At Tribeca Medaesthetics, Dr. Jason A. Shapiro
beautifies fa?ades in a state-of-the-art cosmetic surgical center decked out with colorful artwork and cozy seating with relaxing lounge music. Cosmetic surgeries, such as face-lifts, breast augmentation and reduction, and liposuction?as well as Botox, Juvederm, and other injectables?help Dr. Shapiro contour patients? curves and overall appearance to desired specifications. The board certified plastic surgeons also aim luminescent beams from a trio of cosmetic lasers to help resurface skin, burn fat, and break down any unwanted tattoos or long-division problem. Tribeca Medaesthetics also supervises weight-loss programs and nonsurgical aesthetic services such as facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasions.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Kellie Mosley-Mendez started out as a business major before she had a potentially dangerous mole removed. The experience inspired a change of career plans. With the help of a physician who took her under his wing and even became her godfather, Dr. Mosley-Mendez started on a path that transformed her into the board-certified dermatologist she is today. Her proprietary skincare line includes medical and cosmetic solutions for all skin types. When she's not treating her patients with general and cosmetic dermatological services, Dr. Mosley-Mendez is performing free cancer screenings and educating young people about sun safety.
Fernanda's International Market, a treasure trove of rare ingredients and made-to-order gourmet sandwiches, bakes robust breads and fine pastries. Among a troop of hearty sandwiches, the Martorano ($8.99) stands out for its spicy temper and muscular blend of sopressata and cappacola meats. The Churchill ($8.99) loads its taste gun with Branston pickle relish and fights hunger pangs on ham-coated beaches, cheddar cheese fields, and hot mustard streets. Fernanda's also sells prepared food by the pound and hard-to-find international groceries like Thai lemon grass.
Moments in Time Catering expands culinary vistas with a menu of handcrafted gourmet burgers and sandwiches, freshly prepped salads, and desserts, all serve-ready in microwavable containers. The bistro burger dresses a succulent patty in sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and a monocle of swiss cheese (an $8.50 value). A cadre of epicurean sandwiches include meatball subs (a $6.95 value) and oven-roasted turkey (a $7.95 value), and dinner entrees tame carnivorous cravings with stuffed green peppers cascading in tomato sauce and accompanied by mashed potatoes (a $10.95 value). Ladle wielders infuse a savory tomato sauce with sirloin steak and potatoes to compose homemade irish beef stew (a $10.95 value), and veggie slicers load garden salads with crisp cuts of carrots, cucumber, and red onion. Follow savory forkfuls with a variety of delectable dessert cakes, including red velvet, key lime, and carrot (up to a $6.25 value).
At Kavasutra, guests chat with friends over cups of kava, a traditional root extract from the South Pacific celebrated for its soothing, sedative effects. Rather than impairing mental function like alcohol, kava merely relaxes the mind, allowing patrons to leave the worries of everyday life behind for a spell. Surrounded by cozy couches and Polynesian-inspired decor, visitors can lounge in an oasis of calm as they make new friends.
Founded in 2004 by physical therapist Darlene Wooldridge, Back to Health has since more than tripled its staff to better help patients eliminate pain, restore function, and foster general fitness and well-being. The bilingual therapists help revitalize bodies and spines with everything from therapeutic yoga classes to the use of MedX equipment—machines designed to target specific lumbar and cervical muscles through isolated strengthening.