January 2017

Found 13 blog entries for January 2017.

With the weather bouncing from cold and snowy to slightly warm and sunny, we are excepting this month to be filled with much more weather surprises. However, to keep you and your home cover, we have gathered some task for you! Follow these tips to make sure your home is prepared for this month:

  • Frozen pipes are the main household problem. Do not let your pipes freeze up! Check the pipes and drains around your house for leaks. When certain there are no links, clean the drains with a vinegar and baking soda mixture from our Homemade Cleaning Products list.
  • To keep valves from sticking, turn all the water valves off and then on again. Be sure to check every single faucet and valve, even the ones located outside.
  • Inspect the grout and caulk
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The long awaited, two-year delay for the Arthur Kill Train Station stop has come to an end! On Saturday, January 28th, 2017, the Staten Island Railway will be opening the new train station at Arthur Kill, which will open at 5 am.

The Staten Island Railway (also known as the SIR) was taken over by the MTA in 1971.  Staten Island Railway is a way of train transportation for this borough, that goes from St.George all the way to Tottenville. Altogether the SIR has twenty-one stops.

The MTA has been planning to put a station in the Arthur Kill area since 2013. Although brainstorming of this new train stop was planned since the 1990’s. It took almost a 2-year delay for this train station to open. Arthur Kill train station was originally supposed to

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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 74 Heinz Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308

Saturday, January 28th, 2017, from 12 to 3 PM!

Directions: Hylan Blvd to Heinz Ave

Don't miss the opportunity to see this extra wide, beautiful 3 bedroom semi attached house in Great Kills. This house has been beautifully redone with a one of a kind design. The features of this house are hardwood floors, built in fireplace, and an open layout. Too much to mention. Come and see it all for yourself!!

For more information on this open house or this home please contact Elizabeth Del Priore 917-816-1519

 

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Land in Staten Island's Rosebank that formerly housed an ink factory, is being considered by a developer to construct 82 single-family attached townhouses with private roads. Can this former Ink Factory land become living estate for future residents?

Developer Tom Costa is purchasing the property located at 441 Tompkins Avenue. The property served as the site of the former Sun Chemical color pigment factory for 101 years. It is currently a five-acre empty lot since the plant closed in 2008 and the building was demolished.

Costa wants to build 82 attached, single-family townhouses on the vacant site. However, to do so, he must get the property rezoned and he must get a variance to construct private roads. Costa has begun to prepare a rezoning

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Edin Sabovic, which is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Team, as well as the Luxury Real Estate Team here at RealEstateSINY, discusses the important factors and guidelines when investing in Strip malls or Shopping centers on Staten Island. Edin is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors as well as a member of the Staten Island Board of Realtors.

There are essentially two types of shopping malls. One that everybody is familiar with: classic shopping mall, a covered large structure with hundreds of stores big and small. Then you have small strip malls comprised anywhere from three to four stores to a few dozens. This is the type of shopping centers being discussed in this blog

Within that

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New Creek is wetlands that had existed for centuries and will be restored as a new waterway. After many years of this land being used as an illegal landfill and residential and commercial development, it is going to become a man-made wetland, bringing the wetlands to the 21st Century with drainage, basins, and sewer infrastructure to help handle flooding from 2,200 acres of land surrounding the New Creek Bluebelt.

Settled by the Dutch, the branches of the land still retain their rural, small town roots, isolated houses, and open marshlands. New Creek was given its name around 1797 by the Dutch Village of Oude Dorpe, making it Europe's first permanent settlement on Staten Island. The name was created due to its exit points out to the ocean. Each

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The Word is out! The North Shore of Staten Island is the next hottest neighborhood in NYC!

While we all know what is on the horizon with the Empire Wheel and Outlets, the north shore has been emerging for some time as the best-kept secret in convenient and desirable living in New York. St. George, Rosebank, and New Brighton are some of the areas offering an array of fine dining, entertainment, and shopping choices for your enjoyment. Restaurants like the Phunky Elephant and Bayou in Rosebank offer their patrons an array of delectable delicacies rivaled by only the best eateries in Manhattan.

Stapleton, known for its historic bearing, has become a prominent voice in the artistic world. The Staten Island Makers Space and SIABC showcase local and

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Do you have plans for renovating your own kitchen? The average kitchen renovation runs between $20,000 to $50,000, all depending on how serious you are planning to get. Get more for your buck with these few tips, helping you save money during your kitchen remodels.

  1. Have a Plan! If you are doing a lot more than just repainting and replacing the countertops during your kitchen renovation, then talk to a professional to create a design plan. This will save your time and money in the long run, avoiding expensive errors. Decide on everything you want in the kitchen before gutting the kitchen. One of the biggest mistakes that will affect your budget is picking out your products during the renovations.

  2. Keep the plumbing where it is. Using

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Located in the Staten Island neighborhood of Fort Wadsworth, on a quiet street with ample parking, 32 & 34 Summer Street is a colonial style, completely renovated, brand new home for rent! Each apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a finished basement and yard. 

Enter into either apartment and you will walk into the bright and open layout. There is dark wood flooring throughout the first floor as well as recess lighting and ceiling light fixtures. The living room and dining room combination is the first rooms you will encounter. The kitchen is to the rear of the apartment and had brand new cherry wood cabinets and white appliances: refrigerator and stove. The kitchen is where you can access the backyard. There is also a half bathroom on

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The MTA have proposed to raise the tolls, as well as raising the fare for train and bus rides later in March 2017.

Reports have stated that the MTA will raise train fares and local bus fares to $3 per ride. This was a rumor circulating around in the summer and in November, the MTA announced that they were considering this hike with two separate possible proposals. Currently, both the train and local bus fare is $2.75.

Not only the trains and buses will be affected, but this also applies for the tolls on bridges and tunnels that will go up four percent.

With the amount of New Yorkers who use these systems each day to commute, as well as the many Staten Islanders who work in the city and depend on public transportation, the hike is becoming

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