During my first 4 months of living in New York, I found myself locked out of my railroad apartment more times than not. When calling a locksmith for rescue is as commonplace as ordering a cup of coffee, the realization does not take long: this city is crawling with locksmiths who prey on the desperation inherent to being locked out. Take it from me- keyless at 2am on the street corner in freezing cold weather is tough ground for bargaining. Jay at Lockbusters gets it. When regaling him with horror stories of my locksmiths past, he shook his head and said “that just ain’t right”. He seemed like a genuine guy who actually cares about fixing the problem and keeping people safe without taking advantage of the dire situation. I found Lockbusters after moving into a new place and struggling with the stickiest, moodiest lock that oftentimes refused to let me in at all. Jay accessed the situation quickly, actually explained to me what the problem was, and fixed the lock perfectly without shrinking my piggy bank!
I don’t usually write reviews on Yelp, but I was moved to do so because I know all too well that a good locksmith is hard to find in New York. Jay can handle even the most persnickety of locks, but more importantly he operates an ethical business and offers reasonable flat rates and prompt arrival time. My days of calling a random locksmith from a business card slipped under my front door are over.
Superior, honest, handiwork from a local locksmith deserves my rave reviews and future business alike. Thanks, Jay!