When your hard drive is making an unpleasant grinding noise right before that project is due, technicians will be at your house in under an hour and ﬁx most problems within one to two ($190 to $225 an hour).
800-737-2837; rescuecom.com Catering
Catering by Restaurant Associates
With 400 butlers and 75 kitchen workers on staff, this company doesn’t rely on an actor with a beeper to maybe pass your canapés. The team can put together lobster timbales for 500 with just 24 hours’ notice.
Most tailors need at least overnight to hem pants, but if you drop off at his small storefront, Diaz will do it while you wait. A regular hem is $15.
306 Mott St.; 212-226-0747
The Original Dust Busters Cleaning Service
When the in-laws strike, a member of this fourteen-person apartment swat team will come as soon as you call (starting at $125, depending on job size and response speed).
The closest you’ll get to a Jiffy Lube in Manhattan, Village Auto will change your oil while you wait (fifteen to twenty minutes), for just $25.95.
160 Leroy St.; 212-675-5022