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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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We all have our own way of dealing with emergencies.  With the latest storm predicted to descend on Long Island by tomorrow morning, local news showed residents loading up on shovels, ice melt, and the basics to get through whatever mother nature is planning to throw at us this time.  I did the s...
02/12/2014
It was a rare event.  I had much of Sunday to myself, with nobody dictating my time but me.  After going through a little debate with myself, trying to decide the wisdom of going to the mall on a *gasp* weekend, I voted to give it a try, even telling a friend who came along for the ride, that we ...
02/10/2014
Trying to choose one story, among all the defining moments in a 27 year career is a little like looking at a showcase filled with flawless gems, trying to pick the most perfect.  I consider myself blessed, over the years, serving a diverse population of buyers and sellers, often at very emotional...
02/05/2014
I have a connection to England that goes beyond geographic boundries, language and culture.  It lives deep in my soul, as if I have a history there, and for some reason the universe, responding in some cosmic way, keeps populating my world with people from London and all the surrounding areas. A ...
02/03/2014
The day my phone rang with a call from Tennessee would, for many years, change my life.  The woman on the other end of the line had a lot of questions for me.  She was searching for a good real estate agent to help her daughter and her significant other find a house on Long Island.  At the end of...
02/01/2014
Nicholas James, an intimate bistro style restaurant with a New York flair, sits at 2057 Merrick Road, just east of Merrick Avenue, in the town of Merrick.  With crisp linens, tasty, well prepared dishes and a welcoming atmosphere you can count on consistently good food at moderate prices.   This ...
01/31/2014
What a treat for the foodies out there who want to indulge their sweet tooth relatively guilt free, Baked By Melissa has opened at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City.  Her first store on Long Island, Melissa Ben-Ishay opened her first mini cupcake store in Manhattan's Soho in 2009.  Since th...
01/30/2014
We have so much to learn from the snow that stopped Atlanta and so many other places in the south.  Most of what I read here in the north, on social media platforms, pooh poohed the storm, suggesting the delicate flowers of the south are simply incapable of handling an inch or two of snow and sho...
01/30/2014
The Long Island Children's Museum, now part of Museum Row in Garden City, has only been around for 20 years.  Growing out of an idea by a group of Educators, Artists and Business people in 1989, it finally came to fruition as a stimulating learning space for the children of Long Island and visito...
01/29/2014
When I asked a buyer how they were coming up with the numbers when they made offers on the last three houses they liked and lost, the answer astounded me.  In each case, the offer had no relation whatsoever to the listing price and seemed to make no sense at all.  It wasn't as if any of them were...
01/29/2014
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