Outdoor kitchens seem to be picking up steam again in Westchester. Agents say they can help to sell a house.

The rage for alfresco kitchens first took hold on the East Coast about 10 years ago, when the economy was thriving, said Jonathan Giannettino, an owner of Curto's Appliances in Yonkers. By 2009 business had dropped off sharply.

Now, with new houses and expensive vacations on hold, he said, "business has picked up" as people demonstrate a new willingness to upgrade their houses in order to enjoy backyard "staycations" during the warmer

M. Rothman & Co. said this week that it has been named by Sony Electronics as its distributor for mobile electronics in the Northeast. The territory covers northern New Jersey, Westchester and Rockland Counties, Upstate New York, and  New England, the company said.

Cablevision brought its products and services into The WIZ retail stores to create a one-stop entertainment shop By Markkus Rovito Latrell Sprewell, Eric Lindros, Tim Curry, Norman Goldberg and the Rockettes may never practice together, but they still play for the same team. Because as part of the NBA's New York Knicks, the NHL's New York Rangers, the production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, The WIZ and the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, respectively, all those people fit under the broad umbrella of the Cablevision Systems Corporation. While it's not on par with such leviathans as AOL

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