An independent, family-owned retailer, Staten Island Appliances Co. has been selling quality wares with aesthetically pleasing price tags since 1984. The knowledgeable staff assists shoppers in picking out appliances from brands such as Sony, Frigidaire, GE, Toshiba, Maytag, and Hotpoint. Get mornings started on the right foot with the aid of a De'Longhi espresso machine ($129) or six-slice toaster oven ($109), and then nuke a few noshables with a GE microwave ($119). A Coby 7" portable DVD player ($89) or 7" portable TV ($119) provide entertainment on lengthy road trips in vehicles that, despite being small, can never fit enough clowns. Professional installation and extended warranties are available with a range of products. Likewise, the shop maintains an online buyer's guide designed to ease the adoption of any electronics or appliances.
Since its founding in 1960, Thriftway Pharmacy has been a reliable part of every community it has joined. That's because the store keeps its doors open 365 days per year, meaning it never closes for holidays. As a result, customers have constant access to Thriftway's dependable pharmacists. They also can browse the store's shelves for holiday decorations, toys, greeting cards, cell phone accessories, and last-minute gifts in a pinch.
At baby showers, birthday parties, and get-togethers, Susan Ellman and Ellen Davis's edible fruit arrangements created a buzz. Fueled by the well wishes of their friends and bouquet recipients, the two started Edible Delites, Inc., a small business operating out of their kitchens, in 1984. In the last three decades, the business has blossomed into a multifranchise, coast-to-coast organization. Fresh and chocolate-dipped fruit arrangements pepper the United States, from the rooms of nursing homes to the hoods of accidentally sideswiped cars.
Potted plants add a verdant touch to the calming, minimalistic environment created by J&S Spa's sleek hardwood floors and clean white walls. The aestheticians provide a complete anatomical spread of pampering services stretching from spa pedicures to ginger-honey body wraps to eyelash extensions. Inside private rooms, guests relax as massage therapists release tension and restore balance through an array of massage modalities, including thai herbal therapy. A variety of facials—infused with antioxidants and vitamin C—leave skin looking radiant while reducing the appearance of fine lines and the urge to lick orange trees.
In the late 19th century, many restaurants and bars were built with tin ceilings stamped in ornate designs. At The Corner Kitchen & Bar, these elaborate ceilings lend the bar area a vintage feel that offsets the menu's inventive dishes, cocktails, and servers riding hoverboards. The kitchen staff fires specialties such as pan-seared sea scallops with ginger-lime vinaigrette, sesame-crusted salmon, and delicate short ribs braised for at least six hours. On select evenings, The Corner Kitchen & Bar hosts live musicians who perform to the cadence of sizzling burgers and clinking glasses.
MOD Restoration is the brainchild of Sim Fern and Hanny Lerner, a husband-and-wife team. In addition to dressing furniture in fashionable new ensembles, they keep tabs on their seasoned artisans who work throughout New York and San Francisco. They've made a name for themselves in the world of mid-century modern furniture and love resurrecting pieces by iconic designers, from George Nelson to Hans Wegner. While they work with architects, designers, and the likes of Ivanka Trump, they draw from a vast fabric collection from designers such as Maharam and Kvadrat. They also use these fabrics to make custom drapes for windows.