My 3 year old son has been going to the River School for the past year and he absolutely loves it. The teachers and administrators are great, the facilities are wonderful, the activities are a lot of fun, and the kids have a great time and learn a lot.
I wanted to find a fun activity for my son's 3 year old birthday. He's a big of the Disney film, "Cars", so I decided to buy a "Disney Cars Pinata. " My son and all his friends absolutely loved it.
I came across a very useful web site for dads which has a wealth of useful info. Interactive Dad Magazine - Free online magazine for dads focusing on family and finance. Updated daily.
My 2 1/2 year old little boy is enrolled at a swimming class at the Crunch Gym at 75 West End Ave (63rd Street). It's a great swimming pool and he loves the class.
I hired Douglas Gomez, a real estate agent with Halstead, to handle finding a tenant for my apartment in the West Village. Douglas did a very good job for me. We discussed our plans up front (e.g. when to have open houses, what type of tenant I wanted and what type I didn't want, where to advertise etc) and Douglas executed very well and I got a tenant in a couple of weeks. As the landlord, I did not pay a fee for his services as that is covered by the tenant.
My 2 1/2 year old has been going to gymnastics class every Saturday morning for the past few months at Chelsea Piers. He's in the Tumblin' Tots class and really enjoys it. There are different gym apparatus for them to climb on and activities for them to participate in. They also have rock climbing for the kids.
I purchased a Fisher Paykel E522B for my newly renovated kitchen. It's terrific, looks nice, and is a cabinet-depth, free-standing refrigerator that's a perfect size for NYC apartments.
Riverside Park South on the west side of Manhattan between 72nd and 59th streets is an awesome place to spend a day with your kids. There's a great pier to hang out at, birds and ducks to feed, beautiful sitting areas, basketball courts, and a boat basin nearby.
Equilibrium takes place in a future where all forms of feeling are outlawed and a man (Christian Bale) in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Very unique and stylistic fight scenes, complimented within an interesting storyline, make this a must-see film.
The Kobe RA-038 is a terrific under-cabinet range hood that is recirculating. This is the idealrange hood for my wife because it's ideal for handling Chinese cooking and is the perfect size for our kitchen.
If you're planning on a trip to Hawaii to get away from the cold, then the Sunset Makai Hale on Kauai is a beautiful ocean-front home that can be rented. It's a magical place and I rented it for a week in 2000 for my wedding and got married on the premises.
I got my mortgage for my recent Co-op purchase from Melora Love, Senior Loan Officer at JP Morgan Chase. She made the mortgage process a breeze and was a pleasure to work with.
Ed O' Hanlon, Kiefer & Hahn, is a NYC real estate lawyer who helped me with my recent Co-op purchase on the Upper West Side. He was terrific and I highly recommend him.
New York Replacement Parts is the Best. My wife and I spent a lot of time going to different showrooms and bathroom&kitchen dealers to look for sinks, fixtures, towel rods etc and they were all awful. Fortunately, we found New York Replacement Parts at 465 Lexington (94th street). We bought several items including Duravit "Happy D" sink, Grohe bathroom faucet and kitchen sink from them.
I bought wall and floor tiles for my kitchen and bathroom renovations from Bella Tile. We also purchased a caeasarstone countertop through them. They have a very good selection and customer service, and competitive prices.
Action was way too edgy for network television. This comedy about a maniacal Hollywood producer's exploits is not for everyone... but if this type of "in-your-face, no holds barred" humor suits your tastes, then "Action" will have you rolling laughing, non-stop.
I bought 2 Minka Aire Concept II ceiling fans for my apartment and love them. It is a "hugger" which means that it goes flush against the ceiling and doesn't have a vertical rod connecting it. It comes with a remote control and I bought a "wall control" (that goes into the wall) as well for extra convenience.
The Robern Flat Mirrored Door Cabinet S1926 is a beautiful "medicine cabinet" for the bathroom. It has a back mirror inside the cabinet, 3-way 120 degree self-closing hinges, and is all-aluminum. I have it recess-mounted (into the wall).
We got the UltraMax One Piece MS853113S and are happy with it. It took a little while to get used to because it's smaller and lower than our previous older toilet and the handle is on the side now rather than the front. However, we quickly adjusted and are very happy with this product.
The Grohe Talia (20892) Faucet and Lever Handles (18077) are beautiful and go very well with the Duravit "Happy D" bathroom sink. They have a sleek modern look and work very smoothly.
Selecting a bathroom sink was a tough decision for me and my wife and it took a while for us to select one. We ended up selecting the Duravit "Happy D" and are very happy with our choice. It's one of the deeper sinks around which was a key criteria for my wife. In addition, it looks very nice with it's "D" shape and it's towel rack is very useful.
Circus is a very entertaining, fast paced film about a con man, his collaborators, his targets, and his schemes. Nothing is quite what it seems and the combination of twists and humor results in a fun ride.
Let me start out by saying that Freeway is not for everyone ! However, if you have an off-center sense of humor for the somewhat "bizarre", then you'll love this film with Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland. It is a modern day version of Little Red Riding Hood with some twisted scenes and wild storyline.
For my kitchen renovation project, I turned to Kessler Hardware at 229 Grand Street a few times to quickly provide things that no one else had. A pleasant surprise is that they had the best prices by far.