A table set with Fitz and Floyd plates, dishes, and figurines would look just as stunning in a home dining room as it would in an art gallery. That's because the 50-year-old company has its own staff of artisans, who imaginatively and painstakingly design every matching platter set, glass bird, and Christmas snow globe in their own studios. The ceramic pros have such a sprawling selection of designs that they've made it possible to shop by pattern and season on their website, giving gift-givers and dinner-party hosts the opportunity to curate their own lifestyles.
For more than 20 years, Mountain View Bar & Grille has been sating appetites with hearty sandwiches and salads. Nestled on the grounds of a golf course, the eatery's rotating menu features staples such as chicken caesar salads, rigatoni in vodka sauce, and hearty sandwiches stuffed with pulled pork or BLT fixings.
Since its founding in 1968, New York magazine has kept its finger on the pulse of newsworthy happenings in the Big Apple with insightful essays on an array of topics, ranging from regional and national politics to the household names that make up New York's vibrant social sphere. Celebrated writers and personalities by the likes of Tom Wolfe, Kurt Andersen, and Jonathan Chait intrigue more than 1.8 million readers each week with thought-provoking commentary on pop culture and New York City?s always-bustling nightlife, landscape of restaurants, and trendsetting fashion scenes.
Subscribers obtain a nuanced look at the top stories of the day through the Intelligencer section and stay well informed on the world of theater and art in the Entertainment section. The handy Agenda section keeps New York residents from wondering what to do on any given night. Extensive reporting and special issues on the region's restaurants, stores, bars, and doctors ensure that readers dine and shop at the area?s top-rated local businesses.
Pump It Up’s 12,000-square-foot indoor space is filled with inflatable diversions to keep young swashbucklers occupied. During three fun-filled pop-in playtimes, children can leap around gargantuan air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Pump It Up’s giant indoor air arenas are climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by a well-trained staff and local police. Parents bounce for free during pop-in, so childless adults who want to play will need to borrow a neighbor’s kid or win one by collecting soda tops.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
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Snapping evocative, story-telling pictures is more than a profession to photographer Jay Mayer. It's a family tradition. Long before Jay took the reigns of Trenton Photography, which was established by his family more than 50 years ago, he spent his entire childhood surrounded by photographers who frequently discussed their own work. This cultivated Jay's deep love and appreciation for the art. Today, he works closely with his clients to capture both noteworthy and natural moments during his photo shoots. Jay and his team wield their digital cameras for a wide array of occasions, including family portraits, pet sessions, or monumental events such as weddings, communions and graduations. They can also perform videography services.
Inflated structures, slides, and games fill the climate-controlled environs of the numerous BounceU locations that speckle the nation. At each site, staff members closely monitor all activities as little ones traverse obstacle courses or pull on oversized inflatable boxing gloves. The crew also invites parents to join in on the fun, letting them bounce alongside their kids or make sweeping edicts from atop a bouncy-castle throne. After dark, BounceU offers up an experience designed for tweens and teens with cosmic open bounce sessions that feature music, lighting, and glow-in-the-dark accessories. In addition to open sessions, the indoor-play haven sets the stage for the Preschool Playdate program. Special events include family-bounce night, which lets parents join in the bouncing or relax in the party room and do grownup things, such as eat marshmallows with a knife and fork.