Where to Get (Nearly) Everything Fixed

A Rescue Guide.



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Leather Repair

Occhicone Fine Leather Goods
42 N Main St, Port Chester
(914) 937-6327)
In business 60 years, Occhicone promises it can fix anything that is leather: handbags, luggage, jackets, skirts, pants, and even furniture (you may have seen its handiwork in such stores as Neiman Marcus—then again, maybe not—the repairs are that seamless). Pricing is determined by the work to be done.

Clothing Repair

Stanley Custom Tailoring
22 Purdy Ave, Rye
(914) 967-3351
Before emigrating to the United States in the early ’90s, Stanley Szewczyk studied design in Krakow, Poland, where he perfected his craft working on
the extravagant costumes of the Polish Theater. While most of us have few occasions where we need to wear costumes, he can easily work his wizardry on the hole in your favorite cashmere sweater or the split seam in your suit jacket.

Cleaners

Nu-Way Cleaners and Tailors of Westchester
110 W Post Rd, White Plains
(914) 949-2333; nuwaycleaners.com
This family-owned and -operated company has been cleaning the clothes of the County’s
elites since 1945, handling items most cleaners won’t touch—say a vintage hand-beaded silk wedding gown. (Mary Jane Denzer, of the eponymous high-end ladies’ couture boutique, sends her store’s gowns and other goodies there for cleaning and repairs.) There are three tailors on the premises to tackle torn hems and replace missing buttons (which they do for free), and do other minor repairs.

Home Repair Service (Handymen)

Team Service and Maintenance, LLC
35 Abington Ave
Ardsley (914) 591-4231
All those annoying To Dos: changing an out-of-reach light bulb, unsticking a balky door, repairing a leaky shower, replacing a loose electrical outlet. Make just one call to Schwarz and consider your list cleared. Note that he also is a whiz at wireless remote-control home automation, so if you want your lights or AC turned on before you arrive home, he’s the guy to make that happen. He charges $90 to $95 per hour or flat fees for larger jobs.

Home Service Shop
78 Washington Ave, Pleasantville
(914) 769-1100
homeservicesshop.com
This group of fix-it gurus is ready, willing, and able to tackle all those repair jobs—including electrical and plumbing problems—as well as routine maintenance, like deck sealing in the summer, gardening in spring, gutter cleaning in fall, indoor painting in winter. The company charges $115 for the first hour and $90 for subsequent ones, with a one-hour minimum. Customers can purchase days in advance per year for additional savings (two to three days: $640 each; four to five days: $585 each; and six or more days: $540 each. For larger jobs, a price is quoted.

in-home gym repair

Dave Steinberg
(914) 274-0449
All your good intentions to work out at home are for naught if your equipment isn’t up to snuff. And if it’s not in great shape—how can your body be? Dave Steinberg, formerly with Precor, knows the equipment cold and makes house calls to get you up and spinning, stepping, and pumping iron in no time. He also does preventative maintenance—so you have no excuse not to exercise. Steinberg charges $125 an hour.

Jack of all Trades

Highlands Carpentry Plus LLC
Phil Ginter Jr. (914) 374-8612
Consider the Case of the Mysterious Sinking Windows. Four 4’ x 8’ fixed glass windows in a second-story room were sinking into the sill, leaving a one-inch gap across the top. Contractors and carpenters were called in to diagnose the problem; they all left, saying the job couldn’t be done without breaking the glass, which would easily double the cost of repairs. Enter Phil Ginter. He had a plan: remove the windows—all by himself—rebuild the rotted-out wood that had spread to the floor joists, correct the flashing, and put everything back together again. No broken glass. He charges by the job, estimates available.


Aesthetic Renovations
(888) 2-RENOVATE
aestheticrenovations.com
Here’s a place that does everything: from general maintenance and light repairs to major renovations. Need the roof replaced? No problem. Kitchen need an overhaul? They’re on it, and as one satisfied customer says, “always professional, on schedule, tidy, and a pleasure to work with!”

Knife Sharpening

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
171 Saw Miller River Rd, Hawthorne (800) 777-4308; zwillingonline.com
Sharp knives are a cook’s best friends—until good blades go dull. Our resident foodie (and former chef) Julia Sexton heads to Henckels or Wüsthof during their sales (usually the weeks before and after Thanksgiving) to extend the life of her own blades “Their sharpening is speedy, discounted, and these pros won’t whittle off too much steel,” Sexton of New Rochelle reports.

 

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