New Yorkers have been required to wear masks all summer long whenever they're indoors (except at home), including in retail spaces, offices and public transportation.
Starting today there's a new rule: the MTA will fine any rider refusing to wear a mask (enforcement officers will first offer a free mask).
Still on the hunt for your own fashionable mask? Here's a list of local makers selling face coverings with that little extra something.
An organization that helps prepare women from low-income and immigrant communities for jobs in fashion, this non-profit sells a stylish array of face masks on its website.
This Harlem designer now sells one-of-a-kind reversible cotton masks with a bohemian vibe.
These colorful bandanas–made with fabric sourced in Harlem–are a no-fuss way to cover your face.
Breathable cotton masks with a graphically simple but powerful declaration: "Harlem American."
Looking for a camo-print (very D-Nice at Club Quarantine) or maybe even a NY Jets face mask? This Etsy shop's got you.
This local fashion designer's expertly crafted masks come in an array of beautiful fabrics–look for bright ginghams and Liberty prints–in washable cotton.
Produced in Harlem and the South Bronx, these sturdy cotton masks are meant to be washed and reused. Look for the "Harlem Ming" design featuring an exotic cat print.
Sold through the Manhattanville School of Tailoring, these reversible printed cotton masks come with a flexible insert for a custom fit. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-283-4615.
A Harlem-based incubator for local fashion designers, this organization now sells a selection of cotton masks made in-house. Every purchase supports its programs.
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