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Quality of Life in Staten Island : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 27, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
Unfortunately the answer is yes. The power plant has been proposed. According to published reports the power plant would only be 1,600 feet away from our St. George shoreline, directly across the Kill Van Kull. It is also reported to have a 155 foot tall smoke stack. On the New Jersey side of the water officials were quick to note that the plant would be at least a mile from the closest NJ residence, but only 1600 feet from the forgotton borough of Staten Island. Fortunately Rep. McMahon , and many other Staten Island Officials have protested to the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to halt this project. Let's hope they succeed. ... more
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Wed Oct 31, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
When a tree or other vegetation intrudes on another's property, the property owner has the right under NY state law to prune the intrusion back to the property line. The one doing the pruning has no right to enter the tree owner's property without permission. ... more
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Johnathan Smith answered:
As a Real Estate agent I cant comment on what is a good area or not but I am from Great Kills and my kids love the schools! if you would like you can email me at and I can show you around ... more
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Sun Jun 29, 2008
Kenneth Cole answered:
Best neighborhood? In regards to what? Easy transportation? Schools? Lack of crime? Parking? Taxes? Shoping? Lot size? Pricing? Near to parks? Without answers to these questions, I can't comment, other to say drive around and see first hand what your likes and dislikes are. ... more
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Mon Mar 24, 2008
Gail Gladstone answered:
It is against the law for Realtors to comment on neighborhoods or schools. If you would like to research information, please go to and click on "community info" or "school info." ... more
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Sat May 10, 2008
Christopher Burdzy answered:
It's already happening. It may be at a different pace than in Brooklyn, but the area around St. George has been undergoing a major change. All along Bay St properties are being bought up by investors, some of them looking to resell them, while others are building new condos, and houses. The area is part of the Empire Zone, with state founded incentives to business that open there and create workplaces. ... more
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