New York, NY Real Estate News

By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
Designer Till Konneker has a familiar story—he was living in a tiny studio apartment approaching the size of a large closet, knowing that although it had to work, it just didn't work. He needed space. So, hedesigned the perfect all-in-one bed frame meets stylish storage unit and called it the Living Cube. A neat and orderly spin on throwing stuff under the bed, it features twelve storage spaces of different sizes. One part is divided into several smaller sections, and the middle space is big enough to hang clothing. Konneker, who initially designed the piece for himself, also fits his television and record collection inside. But what if, say, you have a ton of clothes? The Living Cube can also be transformed into a walk-in closet. It can even store a bicycle. Konneker offers two standar...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
A scene from “5 Fights Up” Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman are tackling the challenges of New York City real estate in the new film, “5 Flights Up.” In the film, Keaton and Freeman play an older couple — an artist and a retired teacher — attempting to sell their East Village walkup. According to Indiewire, a bidding war for the apartment leads to “various unexpected real estate-related issues.” Check out the trailer below:  
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Pop Quiz Answer To: How Many Elements Are There In Feng Shui?   Feng Shui question of the week: How many elements are there in Feng Shui? And for those who would like to delve a bit deeper, share one decorative object that represents each element. These objects can be placed within your home.  This is an example of the Feng Shui principles being complimented with interior design.    The Answer is:   There are 5 elements in Feng Shui. In order they are Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Keeping the answer simple I will save the second part for the next pop quiz.  
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Workshops April 2015 at the Rye NY and Hampton's Bay Library   Please come enjoy a fun, interactive and educational lecture on Feng Shui presented by Feng Shui Healing Expert Laura Cerrano – CEO and founder of Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island    Feng Shui is a metaphysical practice developed over 6,000 years ago. Rejuvenate your energy and become motivated, inspired and positively engaged with new perspective on life. You will learn how to combine the intuitive thinking processes of Feng Shui and analytical techniques for your home, a blend of east and west alchemy that can help develop and sharpen your sense of awareness on all levels, physical, emotional, spiritual and universal.      April 9th Hampton Bay Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY 11946  Time: 6:30pm, FR...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
What Some of My Clients Have to Say about Feng Shui Manhattan    Feng Shui Home Consultation "Laura, You really are very helpful. I shall keep all your suggestions in mind and refer you if anyone needs a Feng Shui Consultant. Thank you and wishing you all the best."  Vidher, Broxville NY   Feng Shui Workshop "Laura, it was a pleasure meeting you. I not only learned a lot, but I enjoyed your presentation as well." Michelle (Laffy Real Estate), Long Island NY          
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Pop Quiz: What Are The Most Important Rooms in Your home? Feng Shui question for the week. Which rooms in your home, according to Feng Shui, are the most important? Here is a hint, there are 4 rooms all together. Also, keep in mind, this is not to say all the other rooms do not matter, but these in particular carry a stronger energy support.    Here is a list you can choose from:   Bathroom Living room Bedrooms Kitchen Den Basement Foyer or Front Entrance Attic Garage Dinning Room   Share you answer in the comment box below. 
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Four Celestial Animals in Feng Shui: The Black Turtle  The turtles job is to protect the back of your home from approaching enemies and strong Northern winds. This method of Feng Shui focuses on the formation of the land.    You can represent the turtle by positing your home near a mountain (if you have that option) or slight hill behind the building. If that is not an option you can recreate that energy using landscape and other visual cues. We did this with the Viana Hotel and Spa in Westbury New York. Walking behind the building you will see a mountain like pattern placed into the wall behind the hotel of recreate that energy of protection. Some may even purchase a turtle statue and place it in there back yard with the head of the turtle facing toward their home.    The suggested acc...
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By Jeffrey Ditri, New York City Residential Rental Specialist
(JAD Realty Group, LLC.)
[Raleigh D'Adamo's 1964 map, researched by Peter Lloyd and designed this year by Reka Komoli, all via Max Roberts of Tube Map Central.] Fifty-one years ago, a young lawyer entered a competition to redesign New York City's subway map. At the time, it had only three colors, because the underground network's routes were originally built and operated by three separate companies. The IRT, BMT, and IND lines intersected and and overlapped, so only using three colors made things pretty darn confusing for the amateur subway-goer. So Raleigh D'Adamo entered the 1964 contest, and here's what he proposed, as per expert Peter Lloyd of Metro Map Art: · Draw each route in its own colour rather than the colour of its original operating company. (Obvious with hindsight, but at the time quite innovative...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Soul Sunday: Do We Only Live Once?      “You only live once," is a common saying among many in the world. Yet, as the years progress on, people are becoming more awaken to the understanding that their is greater potential of knowing, we in fact live more then once. Hinduism calls this reincarnate and defines it as an opportunity to learn, teach and ascend collectively. If you didn't learn your lesson the first time, say from a past life experience or currently, the same scenario will play out in your life today. The characters in your story will change positions but, your story will continue to be the same until you change due to what you have learned.    Modern day science has been documenting people who experience past live connections.  That includes young children, adults ...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
*Goodyear Arizona Retirement Homes*   Spacious Retirement Home for Sale in Montevista in Palm Valley, Goodyear AZ! *Home back to greenbelt so no Neighbor Behind*   Walking distance to park with play area and volley ball courts! Don't Be Late with this ONE! Visit Now!   $175,900 Year Built 1994   MLS 5206705   Beds 3/2 Baths Sq ft 1767 13157 W MONTE VISTA DR Goodyear, AZ 85395   About the Community?    Palm Valley community GREAT place to live! Palm Valley is a community located in Goodyear, Arizona. It offers beautiful and safe homes great for families with children or even if you are flying solo-- Palm Valley offers things to do with nearby schools, movie theatres, a golf course, gyms and countless shopping Palm Valley proves to be a Great Place to live .Palm Valley is a beautifully pl...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Always we hopesomeone else has the answer.some other place will be better,some other time it will all turn out. This is it.no one else has the answer.no other place will be better,and it has already turned out. At the center of your beingyou have the answer;you know who you areand you know what you want. There is no needto run outsidefor better seeing. Nor to peer from a window. Rather abide at the center of your being;for the more you leave it, the less you learn. Search your heartand seethe way to dois to be. – Lao Tzu  
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Tips for Entrepreneurs (and really anyone) Working from Cafe's and Coffee Shops No matter where you work, let that be in an office, cubical, your home office, a public library and now even more commonly a cafe and coffee shop (like Starbucks), you want to make sure you make the most of your work zone.  For those who do most of their work in Cafe's and Coffee shops, you risk a lot more distraction.   You may have people taking beside you, the calling out of coffee and food orders, other business meetings and sales taking place. It's a very active energy and can be very motivating, yet at the same time, its important to create energy boundaries. Below are some base suggestions to help you do just that.    1. To help you awake, take yourself a nice warm shower. Envision yourself ...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
 A Message From a Small Budding Flower   Most people tend to go for the flowers in full bloom with the amazing colors and vibrancy. And you can say, as humans with certain aspects of life, we do the same. Each year, this world seems so focused on "instant gratification" and when it does not happen, that inner child may come screaming outward. That feeling of frustration bubbles to the surface. We want all the work to be done and gain the benefit without any effort. Well, guess what? Life does not work that way. At some point in time we all have to put in the effort, the time, the discipline, the focus and have patience with the process.    Mother Nature is among one of our greatest teachers in life. In Feng Shui budding trees and plants actually symbolize a powerful energy source. For t...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
  Motivational Monday: Self-love   This is something we all need, everyday, all year long, even in our sleep, Self love. This is about being narcissistic, it's simply setting standards for yourself and being very mindful with who you allow to surround you during this journey. Your life, your emotions, your body, your energy, your home is a precious gift and sometimes its not meant to be shared with everyone.  We have all been there, someone taking advantage of us, talking down to us, projecting their fear based ideas onto us. If not aware, you can easily be influenced by that interaction. Remember, you are your own temple and your home is a temple.   Would you allow someone to speak negatively to you in your place of peace and devotion to self?    Not in my temple.    Self love is about...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
What do You Want to Know about Feng Shui and Real Estate? More and more buyers are moving to America from China and India. Real estate agents, home stagers and developers in America are noticing similar outcomes when showing or constucting a home that is not in alignment with the Feng Shui principles. No sale or a hard sale.     This is a great opportunity for you to pick my brain with this post. And just a heads up for those located in the New York Region, a Feng Shui Real Estate workshop is in the works for 2015. The date is to be announced and it will be soon.     If you are interested please be sure to follow my blog as that will be the best way to stay informed. Or your could connect with me on facebook- Feng Shui Manhattan.    To better serve the community of ActiveRain, as well a...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
How to Heal From The Loss of a Parent  This is probably one of the hardest experiences to go though as a child (and really for anyone).  To watch one of your parents or loved ones spiritually transformation from life to death. It is a heart breaking experience while also a huge leap into spiritual growth. Yet in the moment it surly does not feel that way. A misconception I had after mom passed in 2010 was thinking I had to "get over her loss" quickly. Don’t show emotion and just keep moving forward! You have a business to run, a grandmother to care for, and much more to be responsible for, do not show weakness! Those were the thoughts that constantly circulated within my mind. Ironically, because of that mind set it hindered me from healing and moving forward. During the period of time,...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Feng Shui Question Email: Hello: Just read your post about mirrors. I live in a hi-rise and I removed a fabulous hollywood regency mirror because it was reflecting the view of my neighbors terraces. I want to hang it where it reflects the view of the Art Museum and city skyline but want to know do mirrors always need a table or shelf under them? I want to hang it low on the wall perpendicular to a wall of floor to ceiling glass. What say you? Signed, PA Feng Shui Answer: One of the main rules of mirrors is to be mindful of what they reflect because that energy will double. The reflection will also be brought into your home. If that reflection is going to bring a feeling of happiness then do that. Sometimes could be recommend to frame the mirror if that is possible or just allow it to fr...
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By Olga Simoncelli, CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management
(Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate)
New York Boat Show 2015 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show,  October 2014   This year the traditional New York Boat Show is scheduled to run from January 21st through January 25th. Whether you plan to buy a boat, or simply to browse, it's an event not to miss! Below is the complete schedule:   Wednesday, January 21 – 12pm to 9pm Thursday, January 22 –  12pm to 9pm Friday, January 23 -12pm to 9pm Saturday, January 24 - 10am to 9pm Sunday, January 25 - 10am to 6pm   TICKET INFORMATION: Adults (16 and older): $15 15 and younger: FREE when accompanied by an adult. Group discounts are available as well.   LOCATION: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. Main Entrance: Eleventh Avenue at 35th Street. Telephone: 212- 216-2000.   SOME OF THE FEATURED EVENTS:   Antiqu...
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By Ted Cantu
(i Cantu Media LTD)
When the TV show, "Selling New York" debut back in 2010 I was intrigued. It was a very informative show and gave us a glimpse into high power deals and a chance to meet some of the personalities. There was one episode in particular where one of the agents called in the "promotion" department to do some marketing. I thought we might see some insight here on what the process might be to get in front of some high rollers. That would be great TV. Instead, some guy walks in with a digital camera and starts taking pictures. He moved some furniture around and took a couple of snaps and that was it. She thanks him and he scoots off and before he hits the door she says, "Make sure you throw those on our website."Wow.....  That was it. Now I remember thinking at the time that I needed to get over...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Gift Certificates for Feng Shui Home and Business Consultations with Laura Cerrano      Looking for a unique gift to give your family member, friend or even co-worker?  A Full Feng Shui Consultation or Assessment is a great option! Giving someone the opportunity to re-focus their energy and create a deep and profound connection with their surroundings and self can help inspire them to shift their life in a more positive direction. Learn practical techniques on how to maintain that motivation, thrive and drive for life.   Your Feng Shui gifted session will be presented by Laura Cerrano CEO and founder of Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island a family owned and operated consulting firm founded in 1997.  She takes a multi-dimensional approach which cohesively blends several methods of Feng Shui ...
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