Trusted by an international array of designer and celebrity clientele such as Chanel and Barbara Walters for their garment savvy and sunny dispositions, Madame Paulette's couture cleansers have banished stains and grime from delicate wearables with prime equipment since 1959. A patented, detail-oriented process gently lifts dirt away from the fragile fibers of wool, cashmere, or silk garments, preventing shrinkage by keeping the garments away from water and free of embarrassment. Furs, leathers, and suede receive a suds-free cleanse sensitive to the delicate dyes they may contain, before a glazing technique returns essential oils to keep threads shiny and pliable. Meticulous cleaners immortalize a wedding day's starring outfit with preservation and sealing techniques that ensure future generations can see the family heirloom and evidence of ‘80s day-glo gowns with their own eyes.
Express Cleaners’ customer-focused garment gurus spruce and mend chassis coverings with an array of dry-cleaning and alteration services. With same-day service, time-pressed customers can unload sullied shirts ($3.25–$4.99), blouses ($3.25–$4.99), two-piece suits ($8.50–$10.99), and other articles by 9 a.m., and then return to pick them up on the same day by 5 p.m.
Lauded in New York magazine for its quick service and impeccably honest staff, Personal Touch spiffs sullied wardrobes with its professional dry cleaning services. Prepare winter wear for seasonal retirement by letting the experts cleanse sweaters ($6), vests ($5.50), outer jackets ($12), and full coats ($18). Fine fabric-ed everyday wear including shirts ($6), pants ($6), skirts ($6), and ties ($5) also earns cleaning candidacy, and raincoats ($18) can lose all evidence of April’s rainstorms and May’s Gallagher shows. Personal Touch Cleaners is even well primed to spruce up precious garments, such as three-piece suits ($17), gowns ($14+), and baby's first prom-dress.
The folks at Jeanie Dry Cleaners and Sammy Dry Cleaners have been at it for more than 40 years, extracting stains and prying spots from soiled wardrobes with a deft touch. At both of their locations, they accept shirts, blouses, pants, suits, and coats regardless of whether they’ve been victimized by spills or walked through a cactus garden with a tomato in their pocket. With special pick-up and delivery and express services, customers don’t have to leave home or wait for an urgent cleaning. The staff can also tailor pants, dresses, and skirts.
If you ask an instructor at Royal Athletic Swimming Program, he or she will tell you that every person should know how to swim. The program's classes make this a reality at pools around the city, where students are grouped into level-specific classes in order to hone their skills. These levels include beginner sessions for novices, intermediate and advanced sessions, even a swim team for those who develop a passion for the sport or the desire to earn a cool nickname like "Bottlenose."