Meet the NYC street tailor mending clothes from a pushcart

Simply call her Tailor Swift.

Makayla Wray, 29, an East Village tailor, will work in Chinatown for an upscale designer during the working day.

But Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. right until dim, she’s a road seamstress doing the job out of an previous cart stationed at the corner of East Houston and Mulberry streets.

Makayla Wray
Makayla WrayStefano Giovannini

“In the morning I make runway clothes, then I appear in at evening to hem the little men,” she explained to The Post.

The pandemic has produced a throwback financial state — and Wray signifies an up-to-date model of the previous-timey merchants who made use of to barter and haggle downtown in the early 1900s.

“People say to me, ‘You’re trying to keep [the spirit of] New York alive,” reported Wray, who delivers onsite mending, as effectively as alterations.

Her cart — a retro-equipped nut-roasting apparatus — is one

Read More