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Greenwich Locksmiths

56 Seventh Ave. S., nr. Morton St.; 212-242-4646;

Owner Philip Mortillaro has led this full-service locksmith storefront since 1980, meeting all kinds of needs: key-making, lock installation, safe services. His expertise lies in antique keys and locks. $$


224 Fifth Ave., nr. 26th St., in the 7-Eleven; see for other locations

KeyMe lets you make a spare key for a mere $20. Head to one of 14 kiosks in Manhattan, insert your key in the designated slot, and, free of charge, a digital copy of your key will be stored along with a scan of your fingerprints. The next time you’re locked out of your apartment, you can use any kiosk to print a new set. $


Al & Dave & Sons

136 Jefferson Blvd. nr. Edgegrove Ave., 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)

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

1880 E. 4th St., nr. Kings Highway, Ste. A22, Sheepshead Bay; 646-239-8781;

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. $$




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. $$ (by appointment only)

Panorama Windows, Ltd.

767 E. 132nd St., nr. Willow Ave., the Bronx; 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., the Bronx; 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 handle all your window needs, from motorized shade repair to window hinges and fire-escape gates. $$ (by appointment only)


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