Staten Island Real Estate News

176 Van DuzerThe Nixon McGowan Team at Casandra Properties is excited to announce that 176 Van Buren Street, Staten Island, NY is back on the market!  This listing is definitely not one you want to miss out on!

 

Features for sale is a single family fully renovated brick home. The first floor features two (2) bedrooms, kitchen, dining and full bath. The second floor includes two (2) more bedrooms, 3/4 bath, exposed brick with tons of light. Finished basement with another full bath. Just minutes away from Staten Island Ferry and the Saint George revitalization. 

 

For more information contact the Nixon McGowan team at 718-816-7799 or email Brian@CasandraProperties.com or Rob@CasandraProperties.com.

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New York CityJames Thompson is a partner at Scamardella, Gervasi, Thomson & Kasegrande P.C and has shared his knowledge of the new Transfer Tax laws with us below.

 

In April 2019, New York State passed a budget that included substantial changes to the real estate transfer tax laws. A summary is below for your reference. The changes apply only to cities within New York State having a population of one million or more. Accordingly, practically speaking, these changes apply only to transfers of real property in New York City.

Generally, the new rates apply to any transaction closing on or after July 1, 2019. However, it is important to note that there is an exception for any transfers made pursuant to a Contract entered into on or before April 1, 2019 and

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Front StreetExciting things are on the horizon for the Stapleton Waterfront. The article in the Staten Island Advance gave residents a glance of what is to come on the stretch of waterfront along Front Street. Casandra Properties has been at the forefront of the North Shore revitalization effort and this is yet another exciting development for Staten Island. 

 

The Stapleton Waterfront project is a $120 million investment on 12 acres that will be accessible for the public to enjoy.  The final design is scheduled to be complete in 2020.  This area will provide a playground, BBQ area, sports courts, dog run and more providing Staten Islanders and visitors alike to enjoy the beautiful waterfront that has been underutilized for so many years.  

 

Here at

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FSBOTaking on an FSBO can be an arduous task. Here are some tips to get you through this process. First, get your home ready for sale, check out these basic tips on how to get your abode ready to grace the market. 

 

Spruce it up! When gearing up to put your place on the market, it is important that you spruce the place up a bit. Touch up your landscaping, clean up the exterior of your home, make repairs, and clean out/organize your closets. These few improvements will enhance your home’s curb appeal and boost potential buyer’s first impressions of your home. Messy closets give off the impression that there isn't enough storage in your home. Even if that is the case, you don’t want to give off that impression! Clean fresh exterior and landscaping make

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Blue-collar JobsAs has always been the case, Staten Island takes pride in our blue-collar population.  Each morning, I leave for work in my other career as a Captain in the Police Department, I drive by the home of a fire chief.  Across the street from him lives a Port Authority officer, and next to him, a police detective.  My mother-in-law’s neighbor is a retired fire lieutenant with two sons, one in city sanitation and the other a fireman.  In all, roughly 30,000 Staten Island residents are employed by the city, with over 4,000 of them being uniformed police personnel. 

So what does this mean for real estate on Staten Island?   Let us begin with the most obvious, crime and safety on our island.  In 2018, Staten Island counted the fewest felony index crimes of all

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1525 Hylan BlvdThe Nixon McGowan Team at Casandra Properties is pleased to present its newest commercial lease opportunity at 1525-1535 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY. Located at a 4-way intersection with traffic light and left turn signal if traveling North for am traffic. The property is available as 7,500 SF pad site with drive thru potential or there is the unique opportunity to lease the entire parcel which is just over 15,000 SF. Perfect for drive-thru, bank, urgent care, and many other applicable retail uses. 

 

Located on one of Staten Island’s busiest retail strips surrounded by corporate and brand name tenants with over 40,000+ ADT. Over the last two (2) decades, the Island’s population has increased by an astounding 24% - more than triple Manhattan’s

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Flying TeeCasandra Properties is excited to announce the latest addition to Empire Outlets.  Flying Tee is a 22,000 SF interactive indoor golf simulator that will bring not only entertainment but a modern ultra-lounge bar and dining service to Empire.  The deal was brokered by our CEO James Prendamano and Associate Broker Brian McGowan. James was quoted in the Staten Island Advance saying, “At Empire Outlets, we say it’s all about the experience.  TEE SUITE will bring a one-of-a-kind world class food and beverage and golfing entertainment venue to New York City’s waterfront.”

 

Flying Tee provides a unique and interactive experience for guests of all ages and skill levels.  With their state of the art experience coupled with the magnificent views of the

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84 Prospect StCasandra Properties has been exclusively retained to sell the property located at 84 Prospect Street, Staten Island, NY.  This property is comprised of three (3) lots for a combined today of 15,560 SF and will be delivered fully approved for a 50 unit mixed use building.  

 

The building will consist of commercial on both the first floor and lower level along with garage access and the lobby to the residential component.  Floors two (2) through six (6) are completely residential as well as some incredible amenity spaces such as a gym, roof deck, and plenty of remaining roof space for programming.  The tax abatement will have a thirty-five (35) years under the new 421-a (16) abatement program.

 

The Property is well positioned along the

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Healthy Eats
As summer approaches and some of us are looking to shed some of those pounds we gained from excessively eating during this long, brutal winter I thought it would be helpful to share some of my healthier go-to restaurants on the North Shore. Let’s face it: with such a busy schedule and always being on the move, it’s tough to make time to cook and grabbing a slice of pizza seems like the easiest thing to do.

 

However, here are some places I recommend and frequently go to on the North Shore to stay on the healthier side and get that summer “bod” ready to go.

 

Call it a Wrap -1198 Forest Ave

 

Healthier wraps, pizzas, power plates, smoothies, and much more. What else could you ask for?!

 

Eat Better -400 Forest Ave

 

With four

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Empire OutletsCasandra Properties is excited to announce that Lucky Brand has signed a 10-year lease at Empire Outlets. Our CEO, James Prendamano, brokered the deal and stated in the recent article in the Commercial Observer that Lucky is an authentic brand that will be a tremendous addition to Empire Outlets.

 

Lucky Brand Jeans is an American company founded in California in 1990.  Lucky also produces other apparel in addition to their iconic denim such as outerwear, T-shirts and activewear. 

 

With the Grand Opening of Empire Outlets slated for May 15th, many shoppers are eager to have the chance to experience the highly anticipated outlet center.  Lucky joins a tremendous line up of tenants such as Nike, H&M, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Brooks

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