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Alert Refrigeration and Repair

354 W. 56th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-246-0850

In operation for more than four decades, Alert serves residential and commercial customers in Manhattan and is known for quality work that lasts. $$

ANL Mechanical Co.


This full-service repair and installation technician can fix any stove, refrigerator, or other appliance (except microwaves) to keep your kitchen running smoothly. $$

Elkay Appliance Service

99 Commerce St., nr. Van Brunt St., Red Hook; 212-529-8300

The team here has experience working with a variety of major kitchen-appliance lines, including Viking, Capital, and BlueStar. Among its residential and commercial customers (which include some of Manhattan’s best culinary schools), Elkay is known for quick, reliable service. $$$ (by appointment only)


Al & Dave & Sons

454 Darlington Ave., nr. Vernon Ave., Woodrow, Staten Island; 718-967-6400;

This family-owned business of rigorously trained bath specialists takes on jobs large and small. Its crew has a particular talent for color-matching tiles. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Custom Spraying & Reglazing

15 Watson Ave., nr. Shelley Ave., Staten Island; 718-556-5996;

James White Jr. will acid-wash, sand, and coat your beat-up tub with a glassy acrylic-urethane, and he’ll guarantee his work with a two-year warranty. Over the last 23 years, he’s brought fixtures back to life for Candice Bergen, Faye Dunaway, the Waldorf Astoria, and Lincoln Center. $$$ (by appointment only)

G&G Tub & Tile Reglazing

750 Third Ave., nr. 25th St., Greenwood; 718-241-7314;

In as little as one to two days, G&G can complete any number of bathroom-related jobs. Its specialists tackle everything from tub repairs to tile reglazing. They can match your existing colors or transform your plain white bathtub into a shiny black vessel. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)

Shine Glaze


Remake your yellowing tub into a spa-worthy oasis with the help of Shine Glaze. The company goes beyond mere reglazing: It repairs cracks and resurfaces tiles to restore your bathroom to its original brilliant luster. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)


Eliot Cohen


Known as the man with the golden hands, Cohen specializes in unusual wall coverings hung in even stranger places. Customers hire him to hang mother-of-pearl tile on ceilings and green ultrasuede in closets, though he welcomes requests for old-fashioned paper. $$



Lafayette Glass Company, Inc.

715 Sixth Ave., at 24th St., Park Slope; 212-829-0300

Need an oversize or odd-shaped window made and installed? Call on this century-old company, which makes windows and custom hardware from scratch in its Park Slope factory. Staff members have as much as 20 years of experience and will be unfazed by the quirks of your historic brownstone. $$-$$$ (by appointment only)



These window-tinting pros have been manufacturing protective window films for over a century. Some films provide extra home security, while others cut energy costs by increasing heat retention in the winter and blocking UV rays in the summer. $$ (by appointment only)

NYC Window Corp.


Timely, cost-effective, and flexible, this firm works with architects, homeowners, and commercial property managers. Staff will weatherproof and soundproof your fashionable floor-to-ceiling windows and repair sliding glass doors, always keeping your home’s particular aesthetic in mind. $$ (by appointment only)

Panorama Windows, LTD.

767 E. 132nd St., nr. Willow Ave., Port Morris; 718-292-9882

Lauded for its precision, this outfit manufactures, installs, and repairs all types of windows, from historic steel casements to contemporary fiberglass. Panorama also offers door repair. $$ (by appointment only)

Skyline Windows

220 E. 138th St., nr. Canal St., Mott Haven; 212-491-3000;

In business for 90 years, Skyline employs an army of unionized and uniformed installers. The practice combines state-of-the-art technology with expertise in preservation and historical work. $$ (by appointment only)

Stained Glass Store

300 Fifth Ave., nr. 2nd St., Park Slope; 718-768-7964

Peter Romano repairs, restores, and reproduces windows and other glasswork. His space is more workshop than store, and clients searching for ideas can leaf through his books or take a tour of his residential work for inspiration. $$ (consulting services)


335-347 38th St., nr. Fourth Ave., Greenwood; 718-854-3475;

The team here is ever ready to fix all your window needs, from motorized shade repair to window hinges and fire-escape gates. $$ (by appointment only)


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