By Joe Maniscalco
As readers of this modest space already know, the Consumer Corner strives to give buyers a head start on their shopping sprees. This week is certainly no different, so let’s get right into it. ***** Rockaby Baby, the children’s furniture outlet which boasts the largest inventory in New York City and guarantees the lowest prices in town, is now coming to the aid of anyone who was left in the lurch by the sudden closure of M&B Discount Furniture. Rockaby Baby is now offering a 10 percent discount to anyone who has lost their deposit due to the closure of M&B. To find out more about this special offer call Rockaby Baby at 718-748-2777. Rockaby Baby is located at 8616 5th Avenue. Check ‘em out today. ***** If you’re one of those people who can really keep their cool in the kitchen, you might want to consider a career as a professional chef. Classes are now forming at the Culinary Academy located at 154 West 14th Street and 125 Michael Drive in Syosset. At the Culinary Institute you’ll find small classes and hands on training. Day and evening classes are available, and so is financial aid if you qualify. They’ll even help you with job placement assistance. Your next career could begin at the Culinary Academy. Give ‘em a call at 1-800-639-7000. Tell ‘em the Consumer Corner sent ya. ***** February, as we all know is the month for cupid to come fluttering upon his celestial wings and shoot arrows of love into the poor and unsuspecting. But sometimes the chubby little fella needs a little help. And that folks, is what flowers are for. The Mariah Collection Florist at 7012 3rd Avenue are truly experts in the art of gift giving. Cosmopolitan and Martha Stewart Living both tapped The Mariah Collection Florist to design displays of new floral gifts and arrangements. You can have all of that creative energy working for you just in time for Valentine’s Day. Ask about The Mariah Collection Florist’s beautiful keepsake bouquet and get a $5 discount on a dozen roses when you order by phone. You can reach The Mariah Collection Florist at 718-745-3391.