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Staten Island was once a very different place than it is today. So many of the things we take for granted about our way of life were not always this way. In this live video segment, we tackle the Top Ten events that changed Staten Island forever.

Correspondent Hannah Jay and Broker/Co-Owner Anthony Licciardello run the gamut through more than three centuries taking us into the modern day. Who were the first European settlers on Staten Island? How much did Staten Island cost to purchase from the Lenape tribe? And, how did people get to the island before the first bridge was built in 1928? What was the main event that changed the infrastructure, demographics, and culture of Staten Island in such a short time?

But many of these events are…

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Previously mentioned, our Borough President wants to make Staten Island a tourist destination. With prices going up around the city, developers are finding themselves eying sights on Staten Island. Currently, Staten Island’s North Shore is undergoing a massive transformation with the arrival of the world’s tallest observation wheel - The New York Wheel, the city’s first outlet mall - Empire Outlets, and hundreds of new apartments, including the already open Urby in Stapleton.  

However, the North Shore is not the only part of Staten Island undergoing changes and updates. From tourist attractions to huge residential projects, these developments will shape Staten Island’s future!

  1. New York Wheel and Empire Outlet Mall: Despite the delay in…
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Sleep is crucial! By getting six to eight hours of sleep a night, the rest helps us improve memory, encourage creativity, and order the information we have gathered throughout the day. With the busy days ahead, getting a full night sleep is a priority! If you find yourself having a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep throughout the night, maybe it is time for some changes in decorations in your bedroom!

  1. A good mattress makes all the difference: Next up is working on the essentials we need to get the good night sleep! Although a mattress is not cheap, you should consider getting a new one if your current one is more than 10 years old. If it also essential that when you are in bed, you are surrounded by comfortable blankets, cushions, and…
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The key to creating the perfect bedrooms is thinking about the space as a “retreat”. We are always on, making our lives so scheduled and dynamic: from technology, to work life, catering to your children's’ life, to making appointments. Your bedroom should be your place of refuge and peace in your home. Here are the top ten tips to creating this perfect and quiet escape!

  1. Plan for the function: The best place to start always is with functionality. In the bedroom, this means tackling the largest element in the room: the bed and mattress. When purchasing a mattress, there are many factors to consider, such as the size, firmness, and composition. Ideally, pick out the mattress first since this will help you determine an effective headboard. Once the…
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When you think of Staten Island, many do not jump to the idea of it being an architectural destination. The borough is rich in history and landmarks that include a variety of fascinating buildings with Greek Revival and “haunted” Victorian Mansions, to even an American architect and interior designer Frank Lloyd Wright original.

  1. The Ambassador Arms: We are kicking this list off starting on the North Shore of Staten Island. On 30 Daniel Low Terrace, you will find the classic and charming Art Deco apartment building known as the Ambassador Arms. Built in 1932, designed by architect Lucien Pisciotta, the exterior features a unique design with ornate blue, orange, and gold terra cotta trim. The lobby of this apartment building, which once houses…
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If you are looking for some change in your home, try a new coat of paint! However, before you get started, read these ten tips by interior designers and painters to help make your paint job the best!

  1. Use the best quality of paint for your budget! Choose to purchase “top of the line” paint, rather than the cheap and bargained brand.
  2. Pick environmentally friendly paints! Besides going to the better brands, also go with the lowest VOC or no VOC paint. VOCs are solvents that get released into the air as the paint is drying. Not only is it better for the environment, but it will also reduce that new paint smell.
  3. Clean before you start! The best prep before beginning is cleaning; always dust and clean baseboards and trim before painting. Use a…
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While there are no rules when it comes to interior design, everyone can always use a few tips and tricks on this topic, getting your ready to put a room together like a professional interior designer! After much research, we gathered some insights into the interior design process, because once you have conquered interior design, your can do also anything in your space!

  1. Plan for YOUR life! Pinterest can be the empty when redecorating. While in the interior design process, planning for the space your have is the first thing. Amongst space planning, this also includes blocking out interior spatial areas, defining circulation patterns, and developing plans for furniture layout and equipment placement. Begin every project with the assessment of the…
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There is no better feeling than going on vacation. However, can we skip the whole traveling step and fast forward to lounging on a beach or running around a theme park? Since you are going to be spending at least a few hours at the airport and on the plane, there are ways to cope through the process by being prepared! We rounded up the Top Ten traveling essentials that you can purchase under 10 dollars!

  1. Passport Cover and Luggage Tag! If you have trouble keeping track of your passport and find yourself always fishing around your bag for it, then you should invest in a Passport Cover; not only will you not lose it but it will protect your passport from getting crushed or dirty. You can also avoid the mistake of grabbing the wrong black suitcase…
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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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Alright, home cooks and homeowners! It is time to create the perfect recipe for renovating your kitchen! Below, we have whipped up the Top Ten tips you should know when you are trying to cook up the perfect kitchen design and layout for your home!

  1. Begin to get an idea! The first thing you are going to want to do is to create the big picture! Start this by evaluating your kitchen’s current existing conditions and reviewing certain elements, such as doors and windows. Ultimately, the doors and windows will affect how you will be able to arrange your kitchen. Take a look at what is working and what could be functioning better; your new designs should address the shortcomings. Once you nail down a rough layout of what you want, you will be able to…
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