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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103
Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.
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Flood insurance is nothing new on Long Island.  Homeowners in flood zones without mortgages requiring they maintain coverage have opted to have it or not, without much hoopla until Hurricanes Irene in 2011 and Sandy in 2012 devastated many of the low lying waterfront areas endemic to the region. ...
11/07/2013
Just steps from the Merrick railroad station is an urban style restaurant and bar that would be just as at home in New York City as it is on Long Island.  Offering contemporary fare with a European influence, the well priced menu at The Savoy Tavern includes staples like Salmon Oreganata, Chicke...
11/06/2013
Sometimes life is about real estate, or it's about family, friends or special needs, but then there are other days when we simply stop and thank our lucky stars for the blessings in our lives.  Today is one of those days for me.  It's hard to believe my little girl has just turned four years old...
11/05/2013
I am, admittedly, a creature of habit.  As a professional stager/real estate agent on Long Island, I've always had my go to stores for just the right piece to put the finishing touch to a staging project.  For a long time that place was Home Depot Expo.  My intimate knowledge of every aisle and e...
11/04/2013
Today is the day we wake up with the time change that signifies the end of daylight saving time, and for me, the beginning of dark and depressing shortened winter days.  I never thought much about who does, or does not observe this artificial manipulation of light till my children moved to Arizon...
11/03/2013
Mother Nature gave us the gift of a perfect fall day on Long Island this 2nd day of November.  I couldn't help reflect, as I went about my business of real estate, on the devastation that was just a year ago.  We were then living in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the worst storm to hit our sho...
11/02/2013
It may be the first of November, and the start of the season that brings shorter days, colder weather, and thoughts of holiday shopping, but don't think the real estate market on Long Island is down for the count for the rest of the year just yet.  I can't tell you how many property owners have t...
11/01/2013
Anybody who knows me, knows I have a close cyber friendship with Roger Mucci. Almost from the day he decided to get wet in the rain I found him and his touching stories about Mickey and the then, day-to-day trials and tribulations of going home and dealing with issues often beyond his control.  T...
10/10/2013
Judi Barrett's touching story about orphan Annie sent me unexpectedly on a trip down memory lane this morning.  Her tale was as much about living on a farm as it was about the saving of this precious little life. I was surprised by the deep level on which it resonated with me.  When I was young, ...
10/08/2013
No shrinking violet, New York is in your face, it's romantic, sublime, magical, a powerhouse with a pulse all its own.  It is unquestionably a place with many faces.  Writers have waxed poetic about it.  Lyricists, inspired by it, have kept us singing along with the likes of Billy Joel's "New Yor...
10/04/2013
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