The Dry Clean Spot's team of deft dud scrubbers simultaneously eliminates stains and carbon footprints by applying environmentally friendly cleaning solutions with expert care. General stain lifting ($2.75 per garment) relieves fibers of stubborn blemishes that refuse to leave or pay rent. Laundered shirts ($1.50 each) outfit scores of sanitized office workers as unsullied formal dresses ($12 each) outfit scores of out-of-work fashion models. Specialty spot removal helps keep memorable keepsakes clean, whether it be a wedding dress ($150) or a comforter ($17; $20 for down) that once sheltered childhood couch forts.
A will coupled with power of attorney allows you to retain control of your estate and wealth even after you've died or decided to take a 30-year nap. Together, you and Redler will forge a legally binding document that specifies who inherits what and how your life accomplishments should be preserved, paid, or parceled out. Power of attorney, meanwhile, authorizes a designated party to speak on your behalf and to act as an advocate for your interests even when you're playing ping-pong with death in a persistent vegetative state. It's the most logical way to plan for the future and the only way to ensure that your priceless collection of vice-presidential action figures won't be carelessly sold off by an unappreciative family.
• For $63, new members get a two-month household metro membership plus joining fee (a $252 total value). • For $42, new members get a two-month adult metro membership plus joining fee (a $166 total value). • For $15, current members get $30 toward a class or program.
Red Brick designs its spaces to be both classic and contemporary—providing modern amenities without sacrificing the charm and character of the building or the boutiques and sidewalk cafés that line the streets of its ped-friendly neighborhoods. Start by determining the area where you'd like to live, and then view a list of properties available. Red Brick Management hosts open houses every Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. to preview properties. You can do a quick search by number of bedrooms or neighborhood, or scan through a list of featured properties here.
The vigilant vestment knights at the family-owned-and-operated Country Squire Cleaners have burnished and buffed cloth body armor for 55 years. Whether you've been rumpled by wrinkle gangs or inadvertently bathed in Kool-Aid, the friendly, careful staff's meticulous dry-cleaning process can carefully primp a wide wardrobe of garments, including pants ($7.50), sweaters ($7.25), dresses ($14), blazers ($7.50), and blouses ($7.25). Lawful laundering is also at your disposal for shirts ($2.30), folded shirts ($2.55), and pants ($7.50). Instrumental toward removing stains from Earth's dapper cloud lapels, Country Squire employs eco-friendly products such as DrySolv to ensure treatments that are harsh on stains but not on the upper stratosphere.
The Jewish Community Center, or the “J,” is a local pillar and a sleek, ultramodern fitness environment that’s been serving the community in some form or fashion since the 19th century. People from every faith, ethnicity, and walk of life are welcome at the J’s two locations, which offer many fitness options. One month of membership includes access to all of the gym’s facilities, including two brand-new outdoor pools that feature slides, a tree swing, an aqua climb wall, diving boards, lap swimming, and zero-depth areas perfectly sized for toddlers and WWF wrestling buddies (check online for amenities and features of each individual pool). All group exercise classes are also included, with more than 250 taught each week, encompassing such choices as turbo kickboxing, aqua burn and firm, tap dancing, mat Pilates, Zumba, Tai Chi, and many more.