May 2017

Found 23 blog entries for May 2017.

This is the month most of you have been waiting for to roll around since the beginning of the year! Now that June has arrived, it is time to get your home ready for the "fun in the sun" days.

  1. Clean and seal your decks. Ideally, you will need three consecutive warm and sunny days. On day one, dry out the deck. On day two, apply deck cleaner and scrub the deck. Let it dry for 24 hours. On day three, apply deck sealer. 
  2. Wash the exterior of your house. Use an ordinary garden hose and a mild detergent. Beware of the pressure washers -- they are powerful enough to force water under the siding where it may encourage mildew and rot!
  3. Exterior house work. 

    - Caulk exterior joints around windows and doors.

    - Inspect and repair or repaint all

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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 9 Meadow Court, Staten Island, NY 10309

Sunday May 28th, 2017 from 2pm-4pm

Directions: Wirt Ave to Meadow Court

Don't miss the opportunity to see this 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms attached, single family home located in Rossville.  This home features a granite kitchen with cherry wood cabinets, open floor plan, updated baths. Walk to pool and park. New exterior siding. Clubhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, parks. Come and see it this weekend!!

For more information on this open house or this home please contact Audrey Casso at 646-645-9576

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With the number of car accidents occurring on Staten Island daily, the city is cracking down to do something more about it. First, there was the Vision Zero, a foundation to ending traffic deaths and injuries on the NYC streets. Staten Island's next step is adding more left turn signals in busy intersections.

If you have struggled to try to make a left turn while driving, you understand the dangers you face as a driver with the oncoming traffic from the opposite side as you inch your way closer, hoping the next car will be the last one coming so you can make this quick turn. With 545 traffic signals on Staten Island, there are many intersections that do not have a left turn signal. Councilman Steven Matteo announced that he would like to change

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After the most recent rainstorm we had on Friday, May 5th, we witnessed several areas with high flooding around Staten Island. What is the city doing to ease these water buildups during rain storms? There are three major projects they are trying to conquer. 

The links below are the related news stories mentioned in the video above:

  • Plans For Flood Prevention Are in the Works for Staten Island!
  • Due To Finish Construction By Fall 2017, The Woodrow Bluebelt Wins a Sustainability Award
  • Plans to Rise Travis Avenue Into a Bridge to Prevent Flooding
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There are two levels on the “Packing Drama Spectrum”: extensive planning, yet over packing, or last minute packer and forgetting everything! Regardless where you fall, chances are you could use additional advice when it comes to packing for your next trip. Lucky for you, we know a few tips and tricks to packing efficiently, effectively, and light!

  1. Plan everything! Print out all your travel docs: hotel information, flight information, itinerary, addresses, etc). Organize these documents into a binder or folder and place in your backpack. This trip works great if you are traveling internationally, breezing you through customs. There are several things that can go wrong with technology, preventing you from being able to access your digital copies;
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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 138 Covington Circle, Staten Island, NY 10312

Saturday, May 20th , 2017 from 1pm-3pm

Directions: Powell Ave to Covington Circle

Don't miss the opportunity to see this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached single family home located in Huguenot .  This home, located in a private community features a an eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, full, finished walk out basement, fireplace, screen room, in ground pool and so much more.  Come and see it this weekend!!

For more information on this open house or this home please contact Fran Lapera 732-620-5730

 

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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 348 Mosel Ave, Staten Island , NY 10304 

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 2pm-4pm & Sunday May 21st from 2pm-4pm

Directions: Sabel Ave to Mosel Ave

Don't miss the opportunity to see this 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms two family detached home located in Concord.  This home features a living room/dining room combo with stone accent wall, eat in kitchen with granite counter tops in first unit. The second unit features 3 bedrooms, eat in kitchen and access to basement and garage. Close to transportation and Verrazano Bridge. Come and see it for yourself!

For more information on this open house or this home please contact Stephanie Orefice at 917-855-9153 or Nick Papandrea at 917-282-8915

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Come join us this weekend  for an Open House at 115 Winham Avenue, NY, 10306

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 from 11pm-1pm & Sunday May 21st from 11am-1pm

Directions: Ebbits Avenue to Winham Avenue

Don't miss the opportunity to see this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom detached single family, cottage style home located in Oakwood-New Dorp Beach.  This home features 2 large bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen, finished basement and back and side yard. Close to new Boulevard Shopping Mall. Come and see it this weekend!!

For more information on this open house or this home please contact Stephanie Orefice at 917-855-9153 or Nick Papandrea at 917-282-8915

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The jury came to a decision and the verdict is denied! A new jail will not be making its way to Staten Island!

Mayor De Blasio is currently in the works to close Riker Island within the next ten years. This news led residents of Staten Island to believe they will transfer all Riker Island inmates to the permanently closed Arthur Kill Correctional Facility.

The reasoning to close Rikers Island is due to the severe violence that has occurred. There have been many investigations that had taken place at the facility. Since the Mayor wants to shut down Rikers, there has been plans circulating for opening up small jails in the five boroughs.

However, many people disagreed. The mayor himself stated Staten Island would not open a jail because of the

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