Leave a Lighter Footprint: Where to Get Everything Repaired in Lower Manhattan

04/18/2022 in
Leave a Lighter Footprint: Where to Get Everything Repaired in Lower Manhattan

As Earth Day approaches on April 22, let’s remember the easiest solution to saving the planet, which you can practice every day: use less stuff! 

Our waste stream is a problem, but so is our new products stream — every new purchase requires an intensive use of resources to create, package and ship your way. A new iPhone generates 81% of its carbon emissions in the production process alone, according to CNN. Throwaway culture, single-use plastics, ever-changing electronics and fast fashion have caused consumers to turn away from the noble pursuit of just repairing and reusing our old stuff; and you can sometimes see the results in the overstuffed trash bags lining the neighborhood. 

But repair shops should always be your first resort, and Lower Manhattan is full of them. Sustainable Princeton has a good list of tips on how to shop for and maintain durable goods. Here’s where you can take your stuff to get fixed up and save it from the landfill. 

Shoe Repair 

Best Shoe Repair, 110 Wall Street 

Cobbler Express Shoe Repair, 60 Wall Street 

David S Shoe Repair, 71 Broadway 

Leather Spa, 28 John Street

Alex’s Shoe Repair, 123 Fulton Street 

Stanleys, 1 New York Plaza, concourse level 

Tailors 

Perry Tailoring, 160 Broadway Ste 903

SewWhatAndWear, 299 Pearl Street 

Wagner’s Tailoring, 141 Fulton Street 

Fidi Cleaners & Tailors, 89 Washington Street 

Alex Tailor Shop, 29 John Street 

Mr. Rafael’s Cleaners & Tailors, 88 Fulton Street 

Jewelry And Watch Repair 

G D Watch & Jewelry Repair, 15 Maiden Lane 

Greenwich St. Jewelers, 64 Trinity Place

Charles Patrick Jewelers, 14 Wall Street 

London Jewelers, the Oculus, 185 Greenwich Street

Phones And Electronics repair 

Fix iPhone NYC, 222 Broadway floor 19 

SpeedGeek, 20 Vesey Street 

I Repair Cracked Screens, 14 Wall Street 

xCubicle, 40 Wall Street, suite 2935 

Hardware Stores For DIY projects 

Dick’s Cut-Rate Hardware, 9 Gold Street 

Fulton Supply & Hardware, 74 Fulton Street 

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