Staten Island Real Estate News

view living room staten island apartment

By Brian McGowan

Renting an apartment in Manhattan is out of reach for many singles and young professionals. Those apartments that are within budget, tend to be bare bones or tucked away from the action.

The View, on Staten Island offers luxury apartment rentals at an affordable price right in the heart of St. George, a 20 minute ferry ride away from Downtown Manhattan.

The View offers 1 & 2

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By Brian McGowan

Real Estate is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and there is no more competitive place for buying and selling real estate than in New York City.

For people who find Manhattan real estate prices out of reach, the outer boroughs are quickly becoming acceptable locations to invest their real estate dollars. Staten Island is no exception – in fact, Staten

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Rob Nixon Staten Island Commercial Real Estate

By Rob Nixon

When searching for commercial real estate you can find a great return on your investment in Staten Island. Until now, the Staten Island commercial real estate market has been dominated by local developers who understood the potential of New York City’s smallest borough. Thanks to Casandra Properties’ commercial real estate team, off island investors are taking a closer look at Staten

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pokemon go Staten Island retail leasing
By James Prendamano


Through the ages children have been fascinated by games of hide and seek.  When I was a kid we played “Man Hunt” and we ushered in spring with Easter Egg Hunts.  Most people enjoy solving riddles which is why Pokemon go and scavenger hunts for adults have become so popular.

“Escape Rooms” have been popping up in Las Vegas, California, New York, Florida and South Carolina.  These businesses are made up of various rooms that seem to be ordinary but are in fact a mystery puzzle.  Players gain access by purchasing an admission ticket then they are locked in a room where they must find hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn their freedom within a limited time frame (usually 60

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Staten Island lease

By James Prendamano

For the millions of people living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, summer weekends usually entail shelling out thousands of dollars to rent a weekend home in the Hamptons, then sitting in traffic for hours on a Friday afternoon along with the millions of other New York City residents who follow the same summer pattern.

For residents of Staten Island, their exodus

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Millenials in Staten Island

By James Prendamano

Millennials may be the most misunderstood generation since the concept of labeling generations was adopted. That may be due to the fact that Millennials are by nature, “anti-label”. This well-educated, progressive group of young adults born between 1981 and 1997 came of age during a financial crisis which may explain why they are more fiscally conscious than some may believe.

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Craft Beer - Staten Island

By: Brian McGowan

Staten Island’s North Shore is already home to the renown Flagship Brewery, a can’t miss spot for anyone seeking delectable home brews. Craft beer connoisseurs come from Park Slope, Jamaica and TriBeca to savor a taste of Staten Island’s home brews. Soon there will be another Staten Island brew house to delight the palate as Kills Boro Brewing Co. seeks a new home in the north

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Urby - Staten Island

by John Pitera

Several years ago, Casandra Properties was engaged by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to find a developer for the former Navy Home-port site on Front Street in Stapleton. The vast acreage and pier that was once home to the USS “The Sullivans”, had been abandoned by the Navy decades earlier when it moved operations to Virginia and several subsequent Requests for

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Dennis Basso - Staten Island

Magnificent furs, elegant gowns and fabulous ready to wear couture will soon be available to a broader public when Dennis Basso opens his first and only outlet store in New York City’s Empire Outlets.

James Prendamano, Managing Director for Casandra Properties, and Andrew Boyle of EB Development, represented Empire Outlets developer, BFC Partners in the deal.

“We are thrilled that Dennis Basso

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Green, Staten Island

By: James Prendamano

As a society we have come to believe that shopping online is better for the environment. A recent study conducted by Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest mall landlord, with help from Deloitte Consulting LLP states that shopping in a brick and mortar store is actually better for the environment than shopping online.

As surprising as the findings may seem, it makes

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