Earlier this month, my sister introduced me to an app called Optimize. One of the first lectures I heard was from Rethinking Positive Thinking which emphasized the acronym WOOP: Wish, Outcome, Obstacles, Plan.
When people ask why I decided to pursue real estate, the answer is that I knew exactly what I wanted: to be the number #1 real estate agent in the SoHo area for residential, retail and commercial properties. Yes…all three! My Wish was clear.
I knew that the real estate transactions down in SoHo were the most difficult – the buildings are all a little hairy – too many investors, too much debt, lots of fighting, costly repairs, high property taxes, etc. If I mastered SoHo, I could master anywhere!
The Outcome was to become the go-to neighborhood expert: knowing every business owner, organizing community events & fundraisers, and being a local activist. Four ways I help improve the community is:
Organizing a series of educational breakfasts for retailers & small business owners to strengthen their businesses
Launching a tourist map/guide of SoHo and distribute to the local hotels & advertisers
Spearheading a @CleanUpSoho initiative (see more below)
243 Mulberry 4R Is Hip & Historic! This is a beautiful 2 bedroom, 1 bath co-op asking $999,000 with $556 per month maintenance.
243 Mulberry is on the best block in NOLITA! The spacious layout allows for a large living area facing west onto Mulberry street and two equal queen-sized bedrooms in the back facing east. The renovated kitchen is well-suited for aspiring chefs and hosting dinner parties and you’ll be impressed by the spa like bathroom.
The apartment has exposed brick throughout, and six windows provide tons of light throughout the day. Topping it off, enjoy Ruby’s, Grey Dog, and Rubirosa on the block!
Light, bright and breezy! Apartment #3D at 308 Mott Street is both charming & efficient, with a queen-sized bedroom featuring two large storage lofts, two closets and french doors separating the living room and kitchen. The living room is open into the kitchen with two windows and an additional storage loft that leads into the full bathroom with shower. The bedroom faces west onto Mott Street, with tree-top views. An additional feature of this apartment is a storage closet in the hallway! The New Mott Apartment Corporation is a financially sound co-op with 64 units.
Hi everyone! I’m organizing a block party on Crosby Street on Friday, May 19th from 6-8pm with an after party at 11 Howard!
Join us on Crosby Street for libations, special discounts & offers from participating businesses: Aether Apparel, Maiyet, Paintbox, Reformation, Max & Bone, Sleepy Jones, Fueguia, Snow Peak, Jean Shop, Fellow Barber, Tom Dixon, Bloomingdale’s, Opening Ceremony, & Smile To-Go!
New York, NY (May 15, 2017) – Distressed by the increase in litter strewn sidewalks, corners and parks since funding challenges caused ACE New York (Association of Community Employment Programs For The Homeless) to discontinue street sweeping services in October 2016, concerned individuals have formed an ad hoc group – @CleanUpSoHo – to encourage residents, buildings and businesses to cooperate with DSNY to tackle the trash problem.
@CleanUpSoho has launched a Sponsor-A-Basket initiative to replace approximately 100 standard DSNY small wire mesh baskets in the most heavily trafficked corridors in SoHo. The new baskets will be high capacity steel containers approved and maintained by DSNY. To accomplish the goal of replacing the trash receptacles, the group proposes to raise funds from various neighborhood sources, including co-op/condo associations, landlords and building managers, rather than relying on an increasingly transient retail constituency.
Funds will be collected under the tax-exempt umbrella of NYC Strut Corporation, a 501c-3 corporation, which has established a segregated account dedicated to the Clean Up SoHo Neighborhood Project. This vehicle allows sponsors to claim a charitable contribution, while saving the additional cost of sales tax. Sponsors will receive annual accounting statements, as well as a letter of acknowledgement suitable for tax filing.
How to participate in the Sponsor-A-Basket Program:
1. Submit a Letter of Intent addressed to DSNY*
2. Prepare a Photo and/or Digital Image of your proposed decal design* (must include the DSNY logo and an anti-litter message; may also include Sponsor name or logo, but no advertising)
3. Mail items 1 and 2 along with a check ($1500 x # of baskets to be sponsored) made payable to “NYC Strut Corporation: Clean Up SoHo”, P.O. Box 1848, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013.
NYC Strut Corporation will collect the letters of intent and logo designs for presentation to DSNY for review; collected funds will be deposited to a segregated account for the Clean Up SoHo Neighborhood Project. As soon as DSNY approves the Basket, Logo Designs and Locations, the baskets will be ordered with expected delivery and installation within 8 weeks of the order date. Assuming commitments/contributions are received by June 15, the new baskets could be delivered and installed by mid-August.
About @Clean Up SoHo
Launched in November 2016, @CleanUpSoHo is an informal network of leaders in SoHo Community. The group is working with the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to educate all stakeholders about NYC trash disposal and collection regulations, as well as DSNY’s “Adopt/Sponsor a Basket” initiative. By identifying streets and intersections where excessive trash regularly accumulates, residents can support these efforts by tweeting photos and locations to @CleanUpSoho with #tags for Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Margaret Chin, Council Member Corey Johnson, DSNY, Mayor DeBlasio, Senator Squadron, Community Board #2.