The tutors I know from Tutor Associates are very intelligent and educated. They work long hours going from tutee to tutee and are dedicated to their students.
If you are in need of a glittering, expensive-looking gift for someone or yourself, You and I is the place to go. Purses, jewelry boxes, frames and hair accessories, You and I has just about anything to buy for a lady.
The most unique soap store by far. The owner oversees all of the products that are made and all from organic Israeli ingredients. Very innovative products such as the candle that can be used as lotion when it melts, and it is not hot. The prices are a little up there but this soap bars and sponges make excellent gifts.
The best place to get a shoe shine. You even have to tell the shiner to stop. The shoe repairer is knowledgeable and does an excellent job. The prices are typical. They even replace watch batteries.
With their own TV show Halstead is a group that does their jobs well. The brokers are typical so it is really the luck of the draw and it does not matter who you get as long as individually they are good and a great personality goes a long way in this business.
Corcoran is a very large organization. They have been known to use more than one broker per customer which can be annoying and is not common in the real estate world.
Another one of Danny Meyer's creation, the Shake Shack was New York City's best-kept secret until New York Magazine announced it to the world in 2005 when it was voted best place to get a cheeseburger. Now customers end up waiting in line for an hour to get their lunch. The clientele is mostly people that work in the neighborhood. The Shack now also serves alcohol.
Such a small store its a wonder more than one customer can fit in at a time. Although the prices are good, 10 keys can get made for $5, they really do not have a lot to offer and the workers there are somewhat helpful. Obviously it has been in its West Village location for quite a while and not caught up with the times.
Alistair Blake is affiliated with New York University's counseling center but he is also in private practice in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Patients say he is sensitive yet strong and most importantly he is a great listener without bearing judgment. Currently he does not take insurance and sessions are $80.
Basic Builders is an insured company based in New Jersey and services New York City. Those are pretty much the most appealing characteristics of this company. The prices are good and in the end the job is OK but watch out for the owner's sarcastic remarks and sense of humor.