Matt Guiliano's Play Like a Pro packs eight hitting tunnels, four batting cages, four pitching mounds, a 90'x40' fielding area, and a 96'x40' soccer field into its 33,000 square feet. The varied areas set the stage for equally diverse play, from private baseball or softball lessons to Sports Bash camps (which cover everything from soccer to European-style handball) to Xbox gaming in the Sports Cave. Or athletes can practice their swing in the batting cages, adjusting the speed of the pitch to anywhere between 35–80 miles per hour.
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It’s not enough for Haute1’s staff to outfit their shoppers with creative statement accessories in the form of neon earrings, spiked headbands, or the whimsical gold-chain ribbed necklace that runs the length of the torso. The bauble curators amp up the fun by inviting shoppers to fill out wish lists online. Once a month, the digital boutique bestows items from the lists upon randomly selected members and their earlobes through their Facebook accounts.
Doggie Chop N.Y.C.'s philosophy for feeding dogs is simple: canines are carnivores. Their bodies are naturally inclined to digest meat, and so feeding them raw, unadulterated cuts—the type that they would consume in the wild or during a butcher-shop heist—will lead to healthier pups. The cuisine is a far cry from the overprocessed ingredients that compose most dog chow. Crafted in consultation with two veterinarians, Doggie Chop's menu consists of hand-cut USDA-certified meat raised on a 100% vegetarian diet without the use of hormones or antibiotics. The meats, which include chicken, lamb, turkey, and beef, all sourced from a meat-packing district in Manhattan. Each morsel moves from the butcher to customers' doorsteps in six days, packed frozen in vacuum-sealed bags.