Berkeley Hardware & Paint delivers the kind of specialized attention to detail and help that you simply won’t find in larger chain stores. Our store professionals are comprised of trained specialists whose knowledgeable experience and helpful advice will ensure the success of every project you have.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. Pick up a Matrix accent chair ($219) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, and chocolate brown, then use it to accent your next book club meeting’s discussion of Lego Star Wars. A Cubit ottoman set ($198) comes paired for two potential sets of weary feet. Augment somnolence with mattress sets from household brands such as ComforPedic and Simmons.
Lee's Hardware has equipped patrons with the proper tools to complete projects and maintain healthy houses for more than 60 years. Through buying cooperative Do it Best, the power tool, plumbing, and paint experts at Lee's Hardware can access more than 65,000 items ready to be delivered to the store or grown from a beanstalk for customer convenience. Stock up on kitchen companions such as a Keurig coffee brewer ($149.99) or prepare for a pizza bagel party with a large toaster oven ($59.99). For hard-to-find or not-in-stock items, the Ship-to-Store option online allows for items to be delivered to the store for free. Houseware items, such as the Dirt Devil Featherlite vacuum cleaner ($49.99) or EuroPro Shark Steam mop ($119.99), allow homeowners to startle sleeping house pets and clean up after them at the same time, and an array of automotive supplies, outdoor recreation items, Rubbermaid products, and cleaning products includes the proper accouterments to care for residential investments.
Since its beginnings in 1980, Staten Island Fencing Club has developed the skills of collegiate athletes and Olympic hopefuls under the guidance of head coach and founder Steve Khinoy, a Johns Hopkins PhD with more than 30 years of coaching experience. In 2010, the club—once relegated to college cafeterias and church basements—took up permanent residence at Staten Island Fencing Center, a full-time facility as bright and spacious as the Man in the Moon's front yard, complete with fencing strips, an armory, and a pro shop. There, Dr. Khinoy cultivates an atmosphere of camaraderie, teaching both novice and advanced swordsmen to master the Olympic and NCAA sport's triumvirate of blades: foils, sabers, and épées.
Beyond the center's one-hour introductory lessons, regular courses stretch for several weeks, during which competitors learn the strategies and fancy footwork necessary to best opponents on the piste and during freestyle dance contests. Summertime day camps and clinics sharpen slashing technique with five hours of daily instruction that include warm-ups, basic drills, and individual lessons. The staff also hosts parties for birthdays or other celebrations, in which guests practice the art of dueling amid cake, refreshments, and bouquets of colorful balloons shrieking in terror.
Whereas many homeowners dread spring cleaning, the staff at A-S Window Cleaning Service is happy to purge dirt, pollen, and dust year-round. The insured team at A-S knows how to safely remove all manner of window-dirtying grime—even road salt kicked up onto panes during the wintertime. A combination of elbow grease and the company’s specialty cleaning solution leaves glass more transparent than political promises made the first Monday in November. A-S staffers show up in uniform for regularly scheduled cleanings or a one-time service. Along with its headlining window-washing services, the company also offers pressure washing, carpet cleaning, gutter cleaning, and janitorial services.