Posted by Joan Coogan on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 5:00pm

These past couple of weeks, we enjoyed, or rather coped with, a number of snow falls.  I don’t mind shoveling 90’ of snow in front of my house and off my sidewalk.  When it’s 90’ of rainy snow, it can be a challenge.  When it’s heavy snow, it can cause back strain.  When I hibernate until it is too late and the snow or rain turns to ice, then I kick myself all the way to fetch the ice chopper and begin to steam—literally! 

One of my issues is the two-car garage and driveway that also has to be shoveled if I am forced to emerge from my warm house to take a listing or two or show properties to my customers.  Then I will either get the snow blower out or shovel.  ‘Sno fun! 

This week, I am very pleased to give a shout-out to three teenagers in my neighborhood, New Brighton, who got out in the snow with shovels in hand and sought people in need.  Their names are Curtis Myrick, a junior at Port Richmond H.S., Matthew Melendez, a sophomore at Lavelle Preparatory Charter School in Bloomfield and Donovan Thomas, a junior at Tottenville H.S.  Thank you to Virginia Sherry, Staten Island Advance, for writing this story and spreading the good news that there are teenagers who are willing to work. 

All I have to say to these three young men is the following:  Please print up some cards or flyers and pass it along to all your neighbors in case they need your help.  I, and I'm sure many of my neighbors, would be more than happy to hire you.  

Kudos to these three enterprising young men! 

Joan Coogan

Associate Real Estate Broker

Gillani Homes

646-258-9696 – cell



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