From its outpost in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, We Cycle NYC sets cyclists off on two-wheeled adventures throughout the parks, paths, and streets of New York City and its surrounding boroughs. Once customers have settled astride a bike or balanced their favorite cactus on the back of a two-person tandem, they set off for hourly or daily rides, in full control of their pedaled conveyance until the scheduled return time. Each rental comes equipped with one wheel lock and one chain lock to safeguard the bike when it's not in motion, and customers can watch a brief video at the time of rental to ensure proper use.
We Cycle NYC encourages civic exploration underscored by an environmentally conscious mission, augmenting the benefits of sightseeing and exercise with a more viable mode of transportation. The company doesn't just preach green living—it also recycles all the cardboard, metal, and waste it produces and strives to minimize its use of packaging material by encasing all products in delicious cotton candy.
Starting at two o'clock in the morning, trucks head out from Urban Organic's headquarters carrying boxes of organic, local produce to drop at doorsteps from the Bronx to Brooklyn and far-off lands such as Long Island and Connecticut. Each box holds a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as apples, chard, arugula, and bananas, each certified organic by the USDA. Since the selection rotates weekly, an included newsletter introduces the produce to families with handy tips on storage, cooking, and conversation starters.
The handy subscription service visits each of its delivery zones once a week so urbanites have easy access to organic, locally grown meals. Families can also take advantage of lower price tags than those at local grocery stores or black markets, since Urban Organic buys in bulk from organic farmers' cooperatives and distributors.
Owner Lori Bougetz and the staff at Lori @ Hideaway Salon, also known as A Loving Touch Spa, bring their aesthetic A-game while fine-tuning human hides during relaxing spa visits, and educate guests on how to continue their beauty regimens at home with the proper cosmetic products. Their repertoire of beauty-boosting services embellishes outer appearances with a variety of facials that combine steam, exfoliation, and massage strokes to leave faces glowing like a five-star restaurant review studded with actual stars. Chemical peels safely slough away expired, complexion-dulling skin cells, and eyelash extensions augment peepers with long-lasting allure.
Driving instructor Valeriy takes a calm, reassuring approach to getting new drivers—especially the road-shy and older beginners—behind the wheel. Classroom preparation and real-world lessons delve into parallel parking, highway driving, appropriate places for doing donuts, and other traffic complications. His students learn to drive defensively while paying attention to possible hazards, eventually commanding vehicles with both confidence and courtesy.
The dirt vanquishers at Bridgestone Dry Cleaners expel spots from everyday duds and tenderly care for wardrobe items that require special attention with nontoxic, eco-friendly GreenEarth cleaning treatments. In valid areas, cheerful launderers pick up soiled garments from homes, places of business, and recreational submarines, and then ship them to a suds emporium to inspect them for dirt and fabric ghosts. After locating troublesome trappings on pants, skirts, and blouses ($7.50 each), the cleaners unleash a green liquid-silicone detergent to corral the unsightly spots and banish them to a washroom holding cell. The fabric-friendly formula also spruces sweaters ($8), sport coats ($12), dresses ($12), and two-piece suits ($19.25), and an array of specialty items including wedding dresses and area rugs get extra-special treatment. Once clothes have been spruced and deemed dirt-free, the items will be transported back to the closets or waiting arms of their proud owners. Even though most accouterments can be cleaned for a set price, the prices listed are base prices, and may be affected by special designs, fabric needs, or demands from your clothing's entourage.
Tea Lounge soothes wild appetites with freshly roasted, organic coffee ($2-4.50/cup), more than 60 types of loose-leaf tea ($2-$4), mouthwatering pastries, and tasty lunch fare ($3.50–6.50 for a sandwich). Culinary casting directors can audition cups of black caramel tea to play sippable supporting roles to fresh scones or they can relax over a meditative mug of Moroccan mint-green tea in Tea Lounge's plush sofa chairs. Bury nostrils' taste buds in a low-acid Nicaraguan dark roast, specially sourced from the village of Tepeya in small batches, while chowing down on a savory caprese sandwich.