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.
The two-wheeler wizards of Bike Discounters stock bicycles for all types of terrain from top manufacturers such as Schwinn, Redline, and Giant. They keep steeds streetwise with general cycle maintenance—including tire installations, gear adjustments, and wheel truing—as well as tune-ups and a shrine of Say No to Potholes bumper stickers. The shop also carries an extensive array of accessories, from Thule car carriers to Louis Garneau helmets and CamelBak hydration systems.
Using ingredients that are certified Kosher and organic, Green Apple Foods NY creates gourmet variants of classic fairground treats. Staff members pop kettle corn and popcorn fresh daily, in flavors such as jalapeño sea salt or cinnamon toast. Candy apples don toppings such as toasted coconut or s'mores marshmallows, which disguise them from vengeful apple trees looking to reclaim their lost offspring. All popcorn, cotton candy, and candy apples are handmade in a facility free of peanuts, without any trans fats. Green Apple Foods NY also partners with McBride Farms in Long Island to supply shoppers or lonesome salads with crisp, seasonal produce.
A specialty consignment boutique catering to style-conscious infants, kids, juniors, and ladies, Kiss It Goodbuy offers nearly-new brand-name apparel, jewelry, and a variety of accessories. Pockets become increasingly stylish when filled with a wallet made from recycled magazine pictures of Justin Bieber ($14), and kids' clothes from Abercrombie & Fitch, Ed Hardy, and Limited Too ($5–$20) make sure young bodies are safely clothed against the elements. Trendy costume jewelry ($8–$20) adds sparkle to a wrist, color to an ear, or twinkle to the eyes of a specially bred lap giraffe, effectively accessorizing an accessory. Designer jeans and dresses ($15–$24) come freshly laundered and preassembled, and numerous handbags ($25–$75, $175–$450 for higher-end brands) provide a multitude of different carrying options, from an orange-and-pink Vera Bradley ($24.50) to a multi-hearted Dooney & Bourke ($45). Because today's Groupon is good for sale items, shoppers can buy one deal and then use it to buy another deal—an act of double savings that instantly turns all of your clothes into money.
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.