Climbers of all ages and skill levels scamper across roughly 22,000 square feet of climbable space inside Brooklyn Boulders's rock-climbing gym. A dedicated route-setting staff organizes color-coded problems on craggy, angled top-rope walls as well as bouldering walls that reach up to 15 feet. To help visitors master these walls, seasoned instructors train them in three basic types of climbing: bouldering, top-rope climbing, or lead climbing. They teach these skills through classes such as the peak-performance program, which combines seven classes in lead climbing, bouldering, and cross-training to accelerate students' learning. To ease stressed muscles and promote calm reflection, staffers also lead all-ages yoga lessons and monthly yoga workshops.
Brooklyn Boulders also injects creativity into its special events, which encourage visitors to climb in costume around Halloween and take part in competitions during which they pretend the floor has turned to lava. Staffers also invite local graffiti artists to display their murals inside, work to preserve regional climbing areas by partnering with Access Fund, and coordinate programs through its BKB Foundation—a nonprofit that provides greater access to rock climbing for kids and adults.
Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.
New York City is a shopper's paradise, and Shop Gotham Tours give you NYC Shopping insider access, exclusive store discounts and exciting perks not available to the independent fashion shopper. From the charming streets of SOHO & Nolita to the behind-the-scenes showrooms of the Garment Center, shoppers and sightseers alike
The Skin Spa's brigade of aestheticians, therapists, technicians, and doctors defend dermises with products and services that cater to each client's specific need. Before each service, one of the spa's expert aestheticians assesses the client's skin and discusses habits, needs, and desires to determine which skin products to use and create a customized treatment. Refurbish your cranial façade with The SKIN facial, a 60- to 75-minute process that includes a cleansing, steam, and two to three different kinds of exfoliation to slough away lifeless cells and old scratch-'n'-sniff stickers. An extraction evacuates squatting blackheads from pores, and a massage loosens muscles strained from trying out facial expressions for innovative new emotions. The treatment also includes a mask, giving faces a bit of privacy before they begin attracting stares from enchanted onlookers. Although today's deal doesn't cover any of The Skin Spa's oncology-related products or services, the spa prides itself on its certification through The Skincare Therapy Center's training for oncology aesthetics.
A chamber music ensemble, Musicians of the Old Post Road plays authentic arrangements of classic songs on period instruments to convey a historic feel and the intended sound of their composers. In Philadelphia Story, America's early music history is brought to the center stage in a collection of revelatory pieces from early American tunesmiths such as John Christopher Moller, Raynor Taylor, and Alexander Reinagle. Several pieces reflect the revolutionary undertones of 18th-century federal Philadelphia, once the nation's largest city, first capital, and first cheesesteak outpost. Seating is general admission (a $25 value, a $20 value for seniors) and admission is free for children.
Hanson Place Dental Associates safeguards smiles with continually updated dental techniques and more than 36 years of dentistry expertise. X-ray technicians snap highly detailed images at the beginning of each appointment, which help dentists monitor the general health of teeth by calling out cavities and exposing molars subsisting on a diet of mini marshmallows. An up to 20-minute oral exam allows dentists to delve more deeply into worrisome spots and check tooth-hugging gum lines for signs of periodontal disease. A squeaky-clean spin with a cleaning tool restores ivories to unsullied luster, and a comprehensive chat with the office administrator answers patients' questions about any recommended treatments and the benefits of implanting a second row of teeth. Clients should arrive to their appointments 15 minutes early to fill out new-client paperwork.