Nick DiMola and his impressive garbage collection in Ridgewood featured in the New York Times

•January 31, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Earlier this year my friend Uli Seit who works for the New York Times visited the DiMola Brothers shop in Ridgewood to take photos of my trash treasure collection for a story in the paper.

The article highlighted my time growing up in Ridgewood and Richmond Hill, and my journey into collecting people’s trash. And over the years, I have amassed quite a collection of trash treasures.

My office is full of trinkets, memorabilia, collectibles, and some very strange items as well (like an old gynecologist chair). Uli got some great photos of my collection.

You can read the New York Times article here:

And here you can see some extra photos Uli sent over:

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. Nick DiMola reflection in Vintage 1951 Admiral B&W TV, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017.INick found this cigarette machine in a coal storage bin in the cellar. It’s a little rusty,. Back in the 1950s, when this machine was probably in use, cigarettes cost anywhere from 15 to 35 cents, so all it took was a few coins. When it worked, it offered 10 different cigarette brands, including Lucky Strike, Winston, Chesterfield, Camel, Pall Mall and Kent. The original labels on the machine had me all lit up. Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017.Nick found this painting in a truck in a Brooklyn basement it from Influential sports artist Lon Keller enjoyed a prolific career as the creator of numerous professional, collegiate and high school sports program covers from the 1930s-90s.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

 

 

Nick DiMola, a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy

RIDGEWOOD-NY. January 9, 2017. At his warehouse a Old Ford front end hangs on the front of his building , with the name of his wife Pamela and son Dominick and the Nick DiMola,name on the hood with is address 1640 as the plate. Nick a Ridgewood rubbish removal guy who has amassed a staggering museum of NYC artifacts in his company garage.

Trash removal crew cleans out home near Bushwick Brooklyn, finds Rheingold Beer memorabilia and 1970s family photos

•February 10, 2014 • 1 Comment

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My trash removal crew and I recently cleaned out the basement of an old two-family house in Ridgewood, Queens, right on the border of Bushwick, Brooklyn. It’s no surprise that this job came along, given that Bushwick, which some consider to be the “new Williamsburg,” has been steadily evolving as the up-and-coming neighborhood that has attracted young artists and students who enjoy its industrial feel and affordable housing.

This particular Bushwick home had a brand new owner. The homebuyer had recently closed the deal and inherited all of the stuff you see in these photos. To some, it’s considered junk, but to me, it’s absolutely treasure.

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Compulsive hoarding NYC apartment clean out turns up Humbley Model A Station Wagon

•January 23, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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People hire me for all different reasons: Building owners want to renovate and they need someone to do an interior demolition, family members die and their heirs need someone to do an apartment clean out to clean up the homes left behind, and others are moving out of their apartments and need someone to come in and get rid of junk they no longer want.

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Junk removal job company finds 50+ year-old mattress in Glendale, Queens

•January 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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While experts in the mattress industry suggest you should replace your mattress every five to seven years, Consumer Reports says there’s no time limit. I think it’s safe to say the owners of these particular mattresses believed in the latter because these mattresses are more than 50 years old.

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Estate cleanout Manhattan team finds festive MacDonald stamp book just in time for holidays

•December 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Just in time for the holidays, I found these red-and-green plaid stamps that have added a festive touch to my Ridgewood, Queens, rubbish removal office. They have an interesting story, which I’ll share, but this isn’t the first time I’ve found ones just like them.

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Queens garbage guy hits more than half a million views on YouTube for showing Queens junk removal company videos

•November 12, 2013 • 1 Comment

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I’m excited to share that the DiMola Bros. YouTube channel recently reached more than half a million views across our more than 100 videos available to watch. It further proves that people love to watch us in action as we do interior demolition removal, rubbish removal jobs, garbage collection jobs and any other Queens garbage service jobs our clients need.

We’re also coming up on our four-year anniversary on the blog, Trash Treasures of New York City, which we use to document all of the exciting trash adventures the crew and I experience as the Queens garbage company DiMola Bros. Let’s take a look at the last four years.

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New York trash company finds Chinese silk embroidery in East Village garbage job

•October 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to take an East Village garbage job that led me to what some people would call a room full of old garbage. What did I call it? An opportunity — an opportunity to add to my museum of a garage and continue to fill it with vintage, sometimes rare and always interesting antiques full of history, stories and memories.

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