‘The city of gracious living’

There are pockets of Yonkers so tony and quaint, they are considered hidden gems. Not only are they situated on the doorstep of New York City, but they have well-crafted houses on sun-dappled streets with ample, manicured yards and neighbors who know your name.

Thriving at Wartburg

At Wartburg in Mount Vernon, multigenerational, aesthetic programs add up to the wider community’s commitment to life and joy as it cares for its elders.

A hands-on developer

Says Rella Fogliano, founder and CEO of Pelham-based MacQuesten Development LLC and MacQuesten Construction Management LLC: “I’m involved in every detail. I can’t help myself. Sure, I delegate. But I make sure everything goes through me.”

The 411 on Westchester

Whether Jessie Spellmann-Mignone is reclining in one of the premium seats at Bedford Playhouse with a tub of popcorn, visibly ecstatic to be back in a movie theater, or twirling in a dress at Jolie Jordan Boutique in Mount Kisco and igniting a frock frenzy, people are following her every move on Instagram, Audible and Spotify.

Party ready

The three Cartwright sisters may have separate passions and personalities, but  luckily for the family business, their differences converge under one glorious tent (rental company, that is). 

A multifaceted journey

Sean Cohen, president and CEO of Rand Diamonds, has helped the men and especially the women of Botswana gain more control over their diamond industry.

Flights of fancy

In “LandEscape: New Visions of the Landscape from the Early 20th and 21st Centuries,” at the Katonah Museum of Art through June 16, viewers can immerse themselves in works from two seminal moments in art history when painters reimagined an ancient art form that has helped define our identity as a nation.

Horse opera

Training opera singer Jonas Kaufmann to make an entrance on horseback is all in a day’s work at Bronx Equestrian Center.

On pins and needles

“I’ll do it on any quadruped that won’t kill me first,” Dr. Emily Harrison says. “I never say (animal) acupuncture is not worth trying.”

Making waves

From the creatively designed architecture that surrounds it to the gold medal swimmers and water polo players that train in its waters, the pool at Chelsea Piers Connecticut has been churning out champions since they took their first plunge there in 2012.

The funny DeCicco

Comedian Regina DeCicco – yes, she of the grocery dynasty, the raspy voice and the way with an audience – always enters, and leaves you, laughing.