5 Awesome Old-School Brooklyn Services You Never Knew You Needed

Knife grinding trucks are a thing, still.

  • c/o apartmenttherapy.com
  • Knife grinding trucks are a thing, still.

The convenience of delivery—whether it’s ordering Thai food on Seamless or buying a book from Amazon (although, don’t do that, what’s wrong with you? shop locally)—seems like one of the advantages of modern times. Ahhh..modernity. Isn’t it just so great? Isn’t it just the best? Sure it is! Except that, when I think about it, even before the advent of the internet and online shopping, there was still a baseline expectation of convenience and service that we maybe don’t even have anymore. Just because we get books and drunken noodles delivered to our doorstep, it doesn’t mean modern times are that much better. After all, doctors don’t make house calls any more, do they? It would be so great if they did. But they don’t. However, there are some throwback services that you can take advantage of, that will make your life easier and hearken back to a simpler time of simpler pleasures, when no one had a SodaStream, but people still found a way to keep on living.