at Grand Central Terminal, they have a shoe shine area inside and the listed price is $3. They're a little weird about paying -- you give the money to the guy at the register instead of just to the guy who did your shoes. Anyway, I round up to $5 and give the change to the guy as a tip, figuring that's what the management intends by setting the price at $3. Saks also has a very good service to the right off the elevators on the men's floor. I've tried them twice, two different guys, and found them to be efficient and very capable. The best I've found so far in NYC, though, is a shoe repair shop on Lex, east side of the street, somewhere in the upper 70s or low 80s (can't remember exactly). I remember stopping twice on my walk home and admiring the high gloss shine. Naturally I scuffed the toe at the top of the subway stairs not an hour later. New York City is a brutal and unforgiving town, I tell ya.