I hope you, my gentle readers, had a blessed and joyous Christmas, Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1) and/or Boxing Day (12/26) for those of you who live in the U.K.

Did you attend the Property Tax Exemption Event sponsored by Councilman Steve Matteo at the JCC on Thursday.  If you disagree with your Notice of Property Value (NOPV) or Assessed Value, you have the right to appeal to the New York City Tax Commission by 3/15/19.  To file an appeal, visit the Tax Commission at www.nyc.gov/html/taxcomm, download TC108 and TC108INS forms and mail in your appeal before 3/15/19.

Did you take your family to Con Edison Family Science Night: Planetary Science at the Greenbelt Nature Center, build a Gingerbread House at the Stapleton Library or make toys at the…

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Below are photos of Christmas and holiday decorated houses throughout the Island.  I thank you, my gentle readers, for sharing your photos.



Following are some pictures of the Christmas Pageant at Our Lady Help of Christians:




And the DiMartino Christmas Display (see info & schedule below)




Did you attend the Property Tax Exemption Event sponsored by Senator Andrew J. Lanza with the New York City Department of Finance on Friday?  The event was efficient with 5 knowledgeable reps and a tech scanning documentation.  I arrived early and was #3 to sign in.  You can always visit Finance’s website at nyc.gov/contactdof if you have questions about real…

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Thank you, my gentle readers, for sharing photos of your Christmas and Holiday lights displays below:



Did you attend the Menorah Lighting at Borough Hall, the Christmas Village & Live Nativity at Salem Church, the 30th Anniversary Screening of “Working Girl” & Cinema Connex Kickoff Party at the magnificent St. George Theatre, the Annual Holiday Maker Market Venue at Staten Island MakerSpace or the Holiday Festival of Tradition at the H.H. Biddle House?  There were many events this week to choose from for the young and not so young.  Below are pictures from the “Working Girl” screening and Cinema Connex Kickoff Party featuring Marty Albucher of Electric Hair "teasing" the models, Everything Goes Clothing, Cafe &…

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Following are scenes from an evening ride through our North Shore neighborhoods.  The display of lights brightened the streets and, of course, my mood.  It must be so enjoyable walking your dog at night or just strolling after dinner to admire the handiwork of your neighbors. If you would like to share a photo of your special light display, please do not hesitate to snap and e-mail or text me.


Did you attend the NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor or the Grand Illumination at the Conference House or Christmas in Richmond Town or any of the Christmas/Holiday Fairs?

People ask me, “How can I receive the “Weekend Events” blog.  If you enjoy reading my “Weekend Events on Staten Island” and would like to be my…

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Check out my new listing in New Springville- 41 Wellington Ct.!


This is a charming, spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath--full and 3/4, end unit condominium on the 1st floor in a handicapped-accessible, pet-friendly building.



This condominium was the model for the development!  The beautiful living room and dining area boasts custom molding and mirrors and lovely crystal light fixtures.    


The Master Bedroom has a private bath and a huge walk-in closet; the 2nd bedroom has a double closet.   



The new kitchen has granite counter tops and adjustable lighting to set the "mood".


The kitchen and bathrooms have ceramic tiles with Pergo floors throughout.  The Washer/Dryer is conveniently…

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