- Acqua Beauty Bar
7 East 14th Street, 212-620-4329
The perfect pedicure is a tricky thing. No one wants the frantic, uncaring service at the anonymous place on the corner, but you don’t need the pain of paying a fortune at a high-end spa, either. Acqua Beauty Bar strikes a nice balance: the storefront salon on 14th Street is comfy and casual, yet meticulous about the actual process of pedicuring. Indeed, Acqua’s 45-minute treatments ($40), which include cucumber or brown-sugar scrubs and enzyme masques, are so soothing, you might start thinking of them as facials for the feet.
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.