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Heating October 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm

has anyone bought a radiator from www.steamradiators.com

Thinking of purchasing the 1-pipe model, Charleston Pro, (http://steamradiators.com/orderingpages/charlestonpro.html) for a few rooms in our house. Has anyone bought these? Do you like them? They look nice and will save us some space, especially in the 2 small bedrooms. Just curious if they’re warm and if you’ve had any problems. Also, do you think it’s a problem to use them in combination with those honking traditional steam radiators in other room throughout the house?
Thanks!

About Brooklyn October 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Entry Doors Require Refinish

I am in Carol Gardens and our double entry doors require sanding and polyurethane. I am having difficulty finding someone who does this work. I would appreciate anyone knowing of the right workmen for this job to make a recommendation.

Thank You

Counters October 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Looking for granite

Any suggestions for a place to buy a couple slabs of Absolute Black granite for a countertop? We’ve gotten some high prices and I know there’s better deals out there…. thanks in advance for any recs.

About Brooklyn October 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Stoop repair

Somebody (or bodies) worked very hard to pull the front post off the stoop of my brownstone. Fortunately, they left the post lying on the sidewalk. The step is damaged, and I have been informed that I need a stone mason to repair the step and a steel post must be inserted upon which to mount the ornamental post. Has anyone had any work like this done? I’m not having any luck finding a stone mason.

For Sale October 21, 2014 at 6:33 am

Moving Sale-Many great items-vintage & new.

SAT.-OCT. 25 10am-3pm 70-03 68 Street, 2nd Floor-Glendale, Queens
Mahogany Cedar Lined Hope Chest
Gov. Winthrop Secretary Desk
Mahogany Bedroom Set-5 piece
Butler Coffee Table
1920s Art Deco Waterfall Dining Rm Set
6 Drawer Wood Desk
Carved Oak Dresser & Mirror
Queen Anne Wood Filing Cabinet
Wood Printer Stand with 2 shelves
Barrister Bookcase-3 tier
Wood TV Cabinet-small
Oak Kitchen Table with sleeve 2 Windsor Arm Chairs
Pie Crust Mahogany Cocktail Table
Vintage Convertible High Chair Rocker
Upholstered Swivel Arm Chair
20 lb.+ stackable dog food container
Unique CD Holder
China, Pottery, Glassware
Lamps, Clocks, Luggage
And Much More….
No Clothes, No Toys, No Junk
Located near the Brooklyn border. Close to Myrtle Avenue, Jackie Robinson Parkway, M train. Corner of 70th Avenue. No early birds, please.

Windows and Doors October 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Looking for a finish carpenter with excellent skills restoring windows

We’ve had somebody from Bay Ridge window come out and look at our windows to give us a quote on replacing them. We love our old windows and would like to get quotes on restoring them. A few of the windows have curved glass and will be too expensive to replace so even if we did replace the others we need someone to fix those.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Heating and Air Conditioning October 20, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Central Air HVAC Contractors Recommendation

I recently purchased a 3 story brownstone in Brooklyn and would like to install a central air HVAC pushed air system to replace the current gas boiler. Can anyone recommend a suitable contractor with the proper insurance, qualifications, and warranties? Thank you.

Co-Op Related October 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

much needed help

So im having this problem with my building. The previous board members never paid the building taxes and water bill etc. So we are in about 300k debt and we suspect them of stealing money. After months if back and forth we finally got them out of the board and my mother is the new president. My sister is the one doing all the work because my mother doesnt really know what she is doing we just needed her to be the president since shes the owner of our apartment. My sister has power of attorney over my mom and the management company is trying to take out a loan for the building but we including my mother doesnt want to so they are trying to set up a meeting with the new board members but they said that my mother cant take me or my sister or anyone else to the meeting. So what im asking is if there is any laws that say that they cant take anyone to the meetings. Any help will be greatly appreciated . Thanks

Doors October 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Local place to buy door hardware?

Hi all,

Anyone know of a place in the city where I can get a good front door mortise lock set and hinges? I usually buy hardware from Rejuvenation but they require 4 weeks to get it in the mail and I need it in a week at most. Does anywhere in Brooklyn or Manhattan carry good quality new (and not ugly) front door mortise lock sets?

Thanks.

Electricians October 20, 2014 at 2:27 pm

ISO Electrician for a number of odd jobs

Nothing too complicated, but definitely a lot of small tasks — repairing outdoor fixture, adding timer to lights, repairing another fixture, etc. Any recommendations for a reliable and reasonably-priced person? Thanks!

Legal October 20, 2014 at 1:42 pm

And they said we'd never win…….

Well folks for some of the long timers you might know the story – http://www.brownstoner.com/forums/topic/con-ed-being-aholes-but-we-are-persevering/

But the long and the short of it…..we finally got money out of coned for flooding our basement.

I’ve just come back from the bank after depositing a $1900 ConEd check. lol they are still a$$holes in that they strung it out as long as they could but it is what it is and the good guys one the fight after all.

In case you are wondering how we came to the figure basically they covered all of our labor expenses and pipes, parts etc and we went 50/50 on the cost of the hi-temp replacement sump pump (considering the old one was 50+ years old….fair enough).

Shows once again that small claims does work….albeit very very slowly.

About Brooklyn October 20, 2014 at 11:50 am

Moving Sale- Many great items-vintage & new

SATURDAY-OCT. 25 10am-3pm 70-03 68 Street, 2nd Floor – Glendale, Queens
Mahogany Cedar Lined Hope Chest
Gov. Winthrop Secretary Desk
Mahogany Bedroom Set-5 piece
Butler Coffee Table
1920s Art Deco Waterfall Dining Rm Set
6 Drawer Wood Desk
Carved Oak Dresser & Mirror
Queen Anne Wood Filing Cabinet
Wood Printer Stand with 2 shelves
Barrister Bookcase-3 tier
Wood TV Cabinet-small
Oak Kitchen/Dining Table with sleeve 2 Windsor Arm Chairs
Pie Crust Mahogany Cocktail Table
Vintage Convertible High Chair Rocker
Upholstered Swivel Arm Chair
20 lb.+ stackable dog food container
Unique CD Holder
China, Pottery, Glassware
Lamps, Clocks, Luggage

And Much More….

No Clothes No Toys No Junk

Located near the Brooklyn border. Close to Myrtle Avenue, Jackie Robinson Parkway, M train. Corner of 70th Avenue. No early birds, please.

Heating October 20, 2014 at 10:11 am

When are you turning your heat on?

Or maybe a better question might be..

Have you turned your heat on yet?

Roofers October 20, 2014 at 1:00 am

Uniform trash cans??

Hello friends!

One of my neighbors mentioned that he had seen some blocks in Brooklyn that have uniform trash cans in front of every building. He said they were nice, with flip lids and serial numbers. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in Brooklyn; has anyone seen such a wonder?? Where?? I’m assuming if this happens, the neighbors probably just band together and buy them en masse, but perhaps there’s more to the story…anyone have any info on this?

Thanks in advance!

Legal October 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Party Wall

Hi All,

The house next door to mine is being flipped. It was demo-ed down to the 4 walls. They maxed out the square footage allowed and so built back and added an additional floor. I went up to check out my roof and noticed that they had built on my side of the party wall.

What is the law around use of the party wall? Can either owner use it to build up? Is notification required? Of course the developer tells me it’s all legal but was hoping for some less biased knowledge and advice.

The house is now complete and on the market so I want to figure this out before they sell.

Thanks.

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Replied on October 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm

has anyone bought a radiator from www.steamradiators.com

Thinking of purchasing the 1-pipe model, Charleston Pro, (http://steamradiators.com/orderingpages/c…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Looking for granite

Just saw some on the Build it Green website: http://www.bignyc.org/inventory/item/brooklyn/absolute…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Entry Doors Require Refinish

I am in Carol Gardens and our double entry doors require sanding and polyurethane. I am having diff…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Looking for granite

I got mine a few years ago at a start-up called White House Marble or Stone. They were on par with …
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Looking for granite

Any suggestions for a place to buy a couple slabs of Absolute Black granite for a countertop? We…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Stoop repair

/sorry to hear about that wanton vandalism. VinRoy Barronette of Park Slope Brownstone is excellen…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Stoop repair

Somebody (or bodies) worked very hard to pull the front post off the stoop of my brownstone. Fortu…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 1:02 pm

much needed help

Also, the building will be the entity that takes out a loan, using the building’s attorney to…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

much needed help

Your post isn’t specific enough for me to figure out who the different actors are and what th…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 11:11 am

Local place to buy door hardware?

Thanks everyone. Sounds like Simon’s is the place to try. Will give them a shot.
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

Local place to buy door hardware?

We’ve used Simon’s also. sometimes the people you use to install them might sell them a…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 10:47 am

much needed help

I’ve never been part of a co-op that was big enough to have a managing company or agent, but …
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 9:21 am

Looking for a finish carpenter with excellent skills restoring windows

You could try slu2go@gmail.com Don’t know if they ‘do’ windows but they’re…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

ISO Electrician for a number of odd jobs

Ceriello, Blaze & Super Charged have all been recommended on here but they’re expensive f…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 8:45 am

much needed help

Have you checked the building bylaws? How many shareholders in this building? It sounds like the bo…
Replied on October 21, 2014 at 6:33 am

Moving Sale-Many great items-vintage & new.

SAT.-OCT. 25 10am-3pm 70-03 68 Street, 2nd Floor-Glendale, Queens Mahogany Cedar Lined Hope Ch…
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Looking for a finish carpenter with excellent skills restoring windows

We’ve had somebody from Bay Ridge window come out and look at our windows to give us a quote …
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Central Air HVAC Contractors Recommendation

I recently purchased a 3 story brownstone in Brooklyn and would like to install a central air HVAC …
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm

much needed help

So im having this problem with my building. The previous board members never paid the building taxe…
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Party Wall

Speak to an attorney because free online legal advice can be very expensive. But know that both p…
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Ladder to Roof Hatch – Wood to Steel

I used a local ironworker. They designed, fabricated and installed. The price was not crazy.
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Local place to buy door hardware?

And if you don’t like Simon’s prices, I found a limited selection of Baldwin at Lowes a…
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Local place to buy door hardware?

Simon’s Hardware on 3rd Ave in Manhattan has a good selection of Baldwin and other brands.
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Party Wall

Thanks for the responses. Love to see the consensus on this. Does anyone have good experience with…
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Ladder to Roof Hatch – Wood to Steel

Awesome – thanks deanbh – I will give them a call this afternoon.
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Local place to buy door hardware?

houseofantiquehardware.com will express ship. I find them to be excellent.
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm

When are you turning your heat on?

That’s not strictly accurate, mozeeatupu. The city’s heating regulations are as follow…
Replied on October 20, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Local place to buy door hardware?

Gracious Home but the one in Chelsea. They don’t carry anything in stock but some items can …

 

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