Sports in Linden

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Staten Island Golf Practice Center is a full-service practice facility open seven days a week that maintains a range of 40 practicing stations, 12 of which are heated, 20 covered, and one acre is dedicated to real-turf hitting stations. There is also a 1,500-square-foot short-game area with sand-trap practice-bunker. The rotating artificial-grass mats and fresh feel of true-grass hitting surfaces provide realistic practice environments for proper swings, accurate ball trajectory, and an aromatherapy nostril massages from summertime lawn scents. With more than 2,000 dozen new Top-Flite Super Range balls in rotation, you can easily use the three jumbo buckets all in one trip or during different visits to help transform lazy biceps into five-iron-shaped muscles.

2727 Arthur Kill Rd
Staten Island,
NY
US

Since the company's founding in 1927, Cohen's Fashion Optical has grown from a pushcart business into a successful franchise peddling prescription and designer wares at more than 100 locations spanning seven states and Puerto Rico. Each store employs experienced doctors of optometry who test pupils with comprehensive eye exams to assess ocular health, pinpoint visual acuity, and ensure that no wool has been pulled over the eyes. The store's visionary staff can also help outfit peepers with contact lenses or designer frames from brands such as Prada, Ray-Ban, and Dolce & Gabbana.

2655 Richmond Ave
Staten Island,
NY
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Woodbridge Pools and Ski specializes in the recreational enjoyment of water in two of its fundamental states: chlorinated and powdery. During the summer months, it keeps pools cool and inviting with installations, filters, chemicals, and accessories. When the weather turns colder and locals trade in their Speedos for the slopes, the company unveils its inventory of employee-tested winter-sports equipment by brands such as Burton, Arbor, Flow, and DC, as well as rentals of Völkl skis and snowboards and professional tune-ups.

994 Us Highway 1
Avenel,
NJ
US

Adding one spice to a dish can create a whole new flavor. Adding a carefully selected melange of spices can create a taste revelation?at least that's how Jackie Mittelhammer and Becky Solheim see it. To give all types of chefs that revelatory power, they opened Savory Spice Shop Westfield, where they sell more than 400 spices and herbs and over 160 original spice blends. Grinding each fresh weekly, the flavor champions combine them in bags and bottles to create such harmonious concoctions as Peruvian chile-lime seasoning and Smoky Hills cheese powder with garlic and marjoram. They also give customers the chance to spice up dishes with exotic sea salts, including black lava salt from Hawaii and Italian black truffle sea salt, as well as sauces, extracts, and specialty sugars.

138 E Broad St.
Westfield,
NJ
US

For more than 20 years, dancing newcomers and professionals alike have sought the expertise of On Your Toes Dancewear’s staff, which is composed entirely of dancers. They call upon their years of experience when pairing their clients with dancewear from Bodywrappers and So Danca, and having all spent time en pointe themselves, they specialize in fitting pointe shoes. To accommodate performers, they also supply cheerleading uniforms and theatrical makeup.

2090 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island,
NY
US

With an inventory of gear that runs the gamut from rods and reels to fishing apparel and fish mounts, Tackle U.S. specializes in all things fishing. Whatever their chosen aquatic venue, fishermen can stock up on gear that will increase their odds of reeling in a trophy fish. The shop lines its shelves with products from more than 100 brands, including top industry brands such as Penn, Power Pro, and Shimano.

273 Laurence Pkwy
South Amboy,
NJ
US