Thursday, January 29, 2009

Services: Residential Property Management

Excel Bradshaw Management Group is a residential property management firm specializing in Cooperatives and Condominiums in the New York Area. If you're looking to change or for more information, please keep us in mind!

Free: baby tub

nice white plastic baby tub with no slip grip and special shape for reclining. Good for newborns/infants. Fits most kitchen sinks.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wanted: temp home for piano

We are musicians who just moved here from Bushwick and have a piano that we can't bring into our apartment. It is a simple upright that is a well used but healthy piano. Before banishing it to storage we are brainstorming on how to keep it more active. Ideas include renting a basement/garage/studio space as kind of piano rehearsal place or perhaps doing an exchange where someone will put it in their home/venue etc... and can play it and we can maybe play it sometimes also.
Please let me know if anyone has ideas or possible solutions. We are not selling it or giving it away at this time. We are planning to move it within the next week.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

FS: Two Sporn no-pull dog harnesses

Hi. We have two really nice Sporn no-pull harnesses, barely used. They're very soft and do a great job of keeping your dog from pulling. I think ours are either the medium or large size -- one was for our beagle/basset mix (about 40 lbs.), and the other was for our dalmatian-sized mutt (about 50 lbs.)

The pictures below are from the sporn website. The ones we have are in perfect condition. We're selling them for twenty bucks each, but if you buy both together, we'll knock five bucks off the price.  Thanks!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wanted: Exercise/Aerobics Step bench & dumbells

I am looking for a tradition step bench, as in step aerobics, and some dumbells in the range of 10/15/20 lbs. I would also be interested in a light barbell. Please comment if you have something to sell.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

FS: Restaurant for sale, cheap rent, long lease

Maki Sushi is closing it door.
Business is for sale.
$1400 rent
10 years lease
recently renovate
contact angie 646-886-0928

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Services: Manor Arts - Art classes in Lefferts Manor

Visit us at [...] for details.

Are you or your child interested in taking a drawing class or creating a
comic book? Or is sculpture, collage or video the calling? Maybe you just
feel like making art with your toddler in a creative, nurturing,
thoughtful environment.

At Manor Arts, students of all ages are encouraged to search for meaning
in their projects so artmaking becomes a more productive and rewarding
creative journey.

Join us at Manor Arts for fun, process-oriented classes with no more than
7 students per class in each age range.

We also offer portfolio development/consultation and private lessons.

Our Winter session runs for 7 weeks and begins on March 15th.
Registration runs from Jan 20-Feb 20
Take $20 off the price if you register by Feb 2.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wanted: indoor construction (small wall w/ door)

Construction help needed to build small wall with door in Ditmas Park apartment. Must have experience and some tools.

FS: Epson Stylus Photo R280 Printer - $65

Epson Stylus Photo R280 Ink Jet Printer

Brand New, fresh in the box- $65

Go to: for the overview of this printer.

Will deliver anywhere in Kensington.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wanted: College Books!

I buy new & used college books.

Whether you've kept your entire catalog or have just one lying about.

Send me a list of the books & conditions [wear] and i'll send you a
quick quote.

Thank You.


PS: for collections larger than 'some, pickup can be arranged at OUR 

Friday, January 16, 2009

Services: Tails on the Town pro dog walking

'Tails on the Town' is a local dogwalking service [...] All walks are done by Maria, who has been dog walking since 1999!

Professional, Very Reliable and Personal attention to your furry friend!

All breeds, ages and tempermants welcomed!!

Please visit my website: or feel free to call the phone number listed on my site.
'Tails on the Town' is insured with Pet Sitters International.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

FS: iCurve laptop stand - $20

Hi.  We're cleaning out our apartment and we have an old iCurve laptop stand.  It's been around the block, but it's unbroken and still totally functional.  Thanks!

FS: JanSport traveling/hiking backpack - $40

This is a great traveling backpack that we've hardly ever used. It's approximately 28" tall, give or take, and it has a smaller daypack that zips on to it. The straps are comfortable, too, so lugging it around isn't such a chore, and it really holds a ton of stuff. It's 100% nylon and hunter green.

If you have any questions or would like to see pictures, comment below

FS: Dockers upright spinner suitcase - $50

We're selling a 31" upright Dockers-brand four-wheeled spinner bag. It's about a foot deep when expanded and holds a ton of stuff. It's great if you have kids -- not just for the volume, but also because it's so easy to move with the four wheels.

Anyway, it's greenish-brown and in great shape. I paid around $200 for it two or three years ago, and we're asking $50. We're on Cortelyou in Kensington/Ditmas Park. If you have any questions or would like to see pictures, comment below

Services: Training at It's a Dog's World

It's a Dog's World, located at 593 Coney Island Avenue, near Beverley Road will be starting a new series of dog training classes in February.

To find out more about the classes, please goto You can register online at

Current Class Schedule
Puppy Class for dogs 5 months and younger
Every Tuesday, starting Feb. 24 at 7:30 for 5 consecutive weeks
Every Sunday, starting Mar. 1 at 11:00 for 5 consecutive weeks

Basic Obedience Class for dogs 6 months and older
Every Wednesday, starting Feb. 25 at 7:30 for 5 consecutive weeks
Every Sunday, starting Mar. 1 at 12:30 for 5 consecutive weeks

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wanted: Community Organic Garden

I'm looking for a few people who are interested in starting a community organic garden in (preferably) or around the Kensington neighborhood. People who are interested should be prepared to help find a public space (an empty lot) to rent, possibly help with small fund raising, and should have a good healthy love of gardening. All are welcome to be a part of this, regardless of age, race, gender, religious background, it doesn't; both the novice and seasoned gardener are welcome! I've never tried to organize anything like this so if you have past experience with this or something similar all the better, if not well figure it out together.

Services: Academic Tutor/Acting Coach

Experienced Academic Tutor/Acting Coach Available

Sarah is a Kensington resident with a BA in History from Tufts University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has 5+ years of professional tutoring experience, both for the "companies" and privately. She specializes in preparing Middle and High School students for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, SHSAT, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT), as well as offering academic enrichment and homework help to Elementary through High School students. She custom designs a 1-1 program for each of her students and offers a discounted local rate.

Sarah also offers private acting coaching for all ages. She is a recent graduate of the MFA Acting program at DePaul University in Chicago, and specializes in monologue coaching for Performing Arts High Schools, BFA and MFA Programs.

References available upon request

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

FS: Toddler Stock Car Convertible Bed - $100

Stock Car Convertible Bed™
Toddler to Twin
Ages: 2+
Used in Good Condition
Dimensions: 23.63 H 89.50 L 49.25 W
Weight: 120.00 lbs (Comes apart and is easy to assemble)

Price New: $300.00
Asking $100.00

Toddler-to-twin design is the winner of juvenile beds
• Racing bed that grows with the child
• Toddler bed extends the use of a crib-size mattress then later converts to a twin-sized bed when child is older
• Sleek, automotive styling includes spoiler headboard, front grill footboard and racing tires
• Toddler bed includes a molded-in racetrack near footboard
for diecast vehicle play (cars not included)
• High center side rails help child feel more secure
• Includes over 50 colorful contingency decals with well-known names in the racing industry (decals may vary)
• Perfect for childs' room with an auto racing theme
• Sized for a standard crib mattress (not included) and a twin
mattress (not included). Two support boards included
• Sturdy, double-wall plastic lasts for years; surfaces wipe clean easily
• Minimal adult assembly required

Monday, January 12, 2009

Services: Paint, Painters, Painting


Professional Services for:
* Color consultations
* Color matching
* Priming
* Painting
* Walls
* Ceilings
* Trims
* Doors
* Whites
* Colors
* Wall Repair
* Skim Coating
* Plastering

Please email your job description and contact information to... [see comments].
Thank you!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wanted: Plumber

Can anyone recommend a good plumber, preferably with experience installing/ repairing boilers?


Friday, January 9, 2009

Wanted: Ultimate Frisbee Players

There's a beginners and an intermediate group every Sunday by the Picnic house at the Park.

see for more info!

Wanted: Good handyman

Anyone know of a good (realiable please!) handyman in the area willing to do small jobs on weekends or after work hours? Things like wiring a chandelier, small patch up jobs, proper hanging of things on plaster walls? I have found it next to impossible to find someone to do small jobs as they don't want to waste time on such work. But as a single apt. owner, having a handy man is essential. Preferably, someone who has a good grasp of english please. Recommendations welcome!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wanted: Drums & Bass

Two guitars seeking drums and bass for casual project. Arcade Fire, the Shins, U2, whatever comes to mind.

FS: Music Compact Discs - Rock, Blues, etc

I have a bunch of CDs I'd like to get rid of. I'll sell them individually or in lots. If you like blues and rock, I probably have a lot for you. There's also some jazz and other scattered genres... probably about 300 total. Not all of them are in good shape but most are probably fine. Comment with questions, etc.

FS: Black highback computer chair - $10 OBO

We have rolling chair that we don't need any more. Perfect for a computer desk. We got it at Office Max two years ago for about $100. Right now all it does is provide another surface for my cat to sleep. Comment if interested.

FS: Fender Stratocastor '62 RI, Fralins - $1100

Purchased new in 2002. Sweet Sherwood Green finish. Very lightly used. A new one is $1500. Includes ALL original items, even the hang-tag. Currently has Lindy Fralin Blues Special pickups installed (sounds like a vintage strat pickup - think SRV, 70s Gilmour, Dick Dale and everything in between). Original pickups are included also. Blonde tolex Fender case. Fender vintage strap, cable, etc. Guitar pictured on left.

Wanted: very PT sitter

I'm looking for a sitter for my 11 month old, 3 hours Monday afternoons.
Must have experience with infants & toddlers.


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Events: Learner's Service @ FJC

The Flatbush Jewish Center, in Kensington, warmly invites you to our Learners Service geared to those who desire a more personalized service with explanations and discussion. The next sevice will take place this coming Saturday January 10, at 10:30 AM in our smaller chapel down stairs.

Our service is open to all, regardless of background, and meets regularly the second Saturday of each month. 
Wheelchair Accessible.
327 East 5th St., corner of Church Ave.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Services: Thinking about learning Piano?

Are you or your children considering studying piano?

I am a Kensington resident with a piano teaching studio right here in the neighborhood. I already teach a number of local children and adults and am looking to expand my studio. I am one of the most experienced teachers in Brooklyn with over fifteen years of experience and am the only local piano teacher with a Ph.D. in music and significant college-level teaching experience. I can teach any style, but I also provide all my students with a comprehensive education in all aspects and styles of music, including basic improvisation skills. And for adult students, whether you studied as a kid or never played before, consider learning from someone who has made a specialty of teaching adults to play piano and read music. I am willing to provide the flexibility working adults need: I do not insist on a regular weekly schedule nor on rigid lesson times, and compared to any other teacher, I am very generous in regard to last-minute cancellations and rescheduling.

Please check out my website for details and contact information, which is listed on the Kensington Blog as

Wanted: Ukulele

I'm sure someone has one somewhere. Will buy or trade.

Comment if you have one.

Events: Fundraiser for Josh Skaller (D-NY)

Looking for something to do this Wednesday night, January 7th? Why not venture over to the home of one of our Kensington neighbors, Allison Make, who will be holding a house party and fundraiser for Josh Skaller, Democratic candidate for City Council (replacing Bill deBlasio). Perhaps you had a chance to meet Josh briefly at the Kensington Festivus party!

In addition to playing a key role organizing support for President-elect Obama in Brooklyn, Josh is a recent past President of Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats (CBID), one of the most admired political reform groups in the city. He also serves as a board member and field director of Democracy for New York City. Read more about his campaign here:

Because Josh wants to return government to its rightful owners, he has not taken ANY money from lobbyists, PACs, or big developers, which is why he needs our help! Every contribution, regardless of amount, will be most welcome.

Refreshments will be served!

For further information, and to RSVP, please contact Allison at

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Wanted: Local cleaning service

Looking for a reliable cleaner or cleaning service for a 2BR+ house here in the neighborhood, once a month. Anyone have someone they love? Good references a must. Easy-going, totally non-anal household with one small dog.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

FS: Two Ikea ENJE Roller Blinds- $25.00

I have two ENJE Roller blinds for sale, they never made it out of the box. 98 1/2 X 31 1/2 inches.

This one:

I'm on E 2nd st between Ditmas and Cortelyou.



Wanted: 2-3 Shelf bookcase

Wanted: 2 or 3 shelf bookcase or industrial shelving (should be no taller than 30" or so). Appearance unimportant but should be structurally sound. Will be happy to haul it out of your place.


FS: Pottery Barn Entryway Shelf (Unused) - $150

BRAND NEW wall-mounting “Samantha Entryway” Pottery Barn shelf. Still in box with all accessories (Simple Mount hardware). Features shelf, three cubby spaces, six coat/tote hooks. Solid, sturdy piece perfect for entryway. Dimensions: 50''W x 11''D x 17''H. Top: 1'' thick. Overhang: 1'' at front; 1/2'' at sides. Cubbies (3): 15.5'' W x 9''D x 7.5''H. Deep red version, no longer available from mfr. Free delivery within K/WT.

FS: Pine Cabinet, 32in. TV

Pine Cabinet FS
Has 3 shelves that adjust and a space for hanging bar.  (two holes drilled in back for TV wires)
Can be used as entertainment center or wardrobe.  Very good quality (bought at Macys)
$150 OBO
Must pick up (near E5th and Albemarle)
ALSO 32" TV in 2nd photo for sale.  $75 OBO

FS: Double Shelf Towel Rack - Best Offer

We just purchased a bathroom shelf from Target for $35, but it does not suit our needs. it is put together. if you are interested please make an offer and let me know. it's just a shame to have it thrown away.

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