Archive for July, 2013

Great Kills Staten Island, Great Parks

You don’t have to live in Great Kills to enjoy its great parks.  One example is Seaside Wildlife Nature Park. Click on that link to see a High Definition Virtual Tour.

From little children playing at the small beach area, or the “Staten Island Ferry” play area, to parents and grandparents watching them play or just walking around the area, near or at the waters edge, this is a very nice park.  People are friendly, there are benches to rest at and it’s close to Hylan Blvd.  You can take a bus or drive down Nelson Ave to this spot.



See the full High Definition Panorama photo, click here. and click FULL SCREEN.

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Eltingville Stop and Shop

On Amboy Road, Eltingville

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Eltingville shopping center Staten Island, New York

Why do I like Eltingville?  Just one of many reasons is this great shopping center.  See my High Definition Virtual Tour

Stores here are;  Stop & Shop, Northfield Bank, Country Donuts, Windowrama, Duane Read Pharmacy, Arcadia Pets,

and across the street;  Sovereign Bank, Subway, Carvel, Cards for us, Beggin Dog Bakery, Kingdom Pizza, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Perkins, Atlantic City Buses, and Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe.

More great life pleasures about living here coming soon.  See more on my website.

If you’re thinking about making a move to Staten Island, give me a call.  I’ve been here over 60 years, saw many changes, know where all the best places are.

Kenneth Cole, 917-696-0275

In Real Estate, what can you get for under $750,000 in New York?

If you go on the Trulia web site, and type in Brooklyn and see what is for sale for under $750,000, you can get a good idea.

If you go to my website,, or, you can see the difference in what you get for your dollar.

Now if you are looking for real quality, all the amenities you can think of, just click on the youtube audio/video of my newest listing in Staten Island.  A 2 family Colonial in a country setting.  Call me at 917-696-0275 for a private viewing. And it’s priced at only $739,000

Take a drive through the area, see youtube video below;

Make your own bread, 


It’s really not that hard,  watch my video, about 8 minutes long, from start to finish, and let me know how you make out.

Who wants to see clutter?

Among other things, like toilet seat up, blurry pictures, furniture, dishes on the counter, etc?  Why do folks even take pictures like this?  To me it says;

1- Agent really doesn’t care about giving best service to their client.

2- Agent too busy or too lazy to make unit look it’s best.

3- Agent doesn’t know how to take pictures or uses old cell phone to take them.

4- If were looking for an agent to sell my place, as a consumer, I would not even call them.

Pictures are so important, bad pictures and customers click on the next unit.  How can you sell a place with lousy photos?

Suggestions;  Come back after the cleaning crew has finished cleaning, take photos of the yard after the lawn is cut, look at the sun, if it’s in your face when you take the photo of the front of the house, come back when the sun is at your back.

Take several photos with room lights on and off, use the best or both for full effect.

Get yourself a good camera, it’s tax deductible for Pete’s sake.  Take plenty of pictures and only use the very best.

Sometimes I just wonder,  are you giving the rest of us  bad representation?