Pleasantville Village Bookstore: A Home for Book Lovers

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By Tianna Blount

Since 1972, the Pleasantville bookstore has been providing service to the town of Pleasantville. Currently owned by Roy Solomon, the bookstore gives great customer services and tries to get what you need. The first time visiting the bookstore, you are presented with a nice smile from the owner himself asking what you need. You tell him and he will try his best to helpful.

The bookstore is small and intimate giving it a homey feeling to the area. All you really need is some tables and chairs and it will turn into café. However, that is just wishful thinking on my part. The bookstore itself is organized into different categories. The hardcover non- fiction and the thank you cards are the first thing you see when you enter into the bookstore. As you walk deeper into the bookstore you will see more fiction books and another row of books. The travel/language book are located behind that shelf so it is pretty easy to find.

On the other hand, the bookstore does not have everything, but they are nice enough to order the book you’re looking for if you need it.

“This is my favorite bookstore in town. It’s cute, convenient and I love the fact that I can order books too. It definitely a place to be for a book lover,” said Junior Education Major, Kristina Castro.

There are some new books that they provide and also have recommendations for book lovers. So it is a great little bookstore when you are in need of a new book to rea.

Also, they give you a little card with 20 slots and when you fill it all up, they will average it out and can sometimes add up to 10 dollars that you can use in the store. So they are basically giving books away.

So if you are a major book lover, stop by the Pleasantville Village Bookstore.

Store Hours:

Mon 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Tue 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Wed 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Thu 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

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Lucio’s Pizzeria Bringing Own Style To Pleasantville

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By Tianna Blount

Lucio’s Pizzeria, an Italian Resturant, is a family own pizzeria located at 76 Washington Ave in Pleasantville NY. Having been around for almost 20 years, the Rocca Brothers try their best to cater to any customer.

348s As an Italian restaurant, it is expected to have pizza, pasta, and delicious garlic knots. However, Lucio’s Pizzeria brings in the huge pizza slices, which are mostly found in the boroughs, to the small towns of Westchester. With an array  of toppings such as pepperoni , pasta, and for those vegetarians, spinach and mushrooms. The restaurants consist of delicious alfredo pasta, pizza pies, salads and more leaving customers craving more. The restaurants cater to as many people as they can especially when it is packed on Friday nights. With orders coming left and right, the employees work hand in hand to make sure every customer is taken care of and happy with their meal.

Also, Lucio’s Pizzeria caters to Pace University students by having flex dollars and free delivery. They understand the struggle of being a college student so by having free delivery makes it easier on our wallets. As well as catering to the college students, they provide catering  for events and the prices are not completely outrageous. The prices range from 70 dollars to 90 dollars for a full tray. So if you are looking for catering, then check out Lucio’s Pizzeria. They will bring delicious food for a low price and cater to all your needs.

For more information, check out their site: http://www.luciopizza.com/

Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 09:00 pm

If you would like to check out their menu online, here is the link: http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/menu.php?id=3225147

 

Minimum of $10 dollars on a credit card.

 

Can’t Wait Until Summer? Zumba Beach Tanning & Spa Has Your Back!

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By: Ashé Kennedy

Need a darker skin tone, or a nice glow? Make sure to check out Zumba Beach Tanning & Spa right in Pleasantville! The tanning salon has been opened for around 11 years.

The salon provides stand up and lay down tanning beds. You can purchase different kinds of tanning lotions of your choice as well. Also, air brush tanning is provided if you do not like tanning beds.

Zuma Beach Tanning Prices:

The Matrix (12min)

1 session: $28/$25

4 session: $97/ $90

6 sessions: $142/$130

10 sessions:$224/$200

The 600 (12 min)

1 session:$24/$21

4 sessions: $88/$79

6 sessions: $115/$110

10 sessions: $175/$165

The Diva (9 min)

1 session: $22/$20

4 sessions: $80/$70

6 sessions: $110/$100

10 sessions: $155/$145

SuperSonic stand-up (7min)

1 session: $19/$17

4 sessions: $48/$44

5 sessions: $79/$70

8 sessions: $112/$100

Unlimited Month: $145

SunCapsule stand-up (10 min)

1 session: $17/$15

3 sessions: $42/$39

5 sessions: $69/$63

8 sessions: $94/$84

Unlimited Month: $120/$110

The Orbit (12 min)

1 session: $17/$15

3 sessions: $42/ $39

5 sessions: $94/$84

Unlimited Month: $120/$110

Discount Days:

Tan Tuesdays- $5

(If you come on Tuesday’s, you will receive a discount on Friday’s)

Sundays are ALWAYS discounted!

Student discounts are ALWAYS available as well!

Store Hours & Phone Number:

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If anyone is looking to rent space here is the information below:

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Art of Wine

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By: Ashé Kennedy

Art of Wine has been opened and served the Pleasantville community for over 100 years. The store originally started out as a grocery and liquor store in 1915. During the prohibition era, it was then turned to a liquor store only. Art of Wine is one of the oldest businesses in Pleasantville. Despite selling wine, Art of Wine also provides other liqueurs and distilled products. is currently owned by Grane Goldstein. Goldstein says Christmas time is the best season of the year for the store. Seems like wine and liquor is a great gift. There is also new gift cards that you can acquire at the store. Make sure you check in regularly for wine tasting dates!

Don’t forget you must be 21 or older in order to purchase any alcoholic beverage from the store!

Look below to check out their award , store hours and how to become an E-member!

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Tattoo Shop of Pleasantville

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By: Ashé Kennedy

Since freshman year of college at Pace University, I have had some creative ideas and decided to get a couple piercings or tattoos. I found a great spot right in the town of Pleasantville. That shop is known as the Tattoo Shop of Pleasantville.

Freshman year I had received my nose piercing there and senior year I received my third tattoo at this very shop. Ironically, my third tattoo just happens to be the number three!

The shop is owned by Michael Donato. He had opened the shop about 14 years ago. As mentioned earlier, he provides the community with the service of tattooing and jewelry piercings. Everyone that I have met in the shop is very hospitable and allows the customers to have complete artistic freedom. At times, when it comes to tattoo, the customer may give the artist artistic freedom as well. Fernando, who is an artist that works in the shop, has been tattooing and piercing people for over 20 years now. Experience and time is very important!

The shop even has its own pet! Whenever you walk in, you would be greeted by the very friendly boxer named Champion.

Here are the pricing’s for the services at the shop:

Tattoo’s: By the hour if tattoo is a certain size, otherwise it is a fixed price. (artists discretion)

Nose, Tongue, Belly Button, Nipple (one side only): $40

Ears: Lobe ($15) / Cartilage ($40)

Average price for Jewelry is only $10!

If you need to schedule an appointment you can, but the shop mostly accepts walk-ins!

Come on in for some great work. I was greatly satisfied with the outcome of my tattoo and piercings which is shown above.

Here is additional information on how to properly care for your tattoos and piercings.

 

 

Jean Jacques: The Quaint French Cafe in the Heart of Pleasantville

By: Emily DiNuzzo

Pleasantville is home to some pretty great eateries. One of which is the French cafe, catering and party location of Jean Jacques. Here’s the low down of what you can get from this classy, yet reasonably priced cafe.

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This is probably the section you will be most interested in (unless you’re getting married soon, if so move to the next section). The cafe part of Jean Jacques, located across the street from On’s Chinese Food and next to Thirsty Scholar, offers ton’s of different foods for you to choose from. Most of these options you can pronounce, so don’t worry about any picky eaters here. You can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner from 6am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday and 6am to 11pm Friday and Saturday. The pastries vary from day to day but staples like French macaroons and flour-less chocolate cake are almost always available.

If you’re looking for something a bit more savory you can get anything from burgers and sandwiches to quiches and omelets. For those of you who are of age the cafe is now serving wine and beer.

Catering For Special Events

This is what Jean Jacques is known for. In fact they’ve won ton’s of awards for their stellar service and cakes six years in a row from bridal site The Knot. If you aren’t getting married any time soon save this to your Pinterest board and treat yourself to a chai tea latte.

Sundance Deli, a Pleasantville favorite!

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By: Shakira Watson

Sundance Deli has 25 years of experience in the restaurant and catering business. It is well known for its Mexican ambiance. However, the deli is full-service serving authentic Mexican and American food.

In addition to America’s traditional Boar’s Head wedges, Sundance’s Mexican dishes include burritos, tacos, empanadas, quesadillas, and more. The deli has a huge menu posted on entire left-hand wall when you first walk in. It is also available in print and online. Their menu is almost never ending as it is seven pages long in print, so individuals are guaranteed to find a favorite.

Orders can be taken on a walk-in basis, and the food can be ready in as little as 5-10 minutes. They can also be called in, in advance or made online. There is also a buffest style of food which can be placed into a dish for you by a server; this only takes minutes (if there isn’t a long line). According to usual customers, the line tends to be out the door by lunchtime on the weekdays.

In addition to its in restaurant dining or takeout, Sundance also caters for any event. They serve the Westchester County area only. Sundance’s catering menu offers appetizers, meat dishes, salads, sandwiches, and of course a wide selection of Mexican dishes.

The deli prides itself on having the freshest, most healthiest, delicious tasting food. The last inspection was done on February 13, 2013. Since opening, they have had a total of eight inspections.

Sundance offers daily special so be on the lookout daily for a tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

They are conveniently located across the street from the Pleasantville train station. The address is 37 Wheeler Avenue in Pleasantville, NY.

Hours of Operation:

Monday–Friday 6:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday 6:00a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Phone: (914) 747-4601

Pleasantville Is Dunkin into Spring!

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By: Alexsys Grishaber

I’m sure many of us have been to the Dunkin Donuts across from 7 Eleven. The small but effective franchise located between Carvel ice cream and a nail salon is known for it’s customer satisfaction. Dunkin Donuts in my opinion serves the best coffee for a low price. There’s a variety of different hot and cold beverages that are perfect for any season during the year. With Summer approaching and Spring finally full effect, Dunkin Donuts are switching over their menus. To accommodate with the warm weather, Dunkin will introduce the newest flavors to their Coolatta fam.

Joanne an employee of the Dunkin Donuts gave us the insight on what’s to come for the Dunkin lovers. She tell me that there will be 5 new flavors added to the list. There is already an option to choose from Strawberry, Vanilla Bean, Orange and Coffee. The new flavors will be Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, Mango, Sour Apple and Raspberry Lime. These new flavors are the perfect way to quench our thirst rather on our way to class or work. The coolatta’s will be available for purchase begin next week.

I’m exited to try out these new flavors! I wonder which flavor will be a Summer hit. Check back for the latest on Pleasantville Businesses.


 

Pleasantville Farmers Market: What to Know Before Heading to Westchester’s Biggest Farmers Market

By: Emily DiNuzzo

The Pleasantville Farmer’s Market hosted its weekly spring session on Saturday at Memorial Plaza. While the 54-vendor market, which is the largest farmer’s market in Westchester County, offers everything from organic fruits and veggies to bee pollen and honey comb, it is no match for seasoned market-goer Amy Mesa. 

“Every Saturday that I’m in town I stop by. It’s a ritual. I stock op on food here instead of the grocery store. The food is good and so are the samples,” Mesa said.

Shoppers make their way through the maze of stands while merchants like Maggie Schiffman are on their feet from set up at 7:30 until 1:30. Schiffman drives from Connecticut to sell her Artisan Jams.

“What I like is that Pleasantville offers a diverse group of people to sell to. We always sell out of our strawberry and strawberry rhubarb jams here,” Schiffman said.

Each vendor has a unique story. Chaseholm Farm Chesses is owned by a brother sister duo- one owns the cows and the other the creamery. The brains behind Tierra Farm Certified Organic is actually a side job for teacher Casandra Maniotis who works with underprivileged youths.

Maniotis, whose almond butter sold out in one hour, buys all her food from the market. She likes the access to local organic foods that she knows is fresh.

“I also love learning from the people at the other stands and I often bring that to my students,” Maniotis said.

Little Seed Gardens is another popular spot. The organic farm had already run out of their spring salad mix by 10 a.m. The market is only open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays

“When we don’t run out we like to trade leftovers with other vendors,” Lindsay Ferguson said. “I’d like to say we are a close knit group, all the vendors know each other and are friendly.”

Ferguson and Mesa are both fans of the outdoor season because of the dded itinerary which includes live music, kid’s events, and chef demos.

The volunteers who run the market have recently updated their website so that customers can shop from home at Plesantvillefarmersmraket.com. You can also find a list of participating vendors.

Here’s a list of what to expect numbers wise at the market: 8 different plant and flower vendors, 26 specialty and prepared foods, 6 vendors selling meat or poultry, 8 fruit and vegetable stands, 5 dairy vendors and 11 vendors selling baked goods.

Select your goods by Friday afternoon and it will be delivered to your door from the market on Saturday. Mesa said it is unlikely she will use the service.

“It’s a socializing event. I guess buying online is good for the snowy lazy months. Till then I’m going to stick with my ritual.”

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Subway

By Shakira Watson

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Subway is a go to food source for many students on the Pace, Pleasantville campus. It is located on 482 Bedford Rd, which is about one mile from campus. For those individuals who are familiar with 7-11, it is located right next door. On average, a walk to Subway from campus would take 15-20 minutes.

When you arrive at Subway, you are greeted with a huge picture of a Pace ID on the front door. Pace University has a great connection with this Subway location. Students are provided a designated amount of flex dollars (off campus spending), which can be used there.

The amount of flex dollars provided depends on a student’s commuter or residence status. Commuters are provided less as they are not on campus as much as a resident. Subway accepts these dollars at an easy convenience.

The Subway employee will swipe your ID card on their credit card processing machine. A receipt then prints out requesting your signature, and you are on your way to a tasty treat. Primarily selling subs, Subway also offers; breakfast items, salads, soups, cookies and muffins, and soft drinks.

Side Note on History: The Subway chain first originated in Bridgeport, CT, as Pete’s Super Submarines. The shop changed its name to Subway in 1968, and now has over 37,000 locations across the globe. The headquarters sustains in Milford, CT.

Pleasantville location Hours and Operation:

Monday through Friday 7:00AM – 11:00PM

Saturday 8:00AM – 11:00PM

Sunday 9:00AM – 09:00PM

Phone: 914-741-9800