St. George

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.



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



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




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Mai : St.George


Mai and her family were looking to purchase a home in St.George, a neighborhood booming with development and revitalization. This home was a rare R 5 zone which allows as a single-family the potential to built a 2 family home with parking. I recommended a local architect to help and guide Mai with her future home plans.

Mai asked me to hold the sold sign and smile for a photo.

This is what the happy clients had to say about their home buying process:

Holly did a great job with us, She was professional , honest and extremely knowledgeable. I couldn’t ask for a better experience. I give her my highest recommendation.

Jean : St. George


When Jean contacted me to sell her Dad’s home in St.George, she was no longer living on Staten Island. Jean’s Dad in his 90’s had moved in with her. Jean was looking for suggestions and guidance in a timely manner on how to prepare and market Dad’s home built in the 1800’s, and in their family for close to 100 years. I provided Jean with excellent resources and suggestions that helped in preparing the home for sale. Within 30 days we had a qualified buyer.

This is what the happy clients had to say about their home selling experience:

Holly helped us sell a home that has been in our family for close to 100 years. She guided us every step of the way with both professionalism and kindness. I no longer lived on Staten Island and it was a comfort to have someone so capable working with me. I highly recommend Holly as your Real Estate Professional.

Investors Love Staten Island Real Estate, High-Rise Coming To St.George!

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If there is anything I enjoy writing about it is all of the recent developments taking place on Staten Island’s North Shore. Investors love Staten Island real estate and see the fantastic potential in St. George! You can read more about recent developments, here, and in case you missed the “St. George Renaissance” video I created back in 2013, definitely check that out, here! I have always said that the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island is poised to be the next “it” neighborhood of New York City. In fact, it did win the Curbed Cup New York City Neighborhood of the Year trophy in 2013.

Offering the best of city life in an otherwise suburban borough, St. George will soon have another feature drawing more and more interest to the neighborhood: a new high-rise soon to be built. Quite possibly the tallest building on Staten Island, and located at 315-325 St.Mark’s Place. My photos show you what this area looks like now.
This prime real estate property just sold for 9.5 million and is located next to the spectacular St.George Theatre. The building will supposedly be the tallest on Staten Island, reaching over 15 stories high. The lot, which is currently being used as a parking area, was purchased by international investors who plan to make this a high-end residential building that will provide stunning 360-degree panoramic views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the New York Harbor. Above the third story, there will be unobstructed views of the New York City, something you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

Manhattan Sophistication comes to Staten Island’s St. George

I’ve always enjoyed St. George everything from the remarkable variety of housing types to the steep hills and stunning views. There is history, culture, entertainment and, when it comes right down to it, down-to-earth people who take pride in their community. Recently, it’s as if a spotlight has been placed on Staten Island and now suddenly the rest of the city, if not the world is finally seeing what Staten Islanders have known all along… potential.

St. George Renaissance In Staten Island Is Now!

It is estimated that the high-rise may have anywhere from 140-180 residential units with lower level commercial operations and parking. Regardless of what it may provide St. George, there is no doubt that this high-rise is in good company.

Right around the corner is the historic St. George Theatre, closed for nearly 30 years but reopened in 2004, bringing a part of St. George back to life. The downtown hub. Hyatt Street includes a variety of eclectic restaurants, cafes and small businesses. Down by the water, the Postcards Memorial along the St. George Esplanade and the National Lighthouse Museum offers a glimpse into Staten Island’s history. And not too far down the street is the recently-opened Flagship Brewing Company, which provides a glimpse into the exciting future of Staten Island’s North Shore.

Although I am excited about this development, and the many other developments taking place along Staten Island’s North Shore, I am even more excited for those fortunate enough to take advantage of what St. George has to offer them. Real estate buyers and investors looking at places like the Accolades, the URL building and this new high-rise will not regret investing in St. George. I have always said that Staten Island has so much to offer, and at a fraction of the expense you’ll pay in the other boroughs. Why not take a look yourself?

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Staten Island’s North Shore Communities Coming Together


I think it is safe to say that spring has finally arrived! As a result, over the past few weeks, Staten Island’s North Shore has been coming alive. After a very, very long winter, people are finally opening their doors and are connecting again with their neighbors and friends at festivals, block parties, or even yard sales. If you live on Staten Island’s North Shore, chances are, your neighborhood has its own way of coming together and celebrating this time of year.

I had the pleasure of attending two community events so far- St. George Day and Snug Harbor in Bloom. Both events not only provided community members with a day of fun, festivities, and celebrating, but they were both extremely different, highlighting the unique characteristics of each community.

St. George Day

St. George Day is not your typical community festival. Yes, it celebrates community and togetherness, but unlike other festivals, this festival is used as a way to empower, encourage and celebrate a common goal: unity and togetherness.

St. George Day 2014, which was celebrated on April 26th at Tompkinsville Park, presented a movement that promotes cooperation and problem-solving instead of violence, and focuses on using creativity, human ingenuity and design science to solve difficult situations. It is a call to all Staten Islanders to celebrate diverse communities, to learn how to peacefully problem solve and respectfully interact with one another.

St. George Day provided a variety of family and youth-focused events that were centered on this theme. Local artists were able to display and sell their work; children enjoyed story-telling, interactive games, role-playing, crafts and a parade. Music and dance took center stage as over a dozen local musicians and dance groups performed on the neighborhood stage. It was truly a day of togetherness!

Snug Harbor in Bloom

Another community event that took place this past weekend was Snug Harbor in Bloom, a weekend event that involved nearly all of the grounds at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens.

Going beyond a plant sale of herbs, annual flowers, vegetables and perennials, Harbor in Bloom offered a full day of events. Residents had the opportunity to enjoy shows, tours, and museum open houses. Outdoor musical and dance performances provided entertainment while visitors toured the health & wellness plaza. What a perfect way to enjoy the spring weather.

Future Community Events: Don’t Miss Out!

Every Staten Islander knows that these warm, sunny days are numbered, and it won’t be long before the hot, humid days of summer arrive. So, take advantage of this month—get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, and while you’re at it, celebrate with neighbors and friends by attending one of the many community festivals that take place this time of year.

Staten Island Children’s Museum: TD Bank’s Mobile Forest– May 10 from 10am-5pm.

Filled with real plants and trees, the mobile forest is a way to raise awareness on how to help keep the forests and air healthy. Supporting the efforts of Million Trees NYC, the mobile forest will be outside the Children’s Museum on May 10th with fun give-aways and educational opportunities.IMG_9628

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve: Mother’s Day Craft: May 10 at 10am

Help make mom her own flower garden by decorating a flower pot, complete with marigold seeds.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens: Driving Miss Daisy– May 9-18

Flagship Brewing Company Grand Opening: 38-40 Minthorne Street- May 17, 2014 at 2pm. Join the native Staten Island trio as they open up the first brewery Staten Island has seen for over 50 years! Cheers! Check out video interview at Flagship Brewing Company!!

Forest Avenue Business Improvement District: Spring ART Stroll: May 17 10am-3pm

Come out to Forest Avenue, between Hart Boulevard and Broadway, and support your local businesses and artists.

Staten Island Greenbelt: Blue Jean Ball at the Carousel in Willowbrook Park: May 22 at 7pm. Support the Greenbelt at this fundraising event.

Historic Richmond Town: Uncorked– Saturday, June 7, 12-4pm

Stroll through historic Richmond Town and sample dishes from local chefs, a taste of wine, and see traditional recipes being prepared.

These are just a few examples of the many, many community events that take place across the borough, and are just an example of why I love Staten Island’s North Shore. If you are looking to buy a home on Staten Island and want to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Facebook  or Twitter. Even better, my website is full of helpful information about the different North Shore neighborhoods, local businesses, news and events. Don’t forget to check out North Shore Buzz for video interviews and home-buying tips.

There are two kinds of Real Estate professionals…those who understand the emotional and financial complexity of selling or buying a home…and those who don’t.

Look forward to meeting up soon!

The Accolade Condos

Located at 90 Bay Street Landing in the heart of St. George, The Accolade consists of a limited collection of luxury condos. The 100 unit building offers a combination of studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condominiums. These condominiums are currently for sale and offer elegance, convenience, extraordinary amenities and stunning views. Their prime location in downtown St. George and near the Staten Island Ferry and Verrazano Bridge make them an appealing and convenient choice.

Located in a gated community called Bay Street Landing, The Accolade Condos offers many amenities, including a private lounge with a bar, private dining room and catering services, a golf simulator, children’s playroom, pet spa, and fitness center (to name a few). Bay Street Landing offers amenities such as tennis courts, a picnic area, children’s playground, and a dog run. There is on-site parking, an attended lobby and snow removal and landscaping services are also provided.

If you’re interested in buying or renting at The Accolade Condos, call Holly for more information: (917) 414-0847

Staten Island “Reinvented” By The New York Wheel.

Don’t miss out on what may be the most exciting episode of North Shore Buzz. In this episode, North Shore Expert Holly Wiesner-Olivieri interviews Richard Marin, the developer of the world’s tallest observation wheel, which is scheduled to be built within Staten Island’s North Shore community, St. George. Join Holly as she asks Mr. Marin specific questions about the wheel’s construction, intricate design and future plans. Also in this video are rendered photographs that give Staten Islander’s a sneak-peek at the North Shore’s new look. Be amazed by all of the exciting possibilities this wheel provides its passengers, New York, and Staten Island. The sky’s the limit!

The New York Wheel

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Although not formerly named “The New York Wheel” yet, construction on the world’s tallest observation wheel is set to begin later on this year. The proposed observation wheel will tower over 600 feet tall, rising above both the London Eye and the Singapore Flyer.  The 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.

Towering over the Staten Island Ferry terminal, the proposed design of the structure will include green recreational space for the public to enjoy during the day, and at night it will light up over the harbor- serving as an illuminated beacon showcasing New York City’s most suburban borough. The wheel promises to be three things; visual, as its views highlight the magnificent scenery of the New York Harbor and Manhattan; technological, as it includes features like augmented reality screens in the glass of each capsule; and sustainable, as much of its power will be drawn from wind and solar energy.

St. George Courthouse Garage and Parking Lot


Centrally located in the heart of St. George, this Department of Transportation operated Municipal parking lot is conveniently positioned near many St. George attractions and government buildings, including the Staten Island Ferry, Richmond County Ballpark, the Courthouse, and Borough Hall. Located at 54 Central Avenue, the parking garage contains 719 spaces, including 35 spaces for people with disabilities.

It also includes charging stations for electric vehicles. It is well lit and always manned during hours of operation, which are from 6am-10pm, Monday thru Friday, from 8am-midnight on Saturday, and 8am-8pm Sundays. The rates are: $1.75 for up to one hour, $2.00 for additional hours, with an $8.00 maximum. The special event rate is $7.00. All DOT parking facilities accept credit card payment, NYC Parking Cards and coins. Monthly permits are also available by contacting the garage manager, Parking Systems Plus, at 718-524-1190.

Staten Island’s Makerspace – A North Shore Creative Hub


7ca9893acbce0067da09a3ca21bf4f69New Year’s Resolutions: approximately half of Americans make them each year, and only 8% of Americans are actually successful in achieving them.  Most resolutions involve self improvement or education-related goals, weight-related resolutions, or have to do with money or relationships.

Whether you plan on officially making a resolution this year or not, the New Year is definitely a time where most people pause to reflect on the past while looking ahead to the future.

So, have you thought about what you’d like to accomplish in 2014? If you are looking for something new, creative and exciting to do this year—perhaps maybe even trying a new hobby or skill—then I have the perfect resource for you. The Staten Island MakerSpace, located in Stapleton, has recently opened its doors to makers, builders, artists, and entrepreneurs… basically anyone who wants to see their ideas come to life. Not the “creative-type?” Not a problem. At Staten Island MakerSpace everyone is empowered to try something new, or even take your hobby or skill to the next level.

The “Do it Yourself” Phenomenon

MakerSpace is a worldwide phenomenon that takes the “do it yourself” idea to a whole new level. In short, Makerspaces are community centers with tools. They combine equipment, community, and education with the purpose of enabling community members to design and create products that they wouldn’t be able to manufacture alone. All Makerspaces operate under the sole purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education.

Staten Island MakerSpace is a non-profit organization sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation with the goal of providing the Staten Island community with a business incubator as well as a community workspace and educational center.

As a business incubator, SI MakerSpace is being utilized by entrepreneurs who need a space to launch and expand their small business. It provides affordable and flexible workspace, services to assist business growth, and an entrepreneurial community that provides skill-sharing and collaboration.

As a community workspace and education center, SI MakerSpace provides both skilled craftspeople and weekend hobbyists with the space and tools to work. Even families and children have the opportunity to build, craft and create by participating in workshops that are provided by MakerSpace members.

Not just for the “Skilled”

Don’t think you have the skills? According to DB Lampman, associate director, there is something at Staten Island MakerSpace for everyone.

The 6,000 square foot space contains a fully equipped metalworking studio, a woodworking studio, a computer lab with a 3D printer, a sewing studio, jewelry bench, private studio spaces, large open workshop classroom, storage area, and conference room with co-working areas.

Although membership is required to use the space and the equipment, you don’t have to be a member to participate in a workshop. By offering a variety of different workshops- from welding, indoor gardening and sewing to “Minecraft Madness” for children – truly, there is something here for everyone.

What MakerSpace means for Staten Island

Although SI MakerSpace has only been open since the end of October, it has already begun to make a huge impact on the community. By offering a variety of programs and workshops (including those geared toward families), partnering with local schools and community groups, and providing a space for small business development, both Ms. Lampman and the NYCEDC hope that the opening of MakerSpace in Stapleton will coincide nicely with the other developments that are currently taking place on Staten Island’s North Shore.

“By offering people access to tools, equipment, skill-building workshops, and business development resources, we aim to make our neighborhood a better place to live, work, raise families, and start small businesses,” said Scott Van Campen, executive director of the Staten Island MakerSpace.

If your New Year’s Resolution involves trying something new, pursuing a business endeavor, or getting back into an old hobby, Staten Island MakerSpace might be just what you’re looking for. Memberships are available at a variety of different levels, from as low as $10 per month. Members also receive discounts on workshops. Day passes and short term project rental space are also available. For more information on becoming a member of Makerspace, or for information on upcoming workshops for both members and non-members, call 718-273-3951 or visit Use Makerspace to “dream, create, make!”

If home ownership also happens to be on your “to-do” list of 2014, please feel free to contact me through Facebook or Twitter. My website is another great resource for information on home-buying tipslistings and Staten Island attractions, restaurants, neighborhoods and schools. Let’s put you in a home on Staten Island’s North Shore this year! Have a wonderful New Year; I hope to meet you soon!


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