'They still make that?': Six jobs you (wrongly) thought were extinct

Bill Weir, CNN | 10/11/2017, 7:29 a.m.
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Textbooks Pexels

But in one of the last independent book stores in New York, I found three sisters who keep saying "no."

Hats by Bunn

If you ask someone what they do for a living and they reply "I'm a milliner in Harlem," there are only a couple possibilities. Either you've unwittingly traveled back in time or you are talking to Bunn, the most beloved hatmaker on Upper Broadway.

His creations are seen down at the Pentecostal church each Sunday and on the red carpet occasionally. When it comes to price and profit, his overseas competition will always be able to crush him, but he says there is something about crafting a custom hat for a neighbor that is impossible to measure in profit and loss.

His customers love him. But are there enough to keep going?

Brooklyn Seltzer Boys

By the year 2050, the oceans will hold more plastic than fish.

It's the kind of sobering stat that might inspire more vigorous recycling, and thanks to an-old-meets-new kind of business in New York, plastic is giving way to etched glass, cast iron and house calls.

Meet the Brooklyn Seltzer Boys and learn how technology can save Old World customs -- and why good seltzer should hurt.

Chelsea Miller Knives

Every day, busloads of aspiring young actresses arrive in New York with a dream.

But very, very few of them also bring an anvil. And a forge. And a burning desire to make us rethink the way we live by the way we cut.

Meet the woman who has people on yearlong waiting lists to buy her $800 knives.