The staff of Pure Cleaners tends to clothes, furniture, and homes with aplomb, ensuring that patrons can walk through clean hallways to sit on clean armchairs while wearing clean pants. Dry cleaners resuscitate sullied garments, either waiting for owners to drop off items or arriving at doorways throughout Manhattan to tote them away. Pure Cleaners' maid service sends technicians wielding pet-friendly products into bathrooms, bedrooms, and kitchens across the island.
New York City looked different in 1906. The Empire State Building wouldn't begin construction for more than two decades, horses and buggies roamed the streets, and Central Park was still entirely black and white. But in that year, Marcello Raffetto opened a pasta shop that remains a staple of the Greenwich Village community to this day.
Raffetto's started small. Its pasta makers crafted ravioli and dry egg noodles until 1916, when the purchase of a roller machine and a cutting machine allowed them to create more and more varieties. The two machines continue to operate more than a century later. At the controls, customers find the fourth generation of the Raffetto family running the store. The crew seems to work magic with dough and fillings. They stuff lobster into ravioli made from tomato dough, turn spinach dough into thin linguine, and cut long sheets of lasagna. In total, more than 50 kinds of pasta emerge from the open preparation area, not to mention the family's signature potato gnocchi.
Yet for all of these choices, a trip to Raffetto's isn't overwhelming. The friendly staff happily helps patrons pick out the perfect pasta before recommending one of their 10 homemade suaces. Or maybe they'll suggest no sauce at all, telling customers that some pasta goes best with just a bit of butter.
Owners Matthew and Melissa O'Grady built O'Grady Carpet and Floor Cleaning on a foundation of meticulous cleanliness and ecological responsibility. Matthew tackles his work with an honest outlook and ample elbow grease, and Melissa’s motherhood spurred a commitment to green living that is reflected in O'Grady's current nontoxic, low-moisture carpet cleaning method. In service of healthy living, the couple’s staff of reliable techs also clean upholstery, sanitize mattresses by flushing out mites, bacteria, and discarded dream encyclopedias, and liberate dirt from floors, grout, and brick using Orbital Drive Technology.
Quick-Dry Carpet Care’s owners and primary technicians, Jim and Sam, de-spot shag and upholstery with techniques honed across decades in the floor-care industry. Wielding eco-and pet-friendly products and a low-moisture process, the crew's five-step carpet-cleansing program begins with nap lifting and deep vacuuming, which helps loosen embedded soil and stains. Low-moisture shampoo draws out dirt and grime, and technicians finish each session with a spritz of soil retardant and deodorizer, infusing the fuzzy flooring with scents as long lasting as a cryogenically frozen rose.
Techs also spruce up upholstered furniture, such as ottomans and sofas, free mattresses from mites, and unleash active enzymes to annihilate lingering pet odor. Quick-Dry Carpet Care pledges customer satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on all services rendered.
New York Newlyweds’ photographers ensure that no detail of a milestone event fades with time by artistically documenting engagements, weddings, and other memorable occasions. The company’s skilled staffers come from all walks of life and specialize in everything from traditional compositions to photojournalistic essays documenting the massacre of rose petals by a merciless flower girl. Before aiming their lenses at a loving couple or beaming family, the photographers determine their subjects’ artistic vision, ensuring that they capture the right angles and nuances of interaction. New York Newlyweds also dispatches videographers who capture the sounds and motions of weddings, bar mitzvahs, or back-alley dance-offs, all in high-definition DVD quality.