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 Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America ...Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Liberal, etc. Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.Whether you like of dislike Donald Trump, he will be the next President of the United States.You can express all your likes, dislikes, opinions, feelings about Donald Trump and it will not stop him from becoming the 45th President of the United States of America.Robert Vegas Bob Swetz will not be voting this year because he doesn't believe his vote along with others will not stand up to the Electoral Votes across the Nation.And if Robert Swetz was to vote for the next President, his choice would have to be Donald Trump because Hillary Clinton (cannot) be trusted.So all the political blogging around ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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 About This FREE Walking Tour:This is a unique way to celebrate Mother's Day! Walk the streets of NYC with Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano and develop your Feng Shui eyes to see hidden Feng Shui architectural designs. This walk covers three Feng Shui design inspired sites, Times Square, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the Trump International Hotel and Towers by Columbus Circle. These three locations offer perfect real life examples of everyday Yin and Yang energy that flows through the city streets of New York. I look forward to connecting with those who are able to be in attendance.Date: Mother's Day. May 8th, 2016Time: 9:30am-11:30amThe walking tour begins at the Red Lobster in Times Square NYC (41st and 7th Ave). We will gather at that locaiton outside to begin the walk. I will ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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 About This FREE Walking Tour:This is a unique way to celebrate Mother's Day! Walk the streets of NYC with Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano and develop your Feng Shui eyes to see hidden Feng Shui architectural designs. This walk covers three Feng Shui design inspired sites, Times Square, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the Trump International Hotel and Towers by Columbus Circle. These three locations offer perfect real life examples of everyday Yin and Yang energy that flows through the city streets of New York. I look forward to connecting with those who are able to be in attendance.Date: Mother's Day. May 8th, 2016Time: 9:30am-11:30amThe walking tour begins at the Red Lobster in Times Square NYC (41st and 7th Ave). We will gather at that locaiton outside to begin the walk. I will ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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 About This FREE Walking Tour:This is a unique way to celebrate Mother's Day! Walk the streets of NYC with Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano and develop your Feng Shui eyes to see hidden Feng Shui architectural designs. This walk covers three Feng Shui design inspired sites, Times Square, Mandarin Oriental Hotel and the Trump International Hotel and Towers by Columbus Circle. These three locations offer perfect real life examples of everyday Yin and Yang energy that flows through the city streets of New York. I look forward to connecting with those who are able to be in attendance.Date: Mother's Day. May 8th, 2016Time: 9:30am-11:30amThe walking tour begins at the Red Lobster in Times Square NYC (41st and 7th Ave). We will gather at that locaiton outside to begin the walk. I will ...
By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Can NYC Condo rent as Short Term Furnish Rentals?We have many investor condo owners asked us this question. The simple answer is, it depends on the condo building's house rules. We often represent many investor condo owners to secure qualified tenants so we have many experiences with different condo building and each building has different criteria and policies.When trying to rent out Manhattan condo buildings, it is importan to keep in mind that buildings have their own house rules that list all the regulations such as what is the minimum terms of a lease (12 months or shorter), pet policy (dog or cat, pet weight), renovation policy and etc. Many of the condo buildings will required the owner to rent the unit minimum of 6 months to 12 months, this way they can keep the building quality...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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New York city - Chinese Buyers' AgentChinese speaking Real Estate Agent Eileen Hsu and her team are top producing Buyers’ and sellers’ agents that are extremely experienced with Manhattan New York Real Estate market. The Eileen Hsu team is with Douglas Elliman Real Estate company, one of the most prestigious NYC Real Estate company in this competitive Manhattan market.As a buyer in New York state, there is no cost for you to use the services Buyer’s representative- Chinese Buyers' Real Estate agent. Since each Manhattan New York Real Estate market is unique and very special, we will first have a confidential consultation discuss what you are looking for and the current market condition so we can narrow down the search to specific condo or desirable neighborhoods.When you are buyer searc...
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
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 Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew - Upper West SideB'Nai Jeshurun - Upper West SideEast Village Clock ChurchCathedral of Saint John the Divine - Morningside HeightsWest Park Church - Upper West SideSaint Patrick's Cathedral - Fifth AvenueEldridge Street Synagogue Lower East SideSkyscrapers and Trinity Church 1905Courtesy of Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing Company Collection. Trinity Church is NewYork City's largest landholder among religious institutions. Over 9,760 parcels are owned by religious institutions in New York City 4,318 properties are owned by religious institutions in Brooklyn, known as "borough of churches" 
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
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West End Ave at 90th Street The West End Ave neighborhood is one of Manhattan's most beautiful and quiet residential neighborhoods.The majority of buildings along West End Avenue are architecturally distinctive pre-war coops. West End Avenue has the longest stretch of pre-war architecture and ambience in Manhattan. West End Avenue has been designated a historic landmark district. Four old-style sidewalk phone booths are left in New York City, and they are all on West End Avenue, at 101st, 100th, 90th and 66th Streets on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
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 2 Bedroom at The Washington | Harlem Hamilton Heights Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Asking $400,000  SOLD $425,500 Condop Maint. $738 Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom100 UnitsYear Built: 1920MLS #: 3509320 Location 239 West 148th Street4SNew York, NYUSA Mitchell J Hall The Corcoran Group(917) 312-0924[email protected]// http://corcoran.com/mhall          Listed by: Mitchell Hall I can do the same for you.       
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
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One of my clients has recently purchased a midtown Manhattan walk up apartment building with studios and one bedrooms in desperate need of renovation.  These apartments, because of their desirable location, command about $2750 per month rent and her tenants deserve to get what they are paying for.  Just a few before and afters to show you just how frightening they WERE  and how fabulous they NOW ARE! Bathroom Kitchen            Removing the door from the kitchen, opening the wall  and expanding the footprint into the main space with a tile floor, allowed for a full size fridge instead of  an under the counter number.  There was an old electric stovetop sitting above the fridge.  Now, there is a small slide in range, a corner sink and lots of cabinetry. Living Room    
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate company has its 2015 award ceremony at the Manhattan Radio City Music Hall at Midtown Manhattan New York. The Marquee of the Radio City sure had our company event blinking across on the Avenue!The opening ceremony was presented by the famous Radio City Raquettes.Douglas Elliman in 2015 sold over 22 Billion dollars in sales, it is an amazing achievement in this extremely competitive market place. Based on the last year outstanding performance, Our team was awarded with Diamond Award.I was able to be on the stage of Radio City Music hall receiving the award, it was a very exciting and proud moment among some of the best agents in the industry & company.We are very proud to be at a great company and be at the very top among over 6,000 agents.Here is to 2016!  
By Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn
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 2015 Manhattan Townhouse Report Among it's Findings: The number of townhouses sold fell by 12% versus 2014The value in townhouses continued to rise-up 11% over 2014 to $1,730/sfFor the first time in 2015, more than half of the townhouses sold traded over $5MMThe disparity in value per square foot between townhouse and apartments has led to significant interest in the investment potential of townhouses.Thanks to their relative affordability and renovation potential, more townhouses sold in Upper Manhattan in 2015 than in any other area.With fewer than 300 sales in any calendar year, townhouse represent one of the most fascinating niche segments of Manhattan's residential real estate market. This report surveys sales of single-family and multi-residence townhouses throughout the borough....
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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How to Determine a good Manhattan condo investmentWe talked with a buyer from Singapore last Friday who is looking to purchase some condo units here in Manhattan because they believes now is a good time to invest in the US Real Estate but do not know where to start and we were happy to educate them on the overall market place and the current condition. We are seeing many good condo investment currently on the market for investors, and we are seeing there can be some price negotiation if the property has been on the market for sometime, the sellers are now willing to look at different offers.We discussed buyer's overall goals and as well as their preferred method in purchasing the units. These are a group of savvy buyers looking to buy several units when they visit in a month. When we wo...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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At the completion of my client's feng shui session today, she shared a wonderful self-realization.  "After we spoke during our last session about not knowing what others go though and we have not walked in their shoes, that was so eye opening for me. As you know I was dealing with challenges at work with two of my co-workers. I took into consideration what we spoke about. And I decided to approach them and say, I am sorry for any mis-understanding and hurt I may have caused and I don't want us to have any negative feelings toward each other, please forgive me. To my surprise, they let their guard down and apologized as well. Now they have become two of my best supporters at work and even in my personal life. All I had to do was say "I am sorry" and get my Ego out of the way."~Julia, New...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Singing and Ringing in the Rain with Eileen Hsu from Manhattan, NYC, NY.In case you have not heard or read anything by Eileen Hsu, let me give you a quick summary. She has been on Active Rain since around January 2010.  She is in the top 1% of all Douglas Elliman Realtors in Manhattan and on top of that she is bilingual in Chinese and in English. Representing buyers and sellers in the Luxury and Ultra Luxury Market of Manhattan, NY.Since I have been following her for many years. I decided to call her and pick her brain how the real estate market is right now and what the trends are heading to in Manhattan in comparison to the Beverly Hills, CA real estate market. Needless to say we covered a lot of ground and the similarities are uncanny. Part of it is clearly due to the price points be...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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Little Italy - Commercial Real EstateLittle Italy is one of New York City’s most well known and distinctive neighborhoods. Located between Tribeca, Chinatown, Nolita, and the Lower East Side, the area is home to historic Italian businesses, funky vintage stores and independent art galleries, as well as new cafes and boutiques with a high-end, rather than old-world, feel. However, tourists and visitors are still drawn to the area by the beautiful, historic architecture, close-knit atmosphere, and of course the amazing, Italian cuisine. Little Italy also hosts one of New York’s most popular festivals, the San Gennaro Festival, drawing thousands of people –tourists and residents –to the festivities. Lasting two weeks in September, the festival is a celebration of the patron saint of Naples...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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Little Italy - A Walk Through History!Little Italy is a neighborhood of New York City located in lower Manhattan, bounded by Tribeca to the west, Chinatown to the south, the Lower East Side to the east, and Nolita to the north. In the 1880s, large populations of immigrants from Naples and Sicily moved into the area, creating a neighborhood with vibrant Italian culture, vestiges of which remain to this day. Though the area was once expansive, today the neighborhood consists of only a few blocks along Mulberry Street.Though recent surges of new boutiques, cafes, and bars have changed the old-world feel of Little Italy, there are still a number of historic businesses and restaurants to check out –most notably Angelo’s or Puglia’s, which has been around since 1919. The area is a great respi...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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South Street Seaport - What To Do! The South Street Seaport is an historic area of New York City, located in Manhattan. It is situated next to the financial district and bounded by the East River. The area is a designated historic district and features some of the oldest architecture in Manhattan with a large number of restored 19th century commercial buildings. The Seaport features renovated mercantile buildings and historic sailing ships, as well as modern shops and nightlife.Visitors to the area should make sure to make time for the South Street Seaport Museum. Founded in 1967, the museum has served for years as an educational historic site, and in 1998 was designated by Congress as one of several museums which together make up “America’s National Maritime Museum.” It sits within the...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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 Life on the Lower East Side! Historically the epicenter of New York City’s immigrant cultures, the Lower East Side has slowly transformed into one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. Today the area is a melting pot of historic Jewish and German vestiges and newly built boutique shops and fashionable eateries.The Lower East Side is a popular spot for bar-hopping, and other nightlife. Some of the best downtown music venues are located in the area. There are also numerous restaurants, ranging from expensive, fashionable spots to hidden hole-in-the-wall gems. Shopping ranges from upscale boutiques, to contemporary art galleries, to vintage clothing and jewelry stores, bringing shoppers hunting for antique treasures.Though large portions of the Lower East Side have been newly redevelope...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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This feng shui tip goes beyond placing two pink roses in your partnership corner. Rather, I invite you to accept the daily practice of "Appreciation" into your lifestyle. This is a wonderful way to help enhance all relationships.  You are intentionally taking the time to acknowledge those helpful people in your life who have added value. This could be as simple as leaving a little love note for your spouse or playful phone message for a friend or family member.   Appreciation and gratitude are foundational in any area of life we choose to cultivate. To create change, its important that you embrace a different habit, pattern of thought and/or perspective. I invite you to reach out to someone who has been positively impacting your life and let them know that you appreciate their help.Than...

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