[Asking for a friend] My building had a fire last night, on the floor below mine. I have middling fire damage at baseboard level in both bedrooms, both of which will be uninhabitable until the damage is ripped out and redone. All my windows are broken and glass is everywhere, but aside from the above stuff and the overwhelming odor of smoke and my broken-down front door, there is no other (water or fire or smoke stain) damage to the apartment. This is in NYC, and I have no renter's insurance. [more inside]
I own a wood Singer sewing machine table handed down to me by grandmother that is in otherwise decent shape except for the top, which is damaged (as you can see here). Seeking recommendations for someone in New York City who can restore the top. Thank you.
My desktop computer crashed. It won't boot or even recognize the key combo for a Safe boot. [more inside]
I ride a single speed (flip flop hub) here in NYC and am at a bit of a crossroads - my bike is at the shop and the diagnosis is grim - the worn out seat post is corroded into the frame. If it doesn't come out easy the repairs might be more than the original cost of the bike. Should I strip the components off the bike and get a new frame? Or a new bike entirely? Bike fiends I'd love some tips/pointers on this one. Specific details inside... [more inside]
I am seeking a truly excellent luthier/guitar tech in New York City, preferably Manhattan, specializing in acoustic instruments and capable of doing advanced woodwork. [more inside]
Recently I received an old hifi (stereo receiver with aux and phono inputs) and two EPI speakers from a family member. The system is quite old, but headphones sound great, as does one of the two speakers. The other sounds blown. What are my options in New York City? [more inside]
Our Noguchi coffee table is in need of some serious TLC. Does anyone know a good furniture repair place in NYC that could fix the broken leg and hinge, without overcharging us? We've already tried wood glue and failed, miserably.
Electric motor/ tool repair in Queens? [more inside]
My turntable has broken. Recommend me a good repair shop in NYC. [more inside]
I have a leather bag with a couple small punctures in it, where should I take it in Manhattan for repair?
Looking for a good, fast repair shop for a dead PS3 optical drive in NYC or White Plains, please. [more inside]
I have a penny sized hole in cashmere sweater! Can you take the hole out for me? [more inside]
How can I learn NYC's street repair status? [more inside]
Where is a cheap place to go in Manhattan (Chinatown?) to get a new leather brown wrist band as well as get the battery replaced for my watch. [more inside]
Is our New York City landlord responsible for repairing our broken oven? [more inside]
In NYC, where can I get a violin CHEAPLY looked over and serviced? [more inside]
I own a 50s reissue Stratocaster that I need to get some work done on. It's been in storage (not in a storage locker but someone's house, and not in a garage) for a couple of years, since I moved away from my hometown. Next month I'll be retrieving it. (Yay!) However, I'm not quite sure where to go in NYC to get that work done properly. I don't want my baby screwed up. Details inside. [more inside]
Laptop repair in NYC? [more inside]
NYC computer repair: can anyone recommend a reliable place I can take my sickly laptop to get its power connector fixed? Bonus points for someplace in Manhattan. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good place to take a broken SLR camera to be fixed in NYC? [more inside]