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Best of New York Beauty 2003

Best Newcomer Spa

  • Stone Spa

    125 Fourth Avenue, 212-254-3045

    There’s nothing pretentious about the new Stone Spa. In fact, the Maya mud treatment ($85) is do-it-yourself. Go in alone, or with a friend, to the mud room, slather yourself with the nourishing earth, then enter the herbal steam and bake. For those who prefer full-service, wraps include an antioxidant pomegranate body mask ($155) and a cocoa-bean treatment for cellulite ($155). And, of course, there’s the signature stone massage ($125). In the summer, you can have treatments in the beautiful garden out back.

From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).