TriBeca Spa of Tranquility offers the usual lineup of spa services as well as a few unusual finds. Among the more eclectic procedures, ionithermie treatments employ galvanic and faradic currents to tone and detoxify bodies. Spa Week Daily, a blog that tests hundreds of spa services a year, applauded this uncommon offering and characterized TriBeca Spa of Tranquility as “charming, welcoming, nicely equipped … one of those spas where you want to hug the owner.” The owner in question is Gary Latawiec, a soft-spoken man with an impressive knowledge of the spa's procedures and pillow-fluffing schedule. TriBeca Spa of Tranquility rounds out its extensive menu with 10 massage modalities, facials that use Mary Cohr skincare products, reflexology pedicures, and full-body waxing.
At the age of 20, Joean was already an anomaly as an independent business owner. She opened her first salon in Hong Kong in 1980 before increasing success brought her to NYC to start Joean Beauty Center in 1989. Since then, she and her staff have delighted clients and critics with facial and body services, one of which got a shout-out from New York magazine and a nose that learned how to speak English. One of her present-day treatments, the GM collagen-and-hydrolifting facial, replenishes moisture and softness. Massages range from the 10-minute Quick Fix to a 60-minute round of deep-tissue therapy. Some handy extras include makeup application as well as waxing and threading.
The trained medical staff at Paris Medical Aesthetics brings a comfortable and professional touch to anti-aging treatments. Using an FDA-approved procedure, it administers Botox injections around the eyes, brows, and forehead, and calls upon other advanced anti-aging fillers, such as Juvéderm and Radiesse, to nonsurgically pare down wrinkles and skin folds. To further help clients regain the glow of youth without feeding them enriched uranium, the staff offers facial contouring and lip, cheek, and chin augmentation.
Custom massages only touch the surface of services offered at Massage On University Avenue. The staff also expertly wields lasers to remove unwanted hair and nail fungus or diminish the appearance of spider veins, acne, and rosacea. Guests can also rejuvenate their faces with facials and Dolly Parton–style permanent-makeup applications.
Signature Service: Laser lipo
Brands Used: Prismatique
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: We always strive to give excellent service and put our patients' needs first.
Since opening in May, Crestwood Catering & Deli has been packing custom and specialty deli sandwiches with fresh fixings, cheeses, and meats. Custom Woodys sandwiches headline the extensive menu, starting with a foundation of a roll, wrap, or white, whole-wheat, rye, or pumpernickel bread. The Tribute BLT ($7.75) deviates from its traditional fillings, adding an avocado and a fried egg to its culinary trio and doing for the sandwich world what the addition of Simon and Garfunkel did for Hanson. Sub captains update a lunchbox classic by searing thick bologna before painting it with roasted peppers and speckling it with provolone cheese (a $6.99 value); with tomato, cucumber, and dill havarti, the egg-salad-and-smoked-salmon sandwich (an $8.99 value) spawns currents of sophisticated flavor. Fountain-style Pepsi products round out the meal with carbonated pizzazz (a $1 value each).