the inventory can help narrow down the designs most complimentary to you. Hours: Monday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dr. Abraham Zlatin, Ron Bilt, optician; Jackie Souza, assistant manager; Stacy Zlatin, manager; Michelle Koh, technician; Emily Cuoto, eyewear consultant and Dr. Silgi Varghese

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Your Child’ Vision May Depend Golden Horseshoe • 1098 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale • 472-5932 On What You Do Now!

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Susan Cohen, Ariana Holub, Joanne Fiedler, Patti Burgio and Sarah Smith

Joanne Fiedler, owner of Jewels by Joanne for more than 15 years, has an uncanny knack for knowing exactly what her clients want — evidenced by the fact that she can barely keep the merchandise in her store. Now, fans of Jewels by Joanne can also shop 24/7, right in the comfort of your home, for the best-selling items and gift cards at! And to see what’s new, visit #jewelsbyjoanne three times weekly on Instagram. No matter where you shop, Joanne stands by her motto, “There is something for everyone at every price point,” and truly believes no gift is too small. Joanne carries new lines every month, and offers a popular bar/bat mitzvah and sweet 16 registry with discounts. From local artists to more familiar lines, in-store and online selections include sterling silver and enamel jewelry for children, a large collection of trendy pieces, and fine pieces with semiprecious stones and diamonds. Joanne’s friendly sales staff prides itself on knowing their jewelry and having a no-pressure approach. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday hours: also open Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

301 Heathcote Road Scarsdale • 713-1313

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Gerda Lima, Setsuko Hosomi, owner; Vanderleia Rosario, Amy Damiano and Mercedes Giannopoulos. (Not pictured): Susan Zammikiel and Neela Latchman

If you’re considering a new hair color, why not go green? OK, not literally — we’re talking about organic hair coloring. We’re certified colorists with Organic Color Systems, a line of ammonia-free coloring products that are better for both the environment and your hair. For hair color to be permanent, it needs to contain something that opens the cuticle so the dye penetrates the hair shaft. Organic hair dye contains an oil that, when combined with heat, opens the cuticle just enough for the dye to permeate, but doesn’t make the hair appear dull. When a surface is straight, it reflects light better, so when the cuticles are opened too much (as can happen with ammonia-based products), the hair cuticles are not as straight — and the shine is diminished. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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16 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale • 725-0770


intology Wine & Spirits is a unique wine shop “where the passion for wine is shared in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.” Owner Dean Morretta and his team of wine professionals have more than 80 years of combined fine wine experience, making them uniquely qualified to find that special bottle for you. Vintology is the place to find something new, fascinating and delicious in the world of wines. Vintology completed an exciting expansion and moved a few doors down to 2 Palmer Ave. three years ago. The shop now includes a larger wine selection, which reflects the ever-changing wine scene. Organic and biodynamic wines, local New York State producers, and artisanal domestic and imported spirits have grown in selection as well. Morretta and the team taste daily with importers and winemakers to bring new, exciting selections to the store. As Morretta says, “If it doesn’t exceed our expectations, it’s not selected for Vintology.” The friendly and knowledgeable service is what truly sets Vintology apart. The team always has time for a conversation. With a stylish tasting area, the shop frequently holds wine tastings and events, including organic culinary evenings and blind tastings. Vintology offers nationwide shipping, gift services, free parking and complimentary local delivery. Vintology Wine & Spirits is proud to be a part of the Scarsdale community. The team looks forward to sharing that special bottle with you! Sign up for our entertaining and informative newsletter at What is your Vintology? Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Extended holiday hours.

Mike, Elizabeth, Dean and Garret In Heathcote, directly across from Balducci’s

2 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-2040

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Shane Barry, Allison Brown, Liz Carnicelli, Randi Culang, Bill Doescher, Alicia Gabbamonte, Alicia Gold, Dana Goldman, Tricia Greenhaw, Christopher Haase, Heather Harrison, Zachary Harrison, Robyn Herman, Meredith Horowitz, Jennifer Jaffe, Jodi Josephs, Seth Keslow, Rebecca Kirschner, Shana Koransky, Renee LaTorre, Dan LaDonne, Laura Olivier-Leva, Vincent Rao, Angela Retelny, Jennifer Ross, Melanie Rothman, Lynn Ryan, Steve Scarnati, Jessica Shames, Sari Shaw, Marina Sidorenko, Barbara Slater, Marla Striar, Sumiko Ueharra-Curry and Jessica Yadav


latinum Drive Realty was co-founded by Zachary Harrison and Heather Harrison, who grew up in Scarsdale and are now raising their children in the Scarsdale schools. Given that many of the firm’s agents grew up in the area and are now also raising their families in Scarsdale, the firm understands what makes Scarsdale special and unique and who is likely to be moving here next. Platinum Drive Realty brings a fresh, professional approach to Scarsdale real estate. By having co-founders who are products of Scarsdale, and its headquarters in the area instead of a distant location with no ties to the community, the firm has repeatedly succeeded in achieving exciting results for its clients the community can be proud of. Platinum Drive Realty ranks No. 1 in highest selling price in Scarsdale among the top three offices by sales volume since 2012, and ranks No. 1 in this prestigious category again thus far in 2016. In addition, for the third year in a row, Platinum Drive was named this year to the distinguished Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastestgrowing private companies. The firm is committed to providing outstanding, state-of-the-art services in a culture of professional excellence, growth and teamwork.

Platinum Drive serves a wide variety of clients from experienced sellers to first-time buyers as well as many of the area’s top builders and investors. The firm has a team of energetic and dedicated agents, many of whom worked in professions such as law, finance, education and marketing prior to joining the real estate field. Platinum Drive is strongly committed to giving back to Scarsdale and the greater community. The company participates in various charitable causes including the Four Diamonds, supporting the fight against pediatric cancer; Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Women’s Division, supporting research in women’s health and cancers; JDRF, a worldwide leader in research to cure type 1 diabetes; the Junior League of Westchester and various Scarsdale events and other school and PTA organizations. Contact us today at 914-725-7737 and let us make your next real estate transaction an enjoyable, rewarding and first-rate experience! Download our free app today from the iPhone App Store or Google Play Store and experience a Scarsdale real estate firm that is not stuck in the past. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to serve the needs of the Scarsdale community we know and love. •

Golden Horseshoe • 1082 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale • 725-7737 27 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua • 238-0676 144 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont • 341-1561 2 Greenwich Office Park, Suite 300, Greenwich, CT • 203-301-8850

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Allison Adamiak, owner/esthetician

Lives are so hectic these days that it’s difficult to find the best combination of work and personal time. Balance Day Spa’s owner Allison Adamiak has the answer: a full range of treatments including facials and skin care using Yon-Ka Paris skin care products and Eve Taylor essential oils. “I look for the root cause of what’s happening with a client’s skin and work backwards to fix it,” says Allison, an esthetician. “I focus on client education and creating customized home skin care regimens for my clients.” In addition to a wide variety of skin care services, Balance Day Spa has established a reputation for delivering high-quality waxing at affordable rates, with Brazilian bikini waxing being a specialty. Aromatherapy, reflexology, makeup application, tinting and bronzing services are also available. “My mission is to provide clients with the highest-quality treatments, products and advice in a relaxing environment,” Allison says. Balance Day Spa … find yours. Hours: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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280 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 White Plains • 358-9898

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Julie Rosenblatt

For most people, putting words on paper is one of life’s more anxiety-producing experiences. But not for an accredited advertising copywriter like Julie Rosenblatt, whose creative energy can produce clever headlines, tag lines, invitations, announcements, and even attention-getting company names. If your project calls for the development of important body copy, you can put Julie’s 20 years of copywriting experience to work for you — to communicate ideas that inform, persuade, excite and, of course, amuse — one of Julie’s great strengths. As Julie says, it’s not always what you say; it’s how you say it. To add wit, wisdom and whimsy to your writing of advertising copy, invitations, announcements and more, call Julie Rosenblatt at JR’s Brainstorm, and take great thinking out of the box. Hours: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment.



e/Max Prime Properties in Scarsdale is a full-service real estate office serving all of Westchester. Led by licensed real estate broker Margie Lelia, who’s been a veteran of the business for 25 years, the office has a dynamic group of experienced, full-time real estate professionals. Market knowledge and experience are critical in the real estate sector and the team at Re/Max Prime Properties has years of real estate experience working in Scarsdale and its neighboring communities. In 2015, they completed 400 transactions with a total sales volume of close to $80 million. “The professionals on my team know how to list, market and sell residential properties as well as commercial properties,” says Margie Lelia. Re/Max is the No. 1 brand in real estate and today leads the nation in total transactions, web visits and national advertising. With its network of more than 100,000 real estate professionals in more than 100 countries, Re/Max has the greatest worldwide reach of any real estate brand or company. “For our clients, this means access to the largest selection of properties to purchase and the most opportunities to sell. Our global network, industry-leading technology, and our agent-to-agent referral network allows us to show properties to more buyers locally and from around the world. Our professionals also receive advanced training and they have advanced marketing tools, which allow them to create custom advertising campaigns for any property,” Ms. Lelia says. Each of Re/Max Prime Properties’ real estate professionals have more than 10 years of experience in evaluating and pricing property, working with contractors, staging homes for sale, and managing transactions, ensuring everything moves smoothly through closing. They are committed to making the process stress-free. Re/Max Prime Properties offers the following services: home, co-op and condominium sales and rentals; foreclosures, short sales, and commercial real estate services. To meet the needs of international clients, our team members are fluent in many languages. Re/Max Prime Properties believes in giving back to the communities it serves. Professionals participate annually in the Go the Distance Walk and they support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and the Toys for Tots campaign. Toy collections for 2016 have begun — toys can be dropped off now. Our goal is to double last year’s collection. The team at Re/Max Prime is available every day of the week. Please call 723-1212 for an appointment.

Margie Lelia, licensed real estate broker/owner; with agents: Agnes Aliberto, Myrna Anover, Alice Buck, Peter Chong, Daniel DeSimone, Clarissa Rosado Diaz, Hillary Donn, Miriam Dunn, Jennifer Anastasi-Landi, Richard LaRusso, Kazushi “Mike” Mikuni, Marko Milinovich, Silvana Milinovich, Kristine Provenzale, Julia Ricciuti, Denis Roccisano, Laura Rogan, Cynthia Rossi, JoAnn Salzano and Sidney Walker. Office staff: Katelyn Vargas and Liz Vulpi

Prime Properties

836 Scarsdale Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-1212

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tudio B Dance Center is celebrating its 21st season in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility located at 277 White Plains Rd. Their new building features floating dance floors, one-way viewing windows into all three dance studios, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and free Wi-Fi in two comfortable, separate waiting rooms. The open reception area allows parents and caregivers to receive great customer service during all business hours. What hasn’t changed is Studio B’s commitment to providing a nurturing, supportive learning environment. Teachers with bachelor’s or master’s degrees, early childhood education backgrounds, and/or professional performing experience inspire their students (18 months and up) to love dance and express themselves through music and movement. Classes are offered seven days a week. Studio B’s extensive dance program makes it convenient for parents to schedule more than one sibling at a time. Studio B Dance Center is proud to be an affiliated member of the international dance network More Than Just Great Dancing. This internationally recognized dance association chooses dance studios from across the country based on their higher standards of dance education, community service and family-oriented values. It’s not too late to join in the fun. Registration is ongoing and tuition is prorated, so please call the studio at 793-2799 for class information, or visit their informative website at

Dauntless Company Dancers (Back): Emi, Nancy, director and Hana. (Front): Noelle and Sophia

Dance now, Dance forever

277 White Plains Road, Eastchester • 793-2799


appily for tennis-minded Scarsdale and its neighboring villages, Sportime — one of the finest tennis facilities operators in New York State — offers two of its 13 locations right close by. That means year-round indoor and outdoor tennis with professional instruction for all ages and skills — just minutes away. The Lake Isle facility is the home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in Westchester. Here, players are groomed to become the next champions — on their high school and college teams and possibly on to professional arenas. Coaches are approved and trained by Fritz Buehning, director of tennis (formerly 21st in the world in singles and fourth in doubles). Lake Isle youngsters and adults can sign up for group clinics, individual and semi-private lessons. The Harbor Island facility offers tennis instruction for all ages in a social atmosphere under the watchful eye of Ryan Horn, the director of tennis, with more than 25 years in the industry. Adults and juniors can improve their skills, and youngsters can get a great start here on Red, Orange and Green Ball levels, depending on their age and skills. Both Sportime locations offer locker rooms, lobbies, snacks/soft drinks, and a pro shop for tennis equipment, clothing and gifts. Hours at Lake Isle: Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hours at Harbor Island: Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fritz Buehning, director of tennis, Lake Isle and Carlos Campo, regional general manager. (Not pictured): Ryan Horn, director of tennis, Harbor Island

Lake Isle • 660 White Plains Road, Eastchester • 777-5151 Harbor Island • Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck • 777-5050

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Lisa Klein, To-Dao Casey, Janey Varvara, Amy Singer, Linda Kermanshahchi, Stephanie Dowicz, Barbara Bartfield, Lisa Theiss, Jessica Anfang, Stacy Miller, Felicia Frey, Cindy Iver, Susan Slotnick, Stephen Rogalski and Angela Manson


ringing a legacy of 43 years as a real estate leader to Scarsdale last year, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance commands the Westchester market with its wealth of experience. With 120 offices spanning nine states and encompassing 4,000 agents, the firm has been an unstoppable force in the Northeast and Florida. Leading a team of 22 agents at Heathcote’s Five Corners is Lisa Theiss, vice president of business development for Scarsdale. The team comes well-curated and trained by Chris Raveis, president of sales for the company, and Amy Kane, senior vice president of William Raveis Real Estate in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Jason Wilson, a longtime executive in the Westchester real estate industry and current vice president and regional director of operations at William Raveis Real Estate also spearheaded the recruitment in Scarsdale. Wilson says, “I’m looking forward to Scarsdale’s progress in the Westchester area as we continue to bring onboard new, talented agents. We’re excited to present innovative listing marketing materials to Westchester residents like our Raveis Showcase magazine and the Raveis Collection book. Our team is ready to help customers who are eager to move out of the city or relocate to comparable properties within our footprint.” William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, founded as the

dream of its CEO, Bill, became the No. 1 family-owned real estate firm in the Northeast, with $9 billion in annual sales. William Raveis is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global relocation network. This network provides global exposure for all of the Scarsdale listings, while enabling a platform to connect with international buyers from more than 50 countries. In addition to their Northeast and Floridian real estate dominance, the company also promotes philanthropy within the community with the William Raveis Charitable Fund. Currently focused on cancer research, the fund has raised close to $1 million with their active event, the Raveis Ride + Walk, held in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Every dime of proceeds goes directly to Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, a charity that funds young scientists to achieve cuttingedge breakthroughs in curing cancer. Senior vice president Amy Kane says, “We are thrilled to be celebrating our first anniversary in the village of Scarsdale. Like its residents, we value the unique fabric of this community, share in the pride of homeownership and are dedicated to the needs and priorities of Scarsdale and Edgemont’s locals. Our team, 4,000 agents strong throughout nine states, is committed to providing courtesy and honesty to every customer. Welcome to well-connected within the Raveis footprint.”

1 Palmer Avenue, Scarsdale • 723-1331

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Brian and Jessica Chacon

Ardsley native Brian Chacon opened Stagioni five years ago, and the restaurant has become the go-to place for creative pizzas, pastas and delicious homemade Italian specialties. Brian keeps the menu seasonal, using only the freshest ingredients. After all, “stagioni” in Italian means “seasons.” Stagioni also makes its own wine, soppressata and seasoned olives. What a treat! Pressed for time? Think Stagioni for a quick turnaround lunch — slices, salads, panini, pastas — great choices. Call in your order, and it’ll be ready to pick up or enjoy here. Get your mouth watering by visiting Stagioni’s website, and pore over the innovative menu with its extensive offerings, from antipasti to desserts — the perfect end to any meal. Remember you can always request traditional Italian dishes, like penne alla vodka and chicken scarpariello, or choose one of the weekly dinner specials. Stagioni is an ideal spot for your event — a special occasion, or anytime. Catering is available on and off the premises. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

Abigail and Signe

Yeomiji, the Korean word for nice place — paradise — is the perfect description for Yeomiji Korean BBQ Restaurant. As restaurant owner Abigail says, “Come and share food for a good dinner and a good relationship when you eat together.” At Yeomiji, diners will discover authentic Korean food prepared with the ethnic spices that give the meat, vegetable and rice dishes their special flavor. The extensive menu offers appetizers, stews and soups, house favorite bibimbap mixtures of rice and meat, entrées, desserts and, of course, Yeomiji’s famous BBQ right at your table. The BBQ tables are equipped to vent any smoke, making the restaurant experience pleasant and healthy. Expand your dining horizons with the help of the attentive wait staff eager to introduce you to their native cuisine. Special features: off-premises catering, take out meals or eat-in lunch and dinner amid comfortable and welcoming décor. Cocktails and wine. Happy hour with appetizers and beer. Hours: Open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Stagioni pizza - pasta – panini

The Only Brick Oven In Town!

2 Bridge Street, Ardsley • 231-9346

12 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 874-5655


he tri-state authority of fresh fish since 1981, Rick Ross’ Eastchester Fish Gourmet was voted 2016’s Best of Westchester Seafood Restaurant by readers of Westchester magazine, named a Trusted Table by Westchester magazine in 2015, and rated “Excellent” by The New York Times, July 2013. Simply put, Rick’s expertise is in purchasing the finest fish, and that’s what makes Eastchester Fish Gourmet so different. He buys only the best and fanciest fish available. Our market’s expert staff focuses on personal service, custom-readying each order — whether it’s filleting or butterflying whole fish or steaming and cracking the most succulent lobster ever. Have a hankering for Eastchester Fish Gourmet’s restaurant specialties at home? Just come into the market and choose from mouthwatering menu selections including steamed lobster dinners, honey-mustard salmon, salads and soups, and much, much more! This year we’ve added a market takeout menu with our popular fish tacos and burritos as well as our famous fish and chips to go. We make it easy for you to provide your guests at home with a delicious dinner from our market. Our restaurant menu changes daily based on what’s available at our market. You’ll enjoy delicious dishes ranging from tuna nachos, lobster Cobb salad, simply grilled branzino, and parmesan-encrusted cod. You will enjoy our Monday night lobster specials and our Thursday night raw bar specials, both available year round. Eastchester Fish is known for a good steak — from DeBragga and Spitler, a New York meat wholesaler that’s been doing business since 1924, and is a main supplier to many of New York City’s best restaurants. For more information about the restaurant, fish market and catering to-go, visit Hours: Market: open seven days a week. Restaurant: dinner seven days a week; lunch Thursday and Friday.

David Kurdys, restaurant manager; Michael Lubin, retail fish store manager; Arsenio Flores, chef and Rick Ross, owner

837 White Plains Road, Scarsdale • 725-3450

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Candace Adams, president and CEO; Brenda Maher, regional vice president; Mark Nadler, director of sales for the Scarsdale and Larchmont offices; Veronica Meola, director of sales for the Eastchester office and Margaret Grasso, director of sales for the Rye office. (Scarsdale office): Carol Aloia, Rosemarie Badalato, John Baer, Maria Belmonte, Harvey Brandwein, Rosemary Camas, Garrett Capobianco, Keisha Cassese, Patricia Cassese, Helen Centorrino, Bobby Conca, Rosanna Modica Concilio, James Coyne, Lorraine DiFabio, Silvia Drenger, Lori Falow, Robert Ficchi, Mary Gagliotti, Mindy Gerstein, Darren Gordon, Shelley Grafstein, Linda Haber, Lisa Haber, Pam Heldman, Jackie Holland-Ruby, Gonzalia Hughes. Sophine Hung, Chen Jia, Voula Katsoris, Karen Kretschmann, Beth Littmann, Andrea Markowitz, Judith Medeiros, Baiju Mehta, Sherry Mendelson, Bob Meyerson, Nichole Michelson, Valerie Misarti, Sheila Olivieri, Elyse Pace, Lori Parks, Renee Pisarz, Rita Pita, Lynn Pravda, Miriam Rapaport-Goodfriend, Angel Rosario. Rosalie Rosenberg, Aaron Sarullo, Craig Sidley. Diana Singer, Susan Sparkman, Anna Teyssonniere de Gramont, Lucille Vaccaro, Charlotte Vogt, Jane Wei, Liz Wergen, Natalie Werner, Valerie Wing and Sheri Wolfe. (Eastchester office): Joann Biancavilla, Philip Biancavilla, Alfred Bruno, Diane Capone, Carol Care, Dora Clarke, Patricia Damon, Maria DeRosa, Marc Gerber, Maria Joseph, Charles Lanzillotto, Gloria Liscio, Barbara Luciano, Karen Maglione, Anthony Marinello, Kristina Masi, Julia Mazza, Robert Pappalardo, Carl Penasso, Pamela Riccio, MaryAnn Romagnoli, Lisa Falco Santangelo, Brian Scott, Lorenzo Signorile, Stacey Signorile, Lisa Sirabella, Bridget Staff, Jane Tarpey and Lynn Trotta. (Larchmont office): Ilene Bellovin, Barbara Berger, Denise Breda, Robert Brissette, Alvaro Brito, Susan Culliford, Marsha Davis, Joy Dillon, Dawn DosSantos, Sorangel Fersobe, William Gerety, Timothy Irwin, Natasa Ivetic, Bonnie Javor, Evan Kalt, Iris Kalt, Lee Kalt, Patty O’Brien, Joan Penn, Sarah Turner and Matthew Valvano. (Rye office): Mary P. Brennan, Stephanie Flynn, Catherine Garr, Maria Licursi, Christalo Loffredo and Laura Petrillo


eal estate company Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties has had quite a year! Under the guidance of industry veteran Mark Nadler, a familiar and respected name in Scarsdale and in real estate for more than 30 years, the company continues to expand and grow. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties became one of the network’s first affiliates when it transitioned from Prudential Real Estate in September 2013. Since then, the brokerage has become the network’s sixth-largest affiliate in volume and expanded into Westchester County in July of 2015, opening offices in Scarsdale, Eastchester and Larchmont. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties first acquired Prudential Centennial Realty, a two-office, 80-agent brokerage operating in Scarsdale and Larchmont. Shortly after, they attained TriCrest Realty, Inc. a 30-agent brokerage operating in Eastchester and the

lower Hudson Valley. The transaction gave New England Properties a total of 56 offices and more than 1,800 agents operating in four states, and an even larger presence in New York’s thriving Westchester County market. In April 2016, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties opened a new office in Rye, located at 22 Purchase St., in the heart of downtown Rye. It is the perfect location to serve Rye, Harrison, Rye Brook and surrounding communities. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Westchester Properties is very excited at the plans it has in motion for its continued local expansion into several additional Westchester markets and New York City, and a large global expansion onto seven continents with 40 international offices. Its website is already completely translatable into 10 foreign languages and features every available listing, not only Berkshire Hathaway listings. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other times available by appointment.

4 Chase Road, Scarsdale • 723-5225 | 484 White Plains Road, Eastchester • 779-1700 140 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont • 834-7777 | 22 Purchase Street, Rye • 967-1300

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carsdale Spencer Pharmacy has been serving the local community for more than 60 years, dispensing helpfulness, courtesy, and personal service with every prescription and over-the-counter medication. Clients truly value the computerized reference file that keeps track of every person’s medication record as well as the latest information about every drug. A computer printout with helpful information about each medicine dispensed and its side effects accompanies every Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy prescription. And patrons appreciate that the pharmacy honors most thirdparty plans for prescription payments. And don’t forget, Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy is the place to shop for those must-have notions, like threads, buttons, and other essentials. In addition, they now carry stationery supplies. Scarsdale Spencer Pharmacy: a familyowned store with your family’s needs in mind. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Saturday to 5:45 p.m. Delivery service available. Adrienne Fish, David Ferreira, owner, R.Ph.; Morgan Griffin, Terance Huyter, Emma Klein, Laurance Sirju, Joyce Altieri and Joseph Damin, owner, R.Ph.

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SCARSDALE SPENCER PHARMACY 23 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 723-2808


f you live in and around Scarsdale, you know Lange’s Deli & Pizzeria — an institution in the Village Center for more than four decades. This is where the regulars go for great food and the friendly faces of Sal, the coffee barista; Theresa and Gilly, the salad ladies; and the sandwich and hot plate guys — all of them keeping the line moving for breakfast orders, lunch and dinner specials, snack treats, and great service at affordable prices. Three years ago, Lange’s expanded its deli menu to include pizza and family-style dinners. Enrique and Tomas take pride in creating the specialty pizzas and classic Italian dishes that keep customers coming back for more. Even designer pizzas are no problem for these chefs. However you want it is how you get it. In addition to the tasty foods and excellent customer service, Lange’s patrons appreciate the restaurant’s commitment to the Scarsdale community — its donations of apple cider and doughnuts for the Halloween window painting contest; s’mores and hot chocolate at the holiday tree lighting event; and free pizzas to local students showing a good report card. Lange’s also sponsors a local baseball team, donates to local clubs and teams, and contributes to all the elementary school barbecues. Lange’s owners Anthony and Sofia Domini have a goal: to serve your family, your grandchildren, and your extended family for at least another four decades. Lange’s Deli & Pizzeria: An adventure in food. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m., Sunday to 4 p.m. Pizza from 11 a.m. to closing.

Miguel, Bety, Enrique, Carlos, Tomas, Sal and Amado

Lange’s DeLi & Pizzeria A n A dventure


F ood S ince 1972

57 Spencer Place, Scarsdale • 472-0330

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Linda Blair, ASID, president and Cynthia Polidura

Interior design should be dramatic not traumatic — that’s the long-standing motto of the Blair team. Wanting to create a drop-dead environment without getting killed in the process is why many hire interior designers in the first place. It takes talent and experience to be able to assess and reflect each client’s unique personality and needs. Linda Blair, ASID, a longtime Scarsdalian, continues to offer great designs for kitchens, baths, furnishings, cabinetry and lighting — for spaces and budgets both large and small. Your style becomes “Blairstyle.” Whether that’s contemporary or a mixed transitional style, the choices are wide and varied. Expect unparalleled workrooms, expert tradespeople and hands-on supervision. Expect more than you expected.

Embassy Cleaners, established in Larchmont in 1937, recently celebrated its 16th anniversary in Scarsdale. One of Westchester’s largest home pickup and delivery services, Embassy is known for high-quality production, attentive customer service and dedication to detail. These old-fashioned, valued traits have earned Embassy Cleaners membership in America’s Best Cleaners, a highly selective organization of dry cleaners known for maintaining the highest-quality standards. Embassy has also been chosen as Best of Westchester by Westchester magazine. Embassy is proud to be your stain-removal expert. Master spotter Joseph Dieudonne has 30 years of experience and is one of the best in his field. All drycleaned garments are hand-pressed by one of Embassy’s four pressers, who together have more than 50 years of experience. Our seasoned tailor, Mr. Kim, expertly performs custom alterations. Embassy is well known for drapery cleaning and specializes in on-site or inplant cleaning of fancy, elaborate window treatments. Come see why Embassy is one of America’s Best Cleaners or call to set up twice-weekly home pickup and delivery service. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday to 5 p.m.

Blair Interiors Group, Ltd

Studio: 1 Chase Road, Scarsdale • 472-8159

58 Christie Place, Scarsdale • 725-4400


t Central Taxi of Scarsdale, your choice of a ride matters. We are your local, licensed, taxicab company. All of our drivers undergo fingerprintbased national background checks and are fully licensed by, and accountable to, the Village of Scarsdale. Many have driven in Scarsdale for decades, some for more than 40 years. As a group, we strive 365 days a year to provide you with safe, reliable, accountable, responsive and friendly taxi service. Since 1912, we have been based at the Scarsdale Train Station, on the northbound side, now next to Starbucks. You’ll find us ready to serve you every day, from early in the morning until the last train returns after 2 a.m. We operate in rainstorms and snowstorms, through train and highway shutdowns, often long after other forms of mass transit call it quits. No surge pricing, either. In quiet times or periods of high demand, our fair prices are the same. We offer a full range of vehicles, from hybrid sedans and traditional Crown Victorias to even larger Honda minivans. We accept Visa, MasterCard, AmEx and Discover, or you can open a house charge account. In response to the smartphone revolution, we are now rolling out Text-a-Taxi. We have outfitted our same phone number of more than 100 years, 723-0016, to accept text messages. Wherever you want to go — to the airport, train station, school, doctor, New York City or Village store, please let your local taxi company provide for all of your transportation needs.

Orlanda Bridge, Sonia Blackstock, Peter Blier, Ken Eisenstein, Ted Cousin, Pat DeSantis and Bill MacDonald

C entral t axi of S CarSdale (at the Scarsdale Train Station)

51 East Parkway, Scarsdale • 723-0016 • 800-464-1780

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property offers the perfect country lifestyle. Impeccably maintained 4,970 sf home includes caped perennial gardens is the setting for the stunning in-ground heated pool, outdoor kitchen nd 6 paddocks. Minutes to train. Web# 4546374 Bedford Office 914.234.4590 Samantha Apuzzo, Owen Berkowitz, Charles Bludeau, Terence Bludeau, Miguel A. Cabrera, Deirdre Coffey, Louise Colonna, Ilisa Crosby, David DeSilva, Julie Dipietro, Lewis Fechter, Erika Fermin, Michael Finger, Nino Gjeloshaj, America Gonzalez, Delica Herman, Stephen Herman, Matthew Hermoza, Joanne Intrieri, Erika Kapler-Chen, Satoshi Maezono, Carol Marrone, Glorianne Mattesi, Cari Mermelstein, Suzanne C. Moncure, Susan Reische, John Rodriguez, Evelyn Roman, Hiedi Ross, Antonio Sanchez, Paul Sarlo, Ellen Schwartz, Michael Taraboulos, Joanne Thang, Michael Torres, Dominique Wasilewski and Cindy Waxman. (Not pictured): Rosanne Bordes, Kathleen Bowen Ha, Dan Bucci, Carolyn Campbell, Nathalie Clark, Christopher Cortez, Kerry Fedigan, Deborah Fugazy, Edi Giguere, Benjamin Glazer, Sher Irina, Susan Joyce, Katherine Briskin, Cathy Lempert, Michelle Licata, Assad Masri, Zachary Miller, Jasmine Rice, Nancy Rimberg, Migdalia Rivera, Ramon Rivera, Lisa Rothstein and Ari Susswein


hen it comes to real estate services, word of mouth is the best advertisement. Over and again, our clients tell us they need look no further than Douglas Elliman Real Estate for knowledgeable agents who understand the market and can guide them skillfully through every phase of the transaction. Our Scarsdale office, conveniently located right in the Village on Popham Road, is one of five Westchester locations and is home to more than 50 dedicated agents ready to serve Scarsdale and Edgemont as well as Eastchester, New Rochelle, Pelham, Bronxville, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, White Plains and the Rivertowns. The Douglas Elliman Real Estate success story is impressive and reassuring to clients who know they are dealing with top professionals. Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman is backed by more than a century of experience and growth. Today, we are the largest regional brokerage ranking No. 1 in sales volume in New York City, and fourth nationwide with $22 billion in sales. Our regional and national reach is unprecedented with a network that spans every borough in New York City, Long Island, the Hamptons, Westchester as well as Greenwich, South Florida, Aspen and California. In addition to our 6,000 Douglas Elliman agents, we’ve expanded our scale to include an alliance with internationally renowned

Knight Frank, enabling us to connect to qualified buyers across 59 countries and six continents. Much of this success can be credited to providing our clients with access to the best and most timely information. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can help them navigate the complex process that real estate has become. Our exclusive Market Reports, produced by Miller Samuel, have become the industry standard for information on market trends while our award-winning website, is the place to go for real estate sales and rentals, as well as information about communities, mortgage financing and relocation. At Douglas Elliman, we are pleased to service all price ranges across all of Westchester County and the Hudson Valley — from rentals, co-ops and condos to single-family homes and luxury estates. We are the exclusive brokerage representing Greystone On Hudson, a collection of 21 individually designed grand estates with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, as well as The Cambium, an exciting luxury condominium in the heart of Larchmont. So when you think real estate, think Douglas Elliman and let us put the power of Elliman to work for you. Hours: Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call for an appointment.

26 Popham Road, Scarsdale • 723-6800


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Merl, dental assistant; Teresa, practice manager; Mark S. Briskin, D.D.S. and Heidi, RDH

Since opening his practice in 1979, Dr. Mark Briskin has been exceeding the expectations of his patients. He notes, “As part of our commitment to exceptional care, we treat every patient with respect and understanding. We feel that your relationship with us should be one of mutual comfort and trust. To us, excellent care means a total commitment to the 100 percent satisfaction of our patients.” Technology has revolutionized the level of care that restorative and cosmetic dentistry can achieve. Dr. Briskin’s office has embraced technology to improve patient care and experience. These technologic advances include laser-assisted dentistry, digital oral scanner impression system, joint vibration analysis, computerized bite analysis, computerized shade matching, oral cancer screening and digital X-ray system, among others. Dr. Briskin’s emphasis on comprehensive care in his practice includes fine cosmetic, restorative, implant and general dentistry, smile makeovers, TMJ treatment, and nonsurgical gum therapy. He and his staff are always happy to welcome new patients to his practice.

Mark S. Briskin,

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Vincent (Enzo) Simone, Joseph (Joe) Plouffe, Mark Behr and Rick Behr

A building can last three lifetimes; it’s important to get it right. For residential and commercial master planning and building design, clients turn with confidence to Richard Henry Behr and his associates. With more than 40 years of experience you can be assured that your project — whether a custom single-family home, a multifamily development, or a commercial complex — will receive the exacting attention to detail that distinguishes any RHB design. Collaboration with clients is a hallmark of the firm. Working together with each client, the designers can fully realize the ambitions for the project, bringing it from initial concept to full development. Clients appreciate the process, watching their ideas become physical reality. The firm is also committed to the principles of sustainable design, improving the relationship among architecture, occupants and the environment. The firm maintains offices in Scarsdale and in Burlington, Vermont, providing greater convenience and accessibility, and expanding the firm to better serve clients. A simple phone call can begin the discussion for that project you have in mind. Hours: By appointment.

D.D.S. (Ardsley Professional Complex, just after the Mobil station)

1053 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 693-1221

1 Chase Road, Suite 206, Scarsdale • 722-9020 1 Lawson Lane, Burlington, VT • 802-864-2888


ilversons Realty LLC, a real estate firm located at the Five Corners in Heathcote, is your community connection — to Scarsdale, Westchester, Riverdale and New York City. Silversons’ agents have deep roots in the community, and a successful track record in today’s real estate market. Silversons provides a personalized touch that larger firms can’t offer or match. Hard work, patience and a creative approach to each transaction enable agents to work hand in hand with clients through every step of the process, from presale to negotiation to closing. Silversons provides advocacy and representation to sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants and investors. With the agency’s guidance and professional assistance, clients avoid costly mistakes and stressful situations that can arise in contract negotiations, contingencies and other issues common in some real estate transactions. When you work with Silversons, you get an experienced team, led by Michele Silverman Bedell, the principal broker/ owner, a recognized leader in the real estate industry. Michele is a 2012-2016 Five Star Agent, whose 25 years of experience and expertise are invaluable assets to her clients and staff. Hours: Open seven days a week.

Aaron Ginsberg, Barrie Sacks, Susan Potasnik, Rachel Ditkoff, Leslie Schwartz, Lisa Kulak, Laurie Paris, Lynn Ossip, Ian Anderson, Michele Silverman Bedell, principal broker/owner and Jennifer Askowitz. (Not pictured): Michael Handwerker, Rehana Irfani, Jason Isanberg, Pamela Karol, Jeffrey Levin, Caryn Luntz, Gary Mena, Rachel Relkin, Renee Tozzo and Jeff Vegh •

6 Palmer Avenue, Suite 2, Scarsdale • 725-9344

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Elizabeth Valentin, Bernard A. Krooks, Amy C. O’Hara and Marion M. Walsh

Regardless of your age or situation, the attorneys and advocates at Littman Krooks LLP welcome the opportunity to hear your family’s story and to discuss with you the legal measures to best meet your family’s needs. Our firm combines extensive legal knowledge and expertise with individual attention. We provide families with comprehensive representation for wills and trusts matters, including estate planning, elder law and special needs trusts. We are able to assist families with every aspect of special needs planning and special education advocacy. Littman Krooks is the only firm in Westchester County with three Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA). Practice areas include elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, long-term care planning, asset protection, Medicaid planning, guardianships, probate and estate administration, special education advocacy, special needs planning, transition planning, and corporate and securities. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Greenburgh Public Library to learn about the use of advance directives and revocable living trusts to avoid guardianship. RSVP to Hours: By appointment only.

Janice Solano, Angela Gigi, Dr. Gregg R. Fader, Talibah A. King and Veronica Nelson

After running orthodontic Manhattan, Queens and Ardsley for more Hideki, Angela, Dr. Gregg practices Fader andinTalibah. (Not pictured): Veronica than 22 years, Dr. Gregg Fader is thrilled to be celebrating his ninth anniversary in running orthodontic practices in Manhattan, Queens and Ardsley for more hisAfter Scarsdale office on Central Avenue! than years, original Dr. Gregg Fader isinthrilled to be celebrating fifth anniversary in Dr.20 Fader’s interest dentistry came from hishisfather, a retired dentist; his his Scarsdale officedirected on Central love of children himAvenue! toward orthodontics. Dr. Fader’s original interest in dentistry came from his father, a retired dentist; his Dr. Fader treats both children and adults, keeping current with the latest advances love of children directed him toward orthodontics. in orthodontics. In addition to metal and clear braces, he can also fit patients with Dr. Fader treats both children and adults, keeping current with the latest advances the nearly imperceptible braces, particularly for adults who wish in orthodontics. In additionInvisalign to metal and clear braces, he canhelpful also fit patients with to improve their smile, but also need to feel confident in a business setting. the nearly imperceptible Invisalign braces, particularly helpful for adults who wish Orthodontics offers free firstconfident consultations to patients, to Ardsley improve their smile, but also need to feel in a business setting. during which Orthodontics free first consultations patients, during which Dr.Ardsley Fader will assess anyoffers problems with the bite or to jaw, and give a time frame and Dr. Fader willprice assess for anytreatment. problems with bite or jaw,stresses and givenonextraction, a time frame andtrying to competitive Histhe philosophy competitive pricetofor Hisasphilosophy stresses to There limit treatment as treatment. short a time possible, and onlynonextraction, to one stage iftrying possible. limit treatment to as short a time as possible, and only to one stage if possible. There is ample, free parking. is ample, free parking. Hours: By appointment, including Saturdays and evenings. Hours: By appointment, including Saturday and evenings.


399 Knollwood Road, White Plains • 684-2100 655 Third Avenue, New York • 212-490-2020

(in Apple Bank building)

In Apple Bank building

1075 Central Park Avenue, Suite 201, Scarsdale • 358-4139

1075 Central Park Avenue, Suite 201, Scarsdale • 358-4139


entral Animal Hospital’s health care team brings unparalleled veterinary expertise to your furry family members. Together, our nine fulltime veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, caring handlers and receptionists bring compassion and knowledge to every pet. Utilizing the latest in techniques and medicines, our feline, canine, avian, reptilian, and exotic patients are assured the highest quality veterinary care in our fully equipped medical, surgical and dental facility. And, a licensed veterinary technician lives on-site to ensure total care for boarded and hospitalized pets. At Central Animal Hospital, we believe that preventive medicine provides the foundation for a healthy pet and enables early detection of diseases. Physical exams, dentistries, elective and curative surgeries, chemotherapy, orthopedics, and diagnostic tools (X-rays, ultrasounds, endoscopes, laboratory testing) maintain health and detect and treat diseases, systematic problems and allergies. Visit our AAHA hospital and meet the staff. Connect with us via our website, — with links to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, client reviews and Pet Portal — where clients can check their pet’s medical history 24/7, request appointments and order prescriptions and food delivered to their homes. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday to 3 p.m., Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Some of our health care team and their furry friends. Our veterinarians: Drs. Michael Woltz, Cheryl Gross, Aura Truslow, Donatella Hecht, Jason Siegelheim, Shireen Blum, Sayaka Hosomi, Andrew Olinzock and Alison Abramson

Central Animal Hospital

317 Ardsley Road (corner of Central Avenue), Scarsdale • 723-1250

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Sheila Rabideau, RN

Anna Krosche

As young adults, we often believe that our parents will be vibrant and self-reliant forever. It seems as though overnight we are faced with the realities that aging brings — the physical and mental limitations that impact our loved ones. When these situations arise, we are fortunate in this area to have access to Home Health Services offered by Westchester Jewish Community Services, which has been providing well-trained, licensed, home care aides for 70 years, with specialties in Alzheimer’s and cancer care. As a result of the compassionate, individualized attentiveness provided by Home Health Services of WJCS, older adults can remain in their homes, safely maintaining their independence, preserving their dignity, and continuing the quality of life that aging in place offers. When you call Home Health Services of WJCS, you will meet Sheila Rabideau, RN, assistant executive director, who brings to her job 40 years of nursing and a positive association with a home aide for her own mother. “I want to re-create that caring experience for every client and every family we serve,” she says. Hours: Call for an appointment at 914-761-0600 x339.

It’s the call every mother dreads: “Your child has head lice.” No worries. Anna Albano-Krosche, the Lice Lady of Westchester, can come to the rescue 365 days a year, “because lice is always an emergency.” Anna is Westchester’s original head lice removal expert. “I’ve been in business since 1998, and I’ve treated over 10,000 heads,” says Anna. She is the area’s only lice removal specialist with a freestanding salon. She also makes house calls. Anna frequently travels to schools and camps to do lice checks and to give presentations on head lice prevention. “I’ve been through this with my own children and myself, and I relate 100 percent to everybody who comes in,” she says. A client’s head is examined under a magnification light, then is given a 20minute, all-natural enzyme-based shampoo. Nits are combed from the hair, then the hair is rinsed, blown dry and rechecked. Clients leave the salon with a homework sheet, including instructions on how to “delouse your house.”

845 N. Broadway, Suite 2 White Plains • 761-0600

The Lice Lady of Westchester SM

Westchester's Original

Lice Specialist Since 1998 •

5 N. Goodwin Avenue, Elmsford • 497-5465


onoring the achievements of your loved ones and celebrating the life you shared together are the cornerstones of healing after loss. Zion Memorial Chapel is unique in that it’s Westchester County’s one and only independent facility dedicated solely to the Jewish faith. The top reasons people come to us when a loved one dies may persuade you of our value to you and to those you love. We serve only the Jewish community of Westchester. We are privately owned and operated, which translates into cost savings. And we specialize in funeral preplanning to comply with Medicaid and SSI benefits. Our staff is readily available to assist families, any day or time. Zion Memorial’s fully handicapped-accessible, spacious funeral chapel is newly renovated. Zion Memorial is conveniently located, just minutes from all major highways, airports and several local train stations, as well as area Jewish cemeteries. Zion Memorial operates a privately owned fleet of livery, assuring you professional, patient and attentive care. Zion Memorial Chapel offers families in Westchester traditional Jewish funeral services without the traditional high price, catering to the needs of everyone, from very Reform and very Conservative to very Orthodox. All services are conducted under rabbinical supervision and Chevrah Kadisha. Honoring the life of your loved one means you value the relationship you shared. We look forward to helping you decide how to celebrate your bond with the individual you’ve lost. We can make suggestions to enhance your tribute ideas, and together we’ll create a fitting and memorable event. Call Zion Memorial Chapel today to learn how we can care for you and those you love. Hours: By appointment.

Michael Kovach, funeral director

zion memorial chapel of westchester

785 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck • 381-1809

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Carmen Muñiz Cooper, psychotherapist

Sometimes, life treats people unkindly. Many can overcome these challenges, but others need guidance. This is where the psychotherapeutic skills of Carmen Muñiz Cooper, L.M.S.W. (Licensed Master Social Worker) have proven so valuable. For 25 years, she has been helping individuals, families and special needs children address the difficult situations that diminish well-being. In her practice, Carmen Muniz Cooper addresses marriage problems, family discord, the protections and rights of the disabled, addictive behavior, mental health situations, and other struggles. Her clients respond to the caring and compassionate way she treats these issues, just as she did as the first director of New York City’s Cabrini Immigrant Services. A special focus of the practice treats the problems that arise between mothers and daughters, where love and limits conflict. Her special presentations to parent groups often pinpoint these situations and offer a way forward. For life skills to confront life’s problems — in English or Spanish — seek the advice of Carmen Muñiz Cooper. Hours: Weekdays by appointment.

Robert J. Bernstein, director of Autism Speech

Rob Bernstein, director of Autism Speech, has more than three decades of experience diagnosing and treating individuals on the autism spectrum, using Result-Oriented Therapy.™ Rob has years of experience in working with the autism population, including young adults with Asperger syndrome. Rob also works with individuals who have learning difficulties and behavioral problems. Rob is a recognized expert on treatment of individuals on the spectrum. He has been privileged to give many lectures and media interviews. Email Rob at or call him at 330-3393 for a free telephone consultation. For more information, visit

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Carmen Muñiz Cooper •

545 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 693-4521

369 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry • 330-3393



e love animals at Petchester Veterinary — they are our first love and first priority. But, we go beyond loving them since our role as veterinarians is to ensure their health, comfort, and quality of life. Drs. Lester Sills and Zsach Ben Adi are seasoned practitioners with more than four decades of combined clinical and surgical experience. Their skills and professional ethics enable them to practice medicine efficiently and cost-effectively. We’re a friendly, small-animal practice offering concierge-like services tailored to individual needs and constraints. Petchester takes pride in providing “collaborative care” where we, together, make the right decisions for the health of your pet. We treat all types of patients: dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and “pocket” pets like ferrets, rabbits and rodents. Petchester is a newly built, modern, fully equipped hospital built from the “pawprint” of an Italian restaurant. You will be comfortable as soon as you walk through the door, with separate waiting areas for dogs and cats/exotics. There’s an airy, open reception and waiting area with nostalgic animal photos, and our staff is equally open and friendly. At Petchester, we realize medicine is also an art and requires experienced professionals with strong clinical know-how who use their experience to make fast, life-and-death decisions while utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. On-site services include urgent care, complete pet pharmacy, clinical laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasound, modern surgical suite, animal dentistry, chemotherapy, medical boarding, and grooming. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday by appointment.

Bessy with Eddie, Laura with Una, Nicole with Charlie, June with Veronica, Dr. Ben Adi with Jozie, Dr. Sills with Ella and Jake the bird, Paul with Jessie and Merla with Sal. (Not pictured): Cindy, Kim, Cecilia, Kirsten, Naomi, Justina, Yessenia, Estelle and Dr. Polisky

309 White Plains Road, Eastchester • 771-PETS • 771-7387

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Music director Jun Nakabayashi leads the Hoff-Barthelson Festival Orchestra at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase, 2015


estchester County’s premier community music school since 1944, Hoff-Barthelson has achieved national recognition for its comprehensive music program for students ages 6 months through adulthood. Under the tutelage of one of the best faculties available anywhere, students benefit from a sequential curriculum of individualized instruction, musicianship classes, small and large ensembles, and frequent performance opportunities. Hoff-Barthelson offers a comprehensive jazz studies program, summer arts program, and an extensive community outreach program. Students are enabled to realize their full potential in the school’s warm, familial and supportive environment. At Hoff-Barthelson, students acquire skills leading to a lifelong enjoyment of music through its cutting-edge curriculum. The school’s youngest students (starting at 4 months old) acquire skills that include the ability to focus and concentrate, to listen and observe, to cooperate and to take turns with peers through group music and movement, recorder, and pre-twinkler classes. Students may then graduate to Hoff-Barthelson’s

Suzuki program — the most comprehensive Suzuki program in Westchester. More advanced students may take advantage of a complete menu of individual lessons, music theory, ear training, composition, analysis, conducting, small and large ensembles including three orchestras and four choruses, and much more — all under the tutelage of a faculty drawn from the nation’s most distinguished performers and educators. Along with classical music studies, Hoff-Barthelson boasts one of the most fully equipped music technology labs in the country, comprehensive jazz and composition studies, and a five-week summer arts program for second- through 10thgrade students. Hoff-Barthelson’s Festival Orchestra is a full symphony reserved for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry. Selected by the New York Philharmonic as a partner in its new Philharmonic Academy Jr. program in 2014, Hoff-Barthelson is the only music school in Westchester and the tri-state area to hold this honor. Hoff-Barthelson’s faculty is featured in performance on the HB Artist Series throughout the school year. •

25 School Lane, Scarsdale • 723-1169

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Tom Lecky, owner

Maria Churchill

Maisonette is more than a destination for luxe home fragrance, handmade pillows, host gifts, and design objects from around the world. Instead, Maisonette is a lifestyle philosophy — born from the belief that a home should reflect its inhabitants and nourish their souls. For owner Maria Churchill, objects come alive when they resonate with personal meaning, have interesting stories or generate emotional connections. “The best style is your own; there are no rules,” Maria says. “Surround yourself with things you love.” Maria’s taste for graphic, modern elegance distinguishes her store’s artful sophistication. Refresh your interiors with her rigorously edited retail collection of gorgeous mirrors, vases, handcarved bowls, ginger jars, lighting, and area rugs. Come visit for ideas and inspiration. Find what speaks to you. Have fun creating a space that welcomes you home. Maisonette is your Westchester style resource. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday to 6 p.m., Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Riverrun — specializing in fine, rare, antiquarian and unusual books since 1978 — is now under the ownership of auction veteran Thomas Lecky, who took over the business in spring 2016. As a former senior specialist and head of the Books & Manuscripts Department at Christie’s for 17 years, Tom has a wealth of experience with everything from 15th-century printing to Harry Potter. Some may recognize Tom from his appearances on “Antiques Roadshow,” where he has been a featured appraiser since 1999. Riverrun handles literary first editions, art reference, fine printing, science, technology, Americana, science fiction and beyond. Discerning collectors, bibliophiles, scholars and lovers of good books find the ever-changing stock an endless source of discovery. Riverrun reaches its international market via its informative website, and welcomes visitors to come and share their love of books. Tom also provides qualified appraisals for trust and estate attorneys, fiduciaries, institutions and collectors. Hours: Riverrun is open most days, but it is best to call or email to confirm availability, as Tom is often out visiting clients. Yes, we do make house calls.

578 Warburton Avenue, Hastings • 231-7454

12 Washington Avenue, Hastings • 478-1339


other Nature never ceases to amaze. The deeper we look into the rocks, marbles, gems, crystals and fossils that come from the earth, the more entranced we get! Architectural Minerals & Stone is a shop like no other, filled with natural works of art for giftgiving, collecting, or using throughout the home, business and commercial space. After a long career in the stone and granite business, Mark Shedrofsky has turned his attention to the gem and mineral world. “Most gems and minerals work universally in almost any style of home or office,” he says. “So follow your heart and pick something that you flat-out love.” Mark and staff work closely with customers, spending time explaining a gem or mineral’s property and characteristic. Mark has associates from around the world helping find just the right piece that’s not only aesthetically pleasing but perfect for its specific placement and use. Looking for the gift for someone who has everything? Architectural Minerals & Stone will meet that need, and more! You’re encouraged to touch everything here, even pick up pieces to see what they look like in different light. Also, please let us know if you have a family collection you’d like Architectural Minerals & Stone to acquire. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment.

Mark Shedrofsky

1 Bridge Street, Irvington • 479-0049

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Fozy Shahbain Vivian Lem

Insurance needs change as life progresses. Whether you’re single, married, divorced or widowed; new parents or parents of teens facing college; working hard, running a business, or enjoying retirement, it’s time to learn if your coverage is appropriate. Vivian Lem and her professional team at State Farm are ready, willing and able to help. “We’re local, we know this community and its residents, and are licensed to write a wide variety of commercial and personal lines of insurance in New York and New Jersey,” Vivian says. Preparing for the unexpected is important, and Vivian acknowledges that many people think nothing can happen to them. She begins client meetings with in-depth discussions, leading to important decisions about setting priorities to make insurance purchases based on what clients can afford. An added advantage is using State Farm’s “Discount Double Check” to ensure there are no coverage gaps or overlaps. You’re invited to talk with the agency professionals to learn how they can provide you with the protections that fit your individual insurance and financial needs. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

Vivian R. Lem Agency State Farm Insurance

590 Central Park Avenue

Scarsdale • 725-5000

(rear of Scarsdale Mini Mall)

A 4,000-square-foot upscale mini-market, Ardsley Market Fresh is your one-stop “fresh” shop, offering a gourmet deli with an extensive selection of Boar’s Head cold cuts and cheeses; tasty hot bar for breakfast and lunch; bountiful create-your-own salad bar; just-picked fruits and veggies — many organic; and gourmet natural and organic foods from around the world — and fresh flowers, too! We make everything fresh in the store daily, from chicken cutlets to lasagna, using all-organic ingredients whenever possible. We have just added a juice bar and fresh, frozen Frogurt yogurt. We also offer professional, mouthwatering catering for any occasion — corporate as well as residential — for groups of 10 and more. Call or stop in to discuss your upcoming business gathering or party; or check out our catering menu on our website. In addition to the quality and convenience you’ll find within the store, Ardsley Market Fresh’s location — just off Route 9A, the Saw Mill River Parkway and Ashford Avenue — makes it the perfect destination for family food shopping or just picking up a few items for dinner. We also offer free, local area delivery with a $20 minimum order. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ardsley

645 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 274-8865


he Penny Pincher Boutique is Westchester’s largest and most elegant women’s luxury designer consignment shop, now celebrating more than 30 years in Bedford Hills. This is where the savviest shoppers go for the best deals on designer merchandise — and with good reason: Westchester magazine voted The Penny Pincher Boutique 2016’s Best Women’s Luxury Consignment Store. The Penny Pincher Boutique features a large assortment of high-end, luxury clothing, shoes, handbags, furs, jewelry and accessories from designers such as Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, J. Mendel, David Yurman, Roberto Coin, and Judith Ripka, to name a few. In addition, we have an impressive collection of Chanel and Hermès handbags, clothing, jewelry and accessories, plus an eclectic mix of antique, contemporary and decorative home furnishings. Our sales team offers a professional, fun and relaxed shopping experience for customers. Our goal is total customer satisfaction. Remember, new items arrive daily, so visit us often. If you are looking for that specific designer item, ask to be included on our wish list, and you will receive an email alert as soon as your mostcoveted item arrives. If you can’t get to us, let us come to you. Ask about our in-home, white glove service, available in the tri-state area. It’s so relaxed and discreet. Socialize with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4:45 p.m. Consignments by appointment only.

Noelle, Yana, Tracey, Raeann, Kathy, Kori and Jackie

184 Harris Road, Bedford Hills • 241-2134

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Gregory, Gregory, Jeanine, Jeanine, Heather, Heather, Erin Erin and and Natalia Natalia

Men, Men, women, women, youngsters youngsters from from age age 10, 10, and and senior senior citizens citizens in in their their 80s 80s are are discovering discovering that that fitness fitness built built around around boxing boxing techniques techniques can can strengthen strengthen the the body, body, increase increase endurance, endurance, build build muscle, muscle, and and boost boost confidence. confidence. At At Title Title Boxing Boxing Club Club of of Ardsley, Ardsley, members members get get fit fit and and have have fun, fun, thanks thanks to to trainers trainers experienced experienced in in guiding guiding all all levels levels of of participants participants through through the the no-risk, no-risk, non-contact non-contact routines. routines. Once club owner Jeanine Palumbo discovered Once club owner Jeanine Palumbo discovered the the sport, sport, she she trained trained in in clubs clubs throughout throughout the the country. country. Her Her dream dream was was to to open open aa Title Title Boxing Boxing Club Club and and introduce introduce this this dynamic dynamic form form of of athleticism athleticism to to lower lower Westchester. Westchester. Open Open only only nine nine months, months, the the club club is is attracting attracting premium premium fitness fitness fans fans and and first-time first-time experimenters, experimenters, and and the the membership membership is is growing growing thanks thanks to to the the rewarding rewarding results results participants participants are are experiencing. experiencing. Title Boxing Club of Ardsley offers flexible memberships, convenient Title Boxing Club of Ardsley offers flexible memberships, convenient times, times, trainers trainers who who care care about about your your progress, progress, and and fitness fitness classes classes that that pack pack aa punch. punch. Check Check out out the the Black Black Friday Friday Weekend Weekend sale sale on on memberships. memberships. Hours: Open seven sevendays daysa aweek. week. Monday Wednesday, to Hours: Open Monday andand Wednesday, fromfrom 5:155:15 a.m. a.m. to 8:30 8:30 Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:30 Friday to p.m.,p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, from from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.,p.m., Friday from from 5:15 5:15 a.m. a.m. to 7:30 7:30 Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. p.m.,p.m., Saturday and Sunday, from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Brian McLaughlin

No matter your vacuum cleaner needs, All County Vacuum is your central source for cleaning solutions. All County Vacuum services, sells and supplies accessories for all major vacuum cleaner brands, including Hoover, Miele, Electrolux, Panasonic and Eureka, among others. The shop also installs, sells and repairs built-in central vacuum systems. Built-in central systems are extremely popular for use in all size applications — both residential and commercial — from mobile homes to mansions. A central cleaning system is lighter, quieter and more powerful than a standard portable vacuum. It cleans better and more efficiently, filtering out even ultrafine particles. Because it vents outside the house, it keeps living areas cleaner. For all your home maintenance needs, talk to the home-cleaning experts at All County Vacuum. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



901 901 Saw Saw Mill Mill River River Road, Road, Ardsley Ardsley • • 479-5333 479-5333

645 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley • 479-0064


ow celebrating its 12th anniversary, Buddy’s Barking Lot continues its quest to provide perfect dog care. Buddy’s features day care, full-service grooming, and a canine hotel open every day of the year for boarding. Open-pack day care play groups include a balance of affection, attention and activity to give you back a tired and happy dog at the end of the day. Buddy’s hotel is also crateand cage-free, with boarding dogs sleeping only on couches and beds. A staff member sleeps alongside them, ensuring everyone’s happy, healthy and wakes up ready to greet the new day. Schedule a nail trim all the way to full grooming and haircut while your dog’s here for day care or boarding — there’s no need to take time out of your busy schedule. Stressfree grooming is done one dog at a time, using all-natural and organic products. Dogs leave feeling relaxed, smelling great and looking fabulous, complete with bow or bandana! Safety is a priority, so staff members interview every dog that comes in, assuring that new dogs are successful pack members. Trust among dogs and staff is of the utmost importance, and aggression isn’t tolerated. Buddy’s mission is to create joy for dogs and their people. Stop in to see how happy you and your dog can be! Hours: Open every day of the year. Visit the website for details.

Karen Montgomery with Jessi, Bubsy, Lola and Rusty; Ivy Tamburro with Lily; Liz Marsek with Bandito; Sage Dos Santos with Camber, Feather, Flo and Ollie; and Susan Ekaireb with Sophie, Izzy, Oliver and Cooper

Buddy’s Barking Lot Doggie Hotel, Day Care & Spa

12 W. Main Street, Building E, Elmsford • 345-3000

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Walter, Flora, Dror, Jude, Juan, Angelo, Nicky, Omar, AJ and Won

orty-three years ago, the DeCicco family opened its first market in the Bronx with this mission: to provide customers with the finest meats, the freshest seafood, the most diverse grocery, and the best-prepared deli selections. The DeCicco family has never faltered in those goals, as its thousands of customers will attest. Restaurant-quality meats have always been a crowning specialty of our markets. You’ll find prime, USDA choice and organic poultry, pork and beef, cut to your specifications by butchers who understand that properly cut meat yields the best presentation and taste. In addition, the butchers make ready-to-cook pork and chicken sausages and patties right on the premises to guarantee freshness, correct seasoning and customer convenience. Check out the produce department for around-the-world offerings, local farm varieties of fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs and nuts. When you think deli, one name comes to mind: Boar’s Head. DeCicco Family Markets carries a complete line, plus Applegate and Nuna organic meats and cheeses. The cheese selections span the globe, and the quiches and salads are made daily by DeCicco’s own chefs. There’s a good reason the deli section is called “the

appetizing department.” Whether you’re planning a small dinner party, family barbecue, a community group event, or large, private affair, DeCicco Family Markets offers catering for all your entertaining needs. Looking for something a little different? Add selections from our fresh sushi department, rolled by our own sushi chefs using authentic Japanese methods. What else? Hundreds of varieties of imported, domestic and craft beers; gluten-free, sugar-free, organic and GMO-free foods; coffee, juice and breakfast specialties to-go; prepared dinners of stuffed Cornish game hens, marinated vegetables, hot soups, cold salads and wraps. Personal shopping and delivery service every weekday, too. With the holidays approaching, think DeCicco Family Markets for craft beer gift sets, fresh flower bouquets and gift baskets. How about a DeCicco gift card? Always appreciated. Whether you’re a professional chef or a home cook looking for the best ingredients, DeCicco Family Markets is your one-stop destination. You can visit DeCicco’s of Scarsdale on Facebook and/or at our website at Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday to 7 p.m., Sunday to 6 p.m.

58 Parkway, Scarsdale 58 East Parkway, Scarsdale • 725-3807 725-3807 DeCicco’s of Scarsdale on

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Ana Rose Hawley, owner and Sean Ryan, manager

Italian for “modern egg,” Uovo Moderno is in the heart of Katonah and celebrates all things related to gathering in the sanctuary called home. A general, modern gift store that specializes in kitchen and home livingware and sells well-designed products of the highest quality, Uovo Moderno stays true to its minimalistic roots. “We’re always on the lookout for timeless designs and the newest trends, and we promise to keep our product exciting and fresh,” says owner Ana Rose Hawley. Look for one-of-a-kind gifts perfect for any occasion and Ana Rose’s hand-poured soy candles in a variety of luscious scents, plus unusual jewelry and clothing, glassware, serving pieces, gorgeous cheese boards, mustards, dipping sauces, olive oils, sea salts and herbs. Unmatched customer service is a hallmark of Uovo Moderno, which specializes in custom orders. “We set our own trend and carry the items that other shops don’t have,” says Ana Rose. Gift certificates are available, along with fabulous gift baskets chock-full of Uovo Moderno’s finest offerings. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holiday hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday to 5 p.m.

156 Katonah Avenue Katonah • 401-9298

Giovanna Schwartz, Maxine Ganer and Michael Kearns

Come visit Oak & Oil in Katonah, where you can browse and spend time viewing our ever-changing eclectic display by local artists and artisans: original paintings, prints, sculptures, glass works and unique furniture. You’ll be glad you did! Oak & Oil also carries silk hand-woven textiles from the Middle East and beautiful handmade wool rugs — or, as we like to refer to them, “art for the floors.” Our dedication is to make certain the item you select will be a work you will fall in love with more and more each day. We strive to provide quality products by talented artists for our customers. Visit our web page at for upcoming events such as receptions, “meet the artists” events and art talks. We look forward to your visit! Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call for private appointment.

89 Katonah Avenue, Katonah • 232-8100


ith a strong passion for special antique, vintage and handmade items, Melissa and Dave Dilmaghani of Old New House specialize in textiles — hand-knotted carpets of all vintages and types, plus fine woven throws and handmade pillows — in addition to unique wall art and modern furniture. Having opened their Etsy shop in 2011, Melissa and Dave now welcome everyone to visit their exciting new brick-and-mortar shop on Katonah Avenue, right across from the Metro-North station. Voted Best in Westchester 2015 for rugs, Old New House (ONH) features select small and area-sized antique and vintage rugs venerated for decorative value, ageless appeal and aesthetic. The ONH wall art selection includes unusual and hard-to-find pull-down maps and school charts, plus watercolors, botanical art and decorative ephemera accent pieces. ONH is an environmentally mindful company that considers future generations in every step of the business. Errands and drop-offs are done in fuel-efficient vehicles, and packages are wrapped using minimal new materials. While these carbon-neutral aspects are part of the ONH business procedure, they’re also part of Melissa and Dave’s commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle in their daily lives. Old New House offers a unique shopping experience, as Melissa and Dave also fulfill online orders globally, so you can have them ship one-of-a-kind gifts to recipients anywhere in the world. Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday to Tuesday by appointment. Call or visit the website for extended holiday hours and events.

Melissa Dilmaghani and David Dilmaghani

33 Katonah Avenue, Katonah • 401-9099

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Matthew (Neal) Hibbert, shop manager and Christelle Wolf, assistant shop manager

Upon entering Designer’s Corner, you are surrounded by lovely, quality antique and vintage furniture, mirrors, artwork, lighting and accessories. We are the tristate area’s leading source of fully restored vintage chandeliers, sconces and lamps. Before opening Designer’s Corner more than 20 years ago, Judy Levine devoted her full time to interior design. She’s completed hundreds of projects — primarily residential, but also executive offices, shops and restaurants — and has a great deal of experience with construction. Judy is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and is NCIDQ certified. Neal Hibbert, shop manager, is our lighting and restoration expert. Christelle specializes in restoring crystal chandeliers and also takes part in other restoration projects for our customers. With more than 40 years of design experience and a huge inventory of everything to furnish a home or model apartment, Designer’s Corner is the obvious choice. Whether moving in or staging a space, consider the advantages of a quick, professional solution to your needs. Speak to Judy, Neal or our other excellent staff members, who are happy to brainstorm with you and determine how Designer’s Corner can help.

Karen Rambarrat and Diane Manos-Medici

More than 24 years ago, Diane Manos-Medici, CPE (Certified Professional Electrologist), established Diane’s Electrolysis Suite to help women, men and teens rid their bodies of unwanted hair. In 1994, Karen Rambarrat, CPE, RN, joined the practice. Diane and Karen understand the emotional burden and embarrassment of undesirable hair, which can be hereditary or caused by a medical condition, hormonal changes or hirsutism. With the benefit of electrolysis — the only hair removal method that is permanent and recognized by the medical field — clients regain confidence knowing that, once again, they can look their best. Diane and Karen realized that helping people struggling to cope with excessive hair was a profession they wanted to pursue. Both are board-certified and attend meetings and conferences to earn continuing education units (CEUs). They bring the latest techniques to the practice, where they offer custom treatments to meet individual needs. As always, client comfort and safety are uppermost, and strict infectious disease control guidelines are followed, including disposable probes, sterilized equipment, rubber gloves and private treatment rooms. Call for a free consultation to discuss how electrolysis can help you. Hours: Days, evenings and weekends by appointment.

Diane’s Electrolysis Suite

2085 Boston Post Road, Larchmont • 834-9170

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cross from the Tuckahoe train station is a gem of a store. Welcome to Antiques & Consignment on the Square — a shop for true treasures, where every item meets our rigorous standards for style and mint condition. Owner Miriam Speropoulos and manager Yvelisse Nieves have realized their vision in a store where customers can buy, sell or consign jewelry, artwork, clothing, objets d’art and furniture. Here, you might find a perfectly matched pearl necklace, a diamond ring or a beautiful Waterford bowl. Our recently renovated fashion boutique features designer clothing and accessories. We welcome you to visit and browse for a truly unique shopping experience. We also invite consignments; it’s the modern way to turn your fine goods into cash. Miriam buys gold, silver, estate jewelry, pocket watches, coins and fine decorative arts like china, crystal, modern furniture, pottery, antiques and original artwork. Hours: Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday to 4 p.m.

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Jamie Kilgore

Niels Wittus

For contemporary fireplaces, stoves, inserts, outdoor grills, and other high-quality, fire-related accessories, you must visit the expanded showroom at Wittus — Fire by Design. Here in Pound Ridge are beautifully wrought European hearth products with award-winning styling, superior craftsmanship, high-efficiency heating, and state-ofthe-art burning technology. Choose from wood, gas and pellet heating solutions. Niels Wittus, a native of Denmark, and his wife, Alyce, work with famous designers such as Antonio Citterio from Italy and Bent Falk from Denmark. Thanks to Wittus — Fire by Design, Americans have been able to enjoy these unique and trend-setting designs for more than 35 years. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


40 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge • 764-5679

If you’re like most people, you don’t like smiling for the camera. The results seem unnatural and often unflattering. What a pleasure it is to discover that photography can actually capture personality, can reveal who you are as well as what you look like. Jamie Kilgore’s talent with a camera is well-known. Her endearing portraits of children and families grace the walls of homes throughout Westchester and beyond. Her professional headshots and casual candids tell the story of you. Her secret? She is a people person, who takes the time to get to know you and the reason behind the photo before a single click of the shutter. Children enjoy her and ignore the camera. Families have fun with her. Individuals are as comfortable with Jamie as they are with a good friend. Social media has created a new photographic specialty. Are you single? Unattached? Looking to date? Your photo has to project the message you want to convey. Jamie’s new offering, Swipe Right by JK, could be the greeting to bring about the meeting. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday by appointment. • •



inner with a loved one in the soft glow of candlelight is the essence of romance. Custom Candle Co. offers the allure of candlelight, and also imparts the science behind it — the differences among paraffin and soy wax; how the length of the wick alters the luminous intensity of the light; how the mood changes according to the translucence and color of the container. Custom Candle Co., owned by Marcie Manfredonia and her son, Anthony Desideri, stocks a huge variety of candles produced by the world’s finest candlemakers, including Lafco, Archipelago, Believe, Marianne Guedin Paris and other brands carried in luxury stores like Nordstrom and Saks. The idea for designer candles came from Anthony, who began cutting down high-end liquor bottles and repurposing them into another life, including candles, ashtrays, and vases, among other items. How about a candle in the bottom half of an Absolut bottle? Choose your wax color, wick, scent and container for a custom candle sure to please a gift recipient. Other shop offerings include soaps, bath salts, and reed diffusers. For the holidays, Marcie is creating gift baskets of candles, soaps and all-natural bath salts, plus special order arrangements by request. Stop by and create a mood with candlelight. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday during the holidays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marcie Manfredonia, owner

25 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills • 218-8357

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Carol Lancellotti, Chicklet Morales, Jean Greenberg and Linda Cronquist

Owners Linda Cronquist and Jean Greenberg welcome you to Affordables, a children’s and maternity consignment shop. For more than 30 years, Affordables has made recycling profitable and fun, and turns every shopping expedition into a treasure hunt! Affordables is a child- and mom-friendly shop with great, low prices and a continuous supply of excellent quality consigned children’s apparel (sizes 0 to 14), maternity clothes, toys, books, games, baby equipment and supplies. Their helpful and knowledgeable staff will help you make the right choices. Clothing brands run from Carters and Gap to Hanna Andersson, Abercrombie, Mimi, and Pea in the Pod. All equipment is carefully checked against government recalls, and are in great working condition at a fraction of the original cost. Most major credit cards are accepted, layaway is available. Clothing, toys and books are on automatic markdown. Consignments are seasonal and by appointment. Call or stop in today to find out how to get started. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday to 6 p.m.

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Andrea and Jim Chillemi, founders of On Hudson Fitness & Dance and New York Goju Karate Black Belt Academy, celebrate 25 great years in Hastings-on-Hudson. New York Goju Karate is headed by sixth-degree black belt Jim Chillemi. The school has 400 students — at all levels — beginning with Tiny Tigers for 3-yearolds. Specialty classes include women’s, teen/adult, parent/child, Kali for Kids, grappling and leadership, and home of Mission Bullyproof. Their kick-a-thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital has raised more than $80,000 in five years. On Hudson Fitness & Dance Director Andrea Chillemi hand-picks her staff from the region’s top professionals. Dance classes begin at age 3 and range from jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip-hop to lyrical, ballet, tap and pointe. Students give free performances at children’s hospitals and senior centers, and the studio’s yearly recital is an incredible production of talented dancers, performing alongside some of the best goju practitioners around. Fitness classes, taught in a friendly, uncrowded setting, help clients build strength, coordination and flexibility. Come take a free class and see what the buzz is about.


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New York Goju Karate Black Belt Academy On Hudson Fitness & Dance Studio •

10 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry • 693-3610

558 Warburton Avenue, Hastings • 478-0508

Leah Enfield and Sandy Enfield Leah Turbek with children Theo and Isadora, and Mark and Sandy Enfield

The Corset Tree offers the right for every from x-small to 3x, functional — is Finding the undergarments right undergarment — size comfortable, luxurious, 32AA to 44H. From everydayand weartotofully thatcomplement special occasion, important, you, itSandy shouldand alsoher be staff custom fit. Corset Tree Ruth Hurd, manager specialize in fitting owner brassieres, bustiers and staff shapeware. Sandy and her specialize in fitting brassieres, bustiers and shapewear. An array of romantic, Pimaof cotton, silk,inlace and microfiber They100 canpercent put anyone, any size, a strapless garment.lingerie Alterations are oftenIndigo free says “thank you!” to our loyal customers who have supported us all these is offered, along with gowns, robes, pajamas, camisoles and more. Spanx bras,mother-of-the-bride, many years. We couldn’t have done it without you. of charge. Whether you are a prom queen, yoga devotee, bride, shapeware, hosiery and tightsmother, have been popular. Sandy also has a selection of nursnursing have just had a mastectomy, or simply want a perfect fit,Indigo the continues to search for the latest offerings of clothes and accessories. We ing bras as well as mastectomy forms and garments, and Coobie Intimates in varibelieve in an easy fit and understated elegance, always respecting the customer’s selection and the women here will delight you. ous colors. different The shop, which has been in the community for 12 years, reminds customers of a needs and occasions. Sandy’s expanded line of Wacoal and B.tempt’d bras and underwear are perfect Our jewelry and scarves are very popular, whether as a gift for your best friend or small European boutique; homey and intimate, with someone always on hand to help. for gift-giving. Sandy offers gift certificates as well as gift-wrapping. for yourself. We have a big selection, one prettier than the next. The Corset Tree offers a fabulous array of romantic, 100% Pima cotton, No matter what lingerie you seek — no matter the season — the selection and Our manager, Ruth Hurd, is Indigo’s best feature. She is always enthusiastic to glorious and lingerie, as well as gowns, zip-up and wrap robes, the women here will delightsilk, you.lace Stop in microfibre for our weekly specials. see you thigh-highs, bridal nightwear of and to help you select what’s best for you. She says, “I love clothes and Hours: Tuesday slippers, through camisoles, Friday, from 12:15 to pantyhose, 6 p.m., Thursday to 7 p.m.,and more. Many jewelry and accessories. I love helping people.” And those who’ve been her regular these items make wonderful gifts. Wrapping and gift certificates are always available. Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday hours: Open seven days a week from customers for years will tell you how true this is. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from Dec. 2 through Dec. 24. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open seven days a week after Thanksgiving and through December 24.

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546 Warburton Avenue, Hastings • 478-1888

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Betsy Helmuth, owner/designer Susan Giordano

Glamour with ease. Isn’t that what every woman wants? Yet few have the know-how to achieve it. Susan Giordano knows how. Let Susan put her extensive experience as a makeup artist in the fashion industry to work for you. With a complimentary consultation, Susan can pinpoint your makeup and brow shaping concerns, and can resolve them with the right color choices and easy-to-follow techniques. For the magic she creates with the color mixtures of her cosmetics, the unique feel of her skin care and body lotions, and her enchanting fragrances, Susan has been called the “mad scientist” of beauty. Her reputation to identify beauty potential has been recognized by Westchester magazine’s Best of Westchester editions and by Allure magazine, where she serves on the panel of experts for the Best of Beauty edition. For working women, busy moms, and for special events — when you absolutely must look your very best — consult Susan Giordano for advice that is fast, functional and fabulous. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also open by appointment.

3 Spring Street Hastings • 693-2187

“Everyone should have a beautiful home.” That’s what Betsy Helmuth thought 11 years ago, when she founded Affordable Interior Design — the antidote to highpriced design solutions. “What about people like me?” she wondered. “How does the everyday working family create stylish rooms and welcoming environments?” Answer? Affordable Interior Design, a project roadmap that tells clients exactly what to get, where to put it, and where to buy it — maybe Ikea, maybe Pottery Barn — places that offer good design essentials at reasonable prices. She begins with a questionnaire that helps her team get to know you and your design goals. An in-home consultation solidifies the concept, which is followed by a comprehensive plan that includes a layout and a detailed shopping list — even wall paint and artwork. You make the purchases, follow the plan and — Viola! — a spectacular result, created by Betsy and her team, inspired and carried out by you. It’s easy, affordable, and stress-free. Residential and commercial clients welcome to call, or stop by the storefront in Dobbs Ferry. Hours: Storefront: Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Private parties and classes on weekends. Design services by appointment.

103 Main Street Dobbs Ferry • 917-767-2313


alon Topaz is a space where creative team members nurture you from the inside out, crafting effortless beauty in a warm, inviting and healthy environment. Healthy, fabulously styled hair is the reason Salon Topaz, in downtown Dobbs Ferry, continues to attract a steady stream of customers, both women and men, since its opening! Owner Lisa DeMaria and her highly trained stylists offer precision haircuts, razor cutting, brow tinting and shaping, makeup, formaldehyde-free smoothing treatments, and organic coloring services in an array of techniques including balayage — highlighting hair with a freehand technique for a natural, effortless look. “At Salon Topaz, we believe you should never have to compromise your health for beautiful hair and skin,” says Lisa. “That is why we use high-performing, clean beauty products such as Neuma, Oway organic color systems, and Beautycounter skin care.” Lisa’s many years of experience have established her as one of Westchester’s most sought-after hair stylists — she’s been recognized numerous times as Westchester’s Best Hair Stylist by Westchester magazine, and the salon was voted best salon by the magazine in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Lisa invests a lot in training her team one-on-one in the latest techniques as well as sending them out for training with leading companies such as Oribe, Wella, and Nick Arrojo, as well as many others. Everyone at Salon Topaz has a passion for what they do and they are constantly working on honing their skills to provide the absolute best services for clients. You can book a complimentary consultation with any of Salon Topaz’s talented stylists and they will help guide you toward a look that works best for you. Visit our website for hours.

(Standing): Lisa DeMaria, Liz Colasurdo, Evamarie Mastria and Tiffany Cavellero. (Seated): Raed Ayoub

77 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry • 231-6212

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(Back): Laura, Oscar, Elissa, Suzie, Patricia, Cindy, James, JaneLee, Megan, Liana, Cori and Roy, owners; Michele, Billy, Mike, Robin, Carlos, Mary and Heather. (Front): Lisa, Cynthia, Patty, Laura, Marilyn, Lisa, Dania, Mikey, Judy and Nyla the dog


ounded in the hamlet of Katonah in 1996 in a small 1,000-square-foot storefront on Katonah Avenue — Country Willow has grown to be one of the area’s largest independently owned furniture retail and design centers, with more than 30 employees and 35,000 square feet of spectacular home furnishings for every room in your home. Walking into Country Willow is nothing short of a one-of-a-kind experience. The interior is a magnificent post-and-beam construction with hand-planed wood floors, antique barn wood on the walls, soaring ceilings and filled with beautiful sofas, sectionals, leather seating, solid wood tables, desks, bedrooms and so much more. They are also the area’s largest resource for home décor including lighting, rugs, window treatments and accessories … and it’s all right here in Bedford Hills. From country to transitional and contemporary, they carry furniture styles for every homeowner. Their many collections of home furnishings and décor accommodate a wide range of price points from starter families to the more upscale homeowner. There are always lots of choices for everyone. You will also find Country Willow Kids & Baby at the same location, which displays more than 40 bedroom collections. This includes bunks, lofts, captain’s beds, trundles, desks, cribs, rugs, lighting … basically everything you will ever need to create a safe and beautiful room for all of your children.

Country Willow has been voted Best Furniture and Accessory Store 10 years in a row by Westchester magazine and recognized by Houzz for design and service. The owners, Cori and Roy Estrow, attribute their incredible success to their employees — some of whom have been with them since the early days. “We have been blessed with some of the most amazing, dedicated and caring employees that you can ever ask for,” says Cori Estrow. “Last year we converted our company to an ESOP company, also known as an employee-owned company. They all work very hard and deserve to share in our success.” Country Willow is also a leading resource for sustainable home furnishings, specializing in American-made, which is rare in this age of imports. They also specialize in solid-wood custom furniture, so if you need a trestle dining table made of reclaimed wood in a specific size or finish, or a large 14-foot library or corner home office, Country Willow can get it done and for less than you think. They also offer complimentary in-home design services by talented designers and have no commissioned salespeople, making for a very friendly environment. And don’t forget to stop by and visit Nyla — a golden retriever who is always there to welcome and entertain everyone. Hours: Open seven days a week. Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

230 Route 117 Bypass Road, Bedford Hills • 241-7000

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Dale Longworth, owner and Dina Wootten, manager

Sam Jr. and Sam Sr.

Pets are our pals, but sometimes we need to entrust them to the care of others. When you need to board your cat or dog, we hope you’ll investigate Rye Country Boarding Kennels, where your cherished household animals will be safe, secure and happy until you return. Rye Country Boarding Kennels, a family-run business for more than 40 years, is an attractive boarding facility in a pastoral setting that offers quality care and boarding at affordable prices. All personnel are experienced handlers and sympathetic to an animal’s needs. Dogs are housed in spacious, climate-controlled pens, and offered a healthful, appetizing food selection, plus daily exercise. Rye Country Boarding Kennels is tops in boarding services, as the large number of return guests will attest. Other kennel offerings include pickup service (to Manhattan) and a certified groomer on the premises. Board your cat or dog at Rye Country Boarding Kennels. Your pet will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


21 Nursery Lane, Rye • 967-4577 • Fax 967-4244

Since 1997, Dale Longworth and her lice removal business have been successful in treating and removing head lice from thousands of clients throughout the New York metro area. Her business is considered the No. 1 leading head lice removal service with the most affordable prices in Westchester. Dale, the original lice removal expert of Dobbs Ferry, is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and continues diligently to rid those pesky louse bugs and their eggs in a natural “go green” way. Longworth recommends Licelogic Clear & Free Shampoo (, which is a natural-based peppermint oil enzyme shampoo. Jill Taft, the founder of Licelogic says, “it’s the only lice shampoo on the market today that has been tested to effectively kill eggs in 30-plus minutes.” Longworth has stood by the Licelogic product for seven years and she is certain it has substantially improved both the treatment and follow-up time for her clients. Dale’s full-service salon is equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, DVD, toys, candy and free prizes for the children. Her services are 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed, very affordable and highly recommended by doctors and school nurses throughout Westchester. Hours: By appointment only, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 365 days a year.

Lice Removal Services of Westchester •

Dobbs Ferry • 424-1367


arol Freidman has made lasting relationships with many clients by helping them use technology. Now, she assists them in managing and maintaining their household financial affairs as well. Carol helps sort through weekly mail, monitors due dates of important payments such as premiums and taxes, organizes key papers for family members, and communicates with other professionals, such as accountants, investment advisers and lawyers. She helps with check writing, bill paying and checkbook organizing, or she assists with online banking for those with computers. For anyone who wants to track expenses or stick to a budget, she uses Quicken, a well-established financial computer program. Household Affairs Management serves a varied clientele — someone who is recently divorced or widowed, dealing with a major illness, or a senior aging gracefully at home. If you have concerns about a parent’s or friend’s ability to manage their daily affairs, consider introducing them to Carol. Though she’s not a social worker by training, Carol’s clients have come to rely on her to help facilitate communication with their children, health care professionals and advisors. For the personal assistant you always wanted and the business manager you can afford — while retaining your independence — contact Carol to arrange a confidential consultation at no charge. You can discuss your needs and see where Carol can help to off-load some of the tasks that are now proving more difficult to complete. Explore her website at or call her at 914-633-4141. References will be provided.

Carol Freidman with clients Fran and Bud

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Diane Bradsell, Mary Glass, Steve Bradsell, Robert Candido, Bill Bradsell and Vicki Bradsell Howard Gorenfeld

In business since 1994, Howard Gorenfeld and Wired Ltd. continue to exceed the expectations of their clients throughout Westchester, New York City and beyond. Wired Ltd. provides design, sales and installation of multiroom audio systems, flatpanel TVs, large-screen projection systems, media rooms, outdoor audio systems, and streaming media services — including Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify and others. One of the latest innovations in home technology comes from Sonos, which makes an award-winning, state-of-the-art audio system that can provide music throughout the home. Having designed and installed hundreds of systems, Howard has earned the rank of master Sonos designer/installer. Howard works closely with his clients during the design phase of the project. He then delivers and meticulously installs the system. “Every system is unique and must be easy to use,” says Howard. “And every client receives individual attention.” Wired Ltd. works on existing homes and collaborates with builders and designers on new construction and renovations. With a true passion for his work, Howard returns every phone call, attends every meeting, and is on-site for every project. Hours: By appointment.

When painting or carpentry work is needed, customers know they can depend on the skilled craftsmen at Bradsell Painting & Carpentry to do the job right. Many general contractors are reluctant to take on small or mid-size jobs, mainly because it’s difficult to manage all of the trades involved in getting the project moving and completed. Bradsell Painting & Carpentry is the company that knows this area, understands the harsh weather conditions here, and appreciates the quality expectations of local home and business owners. When you need carpentry work — home or business alterations, roofing, door and window replacement, custom built-ins, kitchen and bath renovations, or complete home additions, you can rely on Bradsell workmanship. When you need interior or exterior painting, power washing, masonry waterproofing or plaster repair, call the experts at Bradsell. Whatever your home improvement needs are, you can consult with Bradsell Painting & Carpentry — a local company serving this area for more than 30 years that cares and takes the time to listen. Office hours: Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Scarsdale • 725-4899

2 Holly Hock Lane, Bedford • 234-3492


lectrical lighting is an art form. It illuminates, of course, and in the hands of experts, it can highlight, elevate mood, and enhance the beauty of your home. Lighting is a powerful design element. Consolidated Hudson Electric is the Rivertowns’ preferred electrical contractor — the first choice of homeowners, tradespeople and design professionals. Let Consolidated Hudson Electric put its four decades of industry experience to work for the interior and exterior lighting projects in your home or business. From simple rewiring to complex installations, Consolidated Hudson Electric provides energyefficient, tried and tested materials that curb energy costs and help the environment — all with the beauty, function and safety of your project in mind. For interior and exterior lighting, burglar alarms, generators, HVAC controls, or security lighting, call Consolidated Hudson Electric — an Angie’s List company, highly recommended by a satisfied clientele. Reasonable rates. Free quotes. Hours: Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walter Fernandez, Vijay Bhatia, Brandon Hall, Diego Paredes, Milton Orozco and Juan Granda

64 Main Street, Irvington • 591-0100

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Lewis Arlt, branch manager; Wendy Alexander, Michelle Alfano, Florence Alkalay, Lucretia Andries, Margaret “Peggy” Berretta, Vicki Bienenfeld, Allison Block, Hollis Borteck, Eileen L. Brennan, Mary Rogers Brennan, Fran Buehler, Ruth M. Burger, Neil A. Burger, Laura Caligor, Cassandra Caruso, Dina Canell Cohen, Elaine Canell, Leslie Ann Carmichael, Karen K. Chapro, Nancy Shaw Chochrek, Claire Civetta, Lynne B. Clark, Merrell Clark, Isibelle Comer, Jo Ann Corona, Lorna Z. David, Francesca Dell’olio, Tracey A. Di Brino, Linda H. Dietz, Leslie S. Dorf, Marcie Dubow, William Dumke, Hillary I. Emmerman, Elena Ezratty, Elise Jan Flagg, Joan Frederick, Deborah Glasser, Grace Shemin Goldstein, Susan Greenberg, Lisa Hasson, Jerry Hirsch, Alissa Kanowitz, Elizabeth “Betty” Keller, Mira Kelly, George M. Kiaffas, Barbara B. Kobre, Marilyn J. Krizansky, Glenn LaDue, Yulri “Julie” Lee, Lisa Lai, Susan M. Lerner, Bonnie Tobi Levin, Helen Libson, Michele M. Lilly, Avisia Limato, Miriam Lipton, Lucy Luciani, Susan Luftman, Teresa Marziano, Laura Sheppe Miller, Nina Mistry, Diana C. Mooney, Barbara Barysh Moscowitz, Maurine Murray, Kristy A. O’Hare, Louise J. Oshatz, Grace Patti, Gerald S. Peretz, Linda L. Peretz, Maryann Petrescu, Andrea Price, Jan R. Quartner, Susan Resnick, Frank Scalia, Kyung Ja Scalia, Robin S. Schafer, Cindy M. Schwall, Joanne Fox Shapse, Joan T. Shaw, Harold Sheils, Julie Sheppe, Bela Rikin Sheth, Henie Ilene Simon, Michael A. Signorile, Jane Silver, Avital R. Soldatenko, Lisa So Chun Son, Anne Souza, Gabriella Sparaco, Joyce Spiegel, Irene G. Stahl, Howard Stahl, Brian J. Stapen, Sheila Stone, Paulette C. Talley, Janice Tanner, Jim E. Thorp, Shari Weinstein, Lisa Weissman, Sloane A. Worth, Tianying “Yvonne” Xu, Bonnie Hut Yaseen and Yaxing “Stella” Zhang


016 has been another strong year for Houlihan Lawrence — and it’s not even over yet. In Scarsdale, we’ve once again secured a 50 percent share of the market. For more than 125 years, we’ve strived to be the future of real estate. We’re constantly arming our agents and their clients with the latest tech tools. We have the most comprehensive market data of any area brokerage and the ability to generate it on demand in real time. This past spring, we launched our innovative digital lifestyle guide, NorthOf.NYC, showcasing the lifestyles possible in our area — stories of real people living them and an interactive map of more than 300-plus local spots to explore. Here in Scarsdale, the local market has changed somewhat since 2015. Supply in the village is currently down compared to last year (116 units this year versus 128 last year), but the good news for sellers is that pending deals are up 53 percent (52 versus

34 in 2015), meaning demand is outpacing supply. Inventory in the over $5 million-plus bracket, historically in oversupply, has loosened somewhat, with more deals in contract. Homeowners open to making reductions have also managed to get deals in the $3 million to $5 million range. We’ve seen 16 sales at that price point compared to 12 last year. The overall median singlefamily sales price is up nearly 10 percent ($1,450,000 last year, $1,590,000 this year), but the total single-family units sold yearto-date stands at 179, down 9 percent from last year’s 197. Nobody knows Scarsdale better than our team of 90 agents, one of the largest at any single Houlihan Lawrence branch office. Each of them brings unparalleled experience, expertise and a network that extends well beyond our 30-office, 1,300-agent-strong brokerage to affiliates in more than 56 countries. Hours: Open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

Scarsdale’s Market Leader. World Wide Network.


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