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Somebody Tell Me

March 11, 2012 Leave a comment
Disco Balling!

Disco Balling!

So let’s see where things stand since we last posted fairly regularly. A lot of ups, a lot of downs, the wheels on the bus go round and round.

I am sitting in Saks Fifth Ave in the prom dress area on 4 as I write this. Took a moment to pause the rat race and am listening to my friend DJ Vidal spin classic hits by Madonna, George Michael and Hall and Oates, blended flawlessly with modern hits by Beyonce, Niki Minaj and more, thinking back over 18 years of my life and forward to what and where the next 18 years will bring.

There is so much to be grateful for in life. Oh snap! Lisa Lisa/Cult Jam “Take You Home!” You go girl!!! Perfectly timed right into “Let the Music Play!”

That’s exactly what I mean right there. We get so caught up in the constant strive for greatness, sometimes we forget to stop and enjoy the view, smell the roses or in this case, listen to the music. When we forget to do that, we make it a struggle rather than the joyful journey that it’s meant to be!

It’s been a long time since I have contributed on a regular basis. If it takes me slowing things down a bit and enjoying the groove a bit more, then so be it. I finally realized that, there’s no need to rush life along. Nobody gets out alive anyway, so we may as well slow things down a bit and enjoy the ride as we go along.

DAY-UM!!! Now I’m getting some Rufus and Chaka Kahn “Do you like what you feel?” I sure do!

Grab that ring in life. Enjoy it along the way as well. We are all one people!

“I wanna dance all, I wanna dance all, I wanna dance all night!”


I’m Rick James trick!
“Give it me baby!” Lol


The Sun is Shining, weather is sweet!

April 15, 2011 2 comments


Blue Skies

This is a great image to head into the weekend with in our minds.

I love the spring and summer as it is a time of hope. There are many places one can think to live in NYC. the most in demand areas are Gramercy, Union Square, Chelsea and the Village. The blend of subway access, tons of restaurants and shops to discover, a hip crowd and the feeling of safety due to so many people constantly around enjoying the area gives a fresh feeling.

There are many tree lined and even some cobblestone streets in the West Village. New York is often thought of as a building of huge skyscrapers, but being in these areas gives a glimpse into New York’s past and a more warm and serene feeling amidst the hustle and bustle found in midtown.

The high demand and low supply of housing here makes for an interesting dynamic. The market rate rents are higher than most of the people looking can afford. The best “deals” are often still way higher than anywhere else in the city. People still will line up and often, if a place is solid enough in terms of location, quality and space, people get very creative in figuring out a way to secure it.

There is nothing better than the right location in this city. People travel as much as two hours each way to commute into Manhattan to earn a higher salary. There are things we all trade off on to live here. Some prefer to get a lower cost of living for better space and quality. While others pay premium for the best possible location and as a result, feel that the quality of life is improved.

While I can’t say which way is right for your particular situation, I can definitely find the best in either respect if you need to move. The sun is shining, let’s enjoy it!


What do we really need to live?

April 8, 2011 4 comments


I know that I blog about NYC Real Estate, so some of you may feel left out. I also blog about life in general, so this is for EVERYONE. There are a lot of answers to this question. While some may argue about two of these. Generally speaking, there are the basics. Food, shelter, clothing come to mind easily.

I’m listening to music, that always helps me. “Gotta have house, music, all night long! House music, move your body, rock your body.” Dancing also comes to mind. That’s just me being me, giving you a taste of my world.

So many things come to mind on top of the basics. Family and friends, fulfillment in endeavors. The points are like PI. Virtually endless. We can go on forever with this, so I look forward to the comments that should follow.

The inspiration for this post comes from her. She has what can be arguably the best rental deal in the city in terms of location. One block from Central Park! George Carlin comes to mind ranting about stuff. She took him quite literally even down to her artwork!

We all sacrifice things to live in New York City. I am sure my friends out here in cyberworld have made sacrifices wherever you are calling home right now. With the advent of technology, working from home is something that more of us can do now than ever before.

So I ask of all of you. What do YOU need to live?

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Everybody is blogging, are you?

April 3, 2011 3 comments

I started my first blog back in 2007. I knew that people were making money and becoming overnight sensations from blogging but was really just aiming to provide better value for my real estate clients. It could be a central place online (before cloud) for documents, information and pictures without the need for a slew of questions and emails. My writing itself is decent, but I really had no clue of what I was doing in a “blogging” sense.

So here it is four years later and Perez Hilton is a household name, blogging for dollars is a household source of employment for many and I am still writing. I have heightened my focus with my writing now and have several blogs, each is tailored for a specific niche and one is of a more personal perspective. It is a process of growth and development that is quite rewarding for me. I learn, apply and learn and reapply on a daily basis. It’s actually self fulfilling as the more I write, the more I learn.

I have joined some groups and tribes and while still a “newbie” I can see the great opportunities that this presents. It is great knowing that there are people out there on the same path, perhaps a bit further down the road or even at the finish line cheering you one. It’s like an online version of the NYC Marathon. Remember the Starsky and Hutch remake to hit theaters year’s back? Instead of just my pal Johnny saying it to me, I have found a virtual nation of people saying “DO IT-DO IT-DOOOO IT!”

This brings me to the title question. Are you blogging? If so, what about? How often do you write? What do you do to keep motivated and break any writers block? There is a wealth of information out there and with it, the food for thought is endless. Did you ever hear the tale of Thor drinking from the horn when challenged by Utgard-Loke? He drank long and heartily three times from the horn, but each time he drank, when he set the horn down, it was barley empty. Turns out it was a clever deception as the horn was attached to an ocean and so it would refill. Thor angrily stopped after the third swig.

That’s kind of how it feels. It was not that Thor was a light drinker, but he was fooled by deception and illusions. Well unlike that guy, I am not getting mad about it. If this horn keeps filling from the ocean, I guess I’ll just drink a Norse God with a movie coming out this summer under a table! The real irony is that I actually met a guy named Thor one night in the east village (he even had a hammer pendant on his neck!) and we played a drinking game called Captain Pat. I’m still here and haven’t seen or heard from him since I became a general that night.

Don’t tell me there is a shortage of things to write about. I am just getting started after doing it for four years. So come and drink with me and don’t set the horn down. As the title reads, I am blogging are you?

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