Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.
At the seven Motorcycle Safety School locations throughout the state, founder Diane Howells leads DMV-certified instructors to teach motorcyclists how to become safe, defensive sharers of the road. Since its establishment in 1999, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has offered programs suited to every level of rider, from complete beginners, who might start out in an Intro to Motorcycle class, to seasoned road warriors, who might take a refresher course on Defensive Driving. The school's commitment to safety has earned it coverage from such media outlets as the New York Times and the New York Daily News.
The Urban Dare Adventure Race is a fast-paced competition that challenges two-person teams to decipher clues, navigate the city, and perform playful stunts. Combining the bustle of a track meet with the brain-taxing sleuth work of a luge competition, the race uses a dozen trivia-based clues to lead contestants to checkpoints all over their sprawling metropolis. Location hunters reach their checkpoints by whatever means necessary, be it hopping a bus downtown, flying madly through a network of secret ziplines, or scuba-diving in a fountain for bus fare. At the mini destinations, racers must use a camera to document their presence or, in some cases, get their passports stamped after completing challenges that may include a climbing wall or solving a riddle.
Though its name might suggest otherwise, Marketplace Suzuki and its veteran staff of certified technicians—who boast a combined 90 years of wrench-wielding experience—service more than just Suzukis. The team handles cars of all makes and models, putting them through a lengthy list of maintenance and repair services and promising to do swift and dependable work each and every time. Marketplace Suzuki's online scheduler allows clients to easily schedule appointments and describe their car's woes, such as engine trouble or an “aaah” sound whenever the hood is opened.
By collaborating with other businesses, Park Right seized an opportunity to facilitate seamless transportation. At least one manager and a uniformed, clean-shaven crew supervise each lot, many of which partner with Envirowash to offer detailing packages for vehicles in their care. Chauffeurs shuttle drivers in their own cars or in SUVs, sedans, or limos owned by Park Right's sister company, and point those in need of a rental to the Zipcar fleets available at each garage. As consultants, the team shares management expertise with builders, developers, and method actors cast as traffic barrels.
The prompt and friendly chauffeurs from CNH Limousine whisk passengers around the New York metro area for services ranging from airport transfers to bachelor parties. Clients simply call up the reservation line any time of the day and choose a sedan, limo, or party bus from the company fleet. Their driver then arrives at the appointed place and time, ready for a trip to the destination of choice. Meanwhile, the dispatch team monitors flights and traffic delays caused by Pony Express crossings and relays that information to drivers to ensure that clients arrive on time.