Side Bizness NYC

Carol Colitti Levine Consulting.  Since 2012.

Carol creates, curates, edits, updates business websites with strategic marketing and branding advisory services. Increasing bottom line. Attracting new customers. Establishing a unique space that sets businesses apart in the crowded digital marketplace. A customized platform that incorporates Carol’s publishing and financial expertise to maximize growth. Updated often and fast to keep it fresh and friendly as a constant link to the target market.

Send a business profile to to set up an introductory meeting remote or at her Manhattan office.

Finance Management & Marketing

Carol was one of the first women Managing Directors at ABN AMRO, the Global Dutch Bank. After fourteen years as a Vice President & relationship manager at 555 California St. in San Francisco, she ran its One Post Office Square Boston office as Senior Vice President & Managing Director; then as East Coast Regional Managing Director at 500 Park Avenue, NY.

Prior to ABN AMRO, Carol worked in international lending at Republic National Bank (Safra) in New York; Crocker and Wells Fargo Banks in San Francisco.

Writing & Publishing 

Table’s Edge

Published in 2005, Table’s Edge is a hardcover illustrated anecdotal history of Northampton, Massachusetts’ culinary heyday. Kitchen stories, secrets & recipes of the Pioneer Valley’s restaurateurs. Over 5,000 copies sold. Carol’s half history/half cookbook concept. She also researched, wrote, designed, published and marketed it. A portion of the proceeds were donated to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Still available from third party sellers on Amazon.



The Side Trek

Originated in 2006 as Carol Colitti Levine’s quarterly column in Valley Living a New England magazine. Created as an extension of her aversion to driving on highways, it steered readers to explore hidden gems along the byways.

It became a blog in 2010, blazing new trails as a caravan of Carol’s quirky back roads thoughts. Economics, books, politics & current culture. Travel treks in the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

Side Trek . NYC

2016. Blog now resides on Central Park West. Careening off the beaten treks in Manhattan. Still quirky. Still no highways. Cross town thoughts.

Recipe Detours

Carol’s spinoff blog from The Side Trek celebrates the art of cuisine rather than the science. Detours are not traditionally written recipes, but general methodologies and ingredients particular to her palate and cupboard.

Quests de Cuisine

Dining out. New York City, Pioneer Valley & beyond.