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Massage for Self-Care and Pain Relief

Massage for Self-Care and Pain Relief

By Claudie Benjamin   When Massage Therapist Pam Christenson talks about the purpose and value of massage she says it ranges from providing specific pain relief, focusing on preventive care and creating a stress-free space for 60-90 minutes of self-care. Most...

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BUDS for a better daily life

BUDS for a better daily life

By Claudie Benjamin Rani Dorman, Director and Design Specialist of her firm Blooming Urban Design Scapes (BUDS,) spends most days planting and designing backyards, rooftop decks, balconies, and flowerboxes.  Working with a small crew, she is making daily life better...

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North Carolina Plantation to the UWS

North Carolina Plantation to the UWS

Chef Charles Gabriel with COO Quie Stolbert By Claudie Benjamin Charles Gabriel, long-time chef and Harlem based restaurateur, is bringing his very special, lightly crusted pan fried chicken to 144-146 West 72nd Street.  The mostly take-out soul food specialty...

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Considerate and Knowledgeable Veterinary Care

Considerate and Knowledgeable Veterinary Care

By Claudie Benjamin Nicole Rector has a degree in business and has spent the last 13 years of her professional life as CFO of City Veterinary Care at 220 West 72nd Street, in addition to maintaining a private consulting business.  She loves working at City Veterinary...

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Make the Pain Go Away

Make the Pain Go Away

By Claudie Benjamin When considering massage for stress or pain relief, it makes sense that the cause of discomfort may be more complex than you think.  Yes, an experienced massage therapist like Satu Ferentz, LMT, knows where to and how to press on an aching...

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Word of Mouth: D2 Design & Works

Word of Mouth: D2 Design & Works

By Claudie Benjamin Not entirely by chance, but sometimes long considered plans are spurred into action while on a walk to take advantage of beautiful weather or during conversation over a good meal.   That’s what happened a number of years ago when an Upper West...

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Space for Creatives

Space for Creatives

By Claudie Benjamin One day in 1982, Patricia Ripley, co-owner of Creative Energy Exercise Studios at 133 West 72nd Street and former manager of the Lotte Berk Method (an Upper East Side exercise salon) stopped in for a bite at Captain Nemo, a seafood restaurant...

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