Culture and Real Estate Seeing Big Changes in North Shore Neighborhood

After many years of gossip, Staten Island’s Stapleton community is beginning to see marked signs of progress. On what used to be the site of a U.S. Navy homeport, 35 acres of decommissioned land are currently being shaped by a mixed-use development aimed at young professionals, called Urban Ready Living […]

J-51 Tax Incentive Program Extension and Reformation

December 31st of 2011 marked the expiration date for New York City’s J-51 tax incentive program.  Originally established in 1955, the program was created to promote renovation and upgrades to residential buildings with multiple units.  It included both an exemption and abatement.  The exemption would reduce the taxable assessed value […]

The Stapleton Library Has Been Revamped

After over three years of renovations, the Stapleton Branch of the New York Public Library has finally reopened.  Once a 4,800 square foot building, the library now encompasses about 12,000 square feet of space.  The Stapleton Branch had closed on April 15th of 2010, informing residents that it would reopen […]