Captain Frank Rizzo and his crew draw on 35 years of navigation experience to pilot the Freeport Princess along the placid waters of Freeport’s Nautical Mile. On the night of their dinner cruise, passengers stroll up the gangplank of the 105-foot Coast Guard–certified yacht to wave kerchiefs at land-bound friends or don mermaid costumes and clamber onto the prow for luck. Once at sail, patrons can settle into plush stools and couches lining the main deck’s sumptuous windowed lounge, and slide past the cash bar for libations (not included in the dinner cruise) to toast the luxurious evening. The steaming buffet tempts diners with four gourmet appetizers and entrees in the formal dining area on the lower deck ringed with clear lucite tables to protect guests from having their shoelaces tied together while eating. Passengers can mount the elegant glassed-in stairs to the upper level, where DJs spin tunes on a large dance floor sparkling with disco lights and an outer deck lets passengers relish ocean breezes and peaceful views of the Nautical Mile’s cozy harbors.
Its very name indicates the chief aim of Living Natural: to inspire customers to drop poor diets and take up healthier habits. The store houses a treasure trove of nutrition and health goodies that ease the transition to the latter. Its roster of natural, organic products covers nearly every aspect of daily life, from amino acid supplements and nourishing herbal capsules to groceries and cosmetics. There’s even a juice bar that doles out tasty health shakes for quick bursts of nourishment.
Through its brick-and-mortar showroom on Main Street in Freeport, or its extensive online emporium, NY Furniture Direct fills homes with beautiful, sturdy furnishings in a wide range of styles. Shoppers decorate living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens with stately leather sofas from Ashley Furniture, cozy beds and dressers from Coaster, or clean, ultramodern dining-room sets from Zuo.
One of the nation's largest auto show producers, Motor Trend dazzles 24 markets throughout the country with the latest breeds of horseless carriages and steel steeds in all their glittering glory. Each show boasts its own parade of the latest models, all of which are unlocked and waiting to be admired inside and out. If the sleek, muscular sports cars from Ferrari and Maserati remind you too much of your old job as a secret agent valet, you can also shop for future cars among the more practical permutations of Suburu, Kia, and Buick. Fans of good old-fashioned American size and power, meanwhile, can make themselves look tiny by standing next to the 2011 Ford Super Duty.
In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.
Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.
From the passenger seats of two 2012 Toyota Corollas, Access2Drive Driving School's English- and Spanish-speaking instructors dispense valuable advice about every aspect of four-wheeled transportation. During hands-on lessons, students of all ages take the wheel to practice parallel parking and find a parking space that's not in the middle of a monster-truck arena. Students satisfy the state's pre-licensing mandate with five-hour courses that span topics such as driving within the transportation system and developing appropriate habits and skills. Those who enroll in the school's defensive-driving course get 10% off on any insurance purchased in New York for a period of three years.