The Warshaw family has been helping city residents with their home improvement needs for three generations. And with good reason: Not only are they pros at helping you find exactly what you need, they’ll recommend the highest quality brands based on personal experience. They’re also a good source for one-time projects: You can rent expensive items like drills for less than what you’d pay full price, saving you money and valuable storage space. They also offer AC repairs and locksmith services—huge lifesavers on hot summer days and those drunken nights when your keys mysteriously disappear.
Sure, Lowes and Home Depot are known for being one-stop home-improvement meccas. But like any huge store, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the stuff and frustrated by the lack of personal attention. Luckily, NYC has plenty of neighborhood hardware stores that are well-stocked with garden store supplies, home décor goods and whatever you need for projects of all sizes in your NYC apartments. (Oh, and some of them are hiding booze.) Here are the best hardware stores in NYC to shop for tools that will make you a DIY pro.
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