February 2017

Found 14 blog entries for February 2017.

Is your home ready for the lucky month? Here is the task to get done so your house is ready to welcome in Spring during the month of March:

  • It's Daylight Savings Time! Honor the occasion by not only changing the time on appliances and clocks on March 13th but by also replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Celebrate that Spring is on its way by cleaning! Start with decluttering and getting rid of unwanted or unnecessary items; you can have a yard sale or just simply donate.
  • Clean your refrigerator: empty it out, throw away the old and expired foods, scrub the shelves and drawers. Avoid cleaning your fridge with harmful chemicals by using this mixture: 1 ½ cups water, 1 cup white vinegar, 20 drops lemon essential oil, 10
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Tucked away on the NorthEastern shore, spanning the length of Ward Avenue - framed by Victory Boulevard and Cebra Avenue, you will find an eclectic collection of homes that can only be described as architectural eye candy; A hidden enclave called Ward Hill.

If you are looking for a good workout, the winding roads and steep hills will get you into shape quickly. Walking this small neighborhood is the best way to appreciate all that it has to offer. Many stairways are also found in the area to get your up or down streets, such as the 129-step stairway which goes from Tompkins Circle all the way down to Victory Boulevard.

A mix of old and new await you as you stroll by everything from post-modern ranches, whimsical cottages, stately colonials, and

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Citi Bike stations are fairly common throughout most the New York City, yet, only found in three of the five boroughs. The bike stations are conspicuously absent in the Bronx and Staten Island.

A bike advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives, has begun a petition demanding that this situation is immediately rectified and for public funding to be used to expand the bike system into all five boroughs.

The petition currently has (almost) 150 signatures, but the goal is to gather 5,000. Once that is complete, then they will send them to local elected officials including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate

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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 32 Seagate Court, Staten Island, NY 10305

Saturday, February 19th, 2017, from 1 to 3 PM!

Directions: Father Capodanno Blvd

Don't miss the opportunity to see this 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom single family home in Arrochar.  This home has been beautifully renovated with hardwood floors throughout the 2nd and 3rd floors and crown molding throughout. Eat in kitchen with custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Private bonus space on the first floor, 3/4 bathroom, and sliders to the yard! Too much to mention, come and see for yourself!!

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

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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 914 Rossville Ave, Staten Island, NY 10309

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, from 12 to 2 PM!

Directions: Between Wood and Balsam Ave

Don't miss the opportunity to see this 3 bedroom townhouse nestled in Rossville. this home features a fully tiled 1st floor with living room/dining room combo and bowed window. There is yard access through sliding glass doors. Master bedroom with walk in closet and large separate closet, full bath and two additional bedrooms all newly carpeted and attic access. HOA fees include assigned parking, water, park, playground, in-ground community pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse. Don't miss the opportunity to see this beautiful home!

For more information on this open

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Real Estate development in Staten Island seems to be plagued by political scandals, affecting the island's chance to get a movie studio!

The Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, located in Charleston, was closed down back in 2011 by State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The lot was being scouted by the film industry as the location for a new movie studio. 

New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli stopped the $7 million dollar sale of the former prison, which is state-owned land, to the developer of Broadway Stages. Broadway Stages had plans to turn the property into a movie studio.

The reasoning for DiNapoli’s actions was due to Broadway Stages' owner, Gina Argento, currently being under state and federal investigation for alleged illegal campaign

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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 162 Balsam Place, Staten Island, NY 10309

Saturday, February 18th, 2017, from 12 to 2 PM!

Directions: Rossville Ave to Balsam Place

Don't miss the opportunity to see this 3 bedroom townhouse nestled in Woodbrooke Estates located in Rossville. this home features a living room with bowed front window overlooking beautiful park.,sliding glass doors to yard which has new wood deck and grass area, Master bedroom with walk in closet and large second closet with sliding mirrored doors and so much more! Tlhe  HOA fees include assigned parking, water, park, playground, in ground community pool, tennis courts and clubhouse. Don't miss the opportunity to see this beautiful home!

 

For more

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Our Facebook page has been keeping up with the news of the possible changing name for the Staten Island Yankees. Early in 2016, the minor league baseball team affiliated with the New York Yankees announced that they wanted to change the team name that they had since 1999. However, the name change has been put on hold!

The Staten Island Yankees are Staten Island's minor league baseball team, nicknamed the "Baby Bombers" being affiliated with the New York Yankees, play in the New York-Penn League at the Richmond County Ballpark situated along the waterfront in St. George.

Over the summer, in June 2016, the team announced they wanted to change the team's name in hopes that the rebranding will spike popularity and raise the sales of tickets. They even

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The Featured Sold Home for this week is a single-family semi-attached high-ranch home. 2 Barlow Avenue is located in the Staten Island neighborhood of Great Kills. It was listed and sold for $510,000.

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Empire Outlets Mall will consist of 100 outlet stores, include a 190-room hotel, and a parking garage on the land that was formerly just a parking lot adjacent to the St. George Ferry Terminal. The under-construction mall recently received $20 million in taxpayer money from the state of New York.

That was just the most recent grant of public funds. The mall previously received an additional $47 million. In fact, so far, $66 million of the $350 million project has been paid for with state funds.

The $20 million grant just happened to come a few weeks after one of the three partners, Joseph Ferrara in BFC, donated $3,500 to Governor Cuomo's 2018 re-election campaign in a two check payment on January 4th.

This is just the latest donation to

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