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March 9, 2015
Time Your Ride

Zipcar alternatives by the day, hour, or minute.

March 9, 2015
Best Dog Trainer

Since launching his Metro Dog Training classes in 2013, Twahlee Rollins (“the dog king of Williamsburg,” as the owner of an aggressive beagle-Chihuahua mix crowned him) has disciplined hyper pit bulls and lunging Shiba Inus on house calls from Brooklyn to the Bronx (from $100 per hour).

March 9, 2015
Best Casino School

“Serial entrepreneur” Wendy Rubin opened New York’s first licensed casino school, Big Deal Casino Academy, in January in anticipation of three massive casinos set to land upstate next year.

March 9, 2015
Best Babysitter Alternative

Susie Kurkowski, the owner of a toy store that offers knitting and cartooning classes, understands that parents of 7 p.m.–bedtime terrors need happy-hour dates.

March 9, 2015
Best Custom Cabinetmaker

The three Pratt grads of MPD Design Build can install a kitchen’s worth of custom cabinets (from barn style to flip-up doors) in about six weeks using wood sourced from Long Island and the Bronx.

March 9, 2015
Best Chandelier Installer

Ivan Butkovic and his electricians at Einstein Electrical can secure the grandest of chandeliers, even if it weighs 300 pounds.

March 9, 2015
Best Florist

Ingrid Carozzi, who sources her dahlias and anemones from tristate farms, leans wild and loose, using “blender” flowers like ranunculus to unify her high-contrast bouquets at Tin Can Studios.

March 9, 2015
Best Interior Painter

Julia Mecha, whose custom colors adorn the lobby of the Ace Hotel and Dior on 57th Street, is also known for her faux finishes (Cuban mahogany and Carrara marble, from $6,000 per room).

March 9, 2015
Best Shade Installer

Horizon Window Treatments is up to any job: It’s designed blinds for the Setai Club and once built a custom shade for a windowpane stretching 18 feet ($3,000 all told).

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.

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