This hair stylist was first visited because it was conveniently located near where I worked but later it became a place to visit because of the excellent hair style I always got. They took the time to find out what "look" I was after and then they did an excellent job getting it to look that way. No you won't get done in your 1 hour lunchtime but you will be happy. I also used them for coloring. A bit pricey but well worth it.
PROS: Great stylists.
This is one of the cutest pet stores I've ever been too. They have stuff you would not find anywhere else. Collars and bowls fit for a king or queen. Some cute little "dog coats" and leashes and mats and beds and toys and more. I used it most to buy some unique and special gifts for my dogs but they also have cat items and they are a groomer too. A fun place to visit when you want something different and special for your dog or cat.
PROS: Unqiue pet items
This zoo is found inside central park and is great for very young chilren. Kids can actuall feed and touch young tame animals like goats and sheep. There is a small enchanted fores in the center that has a wonderful display and figures and some toads and birds ducks. The kids will love the animals and won't be afraid of them. It is a relaxing afternoon and a wonderful place to visit.
PROS: Tame and Petting Animals
This is a fun museum for families and for kids who love trains. The museum is in Brooklyn and has lots of exhibits that tell the history of the new york train system. They also hold several workshops for kids teaching them about the trains. My one son went to a birthday party held here where they went on a guided tour of the museum followed by a train-themed party with cake and lunch and even a little workshop. It was great and the kids all loved it.
PROS: Educational and Fun
I visited this candy store because someone said I wouldn't believe what it had. I didn't. The store is just not imaginable. It has tons of every kind of candy you can think of. Makes charlie and the chocloate factory look bland. They even have a party room downstairs (wow...sounds like so much fun - chocolate decorating for a kids candy party). But the price -- wow! But something I'd love to have for my kids. You'll find everthing you can imagine and more...two floors filled with sweets.
PROS: Great sweets!
I took my children to this wonderful museum. A wonderful hands on learning experience for kids. They get to see different lab centers where they learn about technology. Audio equipment, medical products, entertainment like electronic games and high tech tvs and so much more. The kids can actually touch and try and see how things work. The museum also offers small educational demos too. Well worth your time and a great place to spend an afternoon with your children.
PROS: Hands on Learning
Everyone needs cards, wrapping paper, small gifts or whatever and when you find a store that has a good inventory and selection you stick with them. Middle Village Card is that store. They always have well stocked shelves with a variety of cards (funny, serious, religious, and more). A great selection of bows, wrapping paper, gift cards and gift bags. And they carry some very nick knick-knacks and gifts--something to give to a friend for a thank you gift or holiday. And they have a nice inventory of holiday items too.
PROS: Good selection
A birthday coming up -- order a cake from Grimaldi. A wedding? Get your cake from Grimaldi. Have a sweet tooth? Stop a grimaldi's. A favorite of our family. Just walking into the store is great with the smell of fresh breads. A birthday couldn't take place in the familty without the cake from here -- mine was always a strawberry shortcake. And the pastries are so delicious you'll be back the next day for more. Stop in..you won't be disappointed.
PROS: Delicious bakery!
Whether your local or call from out of town for any floral need, Fresh Pond Florist always comes through with beautiful fresh flower arrangements at reasonable prices. I have used their services often for sending flowers to friends for special occasions or for sending flowers for funerals. They always surprise me because the arrangement always ends up being prettier than the picture I choose. I have often received positive comments on the flowers I send people. Always delivers the flowers on time. I've never been disappointed with anything purchased here (even flowers for home).
PROS: Beautiful arrangements
This dairy has been around for some time and is quite a staple for food necessities when you don't want to large supermarket. They have a large inventory for such a small store and fresh dairy products - milk and eggs, and more. I would go the diary at least several times a week. Their milk was cheapter than the supermarket and fresher. The store is small and convenient. Clean too. And most of the neighborhood kids worked there. A nice local store that is well worth your time and visit when you need some household goods.
PROS: Convenient, and Fresh.