Getting a massage can go one of two ways for us at MUS: it can feel good or it can do good. Typically, massages that feel wonderful don't have much long-term benefit [though they may be beneficial to your circulatory and nervous systems]-- and those that elicit more winces than purrs may help heal an injured body. So we list massage separately here for athletes who need help repairing bodies worked too hard in the zealousness of competition. If you're looking to be pampered by sweet smells and a soft caress, we have recommendations for you in the Spa category.
If you have a laptop with wi-fi, you rarely need to be without
My Urban Sherpa. More and more of the city's private and public spaces have free wireless access. Bryant Park has long been a laptop scene, more recently joined by Union
Square Park, Dag Hammerskjold Park, eight locations in
Central Park, and a variety of other spots will in town.
A Starbucks often has a private wireless connection floating
by, and some residents have been known to sidle up to big
co-op buildings and play the odds: odds are, someone has
a connection you can hitch-hike on.