NYKB Renovates a Piece of Times Square

Perry Hiiman
July 25, 2016
NYKB Renovates a Piece of Times Square

Street closures, Broadway, and jacuzzi tubs. What do all three of these items have in common? They’re all part of the latest project as NYKB renovates a piece of Times Square.  Last week our team began working on another NYC renovation and it involved shutting down a major New York City Street, lifting an 800lb Jacuzzi tub, and perhaps toughest of all, making sure that NYC residents were not late to work since the project required us to temporarily shut down the sidewalks.


Delivering a Jacuzzi anywhere else in the United States is a relatively easy task, however, things are done a little bit differently in the Big Apple. Thanks to our friends at New Castle, we were able to hoist all of the materials to the top of the building effortlessly. Because of the expertise of the NYKB team, we did not have to halt traffic for more than ten minutes at a time, and all of the NYC residents that did have to stop ended up having front-row seats to the spectacle.

There many are variables like street traffic, pedestrian traffic, and spectators that have to be taken into account when renovating in such a high-traffic zone. Maintaining the safety of everyone around is our number one priority at NYKB and we take this part of our jobs seriously. Another major challenge is making sure that local businesses are aware of the construction, and will not be negatively affected by the renovation process. These are all variables that the NYKB renovation team takes into account every day to ensure that your neighbors are also taken care of.

Raising over 800 lbs of materials onto the rooftop of this New York City apartment was no easy task. Luckily the NYKB renovation crew had a little help from a few friends, who teamed up to make this delivery and project effortless. It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to renovate a piece of Times Square, so we did our best to make this as easy as possible for all those residents in the area.

In case you have not personally experienced Times Square during rush hour, we’ve included a Time Lapse (warning might make you dizzy) video that shows you the amount of activity that occurs in this area. Imagine how difficult it can be to ask a couple of hundred people to stop for five to ten minutes as they are rushing to work. For this reason, hiring the professionals at NYKB reduces any added pressure from the city and your management company.

Once all of the materials were hoisted up, our master NYKB Carpenter, took care of building the foundation for this project. Taking the design straight out of our showroom and applying it to the top of this gorgeous NYC apartment building.

We carefully laid out all of the materials, crafted a deck from solid wood, and worked hand in hand with the NYKB team of carpenters, electricians, and plumbers to make this project come to life.

The views here are amazing, and with Broadway just down the street, you could not ask for a better show of craftsmanship by the NYKB team. Working around the clock to complete this project on time and deliver long-lasting and beautiful results.

Call the NYKB team today to get started on your next renovation project!

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhattan, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.

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