Local Services in East New York

Up to 53% Off Laundry and Dry Cleaning

King of Clean Laundromat & Dry Cleaners


$10 $5

Get all of your laundry done—from dry cleaning to wedding-dress preservation—at the largest laundromat by JFK

50% Off Studio Photography

Alice Caramel Photography

New York

$700 $350

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 70% Off Dance Classes

Mambo101 Dance Studio

Fordham Heights

$115 $39

Study the steps to mambo, salsa, and other Latin-style partner dances with the same group of students week after week

Up to 62% Off Upholstery Course

Save A Thon Stores

East Harlem

$58.50 $26

Inside 40-year-old store with fabric from around the world, seasoned seamsters teach the fundamentals of upholstery; supplies provided

50% Off Security-Guard Training at Sfinity


Financial District

$250 $125

The package includes 8 hours of training, 16 hours of on-the-job training, and fire guard training

49% Off Driving Classes

Jet Driving School

Richmond Hill

$65 $33

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 72% Off In-Studio Photo-Shoot

Glamour Me Studio

South Ozone Park

$110 $35

Expert photographers snap shots of up to two or four subjects during hour-long in-studio sessions that result in a trio of prints

Up to 63% Off Makeup Lesson at Shara Makeup Studio

Makeup By Shara

Dominique Salon

$125 $55

Makeup artists with 10 years of experience guide students through makeup selection and step-by-step application

Up to 76% Off Photo-Shoot Packages from Longshadowimages

Longshadowimages Fotography

New York

$200 $49

Experienced portrait photographer captures in-studio and on-location images and artfully retouches them in the studio

50% Off Living Wills and Power of Attorney

The Law Office of Jason Gang


$150 $75

Lawyers walk clients through the process of drawing up essential legal documents

Up to 59% Off Voice Lessons

Collaborative Teaching Artists

New York

$80 $39

Professionally-experienced teacher works with a student to refine singing techniques that can be applied to all styles, from jazz to opera

45% Off Real Estate Consulting

Rockefeller Group Business Centers

Financial District

$250 $138

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45% Off Storage Space

Precision Mini Storage

Elm Park

$250 $138

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Up to 81% Off Forex Trading Courses

Tudor City Capital LLC


$599 $130

Courses in foreign-currency trading teach the basics or how to analyze and strategize at a higher level

50% Off Photography Classes

Loredana Sangiuliano

Midtown South Central

$300 $150

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 67% Off Dancing Classes

Studio Q'dance

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

Class 1 is foxtrot and west coast swing; class 2 is waltz and tango; class 3 is rumba and cha cha cha; class 4 is salsa and review

44% Off Services



$45 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off iPhone or iPad Screen Replacement

Hardware Project

Garment District

$79 $39

Technicians repair front display damage to iPhones and iPads by swapping shattered screens for factory-fresh replacements

Up to 67% Off Photo Shoot

Scha Photography

Upper East Side

$300 $99

Clients can receive two retouched images, a CD of images, and a digital gallery

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Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.

5935 Myrtle Ave

With multiple flat-screens playing important games and a location well within walking distance of the beach, The Irish Circle stands ready to entice famished taste buds with a lunch and dinner menu stocked with savory sandwiches and entrees, a sweet Sunday brunch menu, and an all-week-long array of alcohol-infused drink options. Mitigate monstrous meal hankerings with mild, medium, or hot buffalo wings ($8.95 for 10), or a plate of nacho supreme ($11.95). Instead of spending another meal re-reading the instructional booklets that come with electronics, diners can leaf through a Belmont steak salad to watch mixed greens flirt with bleu cheese vinaigrette, sliced steak, and portobello mushrooms, which appear adjacent a triple-scoop of salsa, sour cream, and guacamole ($16.95 brunch, $14.95 lunch or dinner). The Irish Circle's kitchen staff stuffs open mouths with the hot open turkey sandwich, made with pan-roasted turkey served over toast and muffled with gravy and garlic mashed potatoes ($14.95). Stomachs served shepherd's pie—a mixture of Black-Angus ground beef and veggies cavorting under a golden-brown potato crust ($12.95)—can flock toward dinnertime draughts including the usual domestic suspects ($4/pint), or worldly waxing Smithwick's, Bass, or Magner's Cider ($5/pint). Treat beach-volleyball partners or sentient beach volleyballs to the prix-fixe menu, which offers a selected entree, two sides and an ice-cream-cake roll for each eater ($18.95 for two).

11506 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Rockaway Park,

With more than 25 years of professional photography experience, Eric J. blends sultry vintage Americana and a sexy modern aesthetic to produce stunning pinup portraits. During the required preshoot consultation, models receive instruction on wardrobe, makeup, and how to cheer on timid tresses as they curl themselves into victory rolls. On the day of the in-studio shoot, decade-displaced beauties can prepare their own pinup looks in advance or opt for hair and makeup assistance for an additional fee. After arriving at the studio, subjects tap into their inner cheeky glamour girl as they pose confidently in getups suitable for tastefully titillating a beloved paramour. Once the snap-fest is complete, Eric J. expertly retouches selected images, removing any blemishes or ghastly photobombers before presenting patrons with one digital image, one 8"x10" print, and one 5"x7" print, suitable for framing and displaying next to a beloved action-figure collection.

10740 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills,


82-66 Austin Street
kew Gardens,

Good manners are timeless, but most modern children don't need to worry about proper behavior at high tea or holding their pinkies high while texting. That's why Faye de Muyshondt founded socialsklz:-)—to help youngsters learn the modern practical decorum that will help them effectively communicate both in-person and online. The company's essential kidz program, for instance, teaches students ages 4–7 about first impressions, phone interaction, and table manners, while the essential tweenz course for ages 8-12 incorporates internet etiquette such as writing a proper email and using social media safely and politely. Other private and group sessions focus on topics such as preparing for an interview, developing confidence, and managing stress. The classes at socialsklz:-) have proven as popular as using "please" and "thank you"—the organization has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Time Out New York, and the Today Show.

250 W 85th Street, Suite 1B
New York,

The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.

Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. Camps and after-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.

9777 Queens Blvd.
Rego Park,