It all started with a deflated basketball. Though longtime friends Mike Kennedy and Eric Martin scoured downtown Boston for an inflating needle to fill it, no shops in the area carried one. They were frustrated—and they realized that other Bostonians looking for athletic gear were likely frustrated too. So in 1983, they opened City Sports, a shop stocked with all the footwear, athletic apparel, and sports equipment that the metropolis had been missing.
Nearly three decades later, Mike and Eric's neighborhood business has expanded to 20 shops across the East Coast. In addition to stocking popular brands such as Vibram, The North Face, and Patagonia, the store engineers its own CS by City Sports line. Shoppers include yogis, cyclists, and tennis players—anyone seeking to outfit active lifestyles, whether they're playing a team sport or braving the hike up the world's largest gumdrop. In addition to footwear and apparel, the staff stocks fitness equipment such as kettlebells, lifting gloves, and dumbbells.
In the tradition of the singing telegram and the gorilla-gram, PajamaGram provides a fun way to brighten the days of loved ones from miles away. Many of the hundreds of pajama designs for men, women, children, and pets can be personalized with names and monograms, before getting shipped across the country as gifts for friends, family-members, or enemies who hate sleeping. Family sets make for a cute all-clan sleepover, and head-to-toe Hoodie-Footie PJs provide a cuddly, all-over warmth.
Montreal 's world renowned and most successful family footwear shop since 1937.
What exactly makes Tony's the best? First of all, we stock the best quality, most popular product lines and offer the largest variety of colors, sizes, and widths.
One of the first FlowRiders available in the area, Maeva Surf’s indoor system grants surfing aficionados a place to ride waves safely no matter the season or weather. The double FlowRider’s powerful pumps hurl water, like a schoolchild with a squirt gun, at 40 km/h along a trampoline-like surface made of tightly stretched canvas, creating two waves that accommodate a maximum of six surfers. During the introductory FlowBoard class, students absorb 30 minutes of instruction covering safety techniques and wave patterns, followed by 30 minutes on the waves themselves. Each ride on a flowboard lasts anywhere between 1 and 45 seconds depending on the level of expertise of the riders and whether they believe time is a construct of the mind. Meanwhile, students with reservations can choose to experience bodyboard instead. After class, students can browse the attached shop for beachwear and surfing paraphernalia such as Oxbow sandals ($17), a Rip Curl bathing suit ($50), and an O’Neill belt ($23).
Combine Yellowstone, Glacier, and Yosemite National Parks, and you still come short of Adirondack Park's six million acres. The protected terrain is home to mountains peaking at more than 4,000 feet, nearly 3,000 lakes, and rivers and streams flowing for thousands of miles. Since 1970, Adirondack Life magazine has covered the region's people, places, history, and issues in pieces by acclaimed writers such as Bill McKibben, Andrea Barrett, and Russell Banks.
Along with its bimonthly issues, Adirondack Life publishes two special issues each year. As spring turns into summer, the Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors exclusively focuses on outdoor recreation such as hiking, canoeing, and befriending bears with backrubs. In autumn, the At Home in the Adirondacks issue turns reader attention to topics such as architecture, gardening, and interior design.