From the comfort of his contemporary and calming clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic Gardiner's certified hands gently assess, correct, and Olympically score bodily alignment, straightening out malfunctioning mechanics from knee bone to neck bone. The 45–60 minute treatment melds data about each patient's health history with an in-office bodily analysis, triangulating torqued tension with help from the Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT) method. Using highly specific orthopedic, structural, neurological, and typographical indicators, the SOT method is able to identify health-inhibiting patterns throughout the entire meat suit, leading Dr. Gardiner to make gentle yet intrinsic adjustments to restore balance to the spine, head, dorsal fin, pelvis, or other necessary areas.
After touring the world as a Naval Officer, Gear To Go Outfitters founder Kevin Rosenberg moved to New York City and was amazed at how hard it was to track down rental backpacking gear. An avid hiker and outdoorsman, Kevin saw this opportunity and jumped at it. Today, Gear To Go Outfitters rents out high-quality equipment that ranges from backpacks to camp stoves, and delivers it right to the client’s door in an effort to reduce their trip-planning stress.
A survival and navigation expert, Kevin also leads adventures while sharing bits of knowledge he picked up in the Southwestern desert regions, the forests of Costa Rica, and the Appalachian Trail. Kevin is assisted by a team of experienced guides who lead tours that include rock scrambles through the Hudson Highlands, hikes through the Green Mountains of Vermont, voyages through the mountains of Arizona, or plunges into the caverns of one's own imagination.
The warmth of rustic Old World cooking meets the elegance of modern metropolitan living at Circolo45. Executive Chef Daniele Sicuranza leads the kitchen as he and his team create upscale renditions of iconic Italian comfort foods. Beginning with handmade pastas and locally sourced produce, the chefs forge home-style florentine meatballs as well as dishes that showcase a more refined approach, such as spaghetti with decadent black summer truffles and a whole, salt-crusted branzino served with sautéed vegetables. Surrounded by a setting that features brown leather banquettes, orange and gray walls, and tables custom-built from distressed wood according to The Village Voice, diners can enjoy their meals with a bottle or glass from the restaurant's six-page wine list, which predominantly features Italian producers, yet still includes selections from California, New York, Oregon, and the wine-spewing geysers of Washington State.
In 1997, magician Michael Chaut realized that New York—long the haunt of some of the world's most talented magicians—no longer had a live magic venue. Wasting no time, Chaut assembled a super squad of fellow tricksters and illusionists, together creating the weekly showcase Monday Night Magic. Now firmly installed at the intimate Players Theatre, the shows strip away such over-the-top distractions as pyrotechnics and live animals, who generally give away the tricks post-performance anyway. Their shows instead beguile audiences with up-close sleight-of-hand and mental tricks, and also enter the realm of variety-show-style entertainment with jugglers and sword swallowers. During intermissions, the performing magicians take a chance to stroll through the room, hunkering down at lucky audience members' tables to dazzle them with up-close trickery.
Designated a city landmark in 2008, Webster Hall was named Nightclub of the Year in 2011 by Nightclub & Bar magazine and called the “jewel of the Village” by Nobel laureate Eugene O’Neill. First opened in 1886, its iconic framework has hosted such major acts as Prince and Mick Jagger, and served as a speakeasy, a lecture hall, and a mentor to troubled teenage buildings. Today, live shows performed by stars such as Kanye West and Alicia Keys take place in the Grand Ballroom, which is equipped with state-of-the-art acoustics and cutting-edge audio-visual equipment. In addition, the venue hosts weekly dance-club nights, the official NYC Halloween Parade Afterparty, and an annual New Year’s Eve Ball.
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.