NYC tailor rebels against fashion waste by fixing clothes from street cart

  • New York City tailor Makayla Wray mends clothes on the streets of Manhattan from her mobile cart.
  • She’s pushing back against the fast fashion industry by urging consumers to save their old clothes and have them repaired rather than buying more.
  • Fiber from discarded clothes amounts to over 37 million tons of material wasted each year.
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Makayla Wray wants to show people that style doesn’t have to come from buying new clothes.

The 29-year-old is running her own mobile sewing shop in the streets of New York City, revamping old clothes on the spot.

People can stop by her mobile Manhattan sewing shop and drop off anything for her to revamp.

Wray has seen firsthand the piles of waste that come from big fashion manufacturers. Now, she’s urging people to save their clothes.

“A lot of people do think that fast

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Ron Perelman Is Shopping Two NYC Townhouses for $75 Million

(Bloomberg) — Ron Perelman has put two adjacent Upper East Side townhouses on the market for $75 million, as the billionaire continues to pare his holdings.



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The connected Manhattan homes are on East 63rd Street, with the larger of the two being offered for $65 million, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The listing, earlier reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as part of a wide-ranging divestment by Perelman. He told Bloomberg last month that he wanted to simplify his life after “holding onto too many things that I don’t use or even want,” while his business empire needed to react to the unprecedented economic environment.

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Read more: Perelman selling almost everything as pandemic roils

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Why Women Are Biking in Record Numbers in N.Y.C.

Every day when Betty Cheong walked from the subway to her office in Lower Manhattan, she passed a haunting reminder of the dangers of cycling in New York: a bicycle painted white and adorned with flowers, propped against a pole, marking the spot where a cyclist had been killed.

The sight alone was enough to keep her off a bike.

Then the pandemic hit, emptying the subway of wary riders and draining the streets of traffic. Cycling suddenly seemed like a safer way to get around: In April, Ms. Cheong started using the city’s bike-sharing program. Then, she started participating in bike protests. In July, she bought a bike of her own.

“The more I biked, the more confident I got about biking in the city,” Ms. Cheong said.

Since the coronavirus engulfed the United States, a bicycling craze has swept the country, sending bike sales soaring and triggering a

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NYC Police Officers Break Up Indoor Wedding with Nearly 300 Guests in Violation of Social Distancing Rules

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A wedding with nearly 300 guests in New York was broken up by sheriff’s deputies over the weekend.

The illegal gathering was shut down around 11:30 p.m. on Friday night, the New York City Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter. A total of 284 people were in attendance at the event — a number well over the city’s social distancing guidelines that limit gatherings to 50 people — which took place at the Royal Elite Palace in Woodside, Queens.

The Royal Elite Palace did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

NBC New York reported that the wedding featured food and alcohol being served, as well as a live band.

The wedding hall’s manager and owner were both charged with multiple offenses for violating the rules in place because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), NBC News reported.

Several other large gatherings were shut down over the weekend by

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NYC wedding with nearly 300 guests ‘shut down’ by police

Officials said authorities dispersed an indoor wedding reception with hundreds of attendees in Queens Friday night.

New York City sheriffs said they received an anonymous complaint about a large gathering flouting social distancing guidelines at the Royal Elite Palace catering hall late Friday night.

Officials said they found 284 guests inside the venue and that the wedding was serving food and alcohol without adhering to guidelines, according to NBC New York.

The sheriff’s office said the manager of the venue received four citations, while the owner received two for nonadherence to Mayor Bill De Blasio’s (D) pandemic guidelines.

The city, once an epicenter of the pandemic, saw

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NYC sheriffs busts wedding with nearly 300 guests

New York City sheriffs broke up an indoor wedding reception with nearly 300 people in Queens late Friday evening, officials said.

Just before midnight, deputies were tipped off by an anonymous complaint about social distancing violations at catering hall Royal Elite Palace, where authorities found “large groups of people entering the location,” officials told NBC New York.

Upon arrival, deputies found 284 guests inside the venue violating state and city coronavirus restrictions, the NYC sheriff’s office said in a tweet.

The wedding had live music and served food and alcohol without following social distancing guidelines, according to NBC New York.

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NYC sheriffs break up indoor wedding with nearly 300 guests

New York City sheriffs broke up an indoor wedding reception with nearly 300 people in Queens late Friday evening, officials said.

Just before midnight, deputies were tipped off by an anonymous complaint about social distancing violations at catering hall Royal Elite Palace, where authorities found “large groups of people entering the location,” officials told NBC New York.

Upon arrival, deputies found 284 guests inside the venue violating state and city coronavirus restrictions, the NYC sheriff’s office said in a tweet.

The wedding had live music and served food and alcohol without following social distancing guidelines, according to NBC New York.

Videos and photos posted to social media

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