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Shoe Repair

Discovering the Magical World of NYC's "Dr. Shoes"

Yvonne Russo | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Yvonne Russo

As Dr. Shoes whisks the shoe to the back of his shop to begin the intricate restoration process, I look around with fresh intel and begin to decipher what lies behind the veritable hall of fame represented by the signed playbills, headshots and theatrical posters.

Fiercely Loyal Canine Helps Push Its Paralyzed Owner Through The Streets In China

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News

If this pup is dog tired, he's not letting it stand in the way of his dedication to his owner. A shoe repairman in China, identified as Mr. Fu by Z...

Astoria Characters: The Sole Saver

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

In a shop that has long been vacant on Ditmars Boulevard, a gleaming gold coin-shaped sign has risen like the sun.

Astoria Characters: The Steady Shoe-Shine Man

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Shoe Repair & Shine." That's what the sign says in big, snow-white letters. But it's probably been there since Kennedy was president; no doubt the owner never bothered to update it.