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An incredible story of real holiday spirit from Manhattan's Chelsea. Merry Christmas and Happy holidays everyone! Two New York City men feel a tremendous responsibility to respond properly when they mysteriously receive hundreds of letters addressed to Santa Claus at their Chelsea apartment.     ...
Wishing all my Activerain friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year! _________________ Mitchell HallAssociate BrokerCorcoran Group Real Estate My Listings Testimonials Latest Corcoran Report View My Blog d: 212-877-6268 f: 212-230-4244 m: 917-312-0...
Snowflake lighting can be seen on the 15 historic Bishop's Crook lamp-posts on either side of West 72nd Street. Holiday snowflakes decorate the 15 historic Bishop's Crook lamp-posts that line West 72nd Street. Back in 1998 West 72nd Street had just 7 cobra-headed streetlights. In December of 199...
  "Singing on the Steps" Caroling and CookiesWednesday 12/22: First Church of Christ, Scientist   For Mommies, Daddies, Grandmas, Grandpas, and Kids of All Ages!  Join your West Side neighbors for the 8th Annual "Singing on the Steps," a lively celebration of Christmas carols and treats at the Fi...
  What were they thinking? The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. It has never been more true than when selling a property. It's best not put buyers off before they have even been inside. Furnishings stand out in real estate photography more strongly than the layout of a home. ...
Based on the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed into Google this year, Zeitgeist captures the spirit of 2010. As Google helps us take a look back at 2010, I wanted to thank all my subscribers, friends, blog buddies and the Rain Gods for making this a wonderful year in the rain...
  The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from neighborhood businesses paving the way for Columbia University to expand it's campus into the Manhattanville section of West Harlem. Owners filed a lawsuit challenging the Empire State Development Corporation's plan to use eminent domain to...
    TAXI (Total Access Instantly) is Corcoran’s listing database.TAXI is a massive database, a history of sales present and past.It is a record of what is currently for sale or rent in Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond, a history of what has sold in the past, and the primary means by which Corcoran ...
Every year around this time, I am asked about New York City holiday tipping etiquette, especially for Manhattan apartment building staff.Here is my take on the situation:So many ask, “why tip at all for someone who is merely doing his job?” An additional reward for work well done is a welcome gif...

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