Friday, March 27, 2020
Gary Vura has been wiping down counters and cooking for himself in his Carnegie Hill apartment since his wife and daughters decamped for his sister-in-law's house in Massachusetts. "I haven't quite figured out how to use the vacuum cleaner yet, but that should happen," said Vura, ....
"I'm probably doing more of that than I used to. ...
At Jeeves New York on East 65th Street, its laundering and dry cleaning business is down 77% as clients have fled ....
Still, the store picked up 10 bags of bed sheets Monday it normally wouldn't have. "Because their house staff isn't coming in, they don't know what to do with their sheets," said the owner. The service, which includes quarantining the laundry for 24 hours, isn't cheap: $42 a sheet, $85 for a duvet cover and as much as $16 for pillow cases. ...
"It is exorbitant, but the types of sheets that we're getting -- you're looking at $3,000-$4,000 for set," Pozniak said. "A lot of places do it on automated machinery. ..."
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