Yury Feygin likes playing with pianos — so much, in fact, that he occasionally forgets to eat and sleep.
Like his father, Mikhail, and grandfather, Semyon, Feygin is an expert at restoring, tuning and repairing antique pianos.
Feygin and his workers have built a first-of-its-kind double-decker storage system at their Lenox Avenue warehouse. They have stashed dozens of pianos in the racks, legs removed, filed side-by-side like massive dominos as they await restoration.
“Getting pianos off the ground isn’t a comfortable thing — you’ve got to worry about it falling when you’re handling it, but we have it down to a science,” said Feygin. “People were saying, my dad was saying, `Don’t do this, let me store your stuff.'”