DMITRY Ties gives a voice and personality to men's fashion with a range of ties inspired by the owner's travels abroad. Dmitry found himself particularly enamored with the elegance and sophistication of his native land, Italy, so much so that he decided to build his company around a line of 100% silk, Italian-crafted ties.
Ties at DMITRY feature a variety of bright colors and patterns, each produced in limited quantities to give them distinctive looks and feels. Excellent craftsmanship is the top goal for the men's neckwear company—great care is taken in all aspects of the design, from selecting quality fabrics to sewing on tiny pockets for any heads-up pennies you find.
Since 1959, the slope specialists at Emilio's Ski Shop have closely followed every innovation in downhill riding. They joined the snowboard revolution with Burton in 1979, and remain proud members of the Ski Merchandising Corp., the premier buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the US. Today, second-generation family members lead the shop’s resident skiers and riders, who outfit customers with quality equipment, proper clothing, rentals, and winter sport information. They also organize day trips every Wednesday through Sunday to locations including Okemo, Hunter Mountain, and Mt. Snow, helping skiers get uphill without having to raise their own pack mules.
CitySolve Urban Race lets citizens explore their metropolis through a one-day odyssey that tests speed, stamina, and smarts. Teams scamper through their burb as they solve clues ranging from anagrams and pop-culture trivia to deciphering graffiti written in pig Latin. Interspersed throughout the race are mettle-testing physical challenges, molding iron wills to such tasks as dodgeball, improv comedy games, or identifying ice-cream flavors. Each day's race also awards winners for best costumes and best tweet. Each urban iditarod takes between two to three hours, and jet packs are strictly prohibited.
Beneath the tall ceilings of Kosher Corner Dairy Cafe, the blue tablecloths catch light from the overhanging chandeliers, but the glass display case filled with kosher desserts is the real eye catcher. Under the rabbinical supervision of Vaad Harabonim of Queens, the kitchen keeps to strict kosher standards with a menu of more than 140 American-, French-, Italian-, and Mediterranean-style items, from frittatas to blintzes and falafel. The restaurant space is also available for hosting parties as well as takeout and catering services for special events for hermits attending special events remotely.
Sharper Image is the mothership of cool gadgetry, stocking all manner of electronic and modern doodads. Almost no facet of daily life is untouched by the store's stock: from sleeping to eating, relaxing to working, indoors to outdoors, there's a product to make any activity easier or more fun. White-noise alarm clocks wake owners in the morning, but not before lulling them to sleep with clear, oceanic sounds. Digital barbecue forks test the internal temperature of grilled meats, and motion-activated desk lights give workers an illuminated runway for their paper airplanes.
Privet's floral architects build elegant edifices with stems, blossoms, and a variety of vases fit for any florally in-need occasion. Filling the air with a light springtime scent, table arrangements ($50+) avert eyes from unwashed dishes and imploding meatloaves. Similarly, a Purple Vanda orchid ($60) makes a thoughtful housewarming gift, and a simple white-hydrangea bouquet ($5/stem) congratulates brand new brides without stealing their thunder. Stuffy offices freshen up when peonies ($6/stem), and tulips ($10/10 stems) welcome bundles of joy with bursts of color, foreshadowing future incidents involving finger paints or that mysterious, rainbow-colored cream that’s served during Neverland food fights.