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March 9, 2015
Best Affordable Framer

While a custom wooden 30-by-30-inch is likely to run above $200 elsewhere, Frame It in Brooklyn—which sustains itself on high-volume orders from local hotels and nursing homes—can afford to do the same for $138, including glass and wire.

March 9, 2015
Best Smart-Home Installer

Automating your mood lighting used to be a strictly high-class task, but Paul Bochner’s Electronic Concepts can design and install a system for the relative-bargain starting price of $1,200 (plus equipment costs).

March 9, 2015
Best Leather-Couch Repairman

One-man band Saul Shapiro, formerly an engineer and PR guy, pined for a job that would allow him to bike around and get his hands dirty.

March 9, 2015
Best Affordable Wall Art

One wall of SVA alum Maria Candanoza’s tiny art-and-objet shop is magnetic white Formica, accommodating a heavy rotation of poster-size photo prints by local artists, for under $30, from Object_ify 139.

March 9, 2015
Best Ecofriendly Exterminator

Instead of dousing a pest-infested space with chemicals, Green Apple homes in on the breeding source first, doing top-to-bottom detective work.

March 9, 2015
Best Movers

The hyperefficient mom-and-pop team at JP Urban Moving is able to manage an average of five moves a day ($500 for the average one-bedroom), thanks to co-owner John McCutcheon’s high communication standards.

February 23, 2015
Best Bets: Week of February 23, 2015

Custom eyeglasses, colorful nightstands, and more new stuff in New York stores.

February 9, 2015
Best Bets: Valentine’s Edition, Week of February 9, 2015

Heart-free Valentines, lingerie getups, and more new stuff in New York stores.

January 26, 2015
Best Bets: Week of January 26, 2015

Kiddie manicures, statement footrests, and more new stuff in New York stores.

January 21, 2015
Dual Relaxation

Five great Valentine's Day spa packages for couples.

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