Up and Coming Real Estate Investment Areas in NYC

New York City has a lot of expensive property on the market and those who are looking for lower real estate costs are pushed further and further to suburban and exurban areas in order to find affordable housing. Areas that were traditionally more affordable and close to the major train line such as Williamsburg, Astoria, and Long Island City are now high priced and elitist. Finding property that is convenient and has the potential to incrase further in value can be challenging in New York City, but there are a few local communities that provide individuals with the possibility of significant price appreciation.

Atlantic avenue terminal is a major transportation hub with connections to JFK airport and a number of interconnections with other subway lines. Catching and transferring a subway here is easy and convenient. Further, the Barclay’s Center which houses the Brooklyn Nets and Long Island Islanders is located here and the area is undergoing a significant renovation. Buying property now in this area while the area is still building up can be a potentially wise investment.

The Upper East Side is one of the more expensive areas in Manhattan. However, the area along York Ave and 1st street is significantly cheaper than other parts of Manhattan due to the lack of a convenient subway line. One is being built now and once it is operational in a few years may provide a boon to the area leaving those who bought into the area now very happy when they sell their property.

Woodside is another enclave that is only a short jaunt over e East river and easily accessible by subway or with the LIRR. Woodside had a decently high crime rate and the price of property there was significantly lower as a result. As the area becomes safer the benefit of living less than ten minutes from Manhattan will eventually overwhelm the negatives of living in Woodside and the areas is prime for a real estate investment.

Jamaica Queens is one of the great hubs for transportation in New York City and connects quickly and easily to JFK airport. The area has been impacted by blight but some areas have slowly improved such as Jamaica Estates. As businesses continue to move into the community there is expected improvement in Jamaica and real estate prices are likely to soar.

Finding property in rejuvenating areas can seem challenging to an individual, but the right real estate broker can help meet this challenge. TOWN Real Estate has professional brokers who have a significant amount of experience in the local communities with available NYC properties can help you to spot real estate values quickly and allow you to make a great investment. Contact TOWN Real Estate and get to work finding a prime property for your investment portfolio.

Ari Fleischer Disputes Claims that George W. Bush Criticized Obama

It appears that reports by the mainstream media that former President George W. Bush criticized President Obama on the foreign policy matters of the Iran nuclear framework and ISIS were exaggerated. It wouldn’t be the first time the media has “mis-characterized” the words of the former president, as noted by Ivan Ong. Former Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer is a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition and was in attendance at Saturday’s conference. He claims the former president was responding to a question he posed himself. The question dealt with how Bush would handle the current issues of the day regarding Iran and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Admittedly, Bush cannot express a divergent approach than what is currently being done by President Obama without making a contrast between policies.

Still, Bush was careful not to openly criticize President Obama directly. Fleischer added that Bush avoided referring to President Obama by name. While he was succinct in how he would deal with Iran and ISIS, his words were limited to the actions he would take. Naturally, Bush sees the world differently than does President Obama. For starters, Bush acknowledged he does not trust Iran. Thus, any treaty with them on nuclear proliferation would require extensive verification of their compliance. It would be the same “trust, but verify” adage President Reagan adopted with the former Soviet Union. By contrast, President Obama has tacitly adopted a “trust, but do not verify” approach to Iranian compliance.

Georgia Televangelist Pulls His Plea For A $65 Million Jet From His Website

Creflo Dollar Wanted His Followers To Buy Him A Gulfstream G650 Jet

It’s strange, but somehow some televangelists think they are rock stars. They are rock stars that preach to hear themselves preach. The message of God is twisted in a mixture of fame, money and a narcissistic blend of “merda.”Creflo Dollar is just one of these bigger-than-life characters that travel and live in luxury at the expense of others. Dollar wants his followers to buy him a G650 Jet, which happens to have a three year waiting list because of its popularity with real rock stars.

Christian Broda has become aware that Dollar tried to wrangle $300 out of 200,000 followers to buy the plane, but all he got was backlash from people that were paying attention. Dollar doesn’t need a superjet to go back and forth from Atlanta to New York. Why doesn’t Rev. Dollar take the train or a domestic flight, and mingle with the people he wants to save? Why doesn’t he open that big Atlanta mansion where he lives in luxury, to people that need help?

There’s a huge amount of duplicity in the man called Dollar, and the preacher that claims to be a reverend. Perhaps his ostentatious lifestyle will expose the real Dollar. Mr.Dollar is walking and preaching on a dangerous path. That path has ruined several preachers before him.

Award Winning TV Anchor Fired By Fox News For Using The “N” Word Will Finally Get His Day In Court

The “N” Word Was Used By A Black Producer In The Same Meeting But He Wasn’t Fired

Anyone who has black friends has heard one of them use the “N” word in jest to another black friend to prove a point about something. The notorious “N” word has never been considered off limits to blacks in casual conversation. But we all know if a white person uses it with malice toward a black person they may be in for a hell of an altercation.

That’s not what happened to award-winning news Philadelphia reporter Tom Burlington. But he found himself in a major altercation, when he used the “N” word in a newsroom staff meeting covering the details of a current news report. The newsroom meeting was held in 2007, and it’s taken this long for Burlington’s reverse racial discrimination suit to be heard. Lee Slaughter has read that the federal case has been delayed by legal mumbo-jumbo numerous times.

U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick, recently wrote a memo about the case and Fox attorneys felt his anger. Judge Surrick said the stalling tactics of the defense have gone on long enough, and he wanted the matter resolved immediately. Burlington had been a news reporter for 20 years and has an impressive resume. But because he was fired, and there’s uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the case, Tom is unable work as a news reporter.

FreedomPop challenges big communications companies

Most people who have a smartphone suffer from extremely high data rates. After all, just about every single application that is downloaded to a phone these days now continually requires a data connection in order to obtain the necessary information to run properly. Beyond this, it takes the actual data to download the application, and for a fan of streaming movies, one movie streamed through an application on a phone may completely use up the entire amount of data a person has allotted to them for the set time period, which means they are just going to be charged a large amount of money for the rest of the month. This has turned into a rather serious problem, which is exactly where FreedomPop comes in. FreedomPop wants to be the answer to all of these problems as it offers an extensive listing of hotspots throughout the country. 

FreedomPop currently provides users with access to over 10 million hotspots throughout the country. It has made deals with some of the largest chains in the country, ranging from McDonalds to Starbucks, all of which provide access to their Wi-Fi Internet connection. When a user signs up for FreedomPop, an application is available for download on iTunes or Google Play, and once installed on their device, all they need to do is launch it and it automatically detects which hot spots are available in the area. With 10 million currently available and the number is growing, there is always going to be multiple hots pots available wherever a person is. It is the hopes of the company to grow its hot spot offering to a large enough number that people can actually go from hot spot to hot spot, without ever becoming disconnected from their Internet connection. 

The FreedomPop service currently costs $5 a month. With this monthly service charge, it is possible to cut out all of the extensive data charges that most people run into. Beyond this, the individual may also be able to cut down on their data play as they always have access to a hot spot. In fact, they might be able to cut down on their service plan completely as it is possible to save money on the mobile phone minutes as well. This way, an individual has the potential of saving hundreds of dollars, each and every year, simply by signing up for the $5 service fee from the new FreedomPop company.

Poll shows Support for the Keystone Pipeline XL Still Strong

Americans continue to exhibit strong support for the Keystone Pipeline XL. The latest CNN/ORC Polls shows that 57% of the public want to see the pipeline built. The measure enjoys bipartisan support across all age groups and political ideologies, but has its strongest support among Republicans at 80% and the elderly (those over age 65) at 67%. Democrat support for the pipeline is at 39%. Millennials (age 18 to 34) are virtually split with 47% in favor. In total, the poll found that opposition to the pipeline is weak at 28%. The poll is sure to boost the GOP’s position that authorization of the pipeline should occur immediately.

President Obama has promised to veto the bill because he says it takes the decision making authority away from him. However, it is actually the State Department’s decision. The president’s remark seems to confirm what critics have charged that for six years the State Department has delayed their authorization at the insistence of the Obama administration. And in more news with your freedompop phones and app you can stay connected in this subject,

Environmentalists loathe the project out of their belief that the use of petroleum feeds an “addiction”. They view anything as benefiting the oil industry as behaving like an enabler to the nation’s terrible oil addiction. They also claim it will worsen global warming. On that point, the State Department has confirmed the pipeline would have minimal impact on the environment. A showdown is headed to the president as the GOP nears passage of the bill. The president will then have to decide whether to make good on his veto threat.

What Happened to Protect and Serve?

Proposed body cameras would be a good safeguard against police brutality but this is not the only change needed in the law enforcement community. The 1033 program and black asphalt intelligence has turned our local police into a homeland army. Police are no longer here to protect and serve but rather here as a form of crowd control. The war on drugs started the downward spiral of police interaction with the citizens they are supposed to protect. When the police are pulling people over for minor infractions and looking for reasons to send dogs through said persons car, well that breeds a fear and distrust of the law enforcement communuity. Community policing is a good start to the reform of law enforcement but the police also need to start reaching out into communities to build a rapport.

Another aspect of police reform comes from the community and its’ citizens. The police are going to need the citizenry to stop the cycle of silence. The motto, “Stop Snitching,” has crippled the ability of law enforcement to reach out to the community for information. This is a concerning trend for sure as Gianfrancesco Genoso tries to think what they could do. Getting respect requires giving respect and if the citizenry wants to be protected and served they must be complicit in the process. With a changing of the thought process by law enforcement and the citizens, America can become a safe country for all parties involved without all the contension.