The Ferguson network of stores carries an extensive selection of equipment and supplies to overhaul or update automobiles, gardens, kitchens, baths, and patios. Beef up a bare tool belt with a Bostitch rip hammer ($25.99) or a 10-piece screwdriver set ($13.49). Spruce up drab rooms and lackluster family pets with a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore paint or air out an arid space and improve Darth Vader impersonations with an oscillating desk fan ($17.99).
Designated a city landmark in 2008, Webster Hall was named Nightclub of the Year in 2011 by Nightclub & Bar magazine and called the “jewel of the Village” by Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill. First opened in 1886, its iconic framework has hosted such major acts as Prince and Mick Jagger, and served as a speakeasy, a lecture hall, and a mentor to troubled teenage buildings. Today, live shows performed by stars such as Kanye West and Alicia Keys take place in the Grand Ballroom, which is equipped with state-of-the-art acoustics and cutting-edge audio-visual equipment. In addition, the venue hosts weekly dance-club nights, the official NYC Halloween Parade Afterparty, and an annual New Year’s Eve Ball.
As Yarok Beauty Kitchen founder and head stylist Mordechai Alvow flits across his three-chair salon, he’s equally likely to have scissors or glass beakers in hand. The celebrity stylist and mix master draws essential oils and botanicals such as chamomile and coconut from his collection of amber apothecary jars, creating beakers full of custom serums that repair and refresh hair. Along with stylists Theadora Guzman and Lisa Marie Natishak, Alvow—whose styling has appeared in Vogue and on the runway for Alexander McQueen—enhances new ‘dos with blow-outs and color from the Organic Color Systems. Yarok Beauty Kitchen’s in-house makeup artist, Christopher Drummond, updates looks and covers up freckles shaped like Hitchcock's silhouette with his own brand of organic makeup, which has graced the faces of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda.
The Zeetron Inc team of technology specialists restores and upgrades pocket-dwelling investments with services including screen replacements, color changes, water-damage repair, unlocks, and jailbreaks. Using certified parts, Zeetron enlivens iPhones and HTC smartphones after an unfortunate rendezvous with the ground. The iPhones take on a fresh hue during color-swapping services, making it easier for owners to find them in the parking lot. Anything sent in for service gets fixed and plopped back in the mail—free of charge—on the same day it's received, and a 90-day warranty accompanies every product and repair. For those in need of parts, Zeetron stocks various gadgets and accessories for phones, laptops, cameras, and handheld gaming systems.
On a hot night in a Miami nightclub, two Brown-educated students – Sadie Kurzban and her best friend Brielle – wondered aloud why nobody looked like they were having as much fun sweating at the gym. The duo joined forces and created 305 Fitness–a place where fitness and fun live happily under one roof. They created a fun-focused workout that combined the thumping beats and flashing lights of the nightlife with dancing designed to burn calories and tone muscles. Now, workout studios exist in three cities, still helmed by Sadie. She teaches Hip-hop- and Latin-based dance classes, as well as sculpting classes designed to build long and lean muscle.
In 1987, Laura Eackloff, recent podiatry school graduate, took her first knitting class. In 1998, she sold her podiatry practice and opened Gotta Knit!, a knitting center in which she teaches classes along with her partner, Goldie Axelrod. Both experienced in the medical field, their nurturing natures serve their students well, as they support them in learning to craft garments and accessories from yarn. Each year Goldie and Laura fly to knitwear shows in Italy to keep up with the latest trends in shape, color, and style. Once home, they write patterns on request for on-trend garments that fit the customer's body and knitting ability.