Tag Archives: Brooklyn

New York Times 2014 Top 10 New Restaurants In New York City!

The 2014 List Of The Top 10 New Restaurants in NYC Courtesy Of New York Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells! If you are wondering where to eat come 2015 when it’s time to celebrate after a New York City real estate closing, here are the 2014 Top 10 restaurants courtesy of the New York Times […]

2015 Predictions: The State Of The New York City Housing Market

In 2014 the NYC housing market was bifurcated with listings below $1MM selling quickly while mega-listings above $5MM languished! Approximately 60% of homes between $500K and $1MM were on the market for under 60-days while 70% of those priced over $10MM were on the market for more than 60-days. (Source) So what can New Yorkers […]

Regressive Taxation: New York School Zone Speed Cameras

In September 2014 the New York State approved speed cameras for school zones went online! How do I know that? I read it in the newspaper but worse than that I received a Nassau County ticket for driving 35 MPH in a 25 MPH zone and was assessed a hefty $50 fine plus a $30 […]

Ebola and a headline this New Yorker didn’t want to see…

A CDC report titled ‘Surveillance and Preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease — New York City, 2014’! Missing word? Prevention! While it’s true that there has been an extremely limited number of confirmed cases of Ebola that actually were caught in the United States (2), it is also true that we have discovered that our nations […]

My memories of September 11, 2001!

Incredibly it is now 13 years to the day since the horrific terror attack on US soil took place centered in New York City, Washington, D.C. and a field in Shanksville, Pa.! And, like most any watershed event typically will, 9/11/2001 changed the way in which Americans needed to think about national security and the […]

Handling Business Disagreements: Diplomacy and Detente!

Summary: If you have ever had to approach a more senior member of your firm to disagree with the way something is being handled, this article provides some ideas for what may be the best methodology to use! What is the best method for an employee to disagree with a boss? Having been on both the […]

2014 Best Title Agency

Hallmark Abstract Service is very proud to announce that we have been nominated by the New York Law Journal Reader Rankings in the category Best Title Agency 2014! For our firm, this nomination represents an acknowledgment of the of the hard work, expertise and attention to detail that we bring to every client and every […]

An alternative model for NYC real estate agents

Are there alternatives in the marketplace for real estate agents and brokers or is working for one of the major and most well-known firms the only option? Because we count numerous real estate agents and brokers among our readership we wanted to present a twist on an already existing business model we recently learned about (although […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about NYC air rights*!

*But may have been too far in the shadow of a huge residential skyscraper to know to ask! The purpose of the interactive map at the link below below, developed by The Municipal Arts Society of New York (MAS), is to alert New Yorkers of the potential for skyscrapers to rise where none now exist. The […]

NYC bars to watch the World Cup if you’re rooting for a specific country!

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Country-specific New York City 2014 World Cup venues! Yesterday we provided an interactive map that showed some of the sports bars, pubs and restaurants in the NYC area to watch the World Cup matches ( World Cup 2014: Where to watch in NYC! (Interactive Map)). The problem with the map is that it lacked a […]