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Solly Refael found the perfect life-work balance after closing the doors to Daniele Trissi in June. He created Trissi Corp., an appointment-only jewelry selling/buying business located on the third floor of the Harwood Building, just upstairs from 14 Spencer Place, where he had sold jewelry …

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Geraldina Shabani always loved to sew and create. Growing up in Albania, her family owned a fabric business where her interest in sewing got its start. Morphing any fabric into something wearable — dresses and gowns — felt like her calling. After taking some professional classes, she immigra…

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There was the collective sigh of relief among diehard fitness lovers, gym owners and fitness workers across New York State when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Aug. 17 that gyms and fitness centers could reopen as early as Monday, Aug. 24.

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With the onset of the coronavirus, John Failla’s Trilogy Mentors, an online platform matching students with academic tutors and mentors, has taken off and just completed a $1.1 million seed funding round with multiple investors, having formed a partnership with Tuscany Strategy Consulting, a…

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Scarsdale resident Talaiya Safdar offers a collaborative alternative to traditional divorce with divorce mediation. Safdar Law & Mediation Group exclusively offers divorce and family mediation and addresses child support, custody, visitation, equitable distribution and all aspects of a d…

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A Scarsdale-based aesthetic medical team, SeeBeyond™ Beauty, has opened its newly renovated medspa at 770 Central Ave. Its mission is to provide premier cosmetic medical procedures under the supervision of medical director Joon Lee, M.D. To mark the occasion, gifts and special pricing for cl…

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A July staple for decades, the Scarsdale sidewalk sale has seen great changes over the years reflecting things like the economy and the types of businesses occupying storefronts in the downtown area. The 2020 sale was certainly unique in its own way, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Robert Shire, a lifelong Scarsdale resident, has expanded his New York City chiropractic practice into Westchester Chiropractic and Wellness at 550 Mamaroneck Ave. in Harrison. He has returned to Westchester where his chiropractic career began, in 2000, to accommodate his local area pati…

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Village officials and the Scarsdale Business Alliance are creatively bringing downtown Scarsdale back to life as New York State reopens in four phases following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic from March through May. The latest initiative involved amending codes to allow local businesses…

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OceanFirst Financial Corp., the holding company for OceanFirst Bank N.A., closed two of its acquisitions last month: Two River Bancorp, the holding company for Two River Community Bank, headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, and Country Bank Holding Co. Inc., the holding company for Coun…

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In 1960 Louis Cordasco established the first emergency fire and water damage restoration company in Westchester County. New Crystal Restoration celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2020. The company was founded with the intent and mission to help local businesses and families recover from prop…

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Taxi companies across the U.S. have been shedding drivers, filing for bankruptcy and closing up shop as a result of competition from app-based for-hire car services such as Uber and Lyft.

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STEM classes — those heady amalgamations of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — are all the rage these days. But at Colonial Village Flowers on Weaver Street, a very different kind of stem class is abloom, one using, well, actual stems. Roughly once a month, fans of flora gath…

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A popular Japanese restaurant with two locations in New Jersey will be bringing fresh cuisine to Scarsdale next year. Akai Lounge, an eatery with a full menu of sushi and traditional Japanese fare, signed a lease last week to move into the space formerly occupied by the deli Lange’s of Scarsdale.

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The ribbon cutting for Westchester Burger Co., 56 Garth Road, was held Nov. 26 prior to the Scarsdale Village Board meeting. Among those at the ribbon cutting were owner Vincent Corso, Mayor Samwick, Deputy Mayor Jane Veron, Trustee Justin Arest and Trustee Lena Crandall.

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Scarsdale Prep, a full-service tutoring company working with students to prepare for their SATs, ACTs and most academic subjects, opened a few weeks ago at 7 Popham Road. Operating since 2014 in Pleasantville and 2016 in Armonk, owner Dan Ladden said Scarsdale Prep has built a team that shar…

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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced Nov. 8 that Brian Murray would assume the role of brokerage manager for the firm’s brokerage in Scarsdale. Murray brings nearly 15 years of real estate and sales experience to the position including expertise in luxury marketing gained fr…

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Café Alaia has been serving the most authentic Italian cuisine around since opening on Garth Road in December 2018. Co-owner Vincenzo Alaia knew he’d serve good food, he just didn’t expect his flagship to be planted in Scarsdale.

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Scarsdale homeowners seeking something special when decorating their homes can turn to 4ever Crystals, a new business at 22 Harwood Court that offers handmade glass pieces from Brazil.

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Scarsdale resident Shari Keats has founded Keats Nutrition, a therapy specializing in celiac disease and digestive health healing through food and a positive lifestyle.

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Brother and sister Jessica Karp and Jordan Brown, who grew up in Scarsdale, don’t mess around when it comes to healthful eating. The duo moved to Scarsdale in their middle school years and attended Scarsdale Middle School and Scarsdale High School through to graduation. Even after that, they…

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Longtime Scarsdale resident Linda Kermanshahchi has joined Houlihan Lawrence at its Scarsdale brokerage. She brings a wealth of real estate experience to her clients and a knowledge of her local community. She previously worked for William Raveis in Scarsdale, where she held the position of …

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The scene was hectic at 5 Boniface Circle on Friday after word spread about the “everything must go” sale signs in the windows at Scardale LF. Young women and plenty of parents clutching their wallets were crammed into every corner of the shop. Staff rushed around refilling disheveled displa…

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Country Bank Holding Co. Inc. (CYHC), parent company of Country Bank, signed a definitive merger agreement Aug. 8 with OceanFirst Financial Corp. Under the agreement, OceanFirst will acquire CYHC and upon completion of the merger, Country Bank will merge into OceanFirst Bank.

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The familiar jingle of bells in summer can only mean one thing: Manny, the ice cream man, is nearby.

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Bronx River Books hosted three authors during the Scarsdale sidewalk sale; Eric Velasquez was the third on Saturday, July 27. He chatted with many visitors and signed a number of his books. Mark Fowler, owner of the bookstore, said he felt the sidewalk sale was a great success. Pictured is C…

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The farmers market circuit has a new business on board, the Sprig Flower Truck. Scarsdale High School alumna Dana Karin purchased a vintage truck and since April she and her husband have been making the rounds selling fresh flowers at farmers markets in Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Chappaqua, Ir…

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The annual sidewalk sale ends Saturday, July 27, and features more than 30 businesses lining the Scarsdale village streets with summer sales and one-of-a-kind merchandise.

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William Pitt-Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced that 23 agents were ranked in the 2019 REAL Trends list of “America’s Best” real estate professionals. REAL Trends, a source of news, analysis and information in residential real estate, partnered with real estate training co…

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Scarsdale resident Tracy Lazarus founded her second company, Pink Sky Namery, a full-service naming agency. Two other fellow residents are creative namers with the Namery: Judy McEvoy, a graphic designer for the beauty industry and Amanda Rangaiah, an advertising/marketing strategist and yog…

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Scarsdale resident Barbara Bel, a certified public accountant and partner in the PKF O’Connor Davies accounting, tax and advisory firm, has been named vice president of the New York State Society for CPAs (NYSSCPA) for 2019-20, as one of seven officers.