Eco Green Cleaners drivers zip throughout Armonk, Pleasantville, and Bronxville, picking up and dropping off clothes of all kinds. Each garment is meticulously dry cleaned with nontoxic and biodegradable solvents—or with hydrocarbon dry-cleaning techniques—and processed with energy-efficient machines for a minimal impact on the environment. Clean clothes are returned in biodegradable or reusable bags, and the cleaners recycle their hangers to reduce waste. In addition to its dry-cleaning and shirt-laundry services, Eco Green also cleans leather, suede, and rugs, preserves wedding dresses, and alters clothes to accommodate weight changes or tail growth.
Raised in St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica, Pon Di Riva owner Elouise Moulton imbues her menu with recipes she learned while assisting at her mother's island restaurant. Succulent cuts of Jamaican specialties such as jerk chicken and oxtail sprawl on beds of white rice, nestled against throw pillows of peas and a sautéed safety blanket of vegetables ($7 for small; $9 for large). On seafood Fridays, lumps of crabmeat wash up onto shores of linguine or white rice ($10–$12). Beef, chicken, and vegetable patties ($2+) file fresh from the oven alongside breads and buns from Royal Caribbean Bakery in Mount Vernon ($2.95–$7.95 a package).
Catering to the whims of casual beer lovers as well as enthusiastic aficionados, Green Growler Grocery features options for groups seeking to enjoy a quick pint or stock up their home cellars. The tap room lures passersby with its rotating selection of craft brews available by the flight, pint, and growler. To accompany these drinks, the tap room also offers a small food selection—including shareable platters filled meats, olives, fruits, and local cheeses—as well as a number of New York State wines and ciders. In Green Growler Grocery's bottle shop, the shelves feature hard-to-find releases alongside craft staples, all of which are ready to be taken home and enjoyed. The one-stop shop even features a home-brewing area complete with a diverse assortment of hops, malted grains, yeasts, malt extracts, and the various beer grapes and equipment that dedicated enthusiasts need to make their own fermented elixir at home.
Raymond A. Kolkmann founded Raymond Opticians in 1959, prior to the advent of advanced lens technology, and consequently perfected his ability to pair patients with their optimal prescriptions. He later passed this skill to his three sons, who, in turn, imparted the art of optometry to their own sons through careful instruction and basic osmosis. Today, Raymond Opticians' third generation of ocular outfitters benefits from not only the techniques and standards developed by Raymond Sr., but also from modern lens technology, such as Varilux lenses that help correct vision problems and Transitions, which darken when outside. After examining and diagnosing each patient's eye issues, the doctors help them select from a vast array of designer frames and sunglasses by Oakley, Prada, and Versace.
With TGA of Northern Westchester, staffers teach the sports of golf and tennis as a way to help kids acquire positive life values such as character, confidence, and a love for physical fitness. The highly trained educators design programs for after-school lessons, summer camps, and tournaments that get children in pre-K through 8th grade swinging clubs and rackets. The instructors stress fair play and build self confidence through positive motivation, such as praising a child after he or she sinks a tricky putt or pretends a tennis racket is an extremely convincing guitar. Academic classes in subjects such as math and science are paired with the sports lessons, helping to build a solid base for later success on and off the court.
When it began in 1992, Budget Blinds dealt window coverings from a small apartment. Today, more than 1,000 franchised consultants carry on the small business legacy of Budget Blinds as they provide an expansive array of window coverings coupled with personalized service. Consultants travel to patrons’ homes, where a complimentary consultation sparks imaginations with examples and custom design solutions. Coverings such as wooden blinds, custom draperies, special films or screens, and motorized systems keep naked windows decent. Additionally, online tools such as a photo gallery and a list of common considerations help to dress windows in appropriate custom solutions.