Healthy & Beauty in Inwood


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  • Violight
    Featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Today show as well as in the pages of InStyle magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine, Violight's dental-hygiene products harness UV light to eliminate up to 99.9% of germs. Thanks to original product testing by Dr. Philip Tierno, Jr.— Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology for the Departments of Microbiology and Pathology at New York University's Langone Medical Center—and ongoing laboratory tests, Violight products can confidently claim to kill bacteria such as strep, salmonella, E. coli, staph, and H1N1 using the same technology employed by hospitals and Dr. No's dentist. Winner of a 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Award, the original toothbrush sanitizer brings a modern, minimalist aesthetic to bathroom counters as it cleans up to four brushes simultaneously. Portable, travel-proof designs keep mouths impeccable on business trips or vacations, and parents can coax kids toward oral cleanliness with sanitizers designed to fit almost any toothbrush or electric-toothbrush head and modeled after panda, penguin, and ninja characters. Extending its germ-killing expertise beyond the bristle, Violight’s cell-phone sanitizer renders harmless the bacteria and ingrained particles deposited into phones’ crevices by breathy cellular chats or voicemails left by the flu. Customers can also order replacement UV bulbs for cleansing devices or replacement heads for Violight’s Slim Sonic toothbrush, which cleans teeth at 22,000 strokes per minute.
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    1 Executive Boulevard
    Yonkers, NY US
  • Sterling Optical
    Founded in 1914, the original New York City location of Sterling Optical doled out frames amid the Ford Model Ts and paperboys that swarmed the city's financial district. The original band of eyesight experts weathered years of economic depression by impressing customers with speedy, full-service vision care, later launching a second store near Washington, DC. Today, a century of steady franchise expansion has given rise to almost 200 store locations in 23 states. Most locations continue the tradition of offering one-stop optical services, giving customers access to exams and onsite labs that manufacture glasses in one hour. The spectacle provider has been named one of the nation's leading franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.
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    5570 Xavier Dr
    Yonkers, NY US
  • Raymond Opticians of Westchester
    Raymond A. Kolkmann founded Raymond Opticians in 1959, prior to the advent of advanced lens technology, and consequently perfected his ability to pair patients with their optimal prescriptions. He later passed this skill to his three sons, who, in turn, imparted the art of optometry to their own sons through careful instruction and basic osmosis. Today, Raymond Opticians' third generation of ocular outfitters benefits from not only the techniques and standards developed by Raymond Sr., but also from modern lens technology, such as Varilux lenses that help correct vision problems and Transitions, which darken when outside. After examining and diagnosing each patient's eye issues, the doctors help them select from a vast array of designer frames and sunglasses by Oakley, Prada, and Versace.
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    652 Tuckahoe Rd.
    Yonkers, NY US
  • Mr. Carmine International Hair Salon
    Mr. Carmine got his first taste of haircare at the age of 11. His father was the local barber in his hometown of Avellino, Italy, and young Carmine helped his father trim their neighbors' hair. Mr. Carmine dedicated himself to haircare and, after moving to New York in 1958, began studying hair thinning and hair loss. He has devised a system of solutions for both men and women to combat hair loss and receding hairlines. In addition to focusing on hair loss, Mr. Carmine and his team of experts also offer a full-service salon.
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    2132 Central Park Ave
    Yonkers, NY US
  • Bella Vista Optics
    The optometrists at Bella Vista Optics screen for glaucoma and cataracts during eye exams, as well as perform specific contact-lens exams to ensure patients are paired with contacts that fit their eyes comfortably. Patients can then select glasses outfitted with standard or transitions lenses or grab a box of contacts from the Bella Vista optical store, which carries every contact brand, including those with colored or laser-imbued lenses. Patients can also get one-hour emergency service from the store's onsite laboratory.
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    736 Allerton Avenue
    Bronx, NY US
  • Raffetto's Fresh Pasta Corporation
    New York City looked different in 1906. The Empire State Building wouldn't begin construction for more than two decades, horses and buggies roamed the streets, and Central Park was still entirely black and white. But in that year, Marcello Raffetto opened a pasta shop that remains a staple of the Greenwich Village community to this day. Raffetto's started small. Its pasta makers crafted ravioli and dry egg noodles until 1916, when the purchase of a roller machine and a cutting machine allowed them to create more and more varieties. The two machines continue to operate more than a century later. At the controls, customers find the fourth generation of the Raffetto family running the store. The crew seems to work magic with dough and fillings. They stuff lobster into ravioli made from tomato dough, turn spinach dough into thin linguine, and cut long sheets of lasagna. In total, more than 50 kinds of pasta emerge from the open preparation area, not to mention the family's signature potato gnocchi. Yet for all of these choices, a trip to Raffetto's isn't overwhelming. The friendly staff happily helps patrons pick out the perfect pasta before recommending one of their 10 homemade suaces. Or maybe they'll suggest no sauce at all, telling customers that some pasta goes best with just a bit of butter.
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    144 West Houston Street
    New York, NY US
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