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.
To help patrons build up speed, coordination, and stamina, CrossFit Mercer owner Dolph Geurds leads them in CrossFit's signature workout—quick, high-intensity combinations of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio exercises in short, intense routines. He began practicing CrossFit in 2004, which fueled him to inspire others to get fit through this strength and conditioning regimen, along with a team of coaches. Before permitting pupils into the fold, instructors run them through the On Ramp program, which evaluates athletic prowess with tests such as jump roping and pull-ups to help coaches craft custom training programs to each student's abilities. The exercises vary from day to day; one day, students might do pull-ups and sprints, and the next, they might climb ropes and dead lift weights.
The staff caters to younger and older visitors with courses designed around kids and seniors, and students in CrossFit Mercer's weightlifting club test their muscular fortitude by lifting world-class athletes over their heads.
Backed by the sudsy firepower of more than 100 washers and dryers, The Laundry Experience helps backlogs of unlaundered attire rediscover their sparkling beginnings quickly and thoroughly. Customers can cleanse up to 40 pounds of dirty duds, as cleaners treat outfits to full-service washing and drying ($0.99/lb.) before folding shirts into the shape of paper cranes. In addition to reviving moribund outfits, customers can also employ one of The Laundry Experience's heavy-duty machines to bust the grime from mammoth quilts and comforters.
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.
The experts at Art & Frame Express help customers tweak the colors and textures of each custom-framed project until it’s ready. This helps clients make informed decisions among the store’s simple and ornate frames before the professionals transform an oil painting, tapestry, or diploma into a wall-ready masterpiece. In addition to outlining artwork, the staff uses digital printing to generate archival-quality giclées, design photo collages, and restore photographs taken during the days when cameras ran on coal. They also pair homeowners with artwork and snap passport photos before international flights.