I found this museum on my lunch hour and stopped in but had no where enough time to look at all the wonder art and pottery. I love Folk Art and this museum is fantastic. I loved the displays, the art work, the pottery, and the textiles they had. They also have the most fantastic gift shop. I wanted to buy everything I saw. It makes a wonderful gift or just something great to decorate your home. Jewelry is great too.
PROS: Folk Art and Gift Shop - Great.
I often fish, not in NYC, but since I'm there I like to be able to purchase my tackle nearby. Capitol has a good selection of tackle for both fresh and saltwater fishing. They carry reels and rods too and they are not that pricey. I can usually find what I need and the staff is always friendly and helpful.
PROS: Good selection of tackle
If you need or want to tan, Sundaze is a good place to go. Clean and well kept, this salon offers lots of comfort, working tannning beds, and you can buy some eye goggles or lotions too. They are easy to make appointments with and I rarely have to wait once I arrive.
PROS: Clean and well kept
I first visited this museum (or library as I think of it) when I was still young and I don't think I appreciated it then. Later I went back several times and found it wonderful. It is really a large library archiving TV and radio shows from way back before you can think of seeing TV or hearing radio. You choose items to view and can watch and hear shows from any time you choose. I didn't understand it when I was younger why I was watching old shows I didn't really know. But when I got a little older I found it fascinating to look at TV shows from the 50s that I heard about and never saw or appreciated. It is the ultimate TV show library.
PROS: Every TV/Radio Show Ever Made
CONS: Not for children who won't sit still to appreciate it.
This museum if for people who love art and furniture and a peaceful setting. It is not as busy at the Met. Set on a quiet area you enter this home that is filled with the most wonderful art. You can take your time looking and exploring and taking all the treasures they offer. I love each room set as it was when the Frick's lived there. The conservatory is a wonderful place to rest. It is one of the most peaceful museums I've been to and I've come here over and over again. I don't think it is for children. It is for someone who wants to appreciate the finer things in life.
PROS: Art to appreciate and love.
When my new car was side swiped I was upset until I came here for repair work. They did an excellent job. I had to get a new door and a bang taken out of the front of the car. When I got my car back it was not even noticeable that work was done. The color matched perfectly. The car looked just as it did when I first bought it. Very happy with the their work. And it didn't take forever to get it done.
PROS: Car work makes it like new!
Long haired dogs need to be groomed and they need a groomer who does a good job. Maspeth is one of those places. I've been to groomers who complained the dog moves to much, who nicked my dog, or who didn't do a good cut. Maspeth did a great cut, didn't nick my dog, and they didn't complain. They were happy to see me, they were happy to see my dog. I would use them again. My dog likes going there!
PROS: Good grooming service.
I don't like the large furniture chains that have the same styles, not the best quality, at high prices. Petes has new styles along with some antique style furniture. The quality is what I like best - the furniture all seem well made and sturdy. The prices are reasonable. You will find a good selection that changes often. Feel free to brouse around often until you come across the item you really want. They don't mind you're coming in and looking and not buying. That is what is great about this store.
PROS: Quality furniture
Walking in New York is a regular thing so shoes are always in need of some type of repair. I often needed new soles, or especially new heels on my shoes. Who can affor new shoes every few months. Petes always did a great job. My heels lasted longer than the originals always. They were fixed in no time at all. Always boxed or bagged and cleaned and shiny and waiting for me like a new pair of shoes. I can't understand why there are no repair shops outside of New York!!
PROS: Good quality shoe repair
When your room needs to be spruced up and you want paint or wallpaper, Roman will carry something that will work well. At home we regulary changed the walls using wallpaper (our walls weren't in the best shape) but the rooms always looked great and we rec'd lots of good comments about our choice of wallpaper. It lasted, we got it up without incident, and it didn't cost us an arm and leg. They had lots to choose from - bold to bland.
PROS: good quality wallpapers