Local Services in New York City

$149 for a New York Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Course from Ivy Real Estate Education ($425 Value)

Ivy Real Estate Education

Garment District

$425 $149

75-hour licensing course informs students interested in buying or selling real estate with a professional instructor & flexible curriculum

One or Three Life Coaching Sessions at Soft Skills Success Coaching (Up to 56% Off)

Soft Skills Success Coaching

New York

$150 $75

Professional life coach helps clients build soft skills for the workplace and achieve contentment in life through coaching and meditation

One or Two 60-Minute Life-Coaching Sessions at Life Coaching by Lorene Cowan (67% Off)

Life Coaching by Lorene Cowan

Lorene Cowan

$150 $49

Hour-long life-coaching sessions help develop specific self-improvement goals for the future and map a path to achieve them

Two-Hour, Eight-Hour, One-Day, or Four-Day Live Equities-Trading Course from Equity Trading Capital (Up to 81% Off)

Equity Trading Capital

Financial District

$199 $39

Instructors share day-trading advice and strategies; one-day seminar led by New York Times–featured traders Mayer Offerman and David Green

$41 for $75 Worth of Singing Lessons — Krowne Vocal Coaching NYC

Krowne Vocal Coaching Nyc

Garment District

$75 $41

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Robotics and Computer Programs for Kids at Urban Tech Club (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

Urban Tech Club

New York

$400 $179

Kids learn skills applicable to science, tech, engineering, computer programming and math skills while building cool robots

$6 for $13 Worth of Watch Repair — Kipliani & Co

Kipliani & Co

New York

$13 $6

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One or Two Career Tech Education Courses from Jobconnectus Training Institute (Up to 83% Off)

Jobconnectus Training Institute

Midtown South Central

$648 $149

Students prepare for careers with courses in social media science, A/V communication, health sciences, finance, and business

$99 for $220 Worth of Webpage-Design Consulting — Firefly Designs + Communications, Inc.

Firefly Designs + Communications, Inc.

New York

$220 $99

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Singing Lessons at Vocal Boot Camp (Up to 55% Off)

Vocal Boot Camp

Shetler Studios

$199 $98

Vocal coach builds confident singing through endurance, ear-training, breath, and projection exercises seven days a week

"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

New York

$100 $39

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

$20 for $40 Groupon — iBridge Language LLC

Ibridge Language Llc

New York

$40 $20

This one-hour basic Mandarin class will teach you Chinese commonly used in social settings.

$550 for a Persian and Farsi Language Course at NY Persian Cultural Center ($1,130 Value)

NY Persian Cultural Center

Crown Heights

$1,130 $550

Over the course of 15 90-minute classes, students learn to speak Persian and Farsi with an emphasis on Persian culture

Quickbooks Class for One or Two at Diana Lloyd Accounting, LLC (Up to 66% Off)

Diana Lloyd Accounting, LLC

Social Restaurant NYC

$278 $100

Accounting experts demystify financial software for sole-practitioners, entrepreneurs, bookkeepers, and anyone with a bank account

Psychic Reading, Tarot Card Reading, or Full-Life Reading from Psychic Readings By Lisa (Up to 56% Off)

Psychic Readings By Lisa

New York

$60 $30

Experienced psychic uses readings to offer spiritual advice and answer client questions about love, life, and work in a calming atmosphere

Psychic Reading for One or Two or Three Readings at Psychic Readings by Angel (Up to 61% Off)

Psychic Readings by Angel

New York

$50 $20

25 year experienced psychic and love specialist offers insight into love life, career and the future

Intro to Public Presenting and Speaking Course and One-on-One Session at AT Motion (Up to 61% Off)

AT Motion

New York

$125 $49

Public presenting course teaches confidence in public-speaking ability through posture and body language using the Alexander Technique

$59 for Professional Resumé and Cover Letter Service at Career Success Institute ($397 Value)

Career Success Institute

Clinton

$397 $59

HR executives and CPRW-certified writers help you craft a resumé and cover letter that addresses the expectations of prospective employers

$50 for $100 Groupon — PandaManda Education

Pandamanda

Tribeca

$100 $50

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As part of Housing Works’ larger mission to provide advocacy and services for the HIV/AIDS-afflicted and homeless populations of New York, the Bookstore Cafe contributes 100% of their revenue toward the non-profit’s annual operating budget. A staff comprised almost entirely of volunteers serves Intelligentsia coffee, gourmet libations, and light meals amid the SoHo shop’s seemingly endless racks of books. The menu includes soups from Hale & Hearty, baked goods from Balthazar, and sandwiches made fresh to order.

Despite the shop’s humble intentions, their historic premises are grand: spiral staircases and mahogany bookshelves filled with donated books, music, and movies stretch toward 20-foot ceilings. The dramatic space easily lends itself to weddings and private parties, as well as Housing Works’ own calendar of book-release parties, writers’ workshops, and music performances. When customers run out of fuel for their book-powered cars, the Bookstore Cafe’s collection of 30,000 titles can also be purchased online.

730 5th Ave
New York,
NY
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Since 1976, Manhattan Mini Storage has freed up the closet space of more than 200,000 New Yorkers with units spread throughout the borough. Three months of access to Manhattan Mini Storage's dimensioned 4'x4'x4' compartment gives the space-starved enough room for approximately 10?15 medium-sized boxes, plus clothing, sporting equipment, and small items. All storage spaces come standard with around-the-clock video security, and year-round accessibility with exclusive off-street parking. For oversized handbag and baseball-card collections, the storage company offers larger units, some sizable enough to fit an apartment's worth of furnishings or a decade?s supply of french toast. A concierge service assists in the logistics of the move for an additional cost, helping to keep the stress of moving low.

Manhattan Mini Storage has the space and time to accommodate overstocked packrats and urban rolling stones alike. Availability varies by location, so please phone ahead before making promises to your lawn furniture or Flag Day decorations. In the interest of full disclosure, feel free to check out the company's FAQ page online.

543 W 43rd St
New York,
NY
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Founded by Arthur L. Carter in 1987, The New York Observer combines behind-the-scenes reporting and insightful commentaries to keep the people abreast of the latest goings-on about town. Published every Wednesday, the weekly's features delve into national and citywide politics. Columns such as Kevin Baker's politically focused Shrinking Brain and Nina Burleigh's women's-issues-based The Bombshell take a more opinionated approach to the headlines. The Wall Street section examines the market's recent ups and downs, Betabeat profiles the figures behind the tech industry, and the real estate pages reveals the newest occupants of popular city properties. As GalleristNY chronicles the New York art world, the rest of the culture section offers takes on art exhibitions, theatrical productions, concerts, films, and up-and-coming pigeons in the park.

321 W 44th St
New York,
NY
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You might recognize Chef Okadaman—after all, he’s in an Allman Brothers tribute band and his face is plastered onto the side of the Okadaman food truck that can be seen meandering through Midtown. Like his facility with complicated melodies and rhythms on the bass guitar, Chef Okadaman assembles virtuosic lunch entrees such as fried octopus dumplings drizzled with Japanese mayo and okonomiyaki, a savory pancake densely topped with squid, bacon, and kimchi that inspired a CBS.com food blogger to call it “one of the most beautifully presented lunches [he’s] eaten, truck or not.” The chef either buys each of his dishes’ components locally or flies them in from Japan in tribute to his respect of fine ingredients, tradition, and a 747’s need for a tasty meal. To catch a meal nearby, diners can check the truck’s location online.

120 E 16th St
New York,
NY
US

Featured in numerous television and online media, the Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash showcases trendy apparel from more than 50 designers, as well as accessories from chic lines such as Jay Clay Jewelry, Divine Sole Boutique, and Frederick's of Hollywood. Style mavens descend on the event to sample cocktails and relax in an onsite spa lounge. Visitors also take advantage of discounts on handbags and accessories from locally based brands. At the end of the day, select attendees go home with eco-friendly, reusable tote bags, which are filled with coupons, certificates, and at least $30 worth of beauty products from brands such as Pureology and TanTowel, including lip balm, compact mirrors, and envy balm to apply directly to the eyes of coworkers jealous of your ensemble.

7 West 34th Street
New York,
NY
US

"This is a candy shop for creativity," Make Meaning's CEO, Dan Nissanoff, told New York Family. The crafting hotspot, named the Best Crafting Hub by New York Magazine, boasts a dizzying range of activities. Inside the brightly lit confines, youngsters and adults can make candles, jewelry, and soap. They can also paint ceramic pieces, create paintings on canvas, and decorate cakes.

The inspiration behind the business? The connections that Nissanoff made with his family when they worked on craft projects together. In order to offer that up to other families, he created Make Meaning, where he and his staff lead guests through craft projects, organize special events from corporate gatherings to birthday parties, and encourage inventiveness and fun.

329 Columbus Ave
New York,
NY
US