Outstretched red awnings beckon to dirt-caked automobiles at Bethpage Car Wash, inviting cars to cleanse their exteriors in a recently renovated and upgraded automated wash tunnel. After staff members vacuum and wipe down vehicle interiors, a conveyor lures cars into a gauntlet of blue and yellow arches that erupt with soapy water and Rain-X protectant. Tumbling neoprene brushes scrub away gunk as a computerized system apportions the right amount of soapy solution to each car's body, wheels, and built-in soap dispenser. After passing through blustery jet dryers, a fully stocked accessory section plies materialistic cars with mats, air fresheners, and wiper blades. During the week, Bethpage Car Wash maintains late-night hours until 10 p.m., helping cars clean up after rolling through late-night rendezvous or egging the principal’s RV.
Bethpage American Black Belt Academy focuses on two primary martial arts: judo—with a program in operation since 1963, now led by Thomas Dalvano—and kenpo karate, led by Eddie Spadaro. Lessons for kids and adults teach self-defense while conditioning body and mind alike. Kenpo classes help participants increase strength and coordination through techniques that use hands, knees, and elbows as weapons for self-defense.
To the chefs at Popei's Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant, there is not one correct way to prepare seafood. That’s why the team of culinary inventors likes to experiment, creating dishes from the more standard blackened Cajun swordfish to the avant-garde buffalo and thai calamari. The nightly all-you-can-eat dinners feature one seafood option per night, and satiate even diners with five stomachs. Beyond seafood dishes—including the house’s fresh little-neck clams and lobster stuffed with shrimp, scallops, crab, and feta cheese—the chefs sizzle up an array of meaty creations. Their half-pound burgers support a variety of hearty toppings, and baby back ribs and veal parmigiana showcase the chefs’ ability to handle meat better than a conflict-resolution expert who specializes in farm-animal relationships.
At Kids Love Martial Arts, instructors teach kids martial arts fundamentals?but the classes cover more than stylized fighting. Mastering the moves can also help students improve their focus, lose weight, and cultivate self-confidence.
CJ Hair Company's eponymous owners Celeste Ciotoli and Jeanne Anastasiou built their salon around the Brazilian keratin treatment. Clients can avail themselves of the salon's library of keratin formulas, talking with one of the straightening-specializing stylists about the pros and cons of each elixir. Once clients have found their perfect match, they lie back and enjoy the three-hour smoothing service, which helps purge hair of frizz for three–six months by binding hair shafts with a strengthening, keratin-based solution. Clients can breathe easy during the entire process as the salon's specially chosen ventilation system whisks away any unwanted fumes. While the CJ's Brazilian straightening is its centerpiece, clients can also opt for traditional aesthetic services including haircuts, highlights, and Evalash brand eyelash extensions to help dole out monarch-worthy butterfly kisses.
For more than 50 years, Daylight Donuts has used high-quality ingredients and recipes honed over eons to create a vast assortment of delectable edibles and beverages. Mix and match a dozen donuts (a $7.99 value) from more than 50 varieties, made fresh daily, choosing from chocolate, glazed, sugar-bathed, sprinkle-showered, fruit-embedded, and low-cholesterol iterations. Graduate to second-tier sugar consumption with specialty dough rings that incorporate M&M’s, Reese’s, and Snickers bars. Four 12 oz. coffees or cappuccinos warm up donut bites before escorting them down darkened esophagi (an $11.96 value). Two accompanying specialty pastries can either be noshed immediately or taken home to induce sweet dreams by serving as comfy pillows.