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Choosing appliances to furnish a home can be expensive and time consuming for any homeowner. When a new homeowner purchases a new home they normally want all new appliances when they move in. From new kitchen ovens to new washing machines, they want the whole treatment. Even though a brand new appliance decision is an excellent move, it may the best one for those who can afford it. In some situations, all new appliances may not be possible unless the owner of the home wants to incur a lot of debt when they are moving in. Therefore, it is important for each individual owner to assess his or her financial circumstances before going forward. If they can afford the new appliances with ease, this will be their decision.

Appliance Repair in Brooklyn, NY

Fortunately, all new appliances are not always the best option, especially if the homeowner had good quality appliances in their previous homes. While some people may not take good care of the appliances that have, others are great at ensuring they call companies like Bear Appliance Repair in Brooklyn, NY into their homes.

These companies can help the owners to ensure the appliances are repaired right and have the proper maintenance performed on schedule. For instance, Bear Appliance Repair can be called in for regular maintenance and repairs for all of the appliances in the kitchen area as well as other areas of the home. All of the maintenance can be performed in one setting, especially if the homeowner knows how to develop a plan that will work for both the company and the owner of the home. On the other hand, if they have appliances in most areas of the home, the appliance repair technicians may want to break the repair jobs up and perform them on different days and time. This will allow the employees in the company to do a good maintenance and repair job with each individual appliance that is in the home.

If these jobs are done too quickly or these professionals are rushed to complete every appliance at one time, these professionals may not have the time allotments to provide their best quality services.

With regular appliance maintenance, the homeowner will not have to be concerned about buying new appliances when they move into a new home, especially because the appliances that they are already have are kept in mint condition. Therefore, when the appliance repair professionals come into the home, their main objective is to make sure the maintenance and repairs include cleaning the parts that cause performance problems and energy to be loss. For example, when the homeowner contacts the appliance repair Brooklyn staff for air conditioner maintenance services, one of their main jobs is to prepare the air conditioning systems for the winter prior to season. While performing their duties, they will have to clean the filters and other areas of the central air conditioning systems thoroughly. The cleaning they do will help these systems to run efficiently throughout the winter without causing problems for the owner of the home.

Reviewing Warranties

In addition to ensuring regular maintenance is done, the owner of the home should also review their records for warranties on the appliances that they have acquired. If the owner has not moved from one location to another for long and extended periods of time, the warranties for the appliances may be expired. On the other hand, if the owner of the new home moves frequently, the appliances that they have acquired may still be under a manufacturer’s warranty. Therefore, the owner may want to keep the appliances that they have from the previous home because they can replace the appliance instead of fixing it. This is based, however, on the terms of the initial appliance contract.

Brooklyn Appliance repair Hot Lines

When an owner chooses to replace some of their appliances with newer ones, they should review all of the terms listed in the contracts. For those manufactures who want to obtain an edge over the competitors, there are different kinds of incentives and perks for buying the products that they offer. For instance, some manufactures offer their appliances with a variety of different benefits including an outstanding service hotline.

These hotlines are attractive for those buyers that do not like to risks the quality of their appliances with repair people from other repair companies. In fact, these owners prefer the best appliance repair services possible. This means they want services from a representative of the company that manufactures and sells the appliance that they possess. When the manufacturer of their appliance supplies a hotline that they can call for repairs and regular maintenance, they are usually more likely to purchase this brand of appliance from the companies that sell them.

Purchasing OEM Parts for Major Appliances

Another key factor in purchasing appliances from the original manufacture is the quality of their parts offered. The types of parts offered are known as OEM or original equipment manufacturer parts. Even though most consumers may not know the different, others are aware of differences. Therefore, they prefer the original equipment manufacturer parts to ‘after market’ parts. While some repairman may say some aftermarket parts are equivalent to the original equipment of the manufacturer, this not always true. These facts or statements are dependent upon the manufacturer and the part that they are referencing. For instance, some car repairman will replace the OEM parts with aftermarket parts because the insurance company will not pay for the original equipment manufacturer part.

One of the main reasons for this decision is the premium amount that would have to be paid. In order to save money, insurance companies and repair shops will install these parts with or without the consumer’s approval. However, if the car owner wants to pursue or contests the issue, the customer can install the OEM parts but they will have to pay the difference between the OEM part and the aftermarket part. With this being said, most people who have a choice will often choose the OEM part instead.

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Drawing fire: Local cartoonist brings fantasy comics to FlameCon

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By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Daily

She’s in the Zone!

A Bedford-Stuyvesant cartoonist will showcase her fantastical comics about lesbian witches, lost dragons, and goofy adventurers at the queer comics festival FlameCon, happening at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott on Aug. 19–20. Carey Pietsch says that adapting the popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast “The Adventure Zone,” into a graphic novel coming out in 2018 has pushed her out of her artistic comfort zone.

“I’m pretty lazy and would never want to write like, a herd of horses into a comic I’m making for myself, and if unchecked, those tendencies would end up limiting me,” said Pietsch. “Working with another writer gets me to learn to draw things I wouldn’t on my own — and it usually ends up being a really fun challenge!”

“The Adventure Zone” podcast, recorded by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, and Travis McElroy, follows a trio of “lovable dummies” as they journey through a fantasy world, and Pietsch has enjoyed working with the family team to take their adventures out of the headphones and onto the page, she said.

“I’m really, really excited about the ways that translating it into a sequential, visual medium is going to allow us to continue to develop these characters and the world,” she said. “I love how much personality shows through in the voice acting the team does already, and I’m really looking forward to building on that with characters’ body language and acting on the page.”

At FlameCon, Carey will show off some of her original art, a zine of queer fancomics set in the “Legend of Zelda” universe titled “Legend of Gay Zelda,” and many of her own mini-comic stories.

When writing and drawing her own books, Pietsch said that she focuses on creating a world that will showcase character relationships.

“I write a lot of fantasy, too. I’m a big fan of the way that kind of setting can be used to present novelty or encourage a feeling of discovery, but even more than that, I’m interested in using it as a tool to explore interpersonal relationships in new settings,” said Pietsch. “So my new comics generally come from me spending a lot of time thinking about the combination of those ideas, and tossing out a lot of less-than-stellar false starts.”

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FlameCon will feature two days of panel discussions on queer nerd topics, games, and more than 200 exhibitors showing off their work. Pietsch said that she is thrilled to be able to bring her personal stories to a convention filled with like-minded fans.

“Getting to exhibit at FlameCon means the world to me! I’m so, so excited to get to be a part of a convention that’s all about queer comics and queer creators,” she said. “It’s really special to me that we get to have an entire show that’s all about celebrating and bringing together our community.”

Carey Pietsch at FlameCon at Brooklyn Bridge Marriott (333 Adams St. at Metrotech Walk Downtown, www.flamecon.org) Aug. 19; noon–7:30 pm, Aug. 20; noon–5:30 pm. $20–$79.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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Cops cuff man in fatal stabbing 23-year-old over parking spot

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By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Daily

Police arrested a man for fatally stabbing 23-year-old Omari Dahan in the chest and his older brother in the arm over a parking spot on E. 73rd Street on Aug. 13.

Dahan, a former Israeli soldier according to the Daily News, returned to his home between Avenues M and L at about 11:30 pm when he saw a car from his neighbor’s house was blocking his driveway, police and locals said.

Dahan started honking his horn and then confronted the 41-year-old suspect who lives in Canarsie about how he was fed up with his neighbors and his guests constantly blocking his driveway, according to E. 73rd Street resident Ricky Zawacki.

The argument escalated and turned physical, and Dahan awoke his 28-year-old brother from inside the house, police and neighbors said.

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The men continued yelling, with each throwing punches at the other, said Zawacki.

And at some point the suspect allegedly stabbed 23-year-old Dahan in the chest and his 28-year-old brother in the arm, according to authorities.

Emergency responders transported both brothers to Beth Israel Hospital where doctors pronounced the younger Dahan dead. His older brother was in stable condition, police said.

The whole thing should never have happened — especially over something so miniscule as a parking space, said Zawacki.

“I saw the kid got stabbed. It was absolutely ridiculous, it was horrible, should never have went down like that,” he said. “I never witnessed something so horrific like that before, all over a parking spot.”

The tight knit community is disturbed by what happened, said the president of the Georgetown Civic Association.

“I was deeply saddened and disturbed to learn of the fatal stabbing on East 73rd Street. Our quiet community was shaken last night over a parking dispute which ended with a young man being killed. This violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our community,” said Adam Diamond, who also lives on the same block. “The Georgetown Civic sends condolences to the victim’s family. As someone who lives on the block where the incident took place, I have to commend the NYPD for their swift response, which included having a helicopter look for the perpetrator.”

Cops cuffed the suspect at the airport as he was trying to flee the country to Haiti on Aug. 14, and charged him with manslaughter, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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Vendors bring the goods at Coney Art Walls FAD Market

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By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Daily

One person’s old basketball is another’s new pencil case.

Youngsters and families flocked to the Coney Art Walls at the People’s Playground for the Brooklyn-based pop-up FAD Market on Aug. 6. About 45 different local, independent designers showed off their unique products, including clothing, jewelry, and home accessories. The market was just as exciting for the vendors as it was for the visitors, said one woman who sold her repurposed basketball skins that she turns into pencil cases.

“It was a very good atmosphere, very good music, and people, nice vendors,” said Rita Balta, who lives overseas in Germany. “I enjoyed it very much.”

Balta creates her jewelry, pencil, and eyeglass cases from old basketball skins since the sport is so popular in her native Lithuania. And the material makes for a very protective case, said Balta.

“Everybody is playing ball, it’s a national sport,” she said. “Pencil cases, or cases for glasses, they’re very durable, very stable, it lasts forever.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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Drawing fire: Local cartoonist brings fantasy comics to FlameCon

See this story at BrooklynDaily.com.

By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Daily

She’s in the Zone!

A Bedford-Stuyvesant cartoonist will showcase her fantastical comics about lesbian witches, lost dragons, and goofy adventurers at the queer comics festival FlameCon, happening at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott on Aug. 19–20. Carey Pietsch says that adapting the popular Dungeons & Dragons podcast “The Adventure Zone,” into a graphic novel coming out in 2018 has pushed her out of her artistic comfort zone.

“I’m pretty lazy and would never want to write like, a herd of horses into a comic I’m making for myself, and if unchecked, those tendencies would end up limiting me,” said Pietsch. “Working with another writer gets me to learn to draw things I wouldn’t on my own — and it usually ends up being a really fun challenge!”

“The Adventure Zone” follows a trio of “lovable dummies” as they journey through a fantasy world, and Pietsch enjoys the chance to take their adventures out of the headphones and onto the page, she said.

“I’m really, really excited about the ways that translating it into a sequential, visual medium is going to allow us to continue to develop these characters and the world,” she said. “I love how much personality shows through in the voice acting the team does already, and I’m really looking forward to building on that with characters’ body language and acting on the page.”

At FlameCon, Carey will show off some of her original art, a zine of queer fancomics set in the “Legend of Zelda” universe titled “Legend of Gay Zelda,” and many of her own mini-comic stories.

When writing and drawing her own books, Pietsch said that she focuses on creating a world that will showcase character relationships.

“I write a lot of fantasy, too. I’m a big fan of the way that kind of setting can be used to present novelty or encourage a feeling of discovery, but even more than that, I’m interested in using it as a tool to explore interpersonal relationships in new settings,” said Pietsch. “So my new comics generally come from me spending a lot of time thinking about the combination of those ideas, and tossing out a lot of less-than-stellar false starts.”

FlameCon will feature two days of panel discussions on queer nerd topics, games, and more than 200 exhibitors showing off their work. Pietsch said that she is thrilled to be able to bring her personal stories to a convention filled with like-minded fans.

“Getting to exhibit at FlameCon means the world to me! I’m so, so excited to get to be a part of a convention that’s all about queer comics and queer creators,” she said. “It’s really special to me that we get to have an entire show that’s all about celebrating and bringing together our community.”

Carey Pietsch at FlameCon at Brooklyn Bridge Marriott (333 Adams St. at Metrotech Walk Downtown, www.flamecon.org) Aug. 19; noon–7:30 pm, Aug. 20; noon–5:30 pm. $20–$79.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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Check, please: Dizzy’s Fifth Avenue diner closing in order to fund Ninth Street flagship

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By Colin Mixson

Brooklyn Daily

Talk about trimming the fat.

The owner of popular Slope brunch spot Dizzy’s is shuttering the diner’s Fifth Avenue location so he can pump money into it’s like-named elder sister on Ninth Street.

“Yeah Fifth Avenue is closing, but who cares, because Ninth Street is going to blow you away,” said proprietor Matheo Pisciotta.

The diner on Fifth Avenue between President and Carroll Streets will close Sunday, after just five years in the neighborhood. It quickly became a beloved brunch destination following its 2012 opening, a reputation Pisciotta will honor on its last day in business by treating patrons to bottomless free mimosas and Prosecco in a final grand hurrah.

The restaurateur had high hopes for the location, which he thought would be the first of many offshoots across the borough, but stiff regulations and costly health department inspections limited its profitability, he said.

“I can go on a rant about how difficult it is to run a small business in this town,” Pisciotta said. “The city does not make it easy.”

But the owner also worried that the Fifth Avenue outpost was siphoning business from Dizzy’s Ninth Street flagship, which opened in 1997 between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West and benefits from a healthy commuter clientele that uses the nearby Seventh Avenue subway station.

“On Ninth Street, the F train is right at our front door,” he said. “We’ll do 10 times as much business in bagels, coffee, Danish pastries, and egg sandwiches than we do here.”

Pisciotta will take the money he’s saving by closing shop on Fifth Avenue and invest it into the Ninth Street location, refurbishing the restaurant and stocking its pantry with all the freshest holistic, locally sourced ingredients that the nabe’s increasingly bougie patrons demand.

“The quality of products, service, and aesthetics will go up 10 notches,” he said. “People will get farm-raised, grass-fed, antibiotic-free burgers, and chickens from the lady’s back yard down the street.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.

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Car flips over on Avenue J

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By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Daily

A woman driving a 2015 Toyota sedan sideswiped another car, causing hers to flip on its side on Avenue J on Aug. 6, police said.

The 32-year-old woman was heading towards Ocean Avenue at about 6:45 am when she lost control and crashed into the 2016 Toyota sedan near E. 23rd Street, causing her four-wheeler to roll over, according to authorities.

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The other driver fled the scene, officials said.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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Funny coincidence! Our photographer catches Tracy Morgan filming in Brooklyn

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By Lauren Gill

Brooklyn Daily

Hey, Tray!

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan hit Sheepshead Bay to film his new television show “The Last O.G.” on Tuesday.

The series features Morgan as a Brooklyn-born-and-bred ex-con named Tray who is released from prison after 15 years behind bars and must navigate a newly gentrified County of Kings, including its hipsters, coffee shops, and rainbow food obsession.

Crews took over Knapp Street and Avenue Y to shoot a drive through scene, and our photographer captured Morgan hamming it up for the camera.

But Sheepshead Bay isn’t the only borough nabe that will get a starring role — cameras are rolling across the borough, including in Williamsburg, Prospect Park, and Carroll Gardens.

“The Last O.G.” will debut on Turner Broadcasting System later this year. An exact air date has yet to be announced.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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Hoop — there it is! Cosmic hula-hoopers perform in Dumbo

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By Lauren Gill

Brooklyn Daily

These dancers are spin doctors!

A troupe of cosmic hula-hoopers will roll out their space-themed performance “Starship Hoopers” at the Manhattan Bridge Archway on Aug. 17, as part of the Live at the Archway event series. The show’s creator hopes the audience will get involved and move their hips — which is ironically a good way to stay grounded when faced with the world’s lunacy, she says.

“I feel like the world is in a pretty crazy state of chaos these days and there’s an overall feeling like we’re in outer space,” said Tanya Gagne, who owns Big Sky Works, an arts and circus space in Williamsburg. “It’s hard to figure out how to navigate our lives on this planet — hula-hooping is an amazing way to be in your body and have fun.”

Gagne chose an August date for her show to coincide with two major astronomical events — the lunar eclipse on Aug. 7 and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. To celebrate, eight hula hoopers in glitzed out costumes will create a living planetarium out of 70 glowing hoops, all spinning to spaced-out songs from artists including David Bowie, the Beatles, and Modest Mouse.

After the performance, the Heavenly Bodies troupe will teach the audience their techniques for hooping it up, a skill that can be picked up surprisingly quickly, Gagnes said.

“I want people to get into it and learn a few things,” she said. “Some people think they can’t hula-hoop, and within 15 minutes they’re doing it.”

“Starship Hoopers” has no storyline, so people can drop in to gaze at one starry number, or stay for the whole 90-minute hoop-de-doo. Gagnes hopes that those who come by will discover the circular logic of hooping their worries away.

“I’m just trying to spread the love of people being in their bodies and having something that brings them joy that they can do anywhere,” she said.

“Starship Hoopers” at Dumbo Archway (Water St. between Adams Street and Anchorage Place in Dumbo, www.dumbo.is/live-at-the-archway). Aug. 17 at 6 pm. Free.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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Kids cut a rug! Hundreds of local tots compete to perform for Brooklyn Nets

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By Lauren Gill

Brooklyn Daily

Call them dancing tweens!

Hundreds of youngsters auditioned for the Brooklyn Nets kids dance team on Aug. 5 at Long Island University’s Paramount Theater, busting their best moves for the chance to shake it on the Barclays Center court, according to the mom of a pint-sized performer.

“She would love nothing more than to represent and be on that stage performing for that crowd,” said Sabrina Lewis, whose 9-year-old daughter Madison Lucas tried out. “It’s a great opportunity for the kids.”

Approximately 400 boys and girls aged 6–13 competed and just 16 made the team, which performs during intermissions at the basketball team’s home games, according to a Nets spokeswoman.

Hopefuls had just 20 minutes to learn the different routines they were asked to perform in each round of the audition.

Lewis’ daughter advanced to the third stage before getting cut, an improvement on last year when she didn’t make it past the first.

And although she won’t be hitting the court this season, she walked away with a new buddy and some winning tips for next year, her mom said.

“Even though she got cut, she now has a new lifetime friend,” Lewis said. “She learned a lot about what they need from Nets kids, like a smiling face and good attitude.”

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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Coney Island-native basketball star Isaiah Whitehead comes home to give back

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By Julianne Cuba

Brooklyn Daily

These kids really scored!

Brooklyn Nets superstar Isaiah Whitehead inspired young ballplayers during his third-annual Giveback Day in Coney Island on Aug. 6. The next generation of professional players joined Whitehead for a cookout and intense games of basketball.

It was great for the kids to see their hero in action, said one player who made the trip all the way from faraway New Jersey.

“He gave a little word of advice, everyone came out in support, and seeing him play, it was cool,” said Torrey Brooks.

Brooks brought along his son and nephews, who were both starstruck to see the former Abraham Lincoln High School basketball standout, he said.

“It was pretty good, the kids liked it,” said Brooks. “They both enjoyed it.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.

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