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Welcome to the Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine.  We hope you find your visit with us helpful and supportive.  To make your stay in the area more comfortable, we have compiled a list of local health related merchants and services.  

We encourage you to make use of this opportunity, and start the journey toward a healthier lifestyle.  We look forward to assisting you in this process.  Please feel free to consult your Nutritional Counselor or other staff member if you have any questions.


DoubleTree Hotel Mahwah
180 Route 17 South
Mahwah, NJ 07430
201-529-5880 - Ask for Andrea at ext. 6030  FAX: 201-529-4767

This hotel is about 5 miles from our office.  Shuttle service provided complimentary, Monday thru Friday based on availability with advanced reservations required. Full amenity hotel which features 139 guest rooms with internet access, microwave ovens and refrigerators in every room. On site laundry facilities available, indoor pool, and fitness and business center. An on site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Ask for Andrea at extension 6030 and mention the Schachter Center when booking reservations directly with the Mahwah hotel.

Crowne Plaza
3 Executive Blvd
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-4800  FAX: 845-918-1449

This newly renovated hotel, complete with a beautiful indoor koi pond, is right across the street from our office.  Rooms and suites are available, a restaurant and lounge and a fully equipped fitness center.  Mention the Schachter Center when booking reservations directly with the Suffern hotel to receive a discounted rate.

Candlewood Suites
20 Overlook Blvd
Nanuet, NY 10954

This hotel is about 8 minutes from our office, about 6 miles away.   Studio and one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens, etc., for comfortable, extended stays. Mention the Schachter Center when making your reservation.

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Mahwah
375 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 760-9994

This hotel is about 10 minutes from our office.   One and two room suites with fully equipped kitchen, internet access, complimentary breakfast, swimming pool and fitness center.

Sheraton Crossroads & Hotel
State Highway, No. 17
Mahwah, NJ
(201) 529-1660

This hotel is about 15 minutes from our office.   Many extras such as a pool, gym, etc., are available.

Extended Stay America
112 State Highway 17
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
201-236-9996. fax:  201-236-9988
1-800-EXT-STAY; www.extstay.com

Designed for long-term travelers who have transportation.  Located in nearby Ramsey (Upper Saddle River), New Jersey about 15 minutes away from The Schachter Center.   Room includes fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cooking utensils, free local phone calls and voice mail, separate areas for dining and working, and also has on-site laundry facilities.

Marriot Residence Inn
Route 17S
Saddle River, NJ
1-800-331-3131; www.marriott.com

Health Food Stores

All health food stores listed prepare natural foods that can be taken out.

Back to Earth                      
306 S. Main St.                    
New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-3511

Full line of natural foods, extensive selection of organic take-out food, juice bar. This store is the largest in the county.  They have a vast selection of products and a very helpful staff.  They have worked very hard to create a California type atmosphere appealing to the natural food beginner and connoisseur alike.

Born of Earth                      
1 South Broadway                    
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 353-3311

Full line of natural foods, take-out food, juice bar. 

Hungry Hollow Co-Op                 
841 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Chestnut Ridge, NY
(845) 3546-3319

Limited take-out selections and soup. This is a charming little store that is associated with the Waldorf School, founded by Rudolf Steiner.  They manage to carry a good selection of natural foods despite their size.  Make sure to visit Casa Verde (right next door) which is an emporium filled with herbs, books, and natural gift ideas.


Rockland County does not have a restaurant that exclusively serves organic foods.  The restaurants on the following list are considered to be health conscious eateries and if you choose wisely, you should be able to get a balanced, healthy meal.

Visit Nyack & Piermont

Nyack & Piermont are towns with restaurants for everyone’s liking.  They both sit on the shore of the Hudson River and are the antique capital of Rockland County.  You can sit and watch the boats on the Hudson River or take a leisurely stroll along the river path at Hook Mountain State Park.  With the charming boutiques, craft shops, cafes, and live theater, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Nyack is located 15 minutes from our Center.  Take NYS Thruway South to Exit 11, make a left at the end of the ramp.  The center of town is straight ahead.

Traditional Japanese cuisine.

110 Main St.
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 358-7977

Heather’s Open Cucina 
Italian food

13 N. Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 358-8686

Sidewalk Café 
Outside café—perfect for people watching. Tex/Mex cuisine.

482 Piermont Ave.
Piermont, NY
(845) 359-4439

Closer to Our Center

La Vera Cucina
Fine Italian cuisine — creative dishes, enticing specials. From our office, make a right onto Airmont Road, then left onto Rte. 59. Restaurant is on the right, across the street from Walmart.

253 Route 59
Suffern, NY 10901

Priya Indian Cuisine 
Indian food

36 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-5700

Fine Italian food

21 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-9108

Koto Japanese Restaurant 
Sushi restaurant

83 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-8877

Hacienda de Don Manuel 
Authentic Mexican food, delicious guacamole.

72 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 369-1633

When choosing a place to eat you will probably do better in an ethnic restaurant (Japanese, Indian, Mexican) than at a "fast-food" eatery or a diner.  Focus on steamed or sautéed veggies, fish, whole grains, salads, bean dishes and fresh fruit.  Bring your own herb tea or order spring water or unsweetened fruit juice.

Other Interests/Activities

Health Workshops

New Age Center
Workshops and resource for yoga, meditation, etc.

One South Broadway
Nyack, NY
(845) 352-2590

Live Theater

Riverspace Arts in Nyack (formerly Helen Hayes)
119 Main St.
Nyack, NY
(845) 348-0741

Penguin Repertory Company
Crickettown Rd.
Stony Point, NY
(845) 786-2873

Elmwood Playhouse
10 Park
Nyack, NY
(845) 353-1313

Antrim Playhouse
15 Spook Rock Rd.
Suffern, NY
(845) 354-9503


Route 59, Nanuet, NY 
Driving east along Route 59, you will enter Rockland County's main shopping district at the Spring Valley - Nanuet border, with such stores as Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target, Sears, Barnes and Noble, Marshalls, Macy's, Toys R Us, etc., located in various malls along the way. Past Nanuet, a short drive further east will bring you to West Nyack and the Palisades Mall.

Palisades Center Mall 
Very large mall, about 15 minutes from the Center with 4 floors of stores.  Has Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, Macy's, H & M, Target, and more. Also has movie theaters and quite a few restaurants. Take NYS Thruway South to exit 12, bear right on the ramp.

Palisades Center Dr.
West Nyack, NY

Nyack, NY and Piermont, NY
Continuing along Route 59 will bring you to Nyack, an a
rtsy town filled with restaurants (see above), antique stores, and other quaint, small shops. Piermont is located south of Nyack, with art galleries, shops, and restaurants.

Woodbury Common 
World-famous place for o
utlet shopping, so large that it might take a full day to browse through it. Take New York State Thruway North to Exit 16.  Make a right at the end of the ramp and follow signs to the outlet stores. 

Route 32
Woodbury, NY







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