For more than 88 years, the lamplighters at Capitol Lighting have illuminated homes with attractive fixtures in styles ranging from French country to Art Deco. More than 500,000 products, including bright lamps and bulbs from Corbett Lighting, Schonbek, Hudson Valley, and Savoy House, await their opportunity to banish darkness and beautify home spaces ranging from dining room ceilings to outdoor paths. Beyond bulbs in all shapes and sizes, Capitol also carries a vast selection of home accessories, such as hallway mirrors that give residents a final chance to ensure their antennas are hidden before leaving the house.
Aspiring zombies and princesses of all ages can drop into Halloween Express for costumes, masks, and accessories. After they have picked out their spooky gear, visitors can comb the aisles for lawn and home decor pieces such as skeletons and tombstones, as well as whimsical dog costumes with themes such as I Dream of Jeannie. Unlike other Halloween stores that are picked up and smashed in the street after the holiday passes, Halloween Express is open all year.
Music lovers have two reasons to visit theSection8.com. First, the online purveyor sells high-quality audio accessories including DJ-quality headphones compatible with iPods, iPhones, and MP3 players. Second, these same accessories bear the pictures and insignia of beloved artists. The scope of these featured artists is wide, ranging from Elvis Presley and David Bowie to Lil Wayne and the cast of Glee.
The recreation experts at Toymasters wield 27 years of experience in the toy business, showcasing a large assortment of educational and entertaining toys and specializing in rare and hard-to-find items. Kids can make invisible friends walk imperceptible planks with dress-up outfits such as the deluxe pirate set, which includes a realistic shirt, vest, belt, hat, and eye patch ($31.99). Educational toys, including the play-money set ($19.98) and the counting money jar ($14.99), help tots or incompetent Wall Street tycoons to learn valuable math and currency-identification skills. Science and nature come to life with a fingerprint kit ($12.99), allowing pintsize detectives to investigate faux crime scenes or verify which parent brazenly attempted to forge the tooth fairy's signature.
Every morning, Yummy Good's owners rise, pluck fresh fruits and vegetables from their crates, and cast them into presses to squeeze every last drop of juice out. The resulting bottled concoctions – which blend the liquids of raw fruits and veggies into flavors such as rabbit juice or lemon love – wait to be picked up by or delivered to thirsty clients. With juice in hand, customers cleanse their insides with infusions of pure, raw nutrients in prescribed three- to five-day plans.
Swirling, sniffing, and sipping are as familiar as breathing to the sommeliers at The Wine Cellar. They invite patrons to join them in complimentary wine tastings to be sure they’ll find just the right bottle to complement a romantic meal, dinner party, or moped christening. In addition to small-batch and local wines from boutique vineyards, the shop imports pinot noirs from around the globe, shirazes from Australia, and Italian vinos of all varieties.