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Real Estate Agent - Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103
Long Island Real Estate and Relocation. Selling properties all over Long Island's Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens.

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2014 

Nicholas James, an intimate bistro style restaurant with a New York flair, sits at 2057 Merrick Road, just east of Merrick Avenue, in the town of Merrick.  With crisp linens, tasty, well prepared dishes and a welcoming atmosphere you can count on consistently good food at moderate prices.   This ...
01/31/2014
What a treat for the foodies out there who want to indulge their sweet tooth relatively guilt free, Baked By Melissa has opened at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City.  Her first store on Long Island, Melissa Ben-Ishay opened her first mini cupcake store in Manhattan's Soho in 2009.  Since th...
01/30/2014
We have so much to learn from the snow that stopped Atlanta and so many other places in the south.  Most of what I read here in the north, on social media platforms, pooh poohed the storm, suggesting the delicate flowers of the south are simply incapable of handling an inch or two of snow and sho...
01/30/2014
The Long Island Children's Museum, now part of Museum Row in Garden City, has only been around for 20 years.  Growing out of an idea by a group of Educators, Artists and Business people in 1989, it finally came to fruition as a stimulating learning space for the children of Long Island and visito...
01/29/2014
When I asked a buyer how they were coming up with the numbers when they made offers on the last three houses they liked and lost, the answer astounded me.  In each case, the offer had no relation whatsoever to the listing price and seemed to make no sense at all.  It wasn't as if any of them were...
01/29/2014
In this very early stage of the 2014 real estate market on the south shore of Long Island, I see a continuation of the recovery that began early last year.  There already appears to be a very anxious, totally prepared buyer population, scouring new listings, prepared to jump on what they perceive...
01/28/2014
Anybody who knows me, knows I love photography.  Does that make me an artist behind a lens?  Hardly.  Not even close, but I have a need to learn whatever I can about it and find new and better ways to use a camera in the context of my business.  A number of years ago I bought a Nikon D60 to take ...
01/27/2014
Weltanschauung: the guiding principles and philosophy of an organization; a world view. Though I had never heard the word before this challenge, the concept is not foreign to me.  ActiveRain understood from the start that this community was only as good as the interaction and information shared b...
01/26/2014
What a fun project for artistic youngsters to get involved in.  Bideawee, at 118 Old Country Road in Westhampton is holding their6th annual Love Your Pet Art Contest & Expo.  They encourage children in grades 1 to 8 to participate.  Imagine expressing their love for animals in any media that mak...
01/25/2014
Open House 1-3 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 1/25 - 1/26/14 1423 Cecily Drive, Merrick, NY  There's a new house on the market in Merrick and it's ready for you to make your own.  A five bedroom, 3 full bath hi ranch in an enclave of widelines, it stands head and shoulders above the rest.  With over $250,000...
01/24/2014
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