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Making Business Strides With Strollers

On certain mornings, strollers and smiling toddlers overtake a patch of grass at Heckscher Park to take part in Fit4Mom's exercise regimen.

Instead of weights, participants in the fitness class – a class termed “Stroller Strides” – hold their babies. For one hour, mothers use their strollers and the environment for not only their babies but also their own well-being.

Read on to learn how this business has not only given mothers great work outs, but also given mothers camaraderie with other mothers, and their babies new friendships with each other! 

Northport Lunch Spot Expands Into Bookstore

Behind a counter covered in croissant-donuts and in front of a wall decorated by menu boards, David and Josh Cook operate Cook’s: Scratch Kitchen and Bakery in Northport. 

Next month, the brothers will expand to Huntington village as well, bringing “a little bit of an abridged menu” into Book Revue, Josh said – a move that will reopen the New York Avenue bookstore’s café, which has been closed for nearly three months.

Read on to learn the full scoop on what the Cook brothers have planned for this new, joint-venture café!

'Cupcake Truck' Puts Bakery On The Road

A giant, two-dimensional cupcake with cloud-like frosting is painted on the back wall of a vehicle that carries its three-dimensional counterparts.

The truck - which transports cupcakes to festivals, weddings and the parking lots of a few consenting Long Island shops - was born three years ago from Blondie’s Bake Shop owner Jess Kennaugh’s desire to get into the bakery business.

To learn more about Kennaugh's unique (and absolutely scrumptious) business venture, read on!