On the second floor above the nose of Park Ave. South, Victoria Nails is a booming business that can get quite busy during the lunch hour. The large screen TV and smaller TV across from the pedicure stations give a true break from the day and during the week you can even catch up on your soap operas. Not only that but the also have a card program where if you get 10 manicures you get one free. Be sure to grab a piece of ginger candy on the way out the door. Excellent prices and a nice staff.
Dr. Isani is part of HSA, a group of hand doctors, and their facility is complete with a physical therapist. Affiliated with both New York University Medical Center and St. Vincents Hospital, HSA and Dr. Isani are a world-class establishment. Dr. Isani has the gentlest touch with needles - - you can't even feel the shots. Also, the staff is extremely nice. They are willing to do anything to make you comfortable, they are not above holding your hand while getting injections.
The newest location of the Purdy Girl stores between 82nd and 83rd Streets, this Upper West haunt is holding true to the original locations of downtown Manhattan. Owned and operated by sisters Corinne and Nadine, their expertise of fashion and design shine through the clothes, shoes and accessories they sell. Go to this store! You will feel purdy no matter what you find to wear.
This Purdy Girl location is the original. Once a best kept secret of trendy girls in The Village, Purdy Girl is no longer being hush hush. The most sophisticated store out of all three locations, if you are looking for a dress to impress this is the place to look. I found a beautiful beaded tunic slip dress for around $200 and I also received a free gift and plenty of Purdy cash to spend towards future purchases.
The offspring of the original store on Thompson Street, Purdy girl on LaGuardia between 3rd Street and Bleeker offers originally designed pieces and other designers such as Free People and Nero, and many more. The prices are reasonable especially since there has always been a sale when I have been there and that is a lot.
If you can afford it your pooch is one lucky dog. This day and overnight care facility for canines and cats features playrooms divided up according to the size of the dog occupying the room. The services are expensive but what do you expect for a doggie day care that controls the climate for the breed of dog and provide them with TVs and groom them. Be sure to be specific and speak up to what you expect of Camp Canine's services. The staff is eager to please and they cater to the dog owner's needs with flexible hours.
Broadway Dance Studio is the qussesential New York City dance school. The teachers are well educated and well-known in their own rights in a various of dances, ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop are just some of the classes available. The levels are true to what they advertise; advanced hip-hop is truly difficult but when you are dancing on Broadway it is too be expected. The cost is $15 per class and they can be bought in advance for a slight discount. Master classes and workshops are also held.
Blue, brie or regular old cheddar (actually they might turn their noses up at the latter) Artisanal has any cheese you are looking for. Need a wedge? Get it from the fromagerie. Want to relax against a banquette? Order from an excellent selection of fondue. Even their macaroni and cheese is to die for. Pricey of course, and maybe even a little bit stinky, but both characteristics mean excellent at this charming bistro.
Do what they tell you - - eat there. In this typical diner the service is fast and friendly. The brunch is excellent, try the eggs benedict. Located in a terrific spot, there is always time to shop at the boutiques along Lex.
Bonobos does vegan right. With their daily sandwich specials, excellent and reasonably priced and large portion salad bar, and now ice cream, they make eating healthy an excellent lifestyle choice.