While adults handle all of The Center @ 862's fundraising and fiscal management, the planning and promotion of events is up to a board of teens. The teens have thrown events including DJ parties, live-music nights, and video-game tournaments. Another such event: Mayhem Haunted House, the latest iteration of their yearly yelp-fest, partnered with Fright Room Productions, a cadre of scare experts who transform Supply Field into a deserted mansion that's maybe not so deserted after all. Thrills wait around every corner as patrons?and, if they're younger than 10, their parents?risk an encounter with ghosts, zombies, and ravenous monsters.
On off nights, the center accommodates teens from eighth graders through high schoolers as they play games of pool and pinball or snack on paninis and smoothies. Along with leisure activities, the center?s board schedules educational sessions such as practice SAT and ACT tests or babysitter training workshops, in which students learn bedtime-story alternatives to reading their algebra tests aloud.
Run by a dedicated second-generation locksmith, Lockbusters secures abode access points as well as interior hideaways with sturdy, long-lasting latches. Privacy lovers can change a rim or mortise cylinder lock ($79) to prevent surprise visits from overbearing aunts or apply a key and knob lock ($79) to interior doors, thereby securing closet shrines to John McEnroe's favorite bandana. Lockbusters ensures transparency with an up-front price list that includes installation and labor costs.
Harold Torres, a certified fitness trainer and fitness nutrition coach, molds his clients’ bodies and health-related mindsets through a series of energetic personal training sessions. His custom workouts help people attain their personal fitness goals, including lose weight, train for a city marathon, or push their car to work to save on gas. He dispenses his sweat-inducing moves at the PRO-CT facility in Midtown or takes his commanding voice on the road to clients’ homes or residential building’s gyms for a mobile session.