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Bronxville Life & Style Special Edition: Fall Beauty & Wellness 2019 PDF Print Email


By Karen Talbot

Oct. 10, 2019:  With fall here and winter around the corner, now is a great time to renew your beauty and wellness routine.  Below are some great local companies that can help!  Happy Fall!


Happy Fall from POSH! This time of year signifies change and what better way to make a positive change than with your self-care routine.
This year we were extremely honored and proud to have won the Best of Westchester 2019, Best Facial. We continue to strive for excellence this Fall with the introduction of several new and exciting services to our menu.
Our Microfusion Facial gently creates a series of non-invasive microchannels to drive powerful anti-aging ingredients deep into the skin. Paired with LED light therapy for an added anti-aging boost, skin is left smoother, plumper, and absolutely glowing!

Take your skin to the gym with a Microcurrent Facial. This treatment firms and tones by exercising and re-educating the facial muscles.
Also added our Dermaplaning Facial, which removes buildup of dry skin, product residue, and peach fuzz. This facial instantly smoothes and brightens while increasing product penetration. Try it alone or as an add-on to any facial! Each of these fabulous new services is sure to lighten, tighten, and keep your skin looking great all year round.
New to our Massage line-up, the POSH Deluxe Signature Massage. Your choice of Aromatherapy combined with our muscle-soothing Tension Release Treatment, and a Farmhouse Fresh Honey Heel Glaze. An indulgence from head to toe! Now is the perfect time to exfoliate and nourish dry skin after the Summer. Try our new Brandy Pear Body Scrub while relaxing under our Vichy Shower.
We thank our clients and the community for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you at POSH!
118 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708


It’s all about the incredible service at the CONTINENTAL 109 Hair Salon in Bronxville, which has been an institution in town for almost 60 years! Nick Devincenzo, who worked for the previous owner, became the sole proprietor in 1981. His son Mark joined the salon 18 years ago to bring a more updated modern flair to the salon.
The customer is the priority here, and there are loyal clients that grace the salon's presence every day.
CONTINENTAL 109 recently had a face-lift giving it a New York City vibe. The space is bright, light, and airy with a sleek modern feel featuring stunning white glass shelves and LED recessed lighting.

The staff is professionally trained in the latest techniques in styling and coloring.
You feel very special with the new Concierge Service. Staff greet you at the door and take you to your station. There is no front desk to wait to check out. When the client is finished, they simply pay for their services at the station and book another appointment.
The happy clientele ranges in age from 1 to 101 and includes women, children, and men who come from all over Westchester and even from Europe.
The salon offers full services 7 days a week.
CONTINENTAL 109 was featured in Westchester Magazine last year as one of 13 Sensational Salons in Westchester!
109 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708


Massage * Facials * Meditation * Wellness Coaching

Call or book online
14 Studio Arcade, Bronxville NY

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Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Leaders Attend Event Hosted by George Latimer PDF Print Email

By Shannon Gangemi, Executive Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Sep. 25, 2019: On Tuesday, September 17, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce executive director Shannon Gangemi and Chamber president Leah Caro attended a multi-chamber event with County Executive George Latimer and his economic development team. Held at the county executive’s office, the event allowed chamber executives and members to network and share best practices.

Ms. Gangemi said, “In our ongoing effort to bring value to our members, it was a great opportunity to speak with leadership from other communities to learn what they are doing and the struggles their members may face.” In particular, other chamber directors were excited to hear about the Bronxville street concerts and especially the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest, which will be held on Park Place on October 13. 

Mr. Latimer’s team is eager to engage with the business communities throughout Westchester County and work toward continued growth and prosperity. The Bronxville Chamber will connect with the county’s executive’s team to plan a presentation for the chamber membership.

Current Bronxville Chamber members and future members are encouraged to contact Shannon for any reason at  CLOAKING

Pictured here: County Executive George Latimer speaking with chamber executives.

Photo courtesy Shannon Gangemi, Executive Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

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 do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

New Law Requires Online Sellers in New York to Pay Sales Tax; Will Benefit Local Municipalities like Bronxville PDF Print Email


By Leah Caro, President, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Sep. 4, 2019: Members of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met with New York State Senator Shelley Mayer (37th Senate District) in August to discuss legislation at the State regarding small business.

The Board thanked Senator Mayer for the passage of a law that went into effect this past June requiring on-line sellers without a brick-and-mortar presence in New York State to pay sales tax equal to the sales tax for brick-and-mortar retail. This new law helps to eliminate the tax advantage that on-line sellers (and their buying public) have long enjoyed.  

Chamber President Leah Caro stated, “We appreciate that Senator Mayer and New York State is looking out for small business and requiring the on-line giants to pay their fair share.”

Additionally, Senator Mayer went on to explain that revenues collected from the online sales tax would have a portion remitted to local municipalities, much in the same way that Westchester County remits a percentage of its sales tax back to our communities.

Senator Mayer, as is her style, listened attentively as Board members discussed the impact of various payroll and other taxes on small business, and assured the Board that the impact of taxation on small business owners is always a consideration for her. She is looking at forming a task force of small business owners so she may learn first-hand what is important to them, and how to further their success.

The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce is committed to being an advocate for local businesses. We value the input of our current and future members. If you’d like to serve on the Board, and any of our committees, or to become a member,  please contact Executive Director Shannon Gangemi at CLOAKING

Pictured (L to R): Bronxville Chamber Board Members Leo Gjoni, Valon Nikci, Leah Caro, Senator Shelley Mayer, Board Members Michele MacMillan, Paul Ranieri, Lou Maggiotto

Photo courtesy Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

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 do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Announces New Executive Director PDF Print Email


By Leah Caro, President, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

Aug. 7, 2019:  The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Shannon Hurley Gangemi has been hired as its new executive director. A Bronxville resident, Shannon brings to the position vast experience from the business world, as well as committed community involvement. Shannon has volunteered with the Junior League of Bronxville, St. Joseph School, and the Bronxville School.

Leah Caro of Park Sterling Realty, the president of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, is looking forward to working with Shannon. “Shannon is enthusiastic and smart, and you can really see how much she cares for Bronxville and its commercial district.”

Michelle MacMillan of Paws and Play, the chamber of commerce's vice president and former executive director, agrees. “The position of executive director is so important. Shannon will be the face of our chamber, as liaison to our members, local charitable organizations, the school, and, of course, village government. I know she’ll do a great job.”  

“Being executive director for the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce seems like an ideal position for me,” stated Shannon. “I’m able to stay local for my family but make a meaningful and visible contribution to the village – which I totally love.” 

In addition to advocating for its members, the executive director, along with the board and other volunteers, works to bring nearly a dozen events to the community annually, organizes important member meetings, and promotes Bronxville and its merchants every day.

Shannon can be reached at the chamber’s office at 51 Pondfield Road (suite 6), by phone at 914-337-6040, or by email at CLOAKING  

Pictured here: Shannon Hurley Gangemi.

Photo courtesy Bronxville Chamber of Commerce

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 do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

Metro-North Railroad to Bring New Tenants and Improvements to Bronxville Station PDF Print Email


By Carol Bartold, Senior Reporter     

Jul. 10, 2019: After more than two years of seeking proposals for commercial tenants to occupy Bronxville Station, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced in early June that two leases have been approved. Xarupa LLC has leased the entire 2,595-square-foot station interior space and The Coiffure Clique will occupy a 239-square-foot space, with its own dedicated entry, at the southwest corner of the building.

Xarupa LLC will reconfigure the station interior into an improved commuter waiting area as well as a café that will serve coffee on the go as well as morning meals. The plan also calls for a bar and lounge area to occupy 819 square feet in the building’s northern end that will be open during evening hours.

The Coiffure Clique will offer high-quality hair styling, blowouts, and hair coloring, as well as have products for sale.

Although the MTA has not finalized a construction schedule, both businesses are scheduled to open in early 2020.

Under the terms of the lease, the new tenants will add over $200,000 in improvements to the building. Xarupa LLC will create a new seating area in the station’s waiting room, upgrade restrooms, paint the building interior, and install new fixtures. The Coiffure Clique has agreed to upgrade a restroom and install laminate flooring and shelving in its space.

According to a Metro-North Railroad spokesperson, the manned ticket window will remain open during construction and after the tenant opens for business.

Sudhil Patel, owner of the coffee concession and newsstand that has been a fixture at the station since 1986, notified the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that he would close his business at the end of June. Although his lease on the space expired in 2016, he was granted a holdover month-to-month lease until Metro-North Railroad accepted a proposal for a new tenant.

Waiting area of current Bronxville station. Photo by A. Warner.

Bronxville Station is owned and operated by Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. As such, modification to the building is not subject to local village laws and regulations. The railroad has been designated as the construction and permitting agency. All design and permitting will be approved by that agency rather than the Village of Bronxville’s planning board or building department. The agency has, however, offered to meet with Village Administrator Jim Palmer to review the reconfiguration concept.

“Every week, about 9,500 customers use the Bronxville Station,” said Catherine Rinaldi, president of Metro-North Railroad. “Bringing new tenants to the station will not only improve the commute for these customers but will also help enhance the community’s quality of life.”

Pictured at top:  Bronxville Metro-North Railroad station in late April.

Photo by A. Warner


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