Cousins Dean Del Prete and Paul Sattler started playing paintball for fun in 1986. Noticing a lack of places to play or find equipment, the pair took advantage of this business opportunity and founded Cousins Paintball the following year, creating a one-stop shop for players. They started out with the only paintball field on Long Island, and since then, they have grown to encompass 10 New York locations with scenario and speedball fields. Today, teams equipped with full mask and semiautomatic paint markers wander across their 20- to 80-acre spaces, searching for the opposing team's flag. Eco-friendly paint ensures trees do not suffer lasting damage, and themes such as hide-and-seek and cops and robbers add variety to a full day of games.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
The Spa 25 welcomes visitors for a quiet and relaxing retreat from the hectic outside world. In the elegant spa, staffers beautify each area of the body, waxing away excess hair, applying facials to remove dead skin, and giving muscles a melting massage to complement intense workouts. The hydrating foot treatment brings spring to the step, and the full-body polish treatment exfoliates customers from head to toe and buffs in a coat of hydration cream to dramatically increase their Blue Book resale value.
Pzaz Dresses drapes patrons in shimmering designer gowns fit for special occasions, proms, and weddings. Customers browse frocks in all the colors of the rainbow, color wheel, and Technicolor peacock within Pzaz’s overflowing show room. A Jovani drape-back jersey short dress ($320) wraps its wearer in royal blue, and a Jovani animal-print sequin short dress puts a glittery spin on traditional eveningwear ($300). Long layers of eye-grabbing fuchsia or gray mark the Night Moves evening dress by Allure, enveloping its wearer in auras of elegance. Touch Ups shoes ($30+) complement torsos and top hats with simple, single-color comfort that classes up pavement pounders more effectively than dressing toes in tiny tuxedos.
Formerly known as Main Street Fuels, The Propane Guys continues to restock local cooking holes with propane, wood, Duraflame logs, and pellets. The expert staff can handle more than 200 propane-tank refills per day. In addition to powering grills, staffers stock shelves with cooking grates, flavorizer bars, and burners that heat up any party-ready patio space.
Arizona Tanning Salon offers three modes to jazz up your skin: UV tanning, VersaSpa sunless tanning, and trendy apparel. Those seeking a sun-inspired glow can step into a standup or lie-down tanning bed to acquire a darker hue in 8, 10, or 12 minutes. For those looking to dodge UV rays, the VersaSpa booth coats epidermises in natural-looking color. Pre- or post-tanning, clients can peruse the salon's store of designer duds and accessories.
On Woodside Nursery & Garden Center's 5-acre grounds, a sprawling greenhouse hosts seasonal, Long Island–grown florae. The nursery staff cultivates its own flowers, vegetable plants, and herbs onsite to oversee every facet of growth and read each plant its preferred bedtime story at night. With photos and measurements for reference, these green-thumbed experts will also help customers design lush landscapes free of charge. Woodside's stock changes with the necessities of the seasons, with sundry flowers in the springtime, pond fish in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and Christmas trees and wreaths in the winter.