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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.

6440 108th St
Flushing,
NY
US

North Shore Plumbing Supply stocks more than 10,000 plumbing supplies and employs a staff of experts to help guide homeowners through indoor irrigation projects. In addition to providing a full arsenal of plumbing equipment, North Shore Plumbing Supply can obtain products for customers working on specialty projects. Each faucet and fixture they sell carries a full factory warranty and is guaranteed to be brand-new in its original packaging. A complete line of Kohler products includes bathroom-beautifying items such as a white, round self-closing toilet seat ($40) and a Caxton bathroom sink ($49.99). Homeowners can also peruse through avenues of aquatic appliances including the Cuno Aqua Pure Easy CS filtration system ($96), which helps to remove sediment and chlorine taste from drinking water. Meanwhile, the 8-inch Matco rain showerhead ($122) and the handheld Jalco S438 ($111) offer full rain, massage, and nebulizing mist settings that help to make morning showers more invigorating and afternoon water fights more complex.

18807 Northern Blvd
Flushing,
NY
US

Chefs serve Thai dishes to patrons tucked inside the cozy Amarin Café. The cooking staff flavors fried rice with mouthfuls of veggies and chunks of pineapple or shrimp. They plate crispy duck with mashed potatoes, and drop tender chicken pieces and sliced mushrooms inside a creamy coconut-base soup.

659 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

The knowledgeable staff at Hamilton True Value helps tackle home-improvement projects with an expansive inventory of merchandise. Deluxe high-back folding chairs ($20.99) and banquet tables ($73.99) add a touch of class to backyard feasts or amateur wrestling matches, while repelling arboreal intruders with a a 50 pound bag of ice-melting pellets ($29.99) keeps vagrant snowmen at bay. Patrons can also apply the value toward larger purchases, like the burger-terrifying Weber gas grill ($399), or use it to polish off a long-delayed interior redecoration with Pratt & Lambert brand paints. Services such as window repair, key cutting, and scissor sharpening are also available to keep homeowners happy.

147 Washington Ave
Lawrence,
NY
US

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.

218 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Dr. Oleg Lisitsyn, Dr. Diana Ilyasova, and their staff at Pelham Parkway Vision Center provide eyecare services ranging from contact-lens fittings and routine eye exams to diagnosing and treating eye conditions and diseases. Once exams ensure clients' prescriptions are up to date, they can peruse designer frames from brands such as Fendi, Burberry, and Prada.

775 Lydig Ave
Bronx,
NY
US