Brooklyn Homeowner Needs FREE Weekend Water Main Estimate

Water Main Service
March 29, 2010

by David Balkan


What plumbing company would do that?

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Water Main replacement in Brooklyn: Joseph L. Balkan, Inc. knows that working people need service at off-hours. It is bad enough when a plumbing emergency occurs, there is no need to lose time at work. Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service will give free-of-charge off-hour and weekend plumbing estimates with no obligation. Next day service is always available at no additional charge.

So when Sara on Wyckoff Street in Brooklyn received a DEP three day notice and needed her emergency water main repair attended to, she chose Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service. Satisfied Balkan Customers like Sara routinely refer their neighbors and receive a gift certificate (Link to Balkan $50.00 Gift Certificate) to either the Outback Steakhouse or The Olive Garden. Not only top-notch sewer service and water main service, but a nice “Thank You” as well! When water main or sewer work is needed in Brooklyn, Balkan is the one for results – not promises……. and a free meal!


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Boerum Hill is a small neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn that occupies 36 blocks bounded by State Street to the north, 4th Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west, and Warren Street to the south. There are commercial strips along Smith Street, Court Street, and Atlantic Avenue. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community District 2, served by Brooklyn Community Board 2. The Brooklyn High School of the Arts is also located in the neighborhood on Dean Street and 3 Avenue. The neighborhood is served by the NYPD’s 84th Precinct.


Boerum Hill is named for the colonial farm of the Boerum family that occupied most of the area. Most of the housing consists of three-story row houses built between 1840 and 1870. The population is middle and upper middle class. This neighborhood was featured in two of Jonathan Lethem’s books: The Fortress of Solitude, set primarily on one block in Boerum Hill (Dean Street between Nevins Street and Bond Street), and Motherless Brooklyn, which is centered on Bergen Street, between Smith Street and Hoyt Street. In The Fortress Of Solitude, it is postulated that the neighborhood was named in the wake of gentrification. It is unclear whether this is true; for instance, one profile in The Village Voice confirms it, while the same column rewritten two years later disputes the attribution. The neighborhood is also the setting of Spike Lee’s 1995 movie, Clockers, which was filmed in the Gowanus Houses.

In the 1950s, all the neighborhoods south of Atlantic Avenue and west of Hoyt Street were called South Brooklyn, which derived its name from being south of the original town of Brooklyn (now Brooklyn Heights) which had been settled by the Dutch. In the 1950s and ’60s, the north end of Smith Street was the center of New York City’s Mohawk community.[5]

Boerum Hill contains the Brooklyn House of Detention at Boerum Place (Adams Street) and Atlantic Avenue, converted industrial spaces, and NYCHA-run housing (Wyckoff Gardens and the Gowanus Houses).

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David Balkan

David Balkan is the CEO of Balkan Sewer And Water Main, the largest and most trusted service in New York City. David is extremely active in various NYC plumber organizations being the Chairman of the Subsurface Committee in the Master Plumbers Council, and Vice President of the Subsurface Plumbers Association. In addition David’s expertise is respected by officials of New York City agencies such as the NYC DEP, NYC DOB, and the NYC DOT. He frequently provides valuable input on a variety of industry related matters.

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