Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Summer Outings With The Family


Summer is approaching and we have put together a few places for you and or your family to go and visit nearby.


Montauk Lighthouse, Montauk State Park –

Authorized by President George Washinton in 1792, this is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. As a National Historic Landmark, it is understandably one of the most popular destinations (and picture spots) on Long Island. Paired with the expansive scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s hard to beat. When visiting, you are able to climb to the top, walk the park or visit the museum, which is located in the 1860 keepers’ house.
https://montauklighthouse.com/

Adventureland-

A place for the family, Adventureland has been Long Island's amusement park since 1962. The park offers rides, attractions, games, and more. Located 30 minutes east of New York City, at 2245 Broad Hollow Rd. in Farmingdale, New York Adventureland has something for everyone. Download their Adventureland app or visit the site to learn more about the park. https://adventureland.us/

Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington-

If you or the family are wanting to go to an indoors location, check our the Heckscher Museum of Art. The museum’s permanent collection includes 15-20th century American and European paintings. Visitors have the option to visit and listen in on lectures and events. Be sure to check their site to learn more about their current exhibitions. http://www.heckscher.org/

The Long Island Aquarium-


For another indoor event, take a trip to the Long Island Aquarium. In River, this massive coral reef display, shark tank, and year-round sea lion show attract many visitors. There are chances for up-close and personal experiences with touch tanks and other interactive encounters. Get a selfie with a sea lion and meet some penguins. There is a boat tour down the Peconic River if the weather permits. 
Learn more about the aquarium by visiting: https://www.longislandaquarium.com/ 

Long Island Children's Museum-

Keeping with the theme of staying indoors from the heat, bring the kiddos to the Long Island Children's Museum. This venue hosts 14 interactive hands-on exhibits, live theater, fun art spaces, and many other daily activities. Check their site for the day to day activities and prices.   https://www.licm.org/ 
 

We hope one of these is your pick or maybe even an inspiration for your up and coming summer of fun! Let us know on Facebook where you end up this summer! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Top Pizza Places to Visit

At Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we are always happy anytime we’re able to help people get a reduction in property tax. And now that you’ve saved a bit of money, what are you going to do with it? Here are some of the top pizza places you can visit, just in case you want to indulge in your savings.

Mama Theresa’s



With three locations throughout New York, Mama Theresa’s is a popular spot for some good pizza. One patron even said, “the pizza is to die for.” You can find Mama Theresa’s in Garden City Park, East Meadow, or Westbury.


That Pizza Place



In Levittown, New York, you’ll find That Pizza Place, a great little place offering a wide range of pizzas for nearly any type of appetite. They have so many options, no matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong.


Gino’s Pizza




In Elmont, you’ll find Gino’s Pizza. The pizza place treats the community like family, with many people grew up eating at the staple for more than 30 years. When you enter the door, you’re in for a treat no matter your pizza choice.


Little Vincent’s Pizza




Looking for the best cold cheese slice of all time? Try Little Vincent’s Pizza in Huntington. One reviewer even claims, “Hands down the best slice of pizza on Long Island, no questions asked.” This unique spot is perfect for anyone looking for good pizza in a quick environment where you get it, eat it, and go.


Umberto’s Pizzeria



In New Hyde Park sits a nice little pizzeria where you can get a really good Sicilian and the experience to boot. Umberto’s Pizzeria has a lot of people raving, boasting 4 out of 5 stars with over 570 reviews on Yelp. If you’re looking for great pizza, you won’t be disappointed with any of these options.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Local May Events - This Weekend


We may have had some unfavorable temperatures lately. However, we are closer to Summer!




Let’s plan something this weekend! Here are some local events happening this up and coming week.

9th Annual Montauk Music Festival

A multi-day music festival is celebrating talented up and coming independent artists.
From Alt rock, folk, rap, pop, reggae, blues, jazz, bluegrass, everything is here!
Learn more info about the event at www.montaukmusicalfestival.com
This event starts May 17th and wraps up May 20th.

Creatures of the Night

Visit Sweetbriar to see some nocturnal animals and get ready to go on an adventure in the dark. You’ll have a hoot! Bring a flashlight just in case. The event is
Friday, May 18th. Recommended for families with children 7 and up.
$10 a person. More info at http://sweetbriarnc.org/  

Endangered Species Day

At the Sagamore Hill National Historic site, you’ll have the opportunity to
 see their current engaged species! The event is free. More info about

Winery Tours

Visit the Pindar Vineyards for a behind-the-scenes look at their process of winemaking.
View the facility, production, and get a chance of tasting five wines for $20 a person.
Reservations required for the tasting, payment is at the time of booking. Their tours end on May 19.
Learn more here: https://www.pindar.net/

We hope you get a shot at enjoying something fun this weekend! Have a great rest of your week

 Long Island! Thank you Discovering Long Island for the ideas of things to do this weekend! 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Can I File Even If I’ve Missed The Deadline?

It's that time of year when things are coming to a close for us. We do see online people wondering about filing beyond the deadline. 



You wanted to know if you could file a property tax grievance after the Nassau County April 2nd or the Suffolk County May 15th deadline passes?

Once this deadline has passed, a grievance cannot be filed for that tax period. 


You must wait until the following grievance period to file again for the subsequent tax year.

If you run into the issue of my property tax grievance from last year is still not determined.


Then yes, you will have to reapply. You only have a once a year opportunity to file a tax grievance. Once a tax year’s tax grievance deadline passes, there is no recourse to file for that year.

Be sure that you are filing a tax grievance each year, this will ensure that you will not miss an opportunity for a property tax reduction. Set a reminder to contact PTRC ahead of schedule. 

Remember, The grievance process is a long one. It could take 18 months from beginning to end. However, regardless of when your case is settled, the results will always be retroactive to the beginning of the tax year for which you filed your property tax grievance.