Good Questions: Contractor for Small Jobs?

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Dear AT,
I don’t know if this is the correct protocol for having an “apartment question” answered, but I am having a lot of trouble finding a contractor who would be willing to do a small job, i.e opening up a closet opening (now approx. 5′ x 6 1/2′) which I would like to enlarge to 5′ x say, 9′.

So basically, someone good with a sawzall and taping and patching all of it back up so it looks clean and good.

Any thoughts? I am finally trying to tackle the biggest problem in my life: the one closet in my apartment, and this is the first step, so any feedback would be much appreciated!
Thank you!

This is the biggest problem in NYC, too. If you don’t have a good super in the building who recommends someone, you are stuck. We have three numbers you can call:

  • Josh Swiller – worked with him recently – 212.666.9606
  • “Carpenty & Sheetrock – 16 yrs. exp.” – ad taped to our door – 718.507.5934
  • Musa Sangare – handyman we once hired – 646.298.7239
    (Thanks, Stephanie!) MGR
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