Best Eyeglass Repair, August 2010
In the corner of a 1960s dry cleaner is Paul Gross Eyeglass Repair. Follow the disembodied specs on the wall to a spartan office decorated with a Dalí print. In shirt sleeves and with his own pair dangling from a cord around his neck, Gross is unassuming. He often charges $10 or less for a quick fix, regardless of whether the frame label reads RALPH LAUREN or RITE AID. "Let’s try a hidden hinge!" he might say as he snaps, grinds, melts, or bends your busted frames into shape. He can replace temples, solder metal, or draw from a stash of vintage parts to bring your glasses back from oblivion.