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17:04 19 Jun 17
I can't say enough about Big Apple Art Gallery. I had what I thought was a difficult job - framing three similar, but not the same items. I think most framers would have put all three in one big frame. Mo suggested I frame them separately - that way each child could keep their own item when they eventually leave home. I wanted them to be the same size and the same general look. What Mo did was pure genius. Now these three items can either hang together or in separate places. Mo's eye for color is extremely keen - while you can't see it in this photo - each frame has a second color in the inside - two have pink (for the two girls) and one has a beautiful brown (for the boy). I'm definitely using Big Apple for my next framing job. It simply couldn't have come out better. And, to boot, the price was right. Mo was kind enough to work with me on that also.
17:52 21 Jul 17
AMAZING!!! I needed something framed at the last minute and Big Apple Art Gallery & Custom Framing did an amazing job! They had awesome customer service, were friendly and eager to help. I would highly recommend them!
01:47 11 Jul 17
I had such a fantastic experience at Big Apple. Muhammad is so personal, friendly, and he advised me through the entire process. The end result was better than I could have ever imagined.
15:00 15 May 17
Great experience overall. Mo is incredibly friendly and helpful. He gave us the best price I could find after getting quotes from seven other framing stores and did a perfect job. I would definitely use Big Apple Gallery again.
18:05 17 Jul 17
Great experience. Mohammed was tremendously helpful, friendly, efficient. The service was speedy and excellent. Thoroughly recommend!
00:34 19 May 17
Big Apple Art Gallery fixed a framed item for me that another framer made a mistake on. They did a great job and were extremely nice to deal with both over the phone and in person. I will be using them for all future framing needs.
14:57 19 Jun 17
Mohammed and his team at Big Apple Art do a fantastic job. The quality and service are top notch, and the creativity and originality are what set Big Apple apart from other framers. Mohammed has unique, creative approaches to framing and matting that truly highlight pieces of art.
04:44 29 Aug 17
Awesome!!!!! I was treated so nice by the staff when I came in to get my print framed. They were very patient with me and made several suggestions that helped me decide what I wanted. They have a great selection of frames to choose from and various pricing options for my budget. I will always bring my framing to them.
14:55 13 Sep 17
Bobby Apple's team was great to work with. They were able to quickly turn around 5 framed items for an event with no questions asked and delivered on time. I look forward to the opportunity to work with them again.
12:17 22 Sep 17
The team at Big Apple Art Gallery & Custom framing have been extremely helpful with framing projects that have come across my table. Knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Not sure what else anyone could ask for in the service based industry. Top notch!
00:41 08 Oct 17
Mo is the Big Apple in framing! What a guy. What a pro. His eye is keen and he definitely knows his stuff. If you're looking for great service, excellent craftsmanship and superb finished product, then this is the place for you.
Cloud 10 Art & Collectibles
18:09 22 Nov 17
The very best for my vintage art, both in design and execution. Trust Mo with your valuables, you won't be disappointed!
22:31 20 Jan 18
Very knowledgeable, trustworthy and friendly. Thank you so much for all you have done, and continue to do. You have my support 100%. Keep up the good work!
17:26 04 Feb 18
Mohammed provided an excellent consultative service. I had 2 soccer jersey’s framed and am so happy with the result! Thanks again Mohammed - cannot recommend highly enough!
13:48 12 Mar 18
Mohammed was a pleasure to work with. The items I had framed came out wonderfully and I look forward to seeing him for all art needs going forward. Would 100% recommend to anyone professionally or personally for framing needs.
14:01 04 Apr 18
Mo is the best. He personally made sure my print/frame was exactly the way I wanted it, and even offered to have a messenger bring it to my apartment for free a day before I had asked to pick it up!
19:46 18 Apr 18
Great customer service! They expedited my urgent order and handled everything. Would absolutely use them again. Thank you
01:57 11 May 18
I came to this custom framing company with a very specific project in mind to make a showpiece statement for our dental practice lobby. Mo, the owner, took the time to explain all options via a phone call and even FaceTimed with me to view my office space for design and sizing ideas. Really enjoyed working with this company and the results were very impressive. I will be using him in the near future to complete additional decoration projects for our office!
15:53 08 Jun 18
Please go see Big Apple for all your custom framing needs. I'm tellin you now. Awesome customer service. Brought in a picture to be matted and framed as a present and they were able to do it with minimal turnaround. I changed my mind on the size of the frame the day before i was supposed to pick it up and even though they had already finished it, they were more than happy to re-do the frame and accomodate me. Easy and accessible location if you are in midtown east. They will be seeing repeat business from me and my company for sure.
18:24 15 Aug 18
Incredibly helpful and friendly. Great service and great frames. Highly recommend.
22:40 09 Oct 18
Very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency wIth which they handled a large framing job. They were courteous and delivered the print sooner than I expected. They even made special arrangements to deliver it. I recommend them highly.
14:17 16 Oct 18
Did an amazing job with a fast-turnaround project. The frames look incredible!
16:39 19 Oct 18
I would give the highest marks to Big Apple Art Gallery and Custom Framing. They provide the first rate quality that is so important for that final finish and presentation that is so important.When selecting a framer not only is quality a top priority but meeting deadlines is essential and they can be depended on to finish ahead of schedule.Big Apple Art Gallery reaches out to understand any special needs and has been most accommodating with pickup, delivery, shipping, special materials, etc.The best framer, willing to work with any request!
16:08 13 Nov 18
I am a glass artist looking for someone to custom make some welded steel frames for my work for an upcoming show. I came across Big Apple and was very impressed. They were quick to respond, very professional, fairly priced and offered a quick turn-around. I would certainly recommend them!
16:15 04 Dec 18
Amazing experience! I asked the team to frame a very special canvas for my father for Xmas and they did this amazing job! I know my dad is going to love the outcome.
19:07 30 Nov 18
Mo is the absolute best! I called him on a Wednesday at 5PM with a ridiculous request to have my two prints framed by Friday at noon and somehow, he made it happen. Not only was Mo accommodating and kind, he did an beautiful job with my two pieces. I will definitely be coming back to Big Apple Art in the future!
23:57 12 Dec 18
I absolutely love taking my art and photography here to have framed. The owner is extremely thorough and an expert at what he does. He spent time with me picking the proper frames and mats to match, and the turn around time was absolutely fair for the amount of items I had brought. I only trust this shop to take my pieces and make them even more beautiful to last a lifetime! Thank you guys.
19:31 28 Jan 19
Extremely knowledgeable, a thoroughly pleasant experience framing many prints over many years at Big Apple Art Gallery. Mo has the experience and an eye to help you choose the best custom framing with reasonable prices. He is willing to take on jobs that need to be finished quickly and will deliver pictures as well. I have been bringing all my pictures and projects to Big Apple Art Gallery for custom framing and would highly recommend them to everyone.
02:07 10 Feb 19
I recently had a painting framed at Big Apple Art Gallery and Custom Framing and was very impressed by their personalized service and courteous and professional approach. They were very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all of my questions even after I had left the store (via text). The framing was completed to an extremely high standard, in less than a week and for a competitive price. I would not hesitate to recommend them for anyone who needs a custom frame.
23:42 02 Mar 19
Big Apple Framing was great! I am an artist and I had a commission that needed to be framed right away to be delivered. They worked with me to find the right frame and make a really tight deadline and were always friendly and helpful!
23:43 08 Mar 19
Mohammed did such an awesome job. Needed framing done for a client and he delivered a top notch product.
19:12 21 Mar 19
My husband asked his childhood friend in Turkey to do a filographic art of myself. He then took it to Mr. Mo (Big Apple Art Gallery) to frame it. Wow! I couldn’t believed that it was such an excellent piece of art-shadow box frame with museum like glass piece. When I looked at it in every angle, it seemed the portrait was staring back at me. Thank you Mr. Mo for such an incredible piece of work!
20:30 03 Apr 19
They did an amazing job!! It was a very last minute retirement gift and they were super responsive and able to get it done the next day. Very pleasant to work with and extremely helpful with the questions I had. I highly recommend them.
17:22 04 Apr 19
I'm very happy with my first visit. The product pricing was very reasonable, my frame was ready 3 days before the promised date and the service was outstanding. I wish I knew about them sooner, but will certainly bring my business here again!
12:14 06 Apr 19
I had a difficult ask of getting five game cards framed without having them adhered to anything. The end result was absolutely stunning and I’m beyond thrilled with how it came out. The price was fair and even if it was wasn’t it would’ve been well worth it for how it looks on my wall!
18:32 20 Apr 19
Been working with Big Apple team on framing our photographs for the past year and they have always worked closely to accommodate our time sensitive needs. S/O to Mohammad - great quality service and installation.
18:09 02 May 19
I found Big Apple through Google reviews, and everything everyone said about Mohammed Elyas and his personal service is true. I had 7 beautifully matching custom-framed images delivered in under a week, and he recommended someone to hang them who arrived on-time to do a perfect installation. I would not go anywhere else, recommend him highly!
18:32 06 May 19
I was just blown away by the quality of the finished product! I came in looking to have a shadow box built for a very special keepsake. I knew what I wanted and these great folks made sure that my vision of what I wanted to be done, GOT DONE! They say that you get what you pay for. Believe me when I tell you this. It was definitely worth the price! Everything was top notch. The people are very friendly, understanding, and will work with you to ensure that you come away completely satisfied with your purchase. Thank you so very, very much!!!
16:14 09 May 19
I don’t know where to begin. But let me try. I called Mohammed three days before mother’s day After calling many places around Manhattan to put together two larger frames For a picture with my wife holding our three week old baby. I thought it would never get done but both Mohammed and his father did everything they can to make this happen for me prior to my wife’s first mother’s day. Not only did they give me a perfect product, they had many options, competitively priced and helped with the design. The best part is that it took them less than 24 hours to complete it this was I didn’t have to run around picking it up a day before. Moving forward he is my Frame consultant and company that I will use moving forward. Do yourself a favor and call this company!!!!!
19:30 13 May 19
Great result framing an acrylic canvas at a fair price.Rapid return of item. Extremely helpful thruout process. 5+ stars!
14:40 07 Jun 19
Mo and his father saved my exhibit. He was able to make 12 custom sized beautiful crafted frames last minute (and ready a day ahead of what he promised!), when my previous framer randomly decided to cancel my order 5 days before opening night. And not only is he great at what he does, he is also kind and completely reliable. The minute I walked in the door, I knew I was in good hands.
21:34 13 Jun 19
Great service and excellent work on an old frame that was delicate and needed an experts touch. Would absolutely go back. Very kind and helpful. Highly recommend!
13:32 28 Jun 19
Amazing work and service. They have wide variety of frames available for selection. Along with frames, they also have different glasses and they do a great job at explaining the merits and demerits of each glass in accordance to your needs. Printing of picture is very accurate and their attention to details is commendable.
06:50 03 Jul 19
I got accepted into my first art gallery last minute. I called and spoke to Mo to ask if they could do a rush printing for me. He was so supportive and gave me advice on what to print my work on, since this was my first time getting my design professionally printed and framed. I wasn’t in the city at the time, so they gave me live updates via text. It was a relief not to worry about the care of my work and how it was being handled. They really took the reigns for me and got it done! The results were beautiful thank you so much for such a great experience, I will definitely be using their services again!!! Highly recommend!!
21:01 01 Jul 19
I brought a couple of autographed jerseys in to be framed. I purchased a some patches, 8x10 photos and name plates with a very specific design idea. I couldn’t be more happy about both the price and the quality. I called around a few places and felt most comfortable having the work done here. I will definitely be coming back and very happy with decision to use these guys!!
00:25 14 Aug 19
The crew at Custom Framing are fantastic. I love the familial vibe they offer. Their prices are fair. And most importantly, their work is top notch. I am completely satisfied with the job they did. 10/10.
22:29 10 Sep 19
This framer does excellent work, they are trustworthy, efficient, and go the extra mile to help. He put the package in an Uber and saved the day with delivery. Not to mention. Kind
15:01 08 Oct 19
Can't say enough how great it is working with Mohammed. We have used him on numerous occasions and the quality is always superb. Most recently we needed an oversize print produced for the entry of our new office. The print quality and framing are top quality and it makes a stunning visual effect when entering our office.They are the best framers in NYC!
20:59 07 Oct 19
Really fast turnaround time, and excellent, quality work. Mo is very helpful and attentive to all needs, wants, and dreams. Would recommend for all printing and framing needs!
19:08 16 Oct 19
Have done many jobs with Mohammed and team and am always 100% happy with the service and result. They are pleasure to work with and reasonably priced. Highly recommend for all framing needs, even for the valuable art work.
21:53 22 Oct 19
Fantastic experience! The team at Big Apple took their time to listen to my framing ideas and also offered their own insight. The final product is amazing I will definitely be coming back.
18:50 05 Dec 19
I ordered a matted and framed print for our office - looks beautiful! Mohammed was very responsive to my questions, as well as returning my calls. Our initial order was received with the corner of the frame damaged and I was sent another frame immediately, and I didn't have to hassle with sending the damaged frame back. I really appreciated the high level of customer service I was provided and will not consider using anyone else for my framing needs.
19:46 09 Jan 20
I’m a first time customer here and was completely blown away by the quality of the print. When I was creating this I’m photoshop there was a lot of pixelation that I couldn’t get rid of. The print came out smooth and pixelation free!! Unbelievable quality. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for quality prints! I will definitely use their service again whenever I need a good print job in the future!
18:55 10 Jan 20
great service and knowledge quality product easily reachable for scheduling delivery Will use again in future
22:33 15 Jan 20
I could not be happier with the service and quality of Big apple Art Gallery. They did a outstanding job and Muhammad is the nicest! Will definitely be back
16:03 17 Jan 20
I went to Big Apple Art Gallery and Custom Framing with a stunning high resolution iPhone image of 4 of my grandchildren, for framing. They helped determine the maximum size we could expand this image while retaining the full robust details. And they worked with me to find the best frame fitting existing framed work in my office, and completely delivered a museum quality framed image in only four days. The service was warm as well as precise and expert. I am very very thankful for this level of service, this high quality of product, and the speed of delivery.
21:54 17 Jan 20
It was a great experience working with Abdul. He has excellent aesthetics and is very helpful with his suggestions without being obtrusive. A gentleman ! Thank you Abdul.
15:32 11 Feb 20
We had a same day order that needed to be done. Big Apple got it done quickly and made our image look amazing!! They also hand delivered our package to the door with amazing customer service. Will be coming back for future services!
18:27 20 Feb 20
Ordered a set of hardware for a custom picture frame, great shipping and service! Mo shipped say day and at a great price. Highly recommend!
23:39 11 Apr 19
Muhammad is without a doubt a world class framer he makes the process so easy and the results speak for themselves. highly recommended
15:28 06 May 20
Mo does top notch work. Also, he actually cares about his customers. He was able to perfectly frame a dedication poem to a dear friend of mine that had passed. Mo was very attentive to detail and he does very quick work. I will be back! Thanks Mo!
17:09 09 May 20
Mo was a pleasure to work with, very professional and seamless experience overall. I received my frame within 24 hours after a very brief Zoom consultation which is super fast. Highly recommend using their services!