In 1997, magician Michael Chaut realized that New York—long the haunt of some of the world's most talented magicians—no longer had a live magic venue. Wasting no time, Chaut assembled a super squad of fellow tricksters and illusionists, together creating the weekly showcase Monday Night Magic. Now firmly installed at the intimate Players Theatre, the shows strip away such over-the-top distractions as pyrotechnics and live animals, who generally give away the tricks post-performance anyway. Their shows instead beguile audiences with up-close sleight-of-hand and mental tricks, and also enter the realm of variety-show-style entertainment with jugglers and sword swallowers. During intermissions, the performing magicians take a chance to stroll through the room, hunkering down at lucky audience members' tables to dazzle them with up-close trickery.
North Shore Plumbing Supply stocks more than 10,000 plumbing supplies and employs a staff of experts to help guide homeowners through indoor irrigation projects. In addition to providing a full arsenal of plumbing equipment, North Shore Plumbing Supply can obtain products for customers working on specialty projects. Each faucet and fixture they sell carries a full factory warranty and is guaranteed to be brand-new in its original packaging. A complete line of Kohler products includes bathroom-beautifying items such as a white, round self-closing toilet seat ($40) and a Caxton bathroom sink ($49.99). Homeowners can also peruse through avenues of aquatic appliances including the Cuno Aqua Pure Easy CS filtration system ($96), which helps to remove sediment and chlorine taste from drinking water. Meanwhile, the 8-inch Matco rain showerhead ($122) and the handheld Jalco S438 ($111) offer full rain, massage, and nebulizing mist settings that help to make morning showers more invigorating and afternoon water fights more complex.
King David Garage Door's technicians know that garage doors can break at any time, day or night, so they're available to help frazzled customers 24/7. They replace faulty springs and rollers, swap out door openers, or remove broken garage doors and install new ones for residential and commercial customers. They also perform routine tune-ups to dodge the need for urgent repairs.
The knowledgeable staff at Hamilton True Value helps tackle home-improvement projects with an expansive inventory of merchandise. Deluxe high-back folding chairs ($20.99) and banquet tables ($73.99) add a touch of class to backyard feasts or amateur wrestling matches, while repelling arboreal intruders with a a 50 pound bag of ice-melting pellets ($29.99) keeps vagrant snowmen at bay. Patrons can also apply the value toward larger purchases, like the burger-terrifying Weber gas grill ($399), or use it to polish off a long-delayed interior redecoration with Pratt & Lambert brand paints. Services such as window repair, key cutting, and scissor sharpening are also available to keep homeowners happy.
Retro Fitness, named one of Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises in 2011, unfurls with 13,000 square feet of vintage-styled workout space that leads visitors to physical peaks in a sunny setting marked by red and yellow fitness equipment and an encouraging team of goal-oriented personal trainers. The capacious gym's sound system blasts energetic jams from the '80s and beyond as exercisers hoist weights or watch TV shows on the 17-inch screens affixed to every cardio machine. Classic flicks such as Grease and Ferris Bueller's Day Off claim screen space in the cardio theater, where guests manufacture sweat by pedaling, jogging, and rewinding hundreds of VHS tapes. Checkerboard pathways venture toward the Retro Blends juice bar with baristas who blend made-to-order fruit smoothies using whey protein and yogurt.
For more than 30 years, the friendly crew at Fish Window Cleaning has meticulously cleaned windowpanes and pained windows found throughout the North American landscape. A uniformed professional will spotlessly manifest at your home to rid your windows of grime due to dust, pollen, and teenaged pie throwers alike. When dealing with the interior side of windows, each cleaner will treat your home furnishings and fixtures with respect. Fish's professionals de-grease gutters ($125 average) and wash windows inside and out ($4 average per pane of glass) until the glass panes hum the rubber-ducky song in a key of hygienic satisfaction.