The trained and attentive bikesperts at Carl Hart, a family-owned service shop and cycle store, have been vending and revamping velocipedes for nearly 100 years. Welcome back your two-wheeled steed from its winter migration with a basic tune-up administered by a factory-authorized mechanic. Carl Hart trues wheels, closely inspects and adjusts brakes and gears, lubricates the drivetrain, and wipes down the bike’s body to remove grime and grease. Finally, bicycle buffs check tire pressure, pumping them full of carbs to achieve the proper plumpness for smooth cycling.
It’s been 40 years since the Ferraro family opened Plaza Surf N Sports, and today its inventory of sporting goods and apparel only continues to expand. The staff of sports enthusiasts is on hand to help patrons navigate the selection and can assist with everything from fitting and sizing hockey equipment to finding the right skateboard deck. The shop also handles team orders and trophies, ideal for local youth teams or professionals that lost a championship but really want a trophy anyway.
Plaza Surf N Sports’ Montauk location specializes in watersports, stocking a large selection of bathing suits, goggles, and surfboards. Day rentals outfit trips to the shore with surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, and beach chairs, which are more relaxing for wave riding than conventional surfboards.
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.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.
The proprietor of Say It In Thread began sewing at the age of 13, eventually graduating from the famed Fashion Institute of Technology. But it wasn't until she became a mom herself that she figured out how to support her little family with what she loved to do. In 1989, she began by embroidering baby gifts. Today, she crafts custom gifts, from pattern to hemming, embroidering each one to make it one of a kind. Customers can choose from a range of gifts, robes and towels, laundry bags and duffel bags, and throws and baby blankets. Each one is personalized with bright-colored thread, with the recipient's initials or name, and even a clever graphic such as baseballs for the sports fan, flowers for a gardener, or an adding machine for someone who likes things that tick.