In an unusual celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Greater New York, Corcoran Group Real Estate has put together a group of exclusive apartments for many budgets that have been reduced by $100,000 or more. For example, a Fifth Avenue apartment in the low Eighties with ten rooms, was $2.5 million, now $2.4 million; Park Avenue one-bedroom, was $395,000, now $295,000; West Side penthouse with park views, was $1,070,000, now $950,000. Call Debra Wynter at the Corcoran Group (848-0446); Mon.-Fri. 9-6; while inventory lasts.
Yoga, stress reduction, meditation, Pilates, nutrition, women’s health, and homeopathy: The organizers of this weekend (April 24-26) have combined all of the best elements of integrative medicine without the touchy-feely aspects that make some people uncomfortable. And the weekend includes the use of the spa facilities and meals at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk – one of the very best spas on Eastern Long Island. If you register before the end of March, you’ll get $50 off (price includes accommodations, workshops, and meals). For example, double occupancy in ocean-view room, will be $495, now $445; single occupancy in beachfront room, will be $645, now $595. You also receive a discounted spa pass ($15 instead of $20) and $100 off any future holistic cruise. Call 414-9257 to register or for more information; M.C., V.; Mon.-Fri. 9:30-6:30; through 3/31.
A Low Vera
The reigning queen of bridal designers – Vera Wang – is having one of her highly anticipated sample sales: Ivory off-the-shoulder satin wedding gown, retail $3,475, here $1,500; A-line satin wedding gown, retail $2,825, here $1,300; short charcoal bridesmaid dress, retail $260, here $30; long evening gown, retail $1,790, here $350. Hotel Pennsylvania, Penntop Ballroom, 401 Seventh Ave., near 33rd St., eighteenth floor (575-6400); A.E., M.C., V.; Sat. 9-5; 3/7.
To celebrate the twentieth birthday of her cozy French bistro, chef-owner Jacqueline Zini is putting together a special $20 menu. The full carte – reprising the one from opening day – includes mussels Titou, a seafood casserole, and a lemon tart. Chez Jacqueline, 72 MacDougal St. (505-0727); A.E., M.C., V.; lunch Mon.-Fri. noon-3, dinner Mon.-Thurs. 6-11, Fri. and Sat. till 11:30, Sun. till 10:30; through 3/31.
Touting Their Horns
Cowtan & Tout – an upscale and lush fabric importer – is having a huge warehouse sale on hundreds of materials (including cottons, silks, and damasks) at deep discounts. Fabric that retailed for $40-$80 a yard, now $10 a yard; fabric that was $100-$200 a yard, now $30 a yard; fabric that was $175-$400 a yard, now $50 a yard. Cowtan & Tout, 40 W. 40th St. (647-6921); A.E., M.C., V.; Fri.-Sat. 9-6; 3/6-3/7.
For a bargain on a wedding dress any day, the two-month-old Bridal Garden is the place to look. “Once-worn” dresses by designers like Scaasi, Amsale, Marisa, Carolina Herrera, Yumi Katsura, and Richard Glasgow are sold at well below half-price. The Bridal Garden, 122 E. 29th St. (252-0661); A.E., M.C., V.; by appointment only.
Chelsee Eyes always has a great selection of designer eyewear, prescription lenses, and sunglasses (such good designers that we can’t name them). Lightweight durable frames, retail $175-$400, here $95-$250; prescription “no-line” bifocal lenses, retail $175-$500, here $120-$270; sunglasses, 30 to 50 percent off retail. Chelsee Eyes, 20 W. 20th St., suite 804 (242-4823); checks accepted.; Mon.-Fri. 10-5, evenings and Sat. by appt.; 3/2-4/2.