With the countless designers who have made forays into eyewear design, it's easy to forget that glasses were once seen as purely functional. But Jack Cohen was one of the first to see them as a fashion accessory?in 1927 he started selling more stylized designs from a pushcart in Manhattan. His foresight paid off, as Cohen's Fashion Optical now operates in more than 100 retail outlets throughout the country. Since then, Cohen's offerings have expanded, of course, to include eye exams, contacts, sunglasses, and clip-on sunglasses for those without pierced ears.
Signature service: IT Consulting, Integration, Repair, Telephony, VoIP, Servers, Networks
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Apple, Ubuntu, Dell, any Windows-based machine
Pro Tip: Call for a consultation, make an appointment for maintenance, call any time for an emergency.
Although Tech & Soup might lean a little bit more toward the technology side of its name, that's a boon for New York's smartphone users. Experienced technicians with an intimate familiarity with the internal organs of iPhones, tablets, TVs, and cameras source their replacement parts through OEM?the same channel that companies such as Apple and Samsung use for repair. The results are so good that the company backs its work with a 30-day warranty.
Smart phones and cafes go well together—a hot drink and internet access are a natural match. However, a broken screen can ruin the fun. Mon Cheri Cafe and iPhone Repair neatly solves this problem, offering phone and tablet screen repair on premises and a full menu of delicious libations. As experts retool and replace LCD screens, cappuccinos and hot chocolate keep innards warm and melt snowmen who don’t know when to withdraw from hugs.
A former IT manager for JPMorgan Chase, Arthur Zilberman opened LaptopMD with the goal of offering customer-oriented computer service from a convenient midtown location. Joined by a team of expert techs, he repairs and tunes up computers and laptops to meet the rapid pace of the city?s hard-working professionals. Free estimates precede all services and repairs, with the flexible staffers accepting computers through the mail, picking up and delivering them from clients, or doing repairs on site. Their combination of excellent customer service and competent work has created a tidal wave of enthusiastic local press and happy laptops that open and close themselves in applause.
To minimize the amount of time customers and their electronic devices must be apart, the staff at iFix New York and Quick Fix Technologies work fast, diagnosing digital hiccups for free while patrons wait. Once repairs are approved the technicians begin tinkering with devices, generally finishing their work within 24 hours when they have the needed parts on hand. Clients can monitor the progress of repairs on their computer, smartphone, or audio equipment with an online tracking system. Technicians can also perform services onsite, setting up homes, small businesses, or state-of-the-art treehouses with wireless or printer networks.