Local Services in New York City

Unlock the Mysterious and Mystical Secrets of The Tarot

Prospect Heights

$50 $50

Over tea, Donna Henes teaches you how the tarot deck is organized and what each card means, followed by a mini reading

Up to 64% Off Course at ABC Languages

Multiple Locations

$300 $109

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Small group classes meet once a week for 1.5 hours to learn the basics of Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, German, Portuguese and Russian

91% Off Photo Shoot from Portrait Scene

Multiple Locations

$218 $19

Seasoned photographers capture individuals and families during on-location shoots

65% Off NY Real Estate Licensing Course

Garment District

$425 $149

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

50% Off Math-Test Prep Course in Forest Hills

Forest Hills

$1,000 $499

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Facility staffed by 32 tutors, many of whom are multilingual and all of whom have achieved impressive scores on state and national exams

Up to 74% Off at Joanne Handler Photography

Mid-town West

$275 $79

Photographer uses lighting and professional techniques to capture engaging headshots that showcase the subject's personality

67% Off Life-Coaching Sessions

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

50% Off at F.A.B.J Dry Cleaning

New York

$40 $20

Environmentally friendly dry-cleaning establishment uses water, biodegradable soap, and steam to render clothes fresh, soft, and clean

54% Off Watch Repair

New York

$13 $6

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Up to 83% Off Career Tech Training

Midtown South Central

$648 $149

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

Up to 66% at 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

60% Off 50,000 YouTube Views

New York City

$500 $200

Business specializes in helping YouTube videos go viral; specialists use social media to guarantee at least 50,000 views

$10 for Tech Repair at LaptopMD

Chelsea

$25 $10

Screen replacements, software and hardware repairs, data recovery, and other services for mobile devices, laptops, and computers

52% Off a Boating-Safety Course at NYC Captain

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Eight-hour course with provided materials renders a boating-safety certificate

54% Off Script-Writing Classes

Garment District

$150 $69

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One-day intensive classes immerse students in lectures, discussions & exercises about script-writing & screenwriting genres

76% Off Photo Shoot at White NY Photography Studio

New York

$420 $99

Drawing from 15 years of experience, a photographer snaps shots at a studio in the heart of the Flatiron District

56% Off Insurance-Agent Licensing Course 

Multiple Locations

$450 $199

40-hour prelicensure course equips students with the knowledge necessary to connect others with injury- and accident-insurance plans

Up to 53% Off Voiceover or Animation Workshop

Midtown Center

$145 $69

Voiceover class covers commercial, radio, and promo work; animation class explores program behind ParaNorman and Frankenweenie

87% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

Photographers let subjects dress & pose to their comfort level during one-hour shoots, which include one print & 50 images on CD.

Up to 70% Off GMAT Test Prep

Washington DC

$990 $299

Acclaimed, eight-week classes are interactive and cover all aspects of the GMAT while employing practice tests

55% Off Engagement Photography

Sunnyside

$399 $180

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Up to 77% Off Real-Estate Licensing Course

Multiple Locations

$465 $109

School offers online or in-person seminars & e-books that prepare aspiring real-estate agents for success in sales for the past 25 years

Up to 63% Off Doggy Daycare or Boarding

Multiple Locations

$135 $50

Doggy daycare with staffers who play with dogs and walk them 2–3 times per day; boarding with plush bedding and staffers who sleep by dogs

Up to 88% Off Guitar Lessons at GotChops Music

Manhattanville

$255 $35

Musician with two decades of experience and an album under his belt teaches guitar lessons at his studio or in Manhattan homes

60% Off Life/Career Coaching Sessions

Flatiron District

$500 $199

Clients discover new career paths and ambitions through one-on-one coaching sessions performed remotely or in person

Up to 59% Off Voice Lessons at Adam Roebuck Studios

New York

$50 $25

Train your voice to make beautiful music with singing lessons from a producer with clients on Broadway

Up to 54% Off Laptop or Computer Repair

Garment District

$100 $49

Technicians repair water damage and perform hardware or software fixes on Macs and PCs

Up to 57% Off from Psychic Stephanie

Manhattan

$95 $47

Experienced psychic Stephanie relies on tarot cards, energy healing, and other psychic abilities to read clients' futures and energy levels

Up to 76% Off Psychic Reading or Tea Leaf Reading

Gramercy Park

$125 $30

A spiritual advisor turns to the mystical realm to give people advice and help them find clarity, relying on psychic powers and tea leaves

Half Off at Toddlewood Photography

New York

$700 $350

Kids can emulate their favorite celebrities or opt for an enhanced version of themselves during the up to 90-minute photo shoots

Up to 80% Off Tax Services from Tax Genius

Garment District

$250 $49

Income-tax preparation, business setup, and bookkeeping with financial analysis and year-end tax projection

Up to 81% Off Forex Trading Courses

Koreatown

$599 $130

Courses in foreign-currency trading teach the basics or how to analyze and strategize at a higher level

50% Off

Tribeca

$100 $50

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71% Off at Allstar Bartenders Training

Multiple Locations

$345 $99

Bartending courses held in mock cocktail lounge educate students in art and science of bottle flips and mixed-drink preparation

50% Off Childcare

Williamsburg

$300 $150

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Up to 58% Off Photography Class or Day Trip

Multiple Locations

$69 $29

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Students take to the outdoors to snap photos of wildlife on a nature hike or a landmark such as the Statue of Liberty or Central Park

The UPS Store – Half Off Moving & Shipping Supplies

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Three UPS Store locations offer mailbox rental as well as moving and shipping supplies such as boxes, wood crates, bubble wrap, and tape

50% Off

New York

$240 $120

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57% Off Test Anxiety Workshop

Chelsea

$300 $129

Prep for big exams such as the SATs by learning new study skills and techniques for calming test-taking anxiety

50% Off

Midtown Center

$120 $60

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45% Off

New York

$235 $129

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50% Off Moving Services

Fort Greene

$100 $50

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Up to 60% Off Headshot Photography Package

Chelsea

$99 $59

Headshot photographers capture flattering, professional images of performers wearing one or two outfits

45% Off Wedding Photography

Clinton

$999 $549

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Up to 61% Off Matchmaking Services

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

Hand-selected groups based on an initial matchmaker meeting meet for first-date drinks

55% Off Marketing Consulting

SoHo

$99 $45

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56% Off Maternity Photography Package

Chelsea

$500 $219

Professional photographer takes artistic portraits of moms-to-be during a one-hour photo shoot

Up to 57% Off Mommy & Me Classes

East Village

$90 $39

Moms and kids bond over 6-week courses in yoga, baking, or music

Up to 78% Off Kids' Sing, Sign & Play Classes

Multiple Locations

$40 $9

One-hour classes offer a range of benefits for toddlers, including improved communication, better vocabulary, and parent-child bonding

Half Off Dry-Cleaning Services

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Technicians clean suits, coats, and sweaters with environmentally friendly products

67% Off The Wedding Salon Bridal Showcase

The Metropolitan Pavilion

$75 $25

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Vendors from across the professional-wedding-planning spectrum show off their skills to engaged-couples and wedding helpers

Up to 58% Off Driving Lessons

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

Bilingual driving instructors teach automotive essentials or prepare students to earn their commercial driver licenses

55% Off Photography Classes

Hoboken

$750 $338

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Up to 58% Off Framing Services

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

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Skilled staff members use high-quality materials to frame artwork and keepsakes

Up to 62% Off Photo-Booth Rental

Multiple Locations

$1,195 $449

Photo booth captures groups of 4–6 guests at events and weddings, printing unlimited 2"x6" photo strips

50% Off Storytelling Workshop

Flatiron District

$150 $75

Learn how to refine a story and tell it to a class in two days; six-class workshop dives into story structuring and body language

jcp portraits – Up to 83% Off Photo Shoots

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Professional photographers capture families, babies, and individuals with custom backgrounds, props, and variety of poses

Up to 55% Off at Psychic Readings

Psychic Readings

$55 $25

Psychic with more than two decades of experience offers insight into topics such as love, health, and the future

44% Off Guitar Lessons

Jersey City

$50 $28

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Up to 54% Off at Yellow Frog Guitar Classes

The Waterfront

$149 $69

Experienced guitar instructor teaches the instrument's fundamentals during group classes designed for beginners

Up to 67% Off iPhone or iPad Repair

Journal Square

$49 $25

Technology experts replace the LCD screens on Apple phones and tablets while guests enjoy café beverages

68% Off Furniture at Garfield Home Furnishing Center

Jersey City

$300 $95

New showroom boasts huge selection of bedroom and dining sets, sofas, and chairs

Up to 65% Off Dog Day Camp

Jersey City

$245 $85

At a day camp conveniently located by the Holland Tunnel, dogs get social interaction and exercise while their owners are at work

Up to 56% Off Kids' Language or Art Classes

Key Elements Learning

$389 $175

Learn Spanish, French, Italian, or Chinese during an immersion program; hone young artist's creativity with hands-on art classes

Up to 70% Off Legal Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $75

Legal experts help with end-of-life decisions about finances, health care, funeral arrangements, and other important issues

Up to 78% Off Tutoring Sessions from Best Brains

The Heights

$244 $69

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and the abacus

Up to 72% Off iPhone and iPad Screen Replacement

Journal Square

$49 $25

Techs give iPhone or iPad new lease on life with screen replacement

Up to 51% Off Doggy Daycare at Camp Bow Wow

Sunnyside

$100 $49

Dogs frolic in a 10,000-square-foot indoor area as owners watch via Camper Cams

$5 for Replacement Watch Battery at I Love Jewelry

Long Island City

$10 $5

Jewelers who work with brands such as Movado, Seiko, and Casio replace watch batteries

Half Off Laundry or Dry Cleaning

Ditmars Steinway

$30 $15

Drop-off dry cleaning for t-shirts, socks, under garments, and jeans; dry cleaning services for dress shirts, suits, and slacks

Half Off Bartending Certification Course

Long Island City

$300 $149

The course covers 150 drink recipes, garnishes, and customer service essentials; graduates receive job-placement assistance

55% Off

Astoria

$140 $63

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Up to 60% Off Party-Supply Rentals

Maspeth

$200 $99

Party add-ons range from cotton candy to live magicians; rental packages include a bounce house or tables and chairs

50% Off Fortune Telling

Sunnyside

$50 $25

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55% Off Psychic Readings

Midtown East

$100 $45

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57% Off Dry Cleaning and Delivery

Long Island City

$70 $30

Delivery drivers pick up clothing parcels, drop them off with experienced cleaners, and return them within three working days

Up to 58% Off Photography Workshops

Studios LIC

$598 $275

Seasoned professional photographers teach workshops that cover topics including lighting, Photoshop, and retouching images

Up to 53% Off Tutoring Sessions in Any Subject

The Horizon Heights Building

$205 $99

After a thorough assessment of students' skills, tutors give personalized, one-on-one & small group help in math, English & other subjects

Up to 89% Off Boudoir Photo Shoot at DeBoudoir

SoHo

$399 $45

With lingerie outfits, women bring their sensuality to the surface, posing for 60 minutes to create unique, romantic gifts

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A palapa is a palm-thatched sun haven found on beaches in Mexico. True to its namesake, La Palapa offers cuisine that is at once a haven from ordinary Mexican fare and an effective tool for blocking the sun. For lunch, start with a palate-pleasing appetizer such as plátanos con crema (sweet plantains with cream and house-made queso fresco, $6.95) before moving on to the famous Mexico City–style tacos ($5.95 each), which can be filled with eight delectable flavors, including al pastor (pineapple-chile rubbed pork). Later eaters can hang a fang on dinner entrees such as pato al mole negro oaxaqueño (grilled duck breast in rich black mole infused with 26 magical ingredients) or camarones al mojo de ajo (shrimp sautéed with garlic, red tomato rice, and slow-cooked black beans). Lubricate throat pipes and conversations and complement the meal with a tangy selection from the cocktail catalogue.

77 E 12th St
New York,
NY
US

The volunteers of Musicians On Call's Bedside Performance Program may not have gone through med school, but that doesn't mean they're not healers. In fact, in some cases the responses they're able to elicit from their small hospital-room audiences—a smile on a stress-racked face, a foot moving ever so slightly to the music—are enough to make most doctors jealous.

The concept is as simple as it is unconventional: a volunteer knocks on a hospital door and asks if the room's occupant would like to hear some music. Patients who agree are treated to a brief private concert, a respite from the anxiety and monotony that can characterize even brief hospital stays. These miniature performances are so effective that in its 14 years of existence the organization has garnered support from celebrities across the musical spectrum and has grown to include branches in six cities: New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Through these branches, it's arranged for more than 400,000 patients, family members, and caregivers to rest their minds and recharge their spirits through the power of live music.

Live music, however, isn't the only salve in Musicians On Call's arsenal. Hospitals in all 50 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and Ireland, have received comprehensive CD libraries, as well as CD players, as part of the organization's Music Pharmacy program.

NBC Nightly News features MOC from Ebie McFarland on Vimeo.

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1133 Broadway
New York,
NY
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Clad in fatigues and soaking in sweat, the denizens of Pure Power Boot Camp lift logs, climb walls, and navigate obstacle courses. If it sounds like military boot camp, that's no accident; each of the drill instructors are current or former military members. Presided over by Lauren Brenner—who became a personal trainer at 16 before playing Division I tennis and working as a trainer for the Syracuse men's basketball team—each instructor leads a platoon that trains together multiple times per week. Pure Power Boot Camp's boot-camp training is ideal for adventure races like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, or Warrior Dash as it incorporates real obstacles and situations. After their initial training, members can enroll in maintenance courses that help them keep their new bodies in shape and offer an excuse to see the climbing wall with which they fell in love.


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38 E 23rd St
New York,
NY
US

Argentina–born soccer enthusiast Gustavo Szulansky opened Super Soccer Stars to provide the boroughs with a program that championed the personal development of youngsters rather than solely a skill-based focus. Since its debut in 2000, it's grown throughout the city, helping countless youngsters learn teamwork, boost confidence, and decrease arguments during home games played on the dining-room table. This rapid growth is due in part to the positive values Gustavo instilled from the first class. His coaches are carefully selected for their ability to cultivate a noncompetitive, sensitive approach to learning the game, and they dole out their knowledge in both classes and camps.

Super Soccer Star's Kick & Play program features family-friendly classes that help tots 12–24 months old develop pre-soccer skills and physical skill sets simultaneously. During classes, a team of talented and enthusiastic instructors and an athletic duo of puppet friends named Mimi and Pepe buoy budding soccer players with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and the merry clickety-clack of cleated tap dances. Designed with the help of early-childhood specialists, each age-specific class helps players build skills at their own pace with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and engaging original music.

62 Livingston St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Housing Works runs a family of Thrift shops and a bookstore cafe, throughout New York City. All of which provide funding for lifesaving services for indivuduals living with HIV and AIDS.

730 5th Ave
New York,
NY
US

In his early teens, Mario Godiva Green was overweight. At school, kids bullied him daily, and he was tired of their incessant mockery. At 16, his mother died, providing the catalyst to the dramatic life change that Mario was about to embark on. Over the next 11 years, his rise to prominence in the fitness circles of New York and Chicago was nothing short of meteoric. From modeling for Calvin Klein to pioneering Kangoo workouts in the United States, Mario has been at the forefront of physical fitness. His work has been featured on the New York Times, The Steve Harvey Show, and ABC Nightline.

Today he jet-sets around the world to promote and teach Kangoo to throngs of eager exercisers and underachieving gravity forces, and his Kangoo classes have become one of the trendiest, most exclusive workouts in the city. A firm believer in having fun while exercising, his hip-hop classes are half dance, half fitness class, and he also leads hoppers throughout Manhattan during outdoor boot camps and jogs. The springy shoes reduce the impact on the joints and spine, harnessing the 33 health benefits associated with rebounding without danger to joint cartilage.

39 West 19th Street
New York,
NY
US