“I knew dentistry was for me when I was just 8 years old,” Dr. Joseph Zagami muses in his bio. He had just gotten a number of fillings, and the young Zagami thought his dentist’s skills were akin to a magician. Since then, he's lived and breathed dentistry, having served a residency at Lutheran Medical Center and lectured at universities and professional functions. Dr. LuAnne M. Curatola took a different approach—the devoted student decided to double-major in biology and art history, so that when it came time to attend the NYU College of Dentistry, she had a background in science and a sharp attention to detail. At their clinic, both dentists check for signs of disease and decay during routine checkups, and perform more specialized services such as extractions and dental implants that look, feel, and taste like real teeth.
Time Out New York laces informative articles and reviews of the city's hottest concerts, spas, nightclubs, restaurants, and events with a signature wit. Its rolodex of lists opens readers’ eyes to each neighborhood’s entertainment, touching on the Best Brunch Restaurants, Best Downtown Rock Clubs, and Best East Village Drinking Spots. Issues also indulge in a dash of dating advice and shopping tips, mixed into a raft of feature stories that flesh out the city's cultural, political, and social life. The weekly print and digital magazine's editorial content shares page space with skillfully framed photos that capture the people, places, and trained bears that keep all of New York running.
Murder mysteries should be anything but silly. That’s the view espoused by Live In Theater Productions, the brainchild of prolific actor and playwright Carlo D'Amore. Eschewing the goofy tone of some other shows, Live In Theater plunges participants into cases that take their immersive details from unsolved, historical murders in New York. Showgoers make their way along the city streets where the real crimes once took place, interrogating actors playing roles ranging from 19th-century Irish slumlords to strung-out 1970s junkies. Each event plays out differently as the amateur sleuths weigh evidence, pursue leads, and finally find some use for their pocket-sized polygraphs, creating a one-of-a-kind adventure that earned a 2012 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience.
Windowside tables neighbor a sprawling, glass-topped bar dappled with metal studs in the entrance of Amber Asian Cuisine & Cocktail Lounge. At the top of the crimson-and-black staircase lies a dining room bathed in red light, where Asian-fusion cuisine perches atop plates between curtain-cloaked exposed-brick walls. Buddha statues spout off appetizer recommendations from behind green bamboo shoots and Amber's signature sushi rolls tumble into a menu including wok-hot entrees, noodle dishes, sangria crispy duck, and filet mignon.
The staff at Body Lounge Spa cossets skin during rejuvenating facials and body wraps, and redefines nails while patrons recline in cushioned red pedicure thrones. Guests can sip a glass of wine at the beverage bar as they take in the earth-toned décor grounded in deep chocolate and caramel tones. Massage therapists then invite patrons to rooms illuminated with candles, where treatments such as the energizing Thai massage combat stress and render muscles loose enough to bound up an escalator that's going down.
The staff of Pure Cleaners tends to clothes, furniture, and homes with aplomb, ensuring that patrons can walk through clean hallways to sit on clean armchairs while wearing clean pants. Dry cleaners resuscitate sullied garments, either waiting for owners to drop off items or arriving at doorways throughout Manhattan to tote them away. Pure Cleaners' maid service sends technicians wielding pet-friendly products into bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchens across the island.