Warm in winter, cool in summer, and filled with amazing acts in every season, the Big Apple Circus's pair of Italian-made big tops contains the best of several generations' worth of circus traditions. A look at any show's cast finds a complex network of venerable European circus families passing the arts of juggling and trapeze artistry down through the years, while the tents' motors and seating make for a comfortably modern spectator experience.
You might never guess that the troupe started small in 1974, when American circus artists Paul Binder and Michael Christensen joined forces as a juggling act on the streets of Europe. They moved from streetlights to spotlights in a hurry, appearing on the stage of the Nouveau Cirque de Paris, before returning to the U.S. and creating their own not-for-profit circus in 1976 and raising their first tent in New York's Battery Park.
By setting out to provide visitors with one of the most beloved Christmas traditions, Anthony Gallo Nurseries has practically become a tradition in itself—the Christmas tree farm has spent more than a century decking homes with the holiday’s decorative centerpiece. At the nursery, tree-seekers peruse a lineup of firs hand-picked from Gallo’s tree farm, including Fraser firs, a modern-day favorite seen in many American homes including the White House, and Balsam firs, a classic choice known for filling spaces with their festive aroma. In addition to trees, the nursery offers mixed garlands and florist-designed wreaths sprinkled with colorful berries, handmade bows, and tiny cameras that stream footage to Santa's behavior-analysis department.
Housecleaning services include dusting, vacuuming carpets, mopping floors, changing linens, emptying wastebaskets, and annihilating cobwebs. In the kitchen, one of Today's maids will clean the sink, microwave, and stovetop before wiping down the outside of all appliances and cabinets. Bathrooms sparkle with clean mirrors, toilets (inside and out), and unscuffed showers and tubs. (Click here to see a list of available services.) Maids are trained and experienced in the art of grease spatters, shoe scuffs, straggly marooned hairs, disheveled linens, and messes. They'll ask you for direction and focus on the areas you need cleaned the most; all services are customized to the customer's needs.
Owned by fourth-generation plumber Nicholas Rosen, Big Apple Sewer & Drain inspects and repairs boilers to ensure proper equipment function, increase efficiency, and prolong the life of your unit. During the boiler inspection, a licensed and insured technician will thoroughly inspect the boiler in question before performing any necessary repairs or maintenance services. These experienced professionals are thoroughly versed in the complicated language of plumbing and come fully prepared to perform a variety of boiler-related tasks, including draining boilers, cleaning chemicals, and clearing chimneys of red-suit-wearing North Polers.
Teaming handy online scheduling with a speedy squad of laundry machines, iLoad cleans clothes and then quickly delivers them to customers' homes. Each wash-and-fold session ($1/lb., 12 lb. minimum) starts with a sorting ceremony before whites are whitened and colors are brightened during multiple trips down the washer rapids and relaxing tumbles dry. Customers can choose their favorite detergent and softener, as well as the wash and dry temperatures. Folding artists will then transform garments into origami cranes, which will fly to their owners' doorsteps at predetermined times. Those in a hurry may select complimentary same-day service during the week, while those with mysteriously shrinking pants can request a free line-dry. The iLoad staff can also launder musty rugs ($5+), muddy sneakers ($4.50/pair), and tear-stained pillows ($4+). iLoad is closed on Saturdays, so plan ahead when scheduling your weekend pick-up and delivery.
Cleaning And Restoration Pros’ goal is to give families and businesses safe, allergen-free air to breathe and a sparkling, safe environment to work and live in. Their certified techs take care of homes and families with duct cleaning, chimney sweeping, carpet cleaning, and dryer-vent cleaning. Rather than keep their expertise to themselves, Cleaning And Restoration Pros' website provides detailed information on all of these problems and more. They provide information on everything from facilitating cleanup after a flood and answering questions on chimney cleaning to walking customers through the process of dealing with sewage backup. They strive to provide customers with the best service possible, concerning themselves not just with cleanliness, but with safety and efficiency as well. Duct and dryer-vent cleaning, for instance, can often resulting in lower utility bills, and chimney sweeps remove dangerous creosote, which can ignite and cause chimney fires. In the event of water damage due to flooding or busted pipes, Cleaning And Restoration Pros can arrive with all the necessary equipment to annihilate mold and mildew while restoring flooring and homes.