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This beautiful 1,730 sqft, 3 bedroom home is filled with old world charm. It is located in Tottenville on an over-sized park-like lot, making for a great view all year round. The large backyard also offers a lot of potential for entertaining or even relaxing on a nice day.

The first floor includes the formal living and dining room, the eat-in kitchen, and a full bathroom. The first floor also features gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout and access to the backyard. The second floor has the master bedroom, 2 additional bedrooms, and a full bathroom. Another lovely feature of this home is the 3rd floor which can be used as a 4th bedroom, a large playroom, family room, or anything else you desire.

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With the rise of technology, it is fitting that a majority of people go to the internet for their home buying needs—approximately 85%. As they are searching the first thing their eye will be drawn to are the pictures of the houses.Due to this fact, it's now necessary for the quality of the pictures to make the greatest impression possible. Although a camera, lens, and tripod are the basic necessities, there are some other factors in which influence the standard of the photo.

The first image potential buyers will see is the exterior of the home, making it important to find the best angles and lighting. Most subjects benefit from early or late day lighting, giving the house an ideal look in the photo. In doing this, you are able to highlight and

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Who doesn't love shopping? Okay, there may be a  few "not me's" to that question, but if you do I have got the perfect place for you! Staten Island Mall! This mall is located at 2655 Richmond Avenue, New Springville, Staten Island. This is the perfect place to let loose and go on a full-blown shopping spree. There are over 200 stores located in the mall and it is currently the only indoor shopping center on Staten Island. 

This mall is owned by GGP INC. and opened officially in 1973. There are two floors inside but in the Macys store, there are 3 levels. Here we have a total of 4 anchor tenants; Primark, Macy's, JCPenny, and Sears. The mall is currently under construction and coming this year,2018, there will be a Dave & Busters, Zara, Movie Theater,

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This house is located at 1476 Richmond Road in Dongan Hills. It was built around the 1660's, it consists of one and a half stories,7 rooms on the ground floor, and 9 rooms on the second.  This is a Dutch style home but was later rebuilt with more English features. Billiou lived in this house until the year 1702, his daughter Martha Stillwell's husband served as a sheriff, magistrate, and military captain in Staten Island. The Stillwells owned the property from 1677 to 1704. Stillwells son-in-law, Colonel Nicolas Britton, resided in the house from 1704-1748 and became the owner in the year 1709. After Britton died the house was sold to Dongan, in 1749 Joseph Holmes bought the property and the house was used as a pub as well as the residential living

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This 1,148 square foot semi attached home in the heart of Westerleigh offers so much. The first floor features a living room, dining room, half bathroom, and eat in kitchen with a door to access the back yard. The second floor offers three spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom. The attic provides storage space and there is hardwood floor throughout the home beneath the carpeting. The basement is huge yet unfinished but can easily be turned into additional space for any family. The furnace is new, the roof is 7 years old, and the entrance has new limestone and railing. In such a great neighborhood, it is only a mere 10 minutes away from the Verrazano Bridge and offers off street parking for several cars.


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The De Hart House also known as the Theodore F. and Elizabeth J. De Hart House, is located on 134 Main Street, Staten Island. Built in 1850, the home is a relic from the old Gothic era of the still existing neighborhood, Tottenville. 

The house itself has great architectural choices  The clapboard cottage style perfectly blends with the newer Greek and Gothic Revival modes. Sharing architectural forms with other Tottenville houses, this is one of the best-preserved houses representing South Shore Staten Island’s early building traditions. Through its succession of owners, the house has close ties to the oyster business which created the town of Tottenville. It was built as an investment on the newly laid-out Totten Street (later called Main Street) by

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This simple one and a half story home was built in 1810, and was originally located on Richmond Avenue in New Springville. Its earliest known owner was James S. Decker, followed by John DuPuy  and his wife Susan Ann, who lived there with their three children and nephew. In the early 1950s the City of New York took possession of the property, and after the last resident it was boarded up until being brought to Historic Richmond Town in 1965.

How this house received its name

This house reflects many of the residents who lived in New Springville at the time. They partook in not only water relative activities such as oystering, but also part- time farming and basket making. Basket making was one of the many traditional crafts practiced by rural Staten

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This 1,064 square foot, semi-attached in New Brighton is in excellent condition. It offers an eat-in kitchen, living room and half bathroom on the first level. The second level offers three spacious bedrooms as well as a full bathroom. This home is perfect for a first time home owner or anyone looking to downsize. Located in an ideal location on a quiet street, it is close to shopping, public transportation, and minutes away from the Staten Island Ferry. This is a great opportunity and it won't be on the market long!


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Ross Buxbaum 

A NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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Dorothy Valentine Smith was a historian that resided in Staten Island, New York. Smith was a published author as well as a founding member of Richmond Town Restoration, Board of the Staten Island Historical Society, Richmond County Chapter, and Daughter of the American Revolution. Ms.Smith was also the president of the Visiting Nurses Association. She was very passionate about preserving the history of our one and only Staten Island. 

The Dorothy Valentine Smith House is located on the North Shore of the island at 1213 Clove Road. It was built in between the years of 1893 and 1895 by Dorothys father, John Frederick Smith. When John passed, Dorothy resided in the house and like her father was interested in cultural life, Staten Island civic groups,

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The Bennett house is located on Court Place at the corner of Richmond Road, Staten Island, New York. This historical house was built in 1839 and in addition, the rear of the house was added in 1854. The house has a beautiful four columned porch as well as an above ground basement. The first owner was a man named Austin Burke. Burke purchased the lot in the 1830's, and according to the commercial sized oven in the basement, we assumed he was a baker. Though Burke only occupied the property for a few years.  In 1894 John Bennett, a shipping merchant, and his family purchased the property.  The Bennett family consisted of him, his wife, and their three children. The Bennetts son, Billop S. Bennett, a retired clerk, owned the property from 1895-1917. The

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