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By Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN | Agent in Westchester, NY
  • One Man's Garbage Is Another Man's Income

    Posted Under: General Area in New York, Quality of Life in New York, In My Neighborhood in New York  |  August 28, 2014 6:12 AM  |  172 views  |  No comments

    New York City is a place where you can witness so many interesting people doing what makes them interesting.  One of my apartment windows faces the street so I get a front row seat to all of the action.  Every Sunday afternoon the buildings put out garbage, recycling, and once a week, bulk items.  On a regular basis we have a crew of guys that pull up with a van and sift through all of the recycling for any cans or bottles.  Quite often they sit in front of the buildings service entrance for an hour waiting for the goods.  It reminds me of my days waiting in line for concert tickets to go on sale, minus the income potential.  

    When the recycling comes out they put gloves on and get to work.  It's pretty cool to watch the system they have in place, very organized.  On the other side of the street we have a woman that waits quietly, reading a book until the recycling is brought out.  Once it arrives, the book is put away and she springs into action.  

    Scrap metal is a big income producer for many as well.  We have a gentleman that drives around and picks up anything from bed frames to frying pans.  Furniture doesn't last more then a few hours on the street either.  The porter for my building called a friend of his who quickly arrived in a van ready to take away a couch, desk, and pair of lamps.  I'm not sure if he sells the furniture or plans to use it in his home.  Either way, I have a lot of respect for these people as they have created a way to provide for themselves and their families.  Of course, this is all first come first serve but it's almost like they have claimed a territory and others respect that.  

    So next time you put something on the curb that may produce income, consider the above and maybe your trash will put money in the pocket of someone that really needs it.  Have a great day!

    Christopher Pagli - www.WestchesterCountyRealEstateMarket.com
    Accredited Buyer Representative
    Licensed Associate Broker
    William Raveis Legends Realty Group

    914.406.9023 - cell


    chris@LegendsRealtyGroup.net

    mrwestchester.blogspot.com

  • Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival 2014

    Posted Under: General Area in New York, Entertainment & Nightlife in New York, Home Buying in New York  |  July 14, 2014 6:52 AM  |  136 views  |  No comments

    I'm posting this early so that all foodies can get a jump on the ticket purchases as they go fast!  This year the event is hosted by and benefitting the Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign.  They have two goals in mind, for all to have a great time and to end hunger.  Join hundreds of chefs from around the world for tastings and intimate dinners.  For the complete roster, calendar of events, and attendees please visit nycwff.org.

    Christopher Pagli - www.WestchesterCountyRealEstateMarket.com

    Accredited Buyer Representative

    Real Estate Associate Broker

    William Raveis Legends Realty Group

    914.406.9023

    chris@legendsrealtygroup.net

  • Fourth of July Firework Displays In NYC 2014

    Posted Under: General Area in New York, Parks & Recreation in New York, Home Buying in New York  |  June 30, 2014 6:01 AM  |  252 views  |  No comments




    1 ) Macy's Fireworks - This year they move back to the East Side - July 4th 9pm at Brooklyn Bridge

    2) Coney Island Fireworks - July 4th 9:30pm - Coney Island Beach (north of the fishing pier)

    3) Coop City Fireworks - July 3 9:00pm - Coop City little league fields


    Christopher Pagli - www.WestchesterCountyRealEstateMarket.com
    Accredited Buyer Representative
    Real Estate Associate Broker
    William Raveis Legends Realty Group
    914.406.9023

    chris@legendsrealtygroup.net
    mrwestchester.blogspot.com
  • The Complete Guide To NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2014

    Posted Under: General Area in New York, Quality of Life in New York, Entertainment & Nightlife in New York  |  June 18, 2014 5:33 AM  |  355 views  |  No comments
    It's time for NYC Restaurant week once again and it's expected to last 20 days.  The kick-off will be July 21 and ends August 15th.  As usual the lunch prices will be $25 for 3 course lunch and $38 for dinner, per person and not included drinks, tax, or tip.  Follow this link for the complete list of participating restaurants http://www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek.  Book your reservations early and have fun!

    Christopher Pagli - www.WestchesterCountyRealEstateMarket.com
    Accredited Buyer Representative
    Real Estate Associate Broker
    William Raveis Legends Realty Group
    914.406.9023

    chris@legendsrealtygroup.net
    mrwestchester.blogspot.com


  • The Museum Mile Festival NYC 2014

    Posted Under: General Area in New York, Shopping & Local Amenities in New York, Home Buying in New York  |  June 4, 2014 7:28 AM  |  309 views  |  No comments




    Fifth Ave, also known as museum mile, hosts this highly anticipated event.  On June 10th the public will have FREE access to nine museums from 82nd St to 10th St 6-9pm, rain or shine. The festivities begin on the steps of the Museum of the City of New York at 103rd St 5:45 PM

    If you have ever wondered what a car less NYC would be like now is your chance to experience it.  For 23 blocks, the street will be open to attendees, performers, artists, and vendors only.  Visit www.MuseumMileFestival.org for more info.

    Christopher Pagli

    Accredited Buyer Representative

    Real Estate associate Broker

    William Raveis Legends realty Group

    914.406.9023

    chris@legendsrealtygroup.net

    mrwestchester.blogspot.com

  • The Ultimate Guide To FREE Concerts In New York City, Summer 2014

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in New York, Home Buying in New York, Home Selling in New York  |  May 20, 2014 6:02 AM  |  489 views  |  1 comment

    Thanks to Village Voice for providing us with this great list of FREE concerts in NYC.  Everybody loves free and every body loves music, a match made in heaven.  There is definitely something for everyone on this list, ranging from hip hop to dance and jazz to rock.  The venues also range from one of the many parks, school yards, museums, and anywhere else the creative sources decide to throw a party.  The one thing I will warn you about is the amount of attendees.  As with any free event you should plan to arrive early and check the web for any last minute changes, NYC is full of them.  

    Click on this link or paste it intro your browser http://bit.ly/1nbATZt, you will be re-directed to the full list.



    Christopher Pagli - www.WestchesterCountyRealEstateMarket.com

    Accredited Buyer Representative

    Real Estate Associate Broker

    William Raveis Legends Realty Group


    chris@legendsrealtygroup.net

    mrwestchester.blogspot.com


    914.332.6300 office

    914.406.9023 cell

  • Zoos and Nature Centers In New York City

    Posted Under: General Area in New York, Parks & Recreation in New York, Home Buying in New York  |  April 30, 2014 7:05 AM  |  525 views  |  No comments

    My first installment featured zoos and nature centers across Westchester County NY.  This installment focuses on New York City and the boroughs within.  There is hope for finding peace, nature, and beauty amidst the day to day craziness of the City.

    Manhattan


    1) American Museum of Natural History - Butterfly Conservatory - Central Park West at 79th St - 212.769.5100 or amnh.org, open daily from 10am-5pm through June 22 - Admission $27; 22 for seniors and students, $16 for children 2-12.


    2) Central Park Zoo - 64th St and Fifth Ave - 212.439.6500 or centralparkzoo.com - open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, weekends & holidays 10am-5:30pm.  Admission is $12; $9 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3-12, under three are FREE.

    3) The Cloisters Museum and Gardens - 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park - 212.923.3700 or met museum.org/cloisters - open daily (March-October) from 9:30am-5:15pm - admission (suggested) is $25; $17 for seniors and $12 for students, FREE for children under 12.

    4) Conservatory Garden in Central Park - Fifth Ave and 105th St - centralparknyc.org - Open daily 8am-Dusk, Admission is FREE.

    Bronx


    1) Bronx Zoo
     - 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx - 718.367.1010 or bronxzoo.com - Open (through Nov 2) Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, 10am-5:30 weekends and holidays.  Admission is $16.95; $14.95 for seniors; $12.95 ages 3-12. FREE for children under 3 and pay what you wish on Wednesdays.

    Brooklyn


    1) Brooklyn Botanic Garden
     - 990 Washington Ave, Crown Heights - 718.623.7200 or bbg.org.  Open Tues-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat Sun Mon & Holidays 10am-6pm.  Admission is $10; $5 for seniors and students, FREE for children under 12.  FREE for all on Tuesday all day and Saturday 10am-noon (except during special events).

    2) Prospect Park Zoo - 450 Flatbush Ave, Prospect Hts. 718.399.7339 or prospectparkzoo.com - Open Through Nov 2, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, weekends and holidays 10am-5:30pm.  Admission is $8; $6 for seniors; $5 for children 3-12 and FREE for children under 3.


    Christopher Pagli - www.WestchesterCountyRealEstateMarket.com
    Accredited Buyer Representative
    Real Estate Associate Broker
    William Raveis Legends Realty Group

    914.406.9023 cell
    914.332.6300 office

    chris@legendsrealtygroup.net
    mrwestchester.blogspot.com


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