Tables handcrafted from Guadalajara wood mix with marble accents and industrial lighting, echoing the blend of traditional and modern found in Teqa’s cuisine. The eatery—the first of its kind in a neighborhood dotted with classic pubs and bars—boasts a menu of Mexican comfort cuisine, such as carne asada tacos and nachos, along with contemporary offerings in the form of grilled chipotle shrimp salad and duck torta. The bar follows suit, whipping up signature margaritas with innovative ingredients such as hibiscus, rose, and cucumber and cracking open classic Mexican beers including Corona, Dos Equis, and Negra Modelo.
Urban Sherpa assists thrill seekers yearning to explore gorgeous slopes by guiding them through adventurous outdoor getaways. Escape the banality of indoor living at Hunter Mountain, a quick 2.5-hour jaunt from the city, featuring snowy streams of verticals, moguls, and run-outs for experts and beginners alike. With the first deal, aspiring mountain-surfers can take advantage of Hunter's Learn-to-Ride center, where they'll be trained in the basics of skiing or boarding before practicing their new skills on one of Hunter's 14 trails specially designed for beginners and families. Beginners can also toss aside their makeshift skis made from jumbo popsicle sticks and get premium skis or a board for their day on the mountain.
Soccer is known as "the beautiful game," but it doesn't always start out pretty. It takes hard work and determination to become a great footballer. That's why Coach Frank opened Soccer Beyond, a comprehensive training community. Having gone through top-flight academies, including the school at Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany, he's performed some of the sport's most demanding drills and skills. He teams up with Coach Andrew, a product of Everton FC's academy in Liverpool, England. Together they have a world of soccer knowledge to share.
The main points the coaches want to instill is that soccer is a team sport and to have fun. They don't exclude anyone from playing, and keep an upbeat, encouraging atmosphere throughout all training sessions, scrimmages, and games. During sessions, they teach adult and youth players how to pass, receive, and dribble. They also cover keys to soccer-specific quickness and building stamina. Whether engaging their students through camps or league games, the coaches always place importance on healthy lifestyles and can-do attitudes.
Shibumi Spa, led by director Soli Davis—an acclaimed aesthetician and stylist with more than 30 years' experience—specializes in holistic treatments for both body and spirit. During the one-hour BIONOVA custom facial, the BIONOVA skin-care product, containing the same 300 natural elements and ingredients found in human skin, will go to work on the body's freckle farm, ousting dead cells and opening up plugged pores. In addition to its efficiency in exfoliation and extraction, the BIONOVA product is a key ally in the beauty battle against acne armies, wrinkle-warriors, and platoons of poor pigmentation. Included with the BIONOVA treatment is a face/hand massage medley of various styles, including the digit-doting techniques of shiatsu and the tissue-juncture focus of the Ayurvedic marma points massage, ensuring that fingers are ready for next month's full-contact rock-paper-guillotine tournament.
The Flea Theater exalts off-off-Broadway experimentation by producing original and new works from emerging and established playwrights while hosting series, festivals and programs for artists throughout the year. Over the past 15 years, eyes have widened at works by established playwright and screenwriter Adam Rapp and edgy performances from Marisa Tomei, while others have tracked the skyrocketing success of choreographer Sarah East Johnson and other toddling innovators. A 40-seat black box and a 74-seat flexible theater house up to four events and one séance daily on The Flea's packed schedule, which adds to visiting performances with a rotating constellation of rising stars from resident company The Bats, Hollywood and Broadway legends like Sigourney Weaver, Bebe Neuwirth, and Andre DeShields, as well as music and dance powerhouses like Kathleen Supove and Nina Winthrop. This season, The NY Goofs conduct a workshop and perform the eight-stooge riot Water For Clowns (August 4–14) in August, a remount of the Obie Award–winning political comedy Invasion! lands in September and stays until the audience surrenders, and in November, She Kills Monsters arrives, directed by the co-artistic directors of Brooklyn's Vampire Cowboys Theater Company.