At Shoplet.com, recycling isn't just a way to dispose of paper—it's where paper comes from. Recycled paper, recycled office furniture, and other eco-friendly products make up a major segment of the online megastore's more than 400,000-item inventory. The rest of its stock ranges from printers to cleaning supplies to break-room gear such as coffee brewers and sassy baristas to push the buttons. For added convenience, clients can manage their transactions online and track their orders in real time as they travel from the warehouse to their office's doorstep.
For more than 25 years, Bettertex Interiors has outfitted living spaces with custom fabric options offering expert upholstery, drapery, and custom furniture services. Free in-home consultations help their staff gain a better understanding of each space and help make every room metamorphosis a personalized experience. Customers can commission Bettertex to reincarnate dining-room chairs ($80, approximately), midsize ottomans ($250, approximately), average-sized chairs and sofas ($450–$600), and large sofas ($900+). In addition to removing old fabric and installing custom options, Bettertex will extend the life of furnishings by replacing broken springs, installing new cushioning, and spritzing it with a repellant that keeps sharks out of living rooms. All prices listed here are for labor costs only, but homeowners can procure approximately 15–20 yards of fabric for $250.
The Big Apple's big attractions are best seen from the harbor, but there's more than one way to walk on water. See Manhattan by boat three different ways on one of Harbor Experience Companies' unique boat tours. Choose from the classic New York Water Taxi's Statue of Liberty Express, a luxurious ZEPHYR Seaport Liberty Cruise, or zip off on the fast and furious SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride. Expect some historical and cultural surprises from Harbor Experience's expert guides on all of the tours.
Patties of grass-fed beef, wild boar, and free-range chicken fill brioche buns at Bareburger, which eschews the added hormones commonly found in burger meat for locally sourced, all-natural ingredients. Fries cooked in 100% peanut oil complement bites of the Jalapeño Express burger's pepper jack cheese and chipotle ketchup or the Mediterranean's cool spread of cucumber-mint yogurt. Though Bareburger sources its meat and produce from sustainable farmers, its food isn’t the only reflection of its eco-conscious values: Trees felled in storms end up as hardwood tables in the dining room, whose tin-siding ceilings have been reclaimed from barns deconstructed during philosophers' countryside lectures.