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10 Minutes with California Closets' Brenda MacLeish: Making room for sex toys and humongous flatscreen tvs

by Marjorie Cohen | 5/04/12 - 1:53 PM

Brenda MacLeish has been working as a designer for California Closets for over 10 years and is now also the...

10 Minutes with window treatment, glass and radiator-cover guy Lou Manganiello: Only fools take their own measurements (or buy online!)

by Marjorie Cohen | 4/20/12 - 1:08 PM

Lou Manganiello, owner of Strachman on the Upper West Side, is in the business of selling and installing window treatments,...

10 Minutes with Rose Praino: Touching up (and custom-fitting) NYC apartments until they're move-in ready

by Annabel Lee | 1/20/12 - 12:57 PM

For eight years, Rose and Frank Praino, a married couple, have run Your Decor NYC, a handyman-...

10 minutes with Noa Santos: Interior design and staging on a renter's budget

by Lucy Cohen Blatter | 1/05/12 - 2:15 PM

Noa Santos, 23, is the founder of 50 for Fifty, an interior design firm geared toward young New Yorkers "on a renter's budget...

10 Minutes with John Rahat, Handyman: "I try not to give stress, and I don't want to take any"

by Elizabeth Kuster | 7/15/11 - 10:25 AM

When we mentioned to the folks at Beacon Paint & Hardware on the Upper West Side that we were looking for a...

10 Minutes with Liz Parks, Art Advisor

by Alana Mayman | 6/15/11 - 11:10 AM

Liz Parks is the owner of Parks Fine Art, a Manhattan-based art advisory firm specializing in contemporary art.


10 Minutes with NYC mover Zvi Manor: 15-20% is a good tip. Biggest ever? $6k

by Kelly Kreth | 4/27/11 - 3:45 PM

Zvi Manor runs New York City-based Manor Moving and Storage, which handles local and long distance moves.

How and when did...

10 minutes with Mark Loffredo, exterminator: Biggest fear? Bringing bed bugs home

by Kelly Kreth | 4/20/11 - 10:39 AM

Mark Loffredo (pictured) runs Post Exterminating, a family-owned business on Staten Island specializing in bed bugs and...

10 Minutes with NYC firefighter John Ceriello: Why standing on your fire escape is legal but dumb

by Kelly Kreth | 4/13/11 - 9:42 AM

John Ceriello has been a NYC firefighter for 23 years. He is currently a lieutenant in Squad 252 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

When you're called to investigate an alarm from a...

10 Minutes with...Ronnie Sanchez, NYC plumber: Don't show him a toilet from China or Mexico

by Kelly Kreth | 4/06/11 - 11:35 AM

Ronnie Sanchez has been a plumber in the Tri-State area for over 15 years. He is apparently somewhat camera shy.

What time of day and...