Due to my abuse history, I have always been very hesitant to get a massage even though I really felt that I could benefit from it. At the recommendation of a friend, I found Nate. I was very nervous, but he instantly put me at ease. He was extremely respectful and me informed of what he was doing which is very important to me. The environment Nate has set up is extremely relaxing--from the lighting to the excellent choice in music, which was soothing and not annoying :). I knew I had tense muscles, but I had no idea just how many! The hour went by so fast! I was a little sore the next day, but it felt so much better!!!! His prices are so reasonable that I can afford to go more often. I cant wait until I can schedule my next appointment!!!
Run by the chiropractor on the same site, this karate studio is conveniently located in Hudson. My son initially liked the class very much, but developed painful joints after the 2nd class, to which the sensei replied was normal (but he had not warned of us this ahead of time), and opted not to go back. I'm unsure if we would go there or look for another option.
With the exception of one time with my daughter, I have always had excellent care at LabCorp. The staff is friendly, they are efficient so wait times are low and it is conveniently located to my home.
I had a sleep study at Eriver Neurology. I will admit that I was very stressed about it up front (the idea of sleeping hooked up to wires and being watched was not appealing to me), but because of the lack of communication about the process, it was even more stressful than it needed to be.
The technician was a very sweet woman, and she did try to make it a better experience, but ultimately, I did not go back to them, I used a different sleep clinic.
Ward's completed the $9000 repair on our Honda Odyssey. While the man whom we dealt with was pleasant, he told us that our car would take 3 weeks to complete. We never quite believed that, but when it took 6 weeks and then he hemmed and hawed about giving us a loaner car for *one* day so that we could go to Albany for our daughter's birthday, finally producing a car that was in very poor condition, we were unhappy (it is a dealership and he clearly had several other choices on the lot).
We have since had a somewhat minor problem with the repair (a leaking power steering reservoir), and Ward's has been horrible to work with. They continue to give us the run-around about it, and have mislead us.
I will say that they did an amazing job on the van--when I saw the damages, I never thought it would be the same and yet it runs as well as the day we bought it.
Nonetheless, because of the customer service, if it is up to us, we will never give business to them again.
La Conca D'Oro is a cute Italian restaurant on Main St. The food is excellent, if a little expensive. The staff are pleasant and professional. We don't go out often, but if we did, we would definitely go here more often.
Of course I don't enjoy going for tests, but when I have to go for an imaging test, I choose Greene Medical Imaging because I've always received excellent care there.
Satya Yoga Center is an absolutely lovely space. I took a class here and the space itself was a retreat. I'm looking forward to taking another class and will be bringing a friend hopefully!
We contacted Catskill Fence last year about fencing in our backyard. They were incredibly professional, very responsive and overall I was very impressed. I had heard that they were expensive, and was disappointed with their price.
Ultimately, we chose another person, and he turned out to be awful--he didn't do what he said he would do, charged us more than he estimated and was really difficult to deal with. I so wish that we had used Catskill Fence!
Imagine That! is a fantastic idea--make your own pottery parties are a fantastic idea. They are responsible for the ceramic cats that line Main St. in Catskill which has added to a sense of community and last year, the kids were able to decorate small ones for free which were then auctioned off to raise money for local Catskill charities and organizations.
I believe that the owner donated the small cats to be decorated.
I really enjoyed the sense of community it created; my only complaint is how costly it is to do it on an individual level.