159 E. 118th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-289-4969
Seven years of bad luck doesn’t even begin to describe the horror of cracking your recently deceased grandmother’s antique hand mirror. Luckily the Spanish Harlem repair shop Sundial Schwartz can restore mirrors to nearly new condition. Bring in a piece of the damaged mirror, and the store’s craftsmen will reproduce it using new glass and some antiquing tricks like silvering and spotting. From compacts to dressing-room mirrors, size doesn’t matter; as long as they can get it into their elevator, they’ll work on it. Prices are reasonable at $26 per square foot (three feet minimum) for antiquing and $11 per square foot for cutting new quarter-inch glass.
Best Mirror Repair
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).