Summer is coming up fast. It’s an amazing season in NYC, when we are all reminded how great the city is.
Summer Fun in NYC
This is the season for hitting the waterfront in Brooklyn, visiting our local beaches, and mingling with neighbors on warm afternoons and evenings. For those looking to getaway this summer, but not too far here are 7 Fun Activities to Enjoy on Long Island.
New Williamsburg Connector Streetcar
Streetcars are making a comeback across the country as a clean and affordable means of public transportation. They can also help aging residents stay in their communities connect workers to top jobs and affordable housing, and make for fun excursions on the weekends. Williamsburg is to get a new streetcar, but you may have to wait a few seasons for a chance to ride it. Current plans aim to connect the Brooklyn waterfront to Queens. While being promoted as a great amenity, especially for lower income residents, not everyone is happy. Some fear the higher property taxes along the route which will stem from increased property values could push more out of the area as gentrification continues.
New York’s Homeless
New York has some of the most spectacular real estate in the world. It also has many homeless individuals and families. Several schools in NYC have at least half of their students coming from the streets and shelters every day. While this is sad, it is also a great reminder of how our city comes together to create opportunities for the less fortunate.
Fourth of July
July 4th is almost here. Let’s not neglect to get out and celebrate our independence and freedom to live where we choose, help others, build amazing projects, and invest in real estate.
Where will you be celebrating on this 4th of July?