I love Sephora. They have the largest selection of perfume and makeup that I have ever seen, and everything is beautifully on display. All the staff wear black uniforms, which gives the store a more professional atmosphere, and the staff is very friendly. The prices are pretty good too. Probably the only negative thing is the store is usually very crowded, but that's because it's such a great, popular store!
I stayed here one night because I was on a budget, but I would never stay here again, no matter how broke I was! This place is more like a hostel than a hotel. You do not get your own bathroom, as there is a community bathroom for the floor to share. The rooms are ridiculously small, and the TV barely got any channels. I stayed here in the summer and there was NO AC...the room was so blazin hot I'm surprised we did not dehydrate in there. Do not stay here.
I always thought Western Beef was just a meat market, but they are a full scale grocery store. This is the best place to grocery shop in NYC if you are on a budget. You can buy a gallon of apple juice for $.89, a pack of margarine for $.50, and a pack of steaks for under $5. They have a large selection of meats and fresh veggies. I don't think there is anything that I could not find here at a decent price.
This grocery store is VERY small and they do not have a very good selection. For instance, I went here one day looking for frozen breakfast hashbrowns, thinly sliced chicken breasts, and a Large bottle of Kikoman soy sauce--I found none of the above. Their variety of meats, fish and frozen foods is not very good. Also, they have a lunch buffet during the weekdays that always looks gross. But they are open till 1am if u need a late night snack.
PROS: Open late
CONS: Small store, poor selction
This Pathmark is located on the East side of Harlem on 125th. It is open 24 hours and it is pretty nice. It is usually clean inside and they have decent prices. I like buying their fresh salads. The store is pretty clean and the lines are not usually too long. However, although it is open24 hours, do not try to do any serious shopping here during the early mornings. I tried to do some grocery shopping here at 6am and none of the meats were in stock. Also, for some reason they close down the medicine aisle at night (weird).
This mega-store is located in Times Square. It is a very big store and it stays open pretty late. They have an enormous selection of CD's, and you can listen to the Cd's to preview them and see if you like them. I can't really comment speak to highly of the customer service, however...no one asked me if I needed any help the entire time I was there, and I was wandering around for a while trying to find what I needed. I had to go and search for an employee to help me. i did end up buying a CD from here, but CD prices are ridiculous these days.
The woman who taught me how to drive was very nice. The cars they use are pretty old, but they get the job done. They will pretty much come and meet you anywhere in the Essex/Union County area. And the prices are the cheapest around...when I took lessons with them a few years ago, they were only $25 an hour...they may have raised their prices a bit, but I'm sure they'd still be cheaper than most other companies. You can pretty much book a lesson last minute..I called the morning that I wanted to take a lesson and never had a problem getting an appointment that same day.
My brother attended this school for a brief amount of time. Although its not located in a great neighborhood--it is located in the heart of downtown Newark--It is a very good all-boys school and the school has a lot of money. The tuition is pretty expensive, but they have scholarships. They have a good relationship with MBNA. They have a good academics program and strong atheletics teams. My brother enjoyed his time there...The school gets a lot of support from its alumni, as it has a great alumni network.
PROS: Great academics
CONS: Bad location in the heart of downtown Newark!
This place is semi-entertaining. I think it is ridiculously over-priced, however (as is everything in New York City!!!). Do not go on a weekday, as they do not offer all of the entertaining attractions on weekedays. The "learn to dance like Beyonce" attraction, and the Derek Jeter baseball attraction were not open when we were there because it was a weekday. You have to pay an extra $5 for the Van Helsing haunted house, but it's very much worth it...the haunted house was the best part of the museum. Overall, I think this is a decent place to go, and kids would definitely love it!
PROS: Van Helsing haunted house
CONS: High prices, all the attractions are not open on weekdays.
This is a cheap, off-broadway play--Tickets are about $40 at the regular price, but I think I paid $22 at the discount ticket booth. It is located at Duffy Theater in Times Square. The play has been around for about 13 years, but I don't know why. The story line is terrible and the script is poorly written. The plot is very confusing and not very suspenseful. I was hoping for more drama, and more suspense. The theater is very small and looks pretty runned down and old. I think the main actress was pretty good however...she is pretty vivacious. But she is the only highlight of the play.
PROS: Great actress
CONS: Terrible story-line; old, runned-downed theater