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.
PishPoshPaints enlivens the walls of homes, restaurants, and hotels with hand-painted works executed by highly skilled, professional artists. Clients send in a picture of themselves, a family member, or a favorite landscape to a talented paintslinger who interprets the image through oil and canvas, leaving behind a one-of-a-kind piece suitable for hanging above a roaring fireplace or stuffing into a novelty-sized wallet. In addition to creating original masterpieces, PishPoshPaints' dedicated artists recreate public-domain works such as van Gogh and Monet landscapes, traditional Jewish artwork, and modern designs.
During his time in the Air Force, Dean Schwaner studied HVAC systems, which he parlayed into civilian life with Apache Air Solutions, named after the Apache helicopters he worked with. Dean oversees his HVAC business with the same sense of duty and obligation he honed in the military, and so he and his staff take to homes with professionalism and focus. They inspect and repair furnaces, heaters, and air conditioners in the home and install new ones if the old are beyond repair. Whether it's a broken system or a unit that simply needs a tune-up, Apache's techs take the time to inspect the heater or A/C unit and get it up to speed so homes stay cool in the summer and ward off vagrant snowmen with warmth the winter.
More than 20 years ago, owner Myriam founded D&J Cleaning Service and christened it with the first initials of her two children, Daniel and Johanna. Though she started out with only a small cadre of loyal customers, her clientele quickly grew to more than 1,200 people. Today, Myriam personally trains her staff and supervises them on a daily basis as they cleanse and organize homes and offices. Aside from vacuuming carpets and scrubbing bathrooms, the team's services range from organizing closets so they'll hold more shoes to cleaning out refrigerators so they'll hold fewer shoes.
The technological realm known as the cloud allows us to easily access everything from our personal documents to our music on multiple devices, instead of simply storing that information on a single computer hard drive. KeyMe adds seemingly impossible items to that digital storage?keys. They also have kiosks that can create a new key in about 30 seconds. Customers can insert their physical key into a slot in the kiosk to create a copy with fast and easy access not unlike a cheetah with a credit card.
The techs at Classic Brows practice an ancient hair removal technique using twisted cotton threads. Aside from threading away pesky hairs on the face, the staff also weeds unwanted body fuzz using warm wax or a tiny push lawnmower. They also embellish natural eyelashes with extensions and tints, perform head massages, and administer facials that soothe and purify pores. The salon’s service menu further beautifies human hides with black and brown henna tattoos.