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Bronxville Sidewalk Sale this Weekend: Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 PDF Print Email


By Nicole Tuck, Executive Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Sep. 26, 2018:  The Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale in Bronxville is a welcome event. This year’s event will take place this Friday, September 28, and Saturday, September 29. 

Each year, the Chamber, in conjunction with the village, sponsors this two-day event. In keeping with our goal to maintain a local flavor and encourage village and county-wide support of our Bronxville businesses, Chamber members exhibit their wares on the sidewalk through the village. Hours vary by individual business.

The Chamber would like to acknowledge NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and Pepe Auto Group for their sponsorship of this event.

Come on down and enjoy a great day!

Also, mark your calendar for these other events planned for 2018 by the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce: 

  • Sunday, October 7:  Oktoberfest on Park Place

  • Sunday, October 14:  Fall Festival in Leonard Morange Square

  • Saturday, November 24:  Small Business Saturday throughout the Village

  • Friday, November 30:  Annual Tree Lighting in Leonard Morange Square

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

Bronxville Life & Style Special Edition: Lunch in Town and School Supplies PDF Print Email


By Karen Talbot

September 5, 2018:  We hope you all had a great summer and had some time to relax and recharge!  It's back to school time in Bronxville.  Lange's of Bronxville and Dobbs & Bishop have delicious lunch offerings for the kids and Value Plus Pharmacy has great deals on school supplies. Read below to learn more!


94 Pondfield Road, Bronxville


Lange's Delicatessen has been in Bronxville for over thirty years serving its customers the very best specialties, and noted for their creative names of a vast selection of sandwiches.  Tom Bass, the owner for the past four years indicated that "The Bronco Wrap," filled with chicken cutlet, bacon, American cheese and hot sauce is very popular with the school kids at lunch time. Also popular are the home-made mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and a wide assortment of panini's.

For a healthy lunch, a salad bar has been added where you can choose any number of ingredients to suit a variety of tastes.  Lange's also has vegan and gluten free salads: Quinoa, chick pea, fruit and tomato, to name a few.  You can choose from gluten free cookies and brownies for a sweet to top off lunch.  Children's choices in drinks are:  Arnold Palmer (ice tea and lemonade), ice coffee and tea and lemonade.

Catering is a large part of Lange's business of any size and they deliver within the Bronxville area.  For those who do not want to cook there are hot choices daily for dinner, such as:  Salisbury steak, Lasagna rolls, Chicken Scarpariello, Italian Meatballs and Beef Stew....served with yellow rice or some other carbohydrate.

Hours of operation:  Mon. to Sat.  5:30am to 7:00pm and Sun.  6:00am to 4:30pm.  There is something for everyone to enjoy eating at this very popular Bronxville institution.


107 Pondfield Road, Bronxville


Dobbs & Bishop Fine Cheese, Gourmet Foods, Party Platters and Gift Baskets, co-owned by Kevin McNeill and his wife, Ruth Walter, has been a go to destination for eight years in downtown Bronxville for the Back To School children.  The favorites to eat at lunch time are their mac and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches on white or multi-grain bread and yummy lemonade. There are about eight different kinds of grilled cheese with the most popular one being the Tapas Melt, featuring manchego cheese with a rosemary rind, fig jam and speck (smoked Prosciutto). They also have cold sandwiches on mini baguettes every day that are classic vegetarian (brie, fig jam and arugula) or with meat such as (prosciutto, cheddar cheese and mustard) being the most popular.  Another staple for lunch is their creative soups which are offered daily   


They purchase their bread, pastries, croissants and scones (plain, cranberry or oatmeal raisin) from Baltazar, the well-known purveyor of baked goods.  Some new items in the store are:  Healing Home Foods, locally from Pound Ridge, in the form of healthy crackers and granola, which are also gluten- free.  Pickled Pink is a new collection of food in jars such as "Smok'in Okra," "Sweet Heat Jalapenos, " and "Perfectly Pickled Peaches."

Some new cheeses are also featured:  Womanchego, more buttery than regular manchego and Myfanwy, a sharp-tasting hard cows’ milk, both from Cato Corner Farm in Colchester, Ct. Also available are their "Cheese of the Month Club" that ships nationwide. They are known for their platters of charcuterie and cheese which start at $40 and their Gift Baskets, which are custom designed by the customer and start at $25.

Hours of operation are:  Mon. through Sat. from 8:00am to 6:00pm and Sun. from 11:00am to 4:00pm.



485 Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers

(near Staples)



"Large Enough To Serve You...Small Enough to Know You" 

ValuePlus Pharmacy is a local business part of the Yonkers community, located on Tuckahoe Road next to Grassy Sprain Diner. Independently owned, the pharmacy thrives upon its ability to connect with its customers while providing a high level of customer satisfaction. 


Summer's coming to an end but here's to another great year! Come get your school supplies at our "Back To School Sale," where you'll receive $5 off on purchases of $50 (or more) or $10 off on purchases of $100 + a pack of free pencils!  We carry a large selection of items at great prices and accept all competitor coupons! 






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Bronxville Farmers' Market Is Open for Business: Gluten-Free Sweets, Fresh Chicken, Organic Eggs, and Much More PDF Print Email


By Pascale Le Draoulec, Director, Bronxville Farmers' Market

Jul. 18, 2018:  Apricots and sugar snap peas are turning up at the Bronxville Farmers' Market as we celebrate the Hudson Valley's mid-summer bounty.

For sixteen years now, market tents have been set up every Saturday from May through November at the intersection of Stone and Paxton. With each passing year, the market seems to become more and more fine-tuned.


This year, new vendors include Sweet Hearth Bakery, which has a super-talented baker whose creations, some laced with edible flowers, are as beautiful as they are delicious. The owner bakes without gluten, but you'd never know it. Her sweet cacao brownies, made with cauliflower puree, are some of her most popular items (even among kids), as are her gorgeous French macarons filled with raspberry beet or fennel and pistachio jam.


Our certified organic vendor, Sun Sprout Farm, keeps expanding. When it joined the market, the farm in Chester, NY, black dirt country, was an upstart. But now farmer Simon Ziegler, who sells at the market, said that the farm has come into its own. He has forged special bonds with many of his customers who come to him every week for advice on what to buy and how to cook it. 

Treadlight Farm is a no-till farm in the Catskills that grows some of the prettiest flowers you ever did see. 


Letterbox Farm and Gaia's Breath Farm continue to bring plump, fresh chicken and organic cuts of pork (and ridiculously good veal and pork meatballs), as well as organic farm eggs that redefine breakfast. 


We also have two new coffee vendors this year. Big Bang Coffee roasts its beans in Peekskill and is quickly gaining a following among shoppers for its robust hot coffee and cold brew. Dutch Coffee Co. makes Kyoto and Nitro cold brew concoctions. They are on an alternating-week schedule.

All this, plus live music every single week to serenade you while you shop. 

See you at the market. 

Photos by N. Bower

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.



Susan Miele: New Store Playa Bowls Bronxville Offers Juices, Smoothies, and Bowls PDF Print Email


By Susan Miele

Jul. 11, 2018: On the heels of the opening of Root & Vine Juice Bar comes Playa Bowls Bronxville, a similar dining establishment offering bowls, juices, and smoothies. The shop assumed the storefront previously occupied by Candyland.

Close to thirty Playa Bowls locations have opened up and down the East Coast, with its roots on the Jersey Shore. The brainchild of serious surfers Abby Taylor and Rob Giuliani, Playa Bowls brings to the residents of suburbia the nourishment they frequently enjoyed in their travels to Costa Rica, Panama, and other locales where they got hooked on blended bowls using acai and pitaya fruits. The Bronxville outpost represents Playa Bowls's second foray into Westchester, the first store having opened in Pleasantville about seven months ago.


Both acai bowls and pitaya bowls are offered with various fruit and granola toppings, along with less common ingredients like goji berries, vanilla protein, and coconut shavings. There are also green bowls using kale, banana, pineapple, and coconut milk as a base for creativity; coconut bowls featuring raw coconut, banana, agave, and coconut milk plus assorted toppings; and banana bowls, which start with banana, honey, and almond milk. Additionally, oatmeal bowls, made from steel-cut organic oatmeal, allow for assorted toppings as well, including peanut butter, Nutella, raw cacao nibs, and figs, to name a few. Additional toppings can be added to any bowl for a dollar each, making the bowl permutations considerable.

Indeed, summer specials are on the chalkboard, including the "Summer Boost" blends banana with peanut butter and cashew milk, with toppings of fruit, almond butter, and bee pollen.


Seven juices are on the menu, including "Mermaid Fuel" (kale, pineapple, apple, and mint), and eleven choices of smoothies include traditional combinations like strawberry banana and more inventive varieties like "The Dang," which features banana, wheat-grass powder, peanut butter, cinnamon, and almond milk, and "Matcha," made from matcha green tea, banana, pineapple, and coconut milk.

Ready for dessert? Chia pudding bowls are sweetened with agave and come in five varieties. Among these are the "Trailblazer," with granola, chocolate protein, banana, raw cacao, and peanut butter as toppings, and "Oh Mega," topped with banana, blueberry, hemp seeds, and agave nectar.

Bowls range in price from $8 to $11; juices (available in three sizes) range from $5.99 to $7.99; and smoothies (available in two sizes) cost $6.99 and $7.99. Committed to eco-friendliness, the shop avoids the use of plastic, instead relying on plant-based bowls, straws, cups, and spoons.

Hours are 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. Online orders are accepted. There is limited seating available.

Playa Bowls Bronxville
15 Park Place
Instagram: @playabowlsbronxville

Photo at top by N. Bower; photos in text by S. Miele



Upstairs Downtown: Smart Moves Pilates, New Business in Bronxville PDF Print Email


By Susan Miele

Jul. 4, 2018: While day-to-day meanderings around the Bronxville business district allow for the ease of spotting boutiques and restaurants, there are many less-visible businesses worthy of a gander. Looming above the storefronts are hundreds of facilities representing a variety of business types from service providers to non-profit organizations. We'll take a peek inside some of these hidden gems, starting with Smart Moves Pilates, located on Park Place.

Smart Moves Pilates owner Mary Siegel believes that "exercise is the medicine of the new millennium."

Siegel studied Pilates at the Kane School of Core Integration in New York City and Thai Yoga bodywork with Jonas Wresting. After a serious accident that left her with several herniated discs and chronic pain--plus a diagnosis of fibromyalgia--Siegel found relief of pain and stiffness in the Pilates method, which also offered the added benefit of breathing techniques that helped with the associated stress and anxiety. She began teaching the technique in 2000.

Located at 15 Park Place since November of 2017, Smart Moves moved to Bronxville from Oak Avenue in Tuckahoe. This is the studio's second foray in town, as Siegel previously sublet space from a chiropractor at 85 Pondfield Road until that lease expired.

Both mat and equipment classes are available, and props include Physioball, BOSU, and foam rollers. According to Siegel, instruction maintains the standard Kane School emphasis on proper biomechanics and muscular awareness.

A one-woman operation, Siegel values maintaining a close and personal relationship with her clients. She specializes in one-on-one training but anticipates forming small groups in the near future. Classes are offered by appointment Monday through Saturday beginning at 6:00 am most days. Evening appointments are also available.

First-timers can take advantage of Siegel's one-time introductory offer of three 50-minute private sessions with equipment for $200 (the second and third sessions expire three weeks after the first class). Savings are also afforded via the purchase of multi-class cards. Regular rates, which vary depending on the type of class and the number of participants (private vs. semi-private), can be found on the studio's website. Visa and MasterCard are accepted; personal checks are not.

"I'm totally invested in helping my clients understand their bodies, observe themselves, and learn to correct themselves while they work and exercise to avoid injuries," Siegel said. "I'm interested in them becoming their own advocate and applying what I teach to their everyday life because I've learned most injuries happen because of bad posture and repetitive faulty movements. And aging gracefully requires an erect, strong posture."

Smart Moves Pilates
15 Park Place

Pictured here: Smart Moves Pilates.

Photo by N. Bower

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