July 2016

Found 8 blog entries for July 2016.

Do you want to get out this summer but don't know where to go? Make a visit to the Staten Island Zoo, located on the north shore of Staten Island, at 614 Broadway, 10310 (across the street from the Broadway YMCA). At the zoo there are a variety of animals you will get to learn about, as well as the many different programs and events available at your disposal. 

Their Mission Statement:

1) To disseminate a knowledge of zoology and an appreciation of animal life.

2) To maintain a zoological garden where small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibian and tropical fish will be on display for observation and study.

3) Through local facilities readily accessible to all of Staten Island, to instill in children an understanding and appreciation of living

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Most people that have embarked on selling their home know a lot about how to showcase the inside of it, but one of the most important parts of showing a home can be forgotten as a result. Since the outside of your home is the first thing a potential home buyer will see, here are a few simple ways you can quickly boost its appeal.

Re-Consider The Front Door

If your door is both welcoming and majestic, you may be able to skip this step, but if you have chipped paint or disintegrating steps, it's definitely going to be worth a minor renovation so you can make a positive impression. It's just a fact that if the front door isn't up to snuff, any potential home buyer is going to have a bad feeling about your house right from the start.

Languish Over

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 An excellent extra wide, two family semi-attached for sale in Annadale  Staten  Island, New York is conveniently located just steps away from shopping and  transportation. Beautifully landscaped in the front, back, and side yards as  well as a large well maintained deck to complete the package.

Some of many excellent features of this 2000 sq. ft. home includes hardwood  flooring throughout the home, white fencing, and a well kept deck.

The main house offers a newly updated kitchen with an eat in pantry;  dishwasher and refrigerator included. It also contains three large bedrooms  with hardwood floors throughout, a washer, and a full bath. 

The first floor apartment includes a private side entrance as well as sliders to  the deck perfect for

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Perfect home officeWith the increasing flexibility of the modern workplace, there are many more businesses offering their employees the opportunity to work from home. While this shift in the job market has created a bevy of new options for freelance workers, it can also be a good reason to turn a spare room into a spanking new office. If you're working from home, here are some tips for a stylish transition.

Prime It With Paint

Outside of lighting, the color and upkeep of the walls is going to have a huge impact on the way your spare office will look. Before even considering placing furniture or putting up pictures, decide on the perfect shade of paint that will keep you inspired and will go with the rest of your house. This will easily brighten the room, and prep it

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430 N Railroad AvenueLarge, one family semi-attached home for sale in Dongan Hills, Staten Island.

Some excellent features include:

  • Close to all transportation
  • Near Verrazano Bridge and train
  • Large yard with an above ground pool
  • Full finished basement with a full bathroom

First Floor includes an open living and dining room combo, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and access to the deck and yard, and 1/2 bathroom. 

Second Floor includes 3 large bedrooms, and a full bathroom

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quick cleanWith the excitement involved in moving into a new home and all of the things that need to be done, it can be easy to forget a few important things before you load up the moving van. If the day of departure is drawing closer and you're mulling over the final details, here are some items you may want to check off the list first.

Install A New Lock

One of the most important aspects of home ownership is the feeling of security it automatically provides, so you'll want to change out the locks on the doors before you embark on the big move. As soon as you've received the keys to your new home, contact a locksmith who will be able to do the dirty work for you or, if time permits, you may want to take on this task on your own and save a little bit of money

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 Whether you happen to be a painting pro or you've never dared to pick up a roller, there are a few tricks of the trade that professionals use to make a paint job look its best in your Staten Island home. If you want to take an old, outdated paint job and turn it into something you can be proud of, here are a few tips from those who know best.

Start With a Perfectly Smooth Surface

If you're trying to rush through it, sanding might seem like an unnecessary step in re-covering your walls, but it's very important in order to level out spackle paste and ensure that no ridges will appear in the paint around the nails. According professional painters, you should start by sanding from the baseboard to the ceiling with a fine grit sandpaper, and then move

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57 Raymond AvenueExquisite two family detached colonial home for sale in Castleton Corner, Staten Island.

Some of the many features include:

  • A beautiful master suite
  • Hardwood floor throughout
  • A gas fire place in family room
  • Garage
  • A great location making it convenient for shopping and transportation.

First Floor includes spacious custom kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a living room and dining room combo, family room and 1/2 bath.

Second Floor includes 4 large bedrooms, master suite with full bath including jacuzzi and private bath, second full bath.

This Staten Island home also includes a fully finished basement, central cooling system and forced air heating, and an exterior with deck and yard.

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