Award-winning FotoBridge offers a convenient way to preserve aging photographs in a permanent digital format with a simple three-step process. Print packages are available for 250 to 10,000 photos ($44.95–$989.95), enabling shutterbugs to convert cherished memories and artsy appliance portraits to a digital format (a $44.95 value). After photos are mailed to FotoBridge’s studios, skilled image wizards will carefully scan prints into a secure JPEG format with Intelligent Digital Finishing, which enhances color, sharpens contrast, and removes red-eye caused by camera flashes and acute hot-sauce ingestion. Once snapshots have been scanned and edited, they'll be stored on a DVD and on reduced-size, web-ready files. All packages include free return shipping within the United States.
Mahendra Patel opened New York Thread to bring the ancient practice of threading to the modern masses. The technicians twist pieces of cotton thread in such a way to quickly, efficiently remove unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, chins, and horns. The staff also flex their artistic skills with temporary henna tattoos in a variety of swirls, flowers, and lattice designs.
Sa Mut A. Scott—the founder of Mama Yoga's Integrated Wellness Coaching for All—strives to help clients find "the compassionate way to wellness." To accomplish this goal, she spends her days not just exercising but educating. She helps people live healthier, whether it's through yoga classes and nutritional workshops at her studio or in-classroom work as a health teacher for grade-school students. Her classes, honed over 10 years of instruction, include classic hatha-yoga asanas, which are designed to build strength and flexibility over time. Over the course of their yoga practice, students also learn to listen to their bodies, helping restore a sense of balance and peace to their everyday lives.
Rooted in New York and New Jersey, Pin Street Bowling Centers have provided family-friendly entertainment for more than 50 years. The spacious lanes are conditioned each day, guaranteeing pristine surfaces for open bowling sessions and leagues, which are divided by season, gender, and age. Competition continues in the snack bar and lounge, where pool tables, hearty burgers, salads, and creative cocktails match up with customers' cravings. Pin Street’s staffers can accommodate groups by opening early or staying late to, and they cater parties with customizable menus that address any dietary restrictions or phobias of flatware.
The 1700s-era Bill's Olde Tavern is aptly named. It was built so long ago that there's a rumor George Washington and his troops passed by it on their way to battle. Almost 300 years later, vintage black-and-white pictures decorate the cozy interior, but there's nothing old about the menu. Fresh, modern meals, such as a griddle-cooked brisket burgers with tangy kale slaw, complement a novella-length beer menu. Pours run the gamut from Bud Light to funky craft brews, such as Weverbacher's Blithering Idiot, a deep-copper barley wine.
The son of a champion Irish dancer, Justin followed in his mother's footsteps when he won North American Irish-dance championships and performed alongside Michael Flatley in Lord of the Dance and the 2009 Feet of Flames tour in Taiwan. Now a certified dance instructor, he runs classes at Rince O' Chroi School of Irish Dance, teaching students the skills that he acquired over his illustrious career. Classes teach timing, steps, and patterns, allowing students to dance competitively or simply as a form of exercise.