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Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island

Welcome to Fort Wadsworth, here on the northeastern shore of Staten Island–all 226 acres of it.  This Fort was strategically located here situated on The Narrows of the NY Bay–the narrowest section of the Bay separating Brooklyn from Staten Island.   The Narrows divides NY Bay into upper and lower halves–Manhattan ...

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Definition of a Legal Bedroom in NYC

T.W. On SI What is a legal bedroom in NYC vvv Definition of a legal bedroom  New York City Building Codes were updated in 1968, 2008 and again in 2014. According to the 2008 New York City Building Code, which applies to most multi-family buildings constructed between 2008 and the ...

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House Inspectors and House Inspections for Buyers

My guest, Steve Byrne, is a licensed professional house inspector.   We discuss both house inspectors and house inspections–both I highly recommend to my clients wanting to make an offer on a residential property.     While not legally required–as terminate inspections are if you are getting a mortgage, a purchase offer for ...

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The NYS Tenant-Landlord Act Part II

An explanation of why a landlord would chose to use a real estate agent or NYS licensed real estate salesperson (as we are officially titled in NY State) and how it affects renters and the rental market. ...

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