10-11 43rd Avenue, Long Island City, 718-786-1600; cityproof.com
What New York apartment doesn’t come with noise issues—garbage trucks, street cleaners, raucous drunks on late-night cigarette breaks? For a quick fix that won’t run afoul of the building code, call Cityproof. Since 1960, the urban-noise pros have been installing custom-built sound-dampening windows with extruded aluminum frames all over town, including such cacophonous locales as ground zero. The company can hush just about any type of window without affecting the style of the original panes or their operation. Prices start at about $500 per window and top out around $4,000.
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From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.