For years, I went to Manhattan salons ($150 a pop for a cut and single-process color) until several neighbors on the local Kensington-Windsor Terrace Yahoo Group recommended Hair Care by Yolanda. After nearly two decades of Manhattan salon visits—including that one time in the ’90s when I went for a cheap Upper West Side haircut and ended up with a “Rachel” that was longer on one side—I decided to give it a try. While the outside of the place doesn’t broadcast chic, owner Yolanda did—and continues to do—a fantastic job with my hair, leaving the bob a little longer in the front and artfully stacking it in back. The whole thing cost $70, less than half of what I used to pay. Hair Care by Yolanda, 142 E. 4th Street, Windsor Terrace, 718-437-4270.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]