Dr. Melania Napolitano grew up in Italy and speaks fluent Italian and Spanish. She earned her doctorate of optometry from SUNY College of Optometry and now uses her linguistic skills to communicate with clients about their vision. When she isn't crafting eyeglass and contact-lens prescriptions, she diagnoses maladies such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. The shelves at 20/20 Eye Care brim with frames by designers such as Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, DKNY, and Nike, preparing patrons to read fine print or make fun of the lamest ants in a colony.
Waiting for food at a restaurant is usually a drag, but it's part of the fun at Game Master Grill. That's because the puzzle, card, and board games lining the eatery's walls—from Pokemon to Risk—are all available to play while cooks whip up meals in the kitchen. Those feasts encompass steak house and pub food alike, from skirt steak marinated in honey soy to buffalo wings served with a choice of 11 dipping sauces, including asian peanut butter. The menu is full of game references, such as "Catan chips" with blackened seasoning, and, per Newsday, even the tablecloths are made from different games' rubber play mats. If meals come to a close faster than games, diners have the option of buying any game they start and continuing at home, or heading to Game Master Games, which shares the same owners, to join a gaming tournament.
A certified Chinese herbalist and recipient of a master’s degree in Oriental medicine, Alexandra Gerazounis wields her acupuncture skills for more than just feelings of relaxation. She specializes in both using the ancient treatment to help her clients lose weight and working in tandem with reproductive specialists to boost fertility in women. Her holistic methods extend to Chinese herbal supplements and ear candling to gently remove excess wax, moisture, and the sound of overplayed Top 40 hits.
Intimo’s collection of luxury robes, pajamas, and underwear lets customers feel as fashionable when lounging on the couch as when strutting down Fifth Avenue. Women’s options update classic robes and chemises with elegant details such as cowl necks and lace trims. Pajamas flatter men’s bodies with sleek silhouettes made from fabrics such as charmeuse silk, heathered cotton, and bamboo rayon—all much softer than the typical wooly-mammoth undershirts.
Baby Chic NY gives local and visiting parents access to quality rental gear, such as Bugaboo and Bob Revolution strollers, car seats, and scooters, offer parents short-term modes of transportation while their regular strollers are in the shop for a transmission overhaul. The store also offers a concierge service, which provides necessities such as diapers, wipes, and bottles.