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Ask New York - Home Maintenance Archive

March 8, 2004
Where Can I Find a Muralist?

I just moved into a new loft that has acres of blank wall space. Where can I find a muralist?

August 4, 2003
Will the Garbage Men Take It?

My fiancée and I are moving in together, and she’s gently but firmly told me that my old La-Z-Boy has got to go. Charities say it’s too far gone, but I know the Department of Sanitation is picky about big stuff. Rules, please?

July 21, 2003
Cornice Restoration

A building inspector tells me that the cornice of my brownstone is about to break off and clobber someone. Who can replace architectural details?