In St. George

Record Condominium Sale With Breathtaking Views of Manhattan – 90 Bay Street Landing

The North Shore’s historic St. George district is known for both its charm and convenience. With close proximity to the Staten Island Ferry, residents who call this community home can enjoy a 25-minute FREE ride to Whitehall Street, Battery Park, and Manhattan’s Wall Street district. Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty, Inc. is proud to assist our clients with purchasing waterfront properties — recently breaking a record condominium sale for The Accolade Condos at 90 Bay Street Landing!

History of Bay Street Landing

In the late 1980’s, several waterfront warehouses overlooking New York Harbor were converted into the architecturally significant complex known as Bay Street Landing. This pet-friendly, five-building community of co-op and condo lofts is home to many medical, legal, financial, art and design professionals. Bay Street Landing provides the perfect combination of privacy, security and tantalizing amenities.

The Accolade – Condos @ 90 Bay Street

As one of the five buildings that encompass Bay Street Landing, The Accolade Condos @ 90 Bay Street, offers a collection of pristine condos, including many with spectacular waterfront views. Residences include studios, one, two and three-bedroom units. Each unit features a sophisticated, elegant design. The Accolade’s expansive interiors provide a blank palette for unlimited decorative possibilities. Windows that stretch from hardwood floors to soaring ceilings deliver buyers panoramic views in every direction. These luxury units also offer stylish chrome, marble, and stainless steel finishes including a stackable washer and dryer and individual climate control. Select units offer a private outdoor space for relaxation throughout the seasons.

On-Site Amenities

Tennis Anyone?: Bay Street Landing has two beautiful tennis courts – FREE for residents to enjoy. The courts are well maintained, in a serene and peaceful setting.

Exercise Facility: Feel free to cancel your gym membership. You can enjoy a healthy lifestyle at Bay Street Landing without ever leaving home! Create your own exercise program before or after work, or get fit any time of day or night. The exercise facility offers a wide selection of free weights, universal-type machines, treadmills, stationary bicycles and much more. The HOA charges a yearly fee for membership in some of the buildings.
Parking: Every apartment has at least one designated parking space. Expecting guests? Notify your private security and they will provide a visitor’s pass so friends and family may park inside the gated community. Street parking is also available.

Picnic On Property: Bay Street Landing offers a picnic and outdoor party area, equipped with gas barbeque grills, a canopy, picnic tables and plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors!

Children’s Playground: Bay Street Landing is a wonderful place for families with children! Kids can enjoy a playground with slides, climbing wall, net, and three crow’s nests!

Dog Run: As a pet-friendly facility, Bay Street Landing’s fenced-in dog run will equally allow members of your furry family to enjoy waterfront living. Mix and mingle with fellow pet-loving residents right on site!

Interested in exploring The Accolades @ Bay Street Landing? Or any of the Bay St. Landing Buildings? Does the charm of historic Saint George appeal to your home buying needs?

Then, CLICK HERE to see my current listing of 48 Bay Street Landing, another SPECTACULAR DUPLEX TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE! It’s a magnificent totally renovated & transformed 2000 sq.ft 2+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths Luxury Duplex co-op in St.George! Check it out on our featured 3D Virtual Tour link! 5 minutes to the ferry, quick & easy commute to Manhattan! Luxurious Grand Entrance with soaring 18ft. ceilings & Amazing Dramatic overhead mezzanine. Pristine Italian porcelain tile flows thru-out the entire first level. You don’t want to pass up this amazing property! Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y.10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

 

Spectacular Duplex Townhouse For Sale! 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g, St. George, Staten Island New York 10301

Spectacular Duplex Townhouse For Sale! 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g, St. George, Staten Island New York 10301

LOCATION: Historic St. George located in downtown Staten Island is the much-desired neighborhood for this spectacular duplex townhouse. 48 Bay St. Landing Q1g is a gorgeous water view property that gazes on the New York harbor. Why wait? Manhattan style living in downtown St.George, Staten Island. Looking for a unique one of a kind spectacular duplex townhouse in a gated community and an easy commute to Manhattan and Brooklyn? Here it is!

DESCRIPTION: Magnificent totally renovated & transformed 2000 sq.ft 2+ bedrooms, 2.5 baths Luxury Duplex co-op in St.George! Check it out on our featured 3D Virtual Tour link! 5 minutes to the ferry, quick & easy commute to Manhattan! Luxurious Grand Entrance with soaring 18ft. ceilings & Amazing Dramatic overhead mezzanine. Pristine Italian porcelain tile flows thru-out the entire first level.

1ST LEVEL: Tremendous living room, gas fireplace, skylight, dining room, gorgeous kitchen with exquisite maple cabinets, Silestone countertops, Bisazza tile backsplash, Electrolux & Bosch S.S. appliances, 3/4 bath & utility room. Impeccable soundproof Media Room/Bedroom with Movie Screen/motor ceiling mount. A smart home system includes entire house audio. Creston Prodigy programmable thermostat, sound control, temperature, and lighting. Additional features: 4 skylights, central A.C., security system, a comlet doorbell with camera intercom, custom lighting thru-out, new windows and front door.

2ND LEVEL: Huge master suite, lots of closets, skylights, private spa room with jacuzzi tub. 3/4 bath, 2 tremendous semi-private rooms used as offices which can be transformed into 2 private rooms. Enjoy Amazing water views & Stunning sunsets.
Preserved original century-old ceilings, ductwork & timber beams. Cleaned & restored natural brick walls.

AMENITIES: Gym, tennis courts, barbeque area, basketball court, dog run, and playground. A convenient lifestyle in the heartbeat of all that’s happening in the North Shore. Minutes to the Free Ferry, restaurants, St.George Theatre, Staten Island Yankees Ballfield, Lighthouse Museum, future Lighthouse Point and the Empire Outlets.
Enjoy luxury living in this prestigious gated community, 24hr. security and includes 1 parking space. This Amazing homes outstanding flow & energy is a delightful treat for the soul! Must see!

LIST PRICE: $795,000.

INTERIOR: 2,000 sq.ft.

BEDROOMS: 2 +

BATHS: 3

PARKING: 1 space included

GATED COMMUNITY: 24-hour security and check in at gate.

FEES: Monthly $1468.approx. Includes all except electric & cable. Approximately 30% of your maintenance fees are tax deductible.

FLOOR PLAN: Click to Download

HEAT: Gas

AIR CONDITIONER: Central A.C.

PETS: Allowed

Don’t wait on this Luxury Duplex Townhouse! Contact Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty 60 Bay St. Suite 701 Staten Island N.Y. 10301 Today! Office: #718-702-6848 or #917-414-0847

DRONE VIDEO Of 48 BAY ST. LANDING Q1g GATED COMMUNITY:

 

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Autumn’s Natural Beauty On Staten Island’s North Shore

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Where can I find Autumn’s beautiful palette of greens, yellows, oranges & reds on Staten Island’s North Shore? Among some of my favorite things is capturing the natural beauty of Staten Island’s North Shore through my photos. Staten Island is New York City’s greenest borough. We are lucky to live on an island that is adorned with some of the most beautiful parks. Autumn’s magic captures some of nature’s finest landscapes. Take time to enjoy Staten Island’s parks before the Winter season sets in.


It’s a great escape into tranquility and serenity…. naturally.

More about Holly’s Staten Island Buzz Realty

Buying or selling a home is an exciting yet stressful time, so finding the right realty is an extremely important decision. We believe that there are two kinds of Real Estate professionals: those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling and buying a home, and those who don’t. If the idea of buying or selling a home is perplexing to you, look no further: we work with integrity and knowledge to make guarantee that your experience is unmatched.

Don’t hesitate to contact us on Facebook or Twitter, and be sure to visit our about page. Holly can also be reached by email Holly [at] WiesnerOlivieri [dot] com . Find out why our clients keep recommending us as their Staten Island Real Estate company of choice!

I look forward to meeting up with you soon!

Staten Island “Reinvented” By The World’s Tallest Wheel.

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Earlier last month, I had the most amazing interview of my career. I had the honor and privilege of sitting down and talking with Richard Marin, the developer of what will be the world’s tallest observation wheel, which is set to be built within Staten Island’s St. George community.

I was blown away.

In all of my research about this observation wheel, the retail outlets that will coincide with its construction, and all of the other revitalization efforts taking place across Staten Island’s North Shore, I never expected to learn so much about such a massive undertaking in such a short period of time. As the wheel’s developer, Richard knew every last detail, practically, every inch of the structure, and was able to share with me his vision of what the wheel could bring to Staten Island and New York City.

A New Look

Of all the things I learned in that interview; besides information about the design and construction of the structure and the many experiences it will provide its passengers; I was really moved by the sheer magnitude of the project and what it will mean for Staten Island’s North Shore.

Not only will Staten Island’s North Shore landscape and skyline be altered forever, but what will also change is the way people see our “forgotten little borough.” Staten Island has so much to offer, and, hopefully, both New York City tourists and Staten Island residents will begin to see the rich history and culture we have here.

No longer will visitors ride the Staten Island Ferry and turn back saying, “Oh, that’s just Staten Island.” Maybe a 190 meter observation wheel is what it takes to draw our visitors out of the ferry terminal to explore. And, while they are here, hopefully they will get a lovely taste of what we Staten Islanders have always known: there are plenty of “best-kept secrets” here just waiting to be “discovered” all over again.

But there’s more to it than that.

A New Identity

You see, Richard doesn’t see the wheel as just a structure that will be placed on our North Shore. Rather, it is a landmark, a new identity, built into the very heart of Staten Island. It is there to showcase New York City and Staten Island and its presence will inevitably become a part of our unique history.

In my video interview with Richard, he mentions that the wheel will be three things: visual, technological and sustainable. No doubt, this observation wheel will provide a visual effect as its views showcase the beauty of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. Technologically, it will be a strong example of what advanced technology has to offer and the amazing things human beings can imagine, engineer and create. Lastly, it is a reminder that, like the energy that drives the wheel (produced through sustainable means), our energy, our spirit, and our drive is also continuous and sustainable, no matter what befalls upon us.

As a native Staten Islander who is so passionate about our borough; that is how I see this wheel: as representative of us. Just like Richard describes in the interview, the 17 million-pound structure is so delicately balanced on the axle in its center. And it is that perfect balance that allows the wheel to move so smoothly, using so little energy. Like the wheel, we all have a “center.” It is what drives us to move forward, what strengthens our resolve, and what allows us to branch out while still keeping us grounded.

For so many of us, our center is our roots, our family, and our Staten Island heritage. Yes, it may seem like this massive and amazing structure will overshadow the small businesses, people and shops that have always been “Staten Island” to us. Yet, although the wheel may seem to overwhelm some of us at first, we are reminded that even as times change, there are many things that will always remain: we will always have our “center.”

And so, as this new landmark “reinvents” us, we will welcome all it brings our way, in our own, “Staten Island” fashion.

The Interview

My favorite feature…besides the option of having catered dinner parties in a wheel capsule, the augmented reality screens built into the capsules’ glass is something I look forward to seeing.

This is such an exciting time to buy a home on Staten Island!

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New York Wheel and Empire Outlets Approved

It’s Official! Plans approved for development on Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront

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It is literally the “biggest” thing to happen to Staten Island; the New York City Council’s approval to bring the world’s largest observation wheel (the New York Wheel) and the city’s only outlet mall (Empire Outlets) to Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront.

On October 31, the City Council unanimously approved the tourist attraction, voting in support of the New York Wheel, Empire Outlets, as well as city funded improvements for the neighborhood. I can’t think of a better time to buy a home on Staten Island’s North Shore, or a more exciting time to live here.

The Projects

Construction of the New York Wheel is set to begin sometime soon, with hopes that it will open on July 4, 2016. The 625-foot New York Wheel will consist of 36 capsules seating 40 passengers each, and will offer a 38-minute ride and spectacular view of the New York City skyline, downtown Manhattan, and New Jersey.

The wheel’s terminal building will include retail and restaurant space, as well as a 4-D theatre and exhibition space about New York City history, alternative energy and environmental sustainability. The site will also contain a 950-space parking garage with a green roof with recreational areas, gardens, a playground, wind turbines and solar panels.

Hopes are, it will make the North Shore a destination- not only for tourists riding on the Staten Island Ferry, but for Staten Island residents as well.

Meanwhile, Empire Outlets (a separate project from the wheel, although they share much of the same space) is also set to be complete in 2016. The outlet mall, designed by SHoP Architects, will contain 340,000 square feet of retail (with up to 125 designer outlet retailers) in a multi-leveled complex located adjacent to the New York Wheel and Richmond County Ballpark. The mall is allegedly interesting high-end stores like Coach, Restoration Hardware, Michael Kors, Nordstrom Rack, and Brooks Brothers.

Empire Outlets will also house a 200-room hotel and a 40,000-square-foot food and beverage deck that will provide extraordinary views of the Manhattan skyline. In addition, the developers of Empire Outlets (BFC Partners) will build a 1,250-space structured parking garage below the retail and hotel area, and a “green” rooftop.

Win-Win for Staten Island and its residents

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The proposals for the wheel and outlet complex didn’t come without controversy and concerns as to how the projects would affect Staten Islanders, and if the current Staten Island infrastructure would be able to support such a large undertaking. But that all seemed to be resolved through negotiations.

Among the benefits the plan will bring to the borough include a $51 million city investment on Staten Island. Some of these improvements include a million-dollar traffic mitigation fund, repairs to Richmond Terrace (including its esplanade), and to replace the Cromwell Center. Other projects include a Greenway trail study, free ridership on the New York Wheel to NYC school children for the first year, and plans for ferry service to Snug Harbor. In addition, about $35 million in capital will be allocated by the DOT for Staten Island Ferry terminal design and new ferries.

Staten Island Pride in the Project

Another potential deal-breaker was resolved through negotiations between the City Council and BFC Partners in regards to unionized labor. The City Council may have rejected the proposal for Empire Outlets, as BFC Partners initially refused to sign a project labor agreement for 100 percent union labor. However, North Shore representatives secured a last-minute commitment from BFC Projects ensuring that unionized labor be used in the construction of the outlet mall. Further, an agreement from the Building Trades was made to hire mainly Staten Islanders.

In the end, the projects will generate good, quality, and much needed jobs for Staten Islanders. Both the New York Wheel and the Empire Outlets are sure to encapsulate the spirit of Staten Island and the people who reside here.

The National Lighthouse Museum

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On a related note, just this September I wrote about the National Lighthouse Museum looking to Staten Island’s North Shore waterfront as the location for their national museum (you can read about it here). Part of the revival of the Staten Island North Shore includes the renovation of an abandoned waterfront property adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry. This waterfront area, which happens to be the site of the Nation’s oldest recognized lighthouse operation, will hopefully house the National Lighthouse Museum, as long as enough funds are raised to secure the space for the museum.

To date, the museum only needs to raise $50,000 more in funds in order for the New York City Economic Development Corporation to lease the space to them. The December 10, 2013 deadline is approaching and museum supporters have turned to Staten Islanders to help them reach their goal.

In fact, their request is specific, asking 50 people to donate $1,000 each to raise the remaining $50,000. With their donation, contributors will have a piece of the Lighthouse Museum (a lighthouse model from anywhere around the country or world) permanently displayed with their name, family’s name or business’ name on the museum’s “Wall of Lights.”  For more information on how you can support the National Lighthouse Museum, visit their website. Otherwise, Staten Island could miss out on showcasing a large part of our history through this museum.

Nevertheless, the North Shore renaissance is well underway, and I cannot wait to see what the next two years will bring! Make sure to check out “The St. George Renaissance” video just released!  Feel the energy and excitement and live the North Shore revitalization!

If all of this news has you interested in buying a home here, look no further than my website for listings, neighborhood information, attractions, and other helpful information about the home-buying process. I would love to meet with you to discuss your options and why NOW is the best time to buy a home on Staten Island.

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