At Tribeca Medaesthetics, Dr. Jason A. Shapiro and Dr. Jeffrey R. LaGrasso beautify façades in a med-spa atmosphere decked out with colorful artwork and cozy seating. Cosmetic surgeries, such as face-lifts, breast augmentation and reduction, and liposuction—as well as Dysport and other injectables—help the doctors contour patients’ curves and dodecahedrons to desired specifications. The duo also aims 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.
At each of Advanced Vision Care's five locations, a team of optometric physicians examines peepers of all age brackets for signs of aberration or disease. They then furnish patients with prescriptions that can be formed into contact lenses or slung into stylish frames from the likes of Prada, Lacoste, and BCBG. The staff also performs Lasik consultations, in which they determine candidacy, recommend a Lasik doctor, and provide a series of post-op checks. Most locations house a multilingual team, who can answer questions or reflect on metaphysical quandaries in English, Spanish, or Hebrew.
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).