Thursday, July 25, 2019

Long Island Food Festivals


Calling all foodies! Food Festival Season is upon us. From now through the fall, take your pick of one of the many local food festivals:

Harbes Family Farm Festivals

Harbes Family Farm hosts six “produce” festivals annually, each with their own eating contest, live music, games, and more. The produce is locally grown at one of Harbes’ three farms in Mattituck, Jamesport, or Riverhead. Each festival is free and is located at their Mattituck location (715 Sound Ave., Mattituck).

  • Tomato Festival: August 3rd and 4th 
  • Watermelon Festival: August 10th and 11th
  • Peach Festival: August 24th and 25
  • Apple Festival: September 14th and 15th
  • Pumpkin Festival: September 28th and 29th


Baconfest

What’s better than an event that celebrates all things bacon? Head to Plattduetsche Biergarten for food, drinks, desserts, live music and more. The event will run August 23rd and 24th.

Seafood Festival

Enjoy delicious seafood while taking in the waterfront grounds of the Long Island Maritime Museum! This event will take place on August 24th and 25th from 11 AM to 6 PM, and will include local seafood, live music, and arts and crafts for the kids. Admission is $10; children under 12 are free.

Long Island Garlic Festival

Remember to bring a mint, or two! Come for the widest variety of garlic-inspired foods, crafts, live music, a garlic-eating contest, and an “Iron Chef”style garlic competition. Head to the Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead on September 14th and 15th from 10 AM to 6 PM to take part in all of the garlic fun! Tickets are $10; children under 2 are free.

Pickle Festival

Pickle lovers rejoice! The Annual Pickle Festival hosted by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association will be on September 21st from 10 AM to 5 PM at the John Gardiner Farm. The event will feature specialty pickles, among other foods, drinks, train rides, hayrides, a corn maze, and more. Admission is a $5 donation, giving you access to the hayride and the corn maze; children under 12 free.

Famous Food Festival

Dates: August 17th & 18th and October 12th &13th
Eat around the world without having to leave the Island! Tanger Outlets is hosting more than 60 vendors at their Famous Food Festival, featuring food such as lobster tacos, mac and cheese, and a butterfly garden for the kids.

At P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve made it our mission to ensure our clients pay the lowest amount in property tax as required by law. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized as fair and honest, and our clients benefit from the close working relationships we’ve established with the assessing units over the years.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Where to Spend a Sunday Funday on Long Island


Don’t waste the summer spending time indoors. Whether you’re looking to sit back and relax or head outdoors with your kids, here are a few ways you can have a Sunday Funday right here on LI:

Rent Kayaks
Spend some time out on the water, even if you don’t have a boat! Kayaking is a great family-friendly activity, with rental locations across the island. From Island Park to the Hamptons, you're bound to find some of the best spots to rent kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards.

Grab a Drink at The Buoy Bar
Chase the Sunday scaries away with a drink at this iconic Long Island spot. Located on Reynold's Channel in Point Lookout, walk or bike to The Buoy Bar for waterfront dining, drinks, and excellent views from their outdoor deck. With direct access to the water, this spot is kid-friendly for some sand castle building.

Take the Kids to Adventureland
If you’re longing for a fun day of rides and games, Adventureland is the place for you! From water rides and rollercoasters to bumper cars and carnival games, you’ll be laughing the day away while spending quality time as a family -- win, win!

Relax in the Sun and Sand
Nothing is better than a Sunday spent soaking in the sun at one of Long Island’s beautiful beaches. Be sure to pack lunch, a blanket, and plenty of sunscreen!

Go Out for Brunch
Put on your Sunday best and head out to brunch with your friends! There are plenty of locations across the island that offer a special brunch menu, outdoor scenery, and live entertainment. Go out early in the day and spend the rest of your Sunday relaxing.

At P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve made it our mission to ensure our clients pay the lowest amount in property tax as required by law. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized as fair and honest, and our clients benefit from the close working relationships we’ve established with the assessing units over the years.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Upcoming 2019 Summer Concerts


From country music concerts to full weekend festivals in the Great South Bay, this summer’s concert schedule is stacked with artists of all music genres:

Great South Bay Music Fest
The Great South Bay Music Festival is the longest-running, and largest four day, American Themed music, art & cultural family event on Long Island. Now in its 13th year, the festival overlooks the Great South Bay and features approximately 60 performers from big names to local emerging artists in classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco and funk categories. Catch the festival July 18 thru 21 in Patchogue.

John Mayer
For the perfect date night event snag tickets to see John Mayer, one of the world’s most successful singer-songwriters. With a stream of hits like “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” “Daughters” and “Gravity,” you’ll be singing all night long to this Grammy Award-winning artist. Catch one of his shows at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 at 7:30 PM.

Jimmy Buffett
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a Jimmy Buffett concert at Jones Beach! Catch this year’s event on Thursday, August 8th at 8 PM.

Zac Brown Band
For a relaxing evening of waterfront views and country music, check out Zac Brown Band -- also at Jones Beach. Tickets are available for both the Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 shows beginning at 7 PM.

Who are you looking forward to seeing? Let us know on Facebook!

And remember, if you have any questions about the tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516)/(631) 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

LI Restaurants That Feel Like a Tropical Vacation

While you may not be jetting off to a tropical paradise soon, you’re still in luck. Long Island may not be in the tropics, but we’ve got beautiful, scenic restaurants with great food and ocean-front views.

Here’s where you can get your tropical fix this season close to home:

Photo via Flickr


1. Freeport’s Nautical Mile

Located on Woodcleft Avenue, the Nautical Mile features a waterfront strip of restaurants, bars, shops and outdoor areas perfect for families and party-goers alike. Choose from favorites such as Otto’s Sea Grill, EB Elliot’s, and Tropix on the Mile.

2. Flynn’s Fire Island

Fire Island always feels like a mini island getaway and with a visit to this staple restaurant your trip is complete! Flynn’s is known for its waterfront dining, with menu options such as pan-seared scallops, live music, and beautiful decor. 

3. Besito (Roslyn, Huntington, West Islip)

If you’re dreaming of a Mexican vacation, Besito has the menu and scenery to get you there! Their authentic menu includes guacamole (made table-side) and a deliciously boozy margarita. And at the end of each meal, you’ll be given a worry doll to wish all of your troubles away.

4. RHUM (Patchogue)

For some serious island vibes, head straight to RHUM. This Caribbean-inspired restaurant has a great menu and delicious drinks. Plus, you can swing the night away and enjoy a coconut mojito on one of their bench swings!

5. Cafe Havana

Ditch Long Island’s pine trees and average cuisine for palm trees, Latin jazz, and a wide variety of Island-inspired food at Cafe Havana. Their menu consists of Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Spanish influences, making it a unique dining experience with something for the whole family.

At P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve made it our mission to ensure our clients pay the lowest amount in property tax as required by law. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized as fair and honest, and our clients benefit from the close working relationships we’ve established with the assessing units over the years.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Explore LI’s Hidden Gems


For families, couples and adventurous individuals, Long Island has a seemingly never-ending list of places to visit and things to do. Due to their popularity, some of these attractions can fall victim to long lines and overcrowding -- which means less exploring and more waiting.

With a little digging, however, you can uncover the best of what ‘The Island’ has to offer, without all of the waiting around. Whether it be an under-the-radar restaurant or a lush lavender field — we’ve got some hidden gems right in our own backyard!

Lavender By The Bay

Trying to get the perfectly-purple Instagram photo is never a task in East Marion, where Lavender bunches take over an endless plot of land on the north fork. Here you’re able to bring your furry friends along for an adventure as you dance through Lavender fields, and purchase your own goodies to bring home!

Cornucopia’s Noshery
Tucked away on a quiet corner in the heart of Amityville lies a breakfast and lunch hotspot that boasts much more than an eclectic menu. This kinda-retro, goth inspired, hippy restaurant includes a selection of fruity boozy breakfast drinks and a ‘Tropical Waffle’ (complete with a piña colada sauce), that’s truly second to none.

Collector Car Showcase
Among many historic buildings in the town of Oyster Bay, Collector Car Showcase (or CCS Motors) is an automobile enthusiast’s trip back in time. This private facility houses vintage & luxury automobiles from all decades, in addition to restored relics from each automotive period. Hosted often is a Saturday morning ‘Cars & Coffee’ event, which brings hundreds of sports cars together for a morning of caffeine and carburetors.

Charlotte’s Frozen Yogurt/Speakeasy
For those looking for a few drinks, you just might find something special in the basement of Charlotte’s Frozen Yogurt in Farmingdale. This frozen yogurt shop puts on a front upon first entrance, but a little digging and a secret password just might lead you to the basement, where live music, low light, and specialty cocktails are available for anyone over 21.

Nassau Museum of Art - The Frick Estate
For families looking for a fun day out, the Nassau County Museum of Art houses a little bit of treasure for everyone in one place! Located in Roslyn Harbor, this former estate is now the home to different types of fine art, relics, and an outdoor sculpture garden worth taking a stroll (or two!) through. You and your gang will spend hours gazing among some of the world’s finest art, in a building as historic as the items it protects.

And remember, if you have any questions about the tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516) 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Father's Day on Long Island


Looking for a fun way to celebrate dad this Sunday? We’ve rounded up some local events offering special promotions:

For the adventurous dad…
Adventureland in Farmingdale is letting dads ride for free with the donation of a toy this Father’s Day! You can also head over to the Long Island Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights for an afternoon of free zip lining (with a paid climber, use code DAD19 at checkout). And if you’d prefer to hang indoors, Karts Indoor Raceway in Ronkokoma is letting dads indulge their inner child — riding for free with a paying child.

For the beer loving dad…
Dads, enjoy your first beer for free at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. (in both Greenport AND Peconic) as well as a discounted $4 pint at Long Ireland Brewing.

For the wine loving dad… 
Head out to Riverheard to RGNY Winery for live music and a free glass of wine for dad. Or to Peconic’s Pindar Vineyards, where dads will receive a free gift with any wine or beer purchase at the tasting bar (live music here, as well!).

For the sports loving dad…
Play ball! Catch a vintage “base ball” game at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, as it was played (and spelled) in 1864! More of an equestrian? Check out an exciting polo match at Bethpage State Park or attend Breakfast at Belmont!

For the foodie…
Instead of an at home BBQ, why not head out for lunch or dinner! Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Westbury offers a bottomless brunch from 11:30am-3pm and Frank’s Steaks in Jericho and RVC is offering “a steak fit for a king” — $50, Prime Dry Aged, 24 oz Bone-In New York Strip Steak.

Looking for even more ideas and freebies? Visit Newsday!

And remember, if you have any questions about the tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516) 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend 2019 on LI


Memorial Day Weekend is here, and there’s no better place to kick off the start of the summer season than Long Island!

From the annual Jones Beach Bethpage Air Show to flag ceremonies and services in honor of our veterans, there are plenty of events happening in honor of Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 25

Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach State Park
Memorial Day Weekend on Long Island isn’t complete without our iconic air show! Held all weekend, plan to get there early, bring lots of sunscreen and snacks, and join the rest of LI in seeing the amazing United States Air Force Thunderbirds!

Decoration Day at Old Bethpage
Travel back to the 1800s at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Decoration Day at Old Bethpage will feature a remembrance ceremony, historic craft demonstrations, brass band concerts and a ceremony & parade at 2:15 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, May 26

Lawrence-Cedarhurst Memorial Day Parade and Service
The parade begins at Rockaway Turnpike and Central Avenue and heads toward Cedarhurst Memorial Plaza in the Andrew J. Parise Park where the service to honor the service of our veterans will follow.

Monday, May 27 (Happy Memorial Day!)

Garden City Memorial Day Parade
Garden City's parade will start at Cherry Valley Avenue and 10th Street, and end in front of the village’s war monuments in front of the public library.

Long Beach Memorial Day Parade
The Long Beach Memorial Day Parade begins at Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street at 10:00 am and ends at the reviewing stand on Park Avenue in front of City Hall. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will be joined by city, county and state officials to celebrate American independence and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Massapequa Park Memorial Day Parade
Come join The Massapequa Park community in paying tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of our nation. The parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Front Street in Massapequa Park ending at Klestinec Park, where a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place.

Wantagh Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
The parade will start at 10:00 am and will proceed south on Wantagh Ave., turning east on Park Ave., and ending at the American Legion Post. The ceremony will start right after the conclusion of the parade and will include a presentation of remembrance.

From all of us here at P.T.R.C., Inc., have a happy Memorial Day!

At P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve made it our mission to ensure our clients pay the lowest amount in property tax as required by law. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized as fair and honest, and our clients benefit from the close working relationships we’ve established with the assessing units over the years.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Don’t Miss the Suffolk County Deadline!


Calling all Suffolk County residents: it’s time to get your tax grievance application in ASAP.

Please be sure to submit your application by TOMORROW: May 16th. 

While the official deadline is May 21st, we will need time to manually file all applications with each town in Suffolk. Since this is a manual process, we want to ensure we submit your grievance application on time! By receiving applications by 2pm on May 16th, we can do just that.

Still on the fence about submitting? Don’t be! Filing for a tax reduction is of no cost to you. That’s right, we won’t charge you anything if we don’t get you a reduction. AND, your taxes will not automatically increase just because of a challenge.

If we do succeed in lowering your property taxes, our fee is a percentage of the first year of savings (and Suffolk homeowners may have a $75 CMA fee). Tax savings in subsequent years are entirely yours!

Have more questions about the tax reduction process? Visit our FAQ page or contact our office, we’d be glad to answer any additional questions.

At P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve made it our mission to ensure our clients pay the lowest amount in property tax as required by law. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized as fair and honest, and our clients benefit from the close working relationships we’ve established with the assessing units over the years.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tick Tock! Suffolk County’s Grievance Deadline is Almost Here!


By filing a grievance, you have the potential of reducing your property taxes by hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars and the team here at PTRC is here to help every step of the way!

If you’re a Suffolk County resident, take note — your grievance deadline is around the corner.

While the deadline for 2019/2020 applications is May 21st, we ask that you submit your applications to our office by 2pm on May 16th. We have to manually file all applications with each town in Suffolk County, submitting your application by May 16th guarantees we can file your applications in time.

If you have any questions or concerns about your application, please give us a call at 631-484-0654 or send an email to info@ptrc.com.

Remember, our policy is simple — if we do not get you a reduction, you do NOT pay us a penny! Curious about how much you can save? Enter your town, street, or zip code to see what your neighbors have already saved.

What are you waiting for? Click “Apply Now” to submit your application!


At P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve made it our mission to ensure our clients pay the lowest amount in property tax as required by law. Since 1990, we’ve been recognized as fair and honest, and our clients benefit from the close working relationships we’ve established with the assessing units over the years.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mother’s Day on Long Island


While moms should be honored every day, why not spoil them a bit extra this Mother’s Day!

And as a bonus, a number of places are offering freebies in honor of mom:

For the adventurous mom…
Visit the Long Island Adventure Park in Wheatley Heights for an afternoon of zip lining! Moms can go for FREE, with a paid climber, just use MOMS19 at online checkout.

For the wine loving mom…
Pindar Vineyards out in Peconic is giving moms a free stemless wine glass and chocolates with any purchase! And Sannino Vineyard (also in Peconic) is hosting a Mother’s Day Chocolate Fondue event — $30 per person, includes chocolate fondue plate and a glass of Sannino Rose.

For the animal loving mom…
Bring mom to White Post Farms in Melville for free admission to their petting zoo this Sunday or further out east to the Long Island Aquarium for free entry (with a child’s admission).

For the artsy mom…
The Hecksher Museum of Art in Huntington is offering moms free admission and Paint a Piece Pottery in Commack has a Mother’s Day light brunch (bagels, muffins, etc.) to go along with their crafts. Reservations are required, learn more here»

Looking for even more ideas and freebies? Visit Newsday!

And remember, if you have any questions about the tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516) 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Nassau County’s Grievance Deadline is TOMORROW


Calling all Nassau County residents, get your application in ASAP! The Nassau County tax grievance deadline is TOMORROW.

Don’t sleep on the potential of lowering your property taxes. All applications must be received in our office by 2pm tomorrow, April 30.

Our team is here and available to assist you if you have any questions or concerns. Simply give us a call or send us an email at the below:
Phone: (516) 484-0654
Email: info@ptrc.com

All we need is your application and we’ll take care of the rest and remember, if there is no reduction you don’t pay.

Curious how much you may be able to save? Enter your address (or city) into our interactive tool and take a look at what your neighbors have already saved after enlisting the help of PTRC.

We’ve been proudly helping Nassau County residents since 1990 and have handled over 285,000 assessment challenges, securing millions in reductions and refunds for our clients! We're on a mission to ensure all Long Island homeowners pay the lowest amount of property taxes as required by law.

For more information, visit us online: https://www.ptrc.com/

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Long Island Spring Restaurant Week


Calling all foodies — mark your calendars!

The award-winning Long Island Restaurant Week kicks off its Spring 2019 campaign this Sunday for 8 days, ending May 5. That means you'll enjoy a 3-course, prix-fixed menu for $29.95 per person at participating restaurants. Now's the perfect excuse to try that new restaurant you've been eyeing!

Here are some of our favorite places participating:

City Cellar, Westbury
Menu  |  Reservations
This New American eatery is offering a stacked menu for Restaurant Week. With 10-12 different appetizers and entrees to choose from, you’re bound to find something that strikes your fancy.

Molto Bene, Bellmore
Menu  |  Reservations
Enjoy a full Italiano experience at Molto Bene, located in the heart of Bellmore. This year’s restaurant week menu includes Chicken Sorrentino, Filet of Sole Marechiara, and Gnocchi Pesto (to name a few).

Waterzooi, Garden City
Menu  |  Reservations
Head over to Long Island’s only Belgian Bistro! Choose from Mussel Pots, Bordeaux Short Ribs and more! For dessert, you can’t go wrong with their Belgian Triple Chocolate Mousse.

Caracara Mexican Grill, Farmingdale
Menu  |  Reservations
Botanas, tacos, enchiladas, oh my! Caracara serves up Mexican favorites in a comfortable setting. Choose your favorite botana (appetizer), an entree (tacos, enchiladas, and platos fuertes) as well as one dessert all for $29.95. 

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, our team is dedicated to getting you the reductions you deserve. While you’re enjoying not cooking next week, do remember both Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadlines are approaching — have you submitted your application yet?

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Where to Celebrate Easter and Passover on LI


In the mood to cook your own holiday feast? No? You’re not alone.

Take a look at some local restaurants, below, serving up Easter and Passover meals!

Easter


Maxwell’s 501 Main Street, Islip
One of Lessing’s Hospitality Group’s restaurants, Maxwells, is hosting an Easter Brunch from 10am-2pm on Easter Sunday. Enjoy assorted baked goods, hot brunch buffet station, tea sandwiches & wraps — plus photos with the Easter Bunny! The cost is $28.95 for Adults, half priced for kids. Reservations are recommended, visit their website for more information»

Novitá Wine Bar & Trattoria 860 Franklin Ave, Garden City
For $44.95 for adults and $16.96 for children, enjoy a full breakfast buffet with unlimited brunch cocktails while dining! In addition to regular dinner offerings, Novitá will also be serving a special Easter dinner menu for $34.95 per person (+ tax and tip). As a bonus, you’ll have a great view of the antique car parade down Franklin Ave. Learn more»

Thyme 8 Tower Place, Roslyn
Thyme is located in the Village of Roslyn, overlooking the Roslyn Duck Son and Gerry Park. Choose from Easter Brunch (served from 10am-1:30pm) or Easter Dinner (served from 2:45pm-8:30pm). Reservations required, so book yours today! And as a bonus: if you don’t feel like going out, in-home catering IS available — place orders by Sunday, April 14!

Passover


Thyme 8 Tower Place, Roslyn
In addition to special Easter menus, Thyme is also preparing for a special Passover prix fixed dinner beginning at sundown on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 (4pm-10pm). Only the Passover menu will be served on these evenings. If you’d prefer in-home catering, place your order by Sunday, April 14!

The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House 25 Main St, Roslyn, NY
Another Roslyn favorite, this family-run landmark has been serving seafood and steak for over 55 years! Reservations are being accepted for seatings at 5pm & 7:45pm on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. Full menu and reservation details can be found her

And remember, Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadline is around the corner — have you submitted your application yet? Enjoy all the family fun this spring season brings and be sure to contact us for your tax reduction needs!

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

6 Spring Cleaning Tips for 2019


Happy spring! From sprucing up your home to spring cleaning your finances, we have some tips for you:

6 Spring Cleaning Tips for 2019


  1. Clean and repair screens: Window and door screens can suffer some damage in the winter months. Repair any small holes you may see and give them a good scrub down. Then you’ll be ready to let the warm breeze in!
  2. Clean out gutters: Gutters and downspouts have a tendency to clog. Prepare for April showers by ensuring they are free from debris. 
  3. Declutter your shelves: While you may have dusted shelves and countertops, what about decluttering? Take some time to go through what you have on display, is it necessary to keep? Can you donate anything or box things away?
  4. Wash blankets, throws, and curtains: These items can easily collect dust, which can become an allergy nightmare. Give these a good washing or dry cleaning and pack away any items not in use.
  5. Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans: You may need a step ladder to assist, but giving these fixtures a good cleaning is necessary. Not only will fixtures look better, but your lights will seem brighter and your fan won’t circulate excess dust!
  6. Take a look at your finances: Spring cleaning doesn’t just involve the interior and exterior of your home! Take a look at your finances. One great way to do this is to take a closer look at your property taxes and see if you are paying too much. 

Not sure how to tackle number 6? That’s where we come in!

Here at P.T.R.C., Inc., we’ve been helping homeowners on Long Island reduce their property tax bills since 1990. All you need to do is submit your application and we take care of the rest!


Remember, the tax grievance deadline is approaching! If you live in Nassau County, be sure to submit your application be April 30, 2019 and if you live in Suffolk County, please submit by May 16, 2019.

If you have any questions about the tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516) 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Your Grievance Deadline is Approaching!

Whether you live in Nassau or Suffolk County, your grievance deadline is around the corner — have you submitted your application yet? The Nassau County deadline is April 30th, while those in Suffolk County have until May 21st. Either way, don’t miss out on your chance to submit your complaint!




Here are a few things to remember:

Filing means you can pay lower property taxes.

The whole point of filing a grievance is to lower the amount of property taxes you pay each year. If you are granted a reduction, you’ll get to pay the lower assessed value on your property, and may even get a refund if you overpay.

You have nothing to lose by filing!

We won't charge you anything if you don’t receive a deduction after you file a property tax grievance. When it’s as risk-free as that, we can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want to file!

We handle everything for you.

Once you fill out the application on our website, we will submit your claim and represent you to the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission (ARC) or the Suffolk County Board of Assessment Review (BAR). If we like the decision the Board makes, we will accept it. If not, we’ll head to Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR).


We have a strong history of winning cases in SCAR, and we handle everything from purchasing your index number (after a $30 fee) to appearing on your behalf and presenting the necessary evidence.

We Have a Proven Success Record

We’ve been helping Long Island homeowners reduce their property taxes for over 30 years and have earned millions of dollars in reductions for our clients. You can trust us with your case!


If you have a question about the property tax grievance process, call 631-484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Celebrate Spring on Long Island!

Spring has officially arrived, and there’s no better place to enjoy the beautiful weather than right here on Long Island. From walking botanical gardens to hiking lighthouses, we’re excited to start planning some outdoor activities. Check out a few of our favorite local spring hot spots to put on your weekend to-do list:

bench on boardwalk long island

Schmitt’s Farm Stand On Sound
Entry Fee - FREE
Take a drive to the East End of Long Island and visit Schmitt’s Farm Stand On Sound. Their farm stand isn’t just limited to fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can also pick out a beautiful bouquet of flowers grown locally on site and trust us, you’ll want to try their famous Holy Schmitt’s Horseradish!

Hike at the Fire Island Lighthouse
Entry Fee - $15.00
Are you a history buff? Do you love hiking? Sign up for a guided tour around the famous Fire Island Lighthouse (the second lighthouse ever built along the coast of Long Island). Or you can simply enjoy the sites, and the exercise, on your own.

Old Westbury Gardens 
General Admission for House & Gardens - $12.00
Over 62 - $10.00
Children 7-17 - $7.00
6 and Younger - FREE
The beautiful flowers and landscape design at Old Westbury Gardens is the perfect way to celebrate spring. You can even bring your favorite four-legged friends on a walk in the gardens during dog days (but don’t forget your leash)!

Montauk Music Festival
Entry Fee - FREE
Grab a blanket, some beach chairs, and your family and friends, and enjoy live music at the Montauk Music Festival. There will be over 400 artists performing with a music style for everyone (including pop, alternative, rock, reggae, blues, and more).

And remember, Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadline is around the corner — have you submitted your application yet? Enjoy all the fun that Long Island has to offer this March and be sure to contact us for your tax reduction needs!

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Long Island

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are happening all month long — so break out the green and check out one of these nearby events or parades!

crowd at St. Patrick's Day parade

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
Location: Babylon
Date: March 15
This is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day activity for all of your little leprechauns! Head to the Babylon Library between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for holiday-themed crafts and a fun scavenger hunt!

St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl
Location: Huntington
Date: March 16
Fee: $25
Leave the kids with a babysitter for an adult day-out in Huntington. The St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., including stops at Christopher’s, Finley’s, Nag’s Head Ale House, and more. Plus, a portion of the proceeds goes to charity!

"May the Road Rise to Meet Ye” 5K Run, Walk and Parade
Location: Patchogue
Date: March 17
Patchogue's St. Patrick’s Day celebrations differ from every other town — they include a 5K that begins right before the parade marches on. The 5K and parade will begin at 10:30 a.m., and Main Street will be closed from Route 112 to West Avenue.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Charity
Location: Rockville Centre
Date: March 23
Enjoy one final St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Rockville Centre. Their 23rd-holiday parade will donate all of the proceeds to supports several local charities.

And remember, Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadline is around the corner — have you submitted your application yet? Enjoy all the fun that Long Island has to offer this March and be sure to contact us for your tax reduction needs!

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Upcoming Long Island Events: March 2019


From Long Island's Winterfest to St. Patrick’s Day Parades, beat the winter blues with these fun local events!

The Chocolate Expo 
March 3, from 10am-7pm, Garden City
Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here’s your chance to taste, purchase and indulge in delicious chocolate goodies at The Chocolate Expo! This year will have over 80 vendors with a variety of chocolate offerings — from vegan chocolate to chocolate wine — at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

Nassau County’s 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge 
March 10, from 1pm-3pm, Oyster Bay
Work up the nerve to jump into the Oyster Bay Harbor in honor of Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County's 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! Festivities start at 1pm — rain, snow or shine. Enjoy free hot dogs, drinks to keep warm, along with a DJ all for a good cause. And as a reminder, daylight savings begins on March 10, so be sure to turn your clocks ahead.

St. Patrick’s Day Parades
All month long, Islandwide
Regardless if you’re a Nassau or Suffolk county resident, you can rest assured that March will have your pick of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to choose from. The Kings Park parade starts us off on March 2, Huntington’s parade on March 10, Patchogue’s falls on St. Patrick’s Day itself, Montauk’s on March 24, and Jamesport’s on March 30. Be sure to look up your local St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

Long Island Winterfest 
Now through March 24, 2019, East End
Now in its 12th year, Long Island Winterfest is a celebration of our East End’s vineyards, breweries, hotels, music, art, food, and MORE — all packaged into 5 weekends of fun. Check out their website, linked above, to learn more!

And remember, Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadline is around the corner — have you submitted your application yet? Enjoy all the fun that Long Island has to offer this March and be sure to contact us for your tax reduction needs!

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Why Choose P.T.R.C., Inc.


Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we strongly believe that NO ONE should pay more than their fair share of property tax.

That’s why we’ve been helping residents across Long Island in property tax reductions for over two decades! Since 1990, we’ve handled over 285,000 assessment challenges and secured millions of dollars in reductions and refunds for our clients.

If you’re looking for help in filing your tax grievance, you won’t go wrong by enlisting P.T.R.C., Inc. — and here’s why:


We’re one of the leaders in property tax challenges. 

We’re proud to serve over-burdened, Nassau and Suffolk County homeowners for almost 30 years. We’re dedicated to assuring our clients are paying the lowest possible property tax as required by law.


We only charge a fee on successful cases. 

That’s right, if you don’t get a reduction, we don’t charge you a fee. Learn more about how the fees work, here, on our website.


We’re recognized as fair and honest.

Spinning off of the above, we’re not collecting money from you if you do not win a property tax reduction. We work closely with each of our clients and keep customer service as our number one priority — that’s why we can be reached at any time via email: info@ptrc.com.


Experience the difference in working with a team of experts! Contact us today to get started.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Where to Celebrate National Margarita Day on LI


National Margarita Day is Friday, February 22 and we can’t think of a better way to end the (cold, and semi-snowy) work week.

If you’re looking for local Long Island spots to celebrate — look no further, we’ve got you covered:

Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Lake Grove): Looks like they’re planning to double the fun this year — with TWO days of margarita deals! That’s right, starting tomorrow, Thursday February 21 and running through Friday February 22, you can enjoy $2.22 Silver Margaritas from open to close.

Besito Mexican (Huntington, Roslyn, and West Islip): Head down for lunch on Friday from 12-3pm to enjoy 2 for 1 specialty margaritas! Then from 4-6pm, the restaurants will be offering a tequila tasting featuring Roca Patron Tequila — and as an added bonus, the chain is also offering a $100 Besito gift card giveaway! Full details here»

Chili’s (Multiple Locations): Join the fiesta with three margaritas for $5 each! Pick your poison: Cuervo Blue Margarita, the islandy Tropical Sunrise Margarita, or the fruity Blueberry Pineapple Margarita.

Verde Kitchen & Cocktails (Bayshore): Known for amazing Mexican food AND their margaritas, you won't go wrong by heading down to Verde Kitchen & Cocktails for margarita specials all day long!

The Refuge (Melville): From 4-7pm in the bar area, The Refuge is offering up $5 Avion Tequila margaritas and $4 tequila shots. Or visit their sister restaurant, Kpacho in New Hyde Park who will be serving up $6 classic margaritas and $7 flavored margaritas along with a Patron tasting from 5- 7pm.

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, our team is dedicated to getting you the reductions you deserve no matter what day of the year it is. National Margarita Day means a day closer to Nassau and Suffolk’s grievance deadline — have you submitted your application yet?

We have successfully challenged property taxes since 1990 and are here to help you SAVE! Contact us today for more information.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tick Tock! Nassau County’s Grievance Deadline is Almost Here!


Attention Nassau County: your tax grievance deadline is almost here. What was initially March 1, 2019, has since been extended to April 30, 2019 — so while you have a bit more time, we urge you to get your applications in soon.

By filing a grievance, you have the potential of reducing your property taxes by hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars and the team here at P.T.R.C., Inc. is here to help every step of the way!

Click "Apply Now" below to get started:
Once we receive your signed application, the P.T.R.C., Inc. team will represent you before the Assessment Review Commission (ARC) in Nassau County. We’ll take care of all the necessary documentation and appear on your behalf.

Remember, our policy is simple — if there is no reduction, you don’t pay us anything!

And there is NO risk to you! Your taxes cannot increase because of a challenge. Learn more about the fees, here, on our website.

Curious about how much you can save? Take a look at what your neighbors have already saved and contact us today to get started!

If you have any questions about the Nassau County tax grievance process, we would be more than happy to help! Just call (516) 484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com and one of our friendly customer service representatives will point you in the right direction. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Romantic Places for Valentine's Day Dates in New York


3 Romantic Places for Valentine's Day Dates in New York

The “loveliest” month of the year is back, which makes for the perfect excuse to plan some adventures with your significant other. Granted, New York is relatively cold during this time of year, but surprisingly, its home to unmatched Valentine's Day experiences. If you’re looking for some plans for the big day, then here are a few of our favorite picks:

Visit Time Square

One of the most iconic spots to visit in Manhattan happens to be Times Square. Besides being located in the “heart” of New York City, this spot is the perfect place to be on Valentine’s Day. From the famous sights and sounds to the picture-perfect photo ops, there’s nothing better than walking through the most legendary spot in Manhattan with your loved one!
Additionally, Times Square happens to be a rather popular location for many couples, being the place where proposals are made, vows are renewed, and sometimes (if you’re lucky to see it) an actual wedding will occur right in front of your eyes. Even if you don’t plan on participating in any of the above, yet, just seeing people share their love for one another is arguably one of the best, timeless experiences the Big Apple has to offer.

Enjoy Live Entertainment

If Times Square is not your ideal Valentine's Day spot, there are tons of concerts and comedy shows available for you on the Island. In fact, many forms of live entertainment this time of year offer two-for-one ticket deals, which is always a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of.
 If you do plan on taking your loved one to a live show, it’s best to purchase your tickets in advance. The reason being is this: you’ll typically have a better selection of seats, in addition to avoiding purchasing your tickets from third-party resellers — which are usually overpriced, and sometimes, not even authentic tickets at all.

Go to the Movies

Last but not least, seeing a popular film at your local cinema is still the epitome of a perfect date night, no matter what time of the year it may be. Whether you’re in the mood to catch a new film or a limited engagement screening of a romantic classic, you and your significant other will truly have a wonderful, relaxing evening. As an added bonus, just like live entertainment, sometimes theaters will offer a low-cost ticket special on the big day — and it’s important to redeem that offer as soon as you see it since it could be limited.


As the leader in property tax challenges, the staff at P.T.R.C., Inc. is dedicated to assuring that our clients pay the lowest possible property tax as required by law. To see how we can help you, give us a call at (516) 344-8375/(631) 397-0785 or visit our website for more information. 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Why It’s Important to Understand Your Property Tax Numbers

When a person buys a home for the first time, they may overlook a critical factor associated with home ownership: their property taxes. Property taxes have a significant impact on your life, in addition to real estate ownership. Understanding property tax numbers is an essential part of ownership, care, and your utmost attention should be devoted to learning about these figures.

Property Taxes Make Up a Major Part of Home Ownership Costs

When you look at the cost of owning a home, the major factors associated with this asset are your mortgage payments, interest, principal, and property taxes. While property taxes fluctuate widely across the United States, in many places property taxes make up a significant amount of the cost of your home and therefore require real analysis. If you don't take the time to understand both what your current property taxes are and what they can be increased to, you may end up with a home that is out of your financial means. This is why it’s extremely important to take the time to understand what your property taxes are, and what they have traditionally been increased by, in order to understand whether they are within your budget.

Understand What You Are Paying for

Take some time to understand what your property taxes entail and what benefits accrue to you (and your community) when you do so. Of course, the answer will fluctuate from community to community — but property taxes typically tend to include the cost of public school, sanitation department/services, and your local fire department. Other costs often included are library services and park maintenance. When you dive further into the details of your property tax numbers, this will allow you to understand the programs that you can benefit from, as well as the returns that you can get on your taxes.

Avoid Overpaying On Your Taxes

Luckily, there are many programs that will allow you to reduce the property taxes you are currently paying. In New York state, for example, the STAR program allows you to reduce the total you owe in property taxes. It’s important to take the time to learn about your current property tax situation and how you can possibly reduce your balance as a whole. While most communities will try to equitably divide the cost of your property taxes, some homeowners may end up being charged an inequitable share. When you thoroughly examine, and learn, every detail of your property taxes, you may be able to have your taxes grieved and ultimately reduce the total cost that you will end up paying.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Historical Places to Visit This Winter


In the wintertime, most people want to cozy up and stay indoors to enjoy their families. While there is nothing wrong with that, you might start to get a bit restless, and that’s where a winter trip comes in! With most people inclined to stay indoors, this is a great time to see some beautiful and historical elements that you may have never seen before. If you are looking for some inspiration, and to beat the crowds these three locations offer a rich history, and very much worth a trip to this winter:

Washington D. C.

From museums to the White House, Washington D. C. is one of the most culture-rich cities in the U.S.  While many may think it could be an expensive trip, here are some of the top enjoyable sights to see that are conveniently free:

·        Lincoln, Jefferson, and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorials
·        National Gallery of Art where you’ll find the Declaration of Independence
·        Rock Creek Park which is also home to the National Zoo
·        U.S. National Arboretum
·        Gravelly Point & Hains Point
·        Take a tour of the Whitehouse East Wing

Washington, D.C is also home to The National Museum of African American History and Culture and offers an abundance of exhibitions. The displayed artifacts depict the contributions that Black Americans have made through our history and give you a glimpse into history through the African American lens.

Honolulu Hawaii

If you are itching for a warm getaway, with a little history on the side, save up and make the trip of a lifetime to Honolulu, Hawaii. When you begin to plan your sightseeing adventures, add The USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor to the top of your list. The memorial commemorates the day, December 7, 1941, that Pearl Harbor received a surprise Japanese attack on The USS Arizona. Today, Arizona rest right where she fell, and it marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and marines that lost their lives.

Navajo Nation
Tuba City, in Arizona, offers a self-guided tour that will let you experience and learn the Navajo culture, explore the scenery, and buy directly from their vendors. Plan ahead though, because this is a three-day tour. If you are looking for more of an art experience, you can find a schedule demonstration in Navajoland. From woven rugs to handmade pottery and jewelry — these works of art are truly a sight to see.

So your winter travels will not be boring. There are some interesting things that we can explore if we can leave this house to do so. Book your trip now, and enjoy a nice winter vacation.



Thursday, January 17, 2019

Property Tax Reductions and Exemptions


There are several ways to save money on your property taxes. Age, disability, and location are just a few factors that can help qualify you for a number of exemptions or deductions. Here are some of the top ways to save a little on your taxes.
Homestead
In some states, you can avoid paying property taxes upon the death of your spouse under the Homestead Exemption.
Seniors and the Disabled
If you collect social security due to being elderly or disabled, you may be able to defer paying property taxes as long as you can provide proof of income and your age.
Military Veterans
If you actively serve in the military during wartime, primarily live in a military-provided home, or were dishonorably discharged, you may be exempt from paying property tax or at least receive a reduction. You just have to meet certain requirements like the length of residence and income.
Renovations
With every renovation you perform on your home, your property taxes will change. Certain kinds of renovations can result in a lower tax amount.
Energy Incentives
Adding green upgrades, such as solar panels, geothermal pumps, or other sources of renewable energy, can help lower your property taxes or be considered exempt from taxes entirely.
Tricks for Lowering Your Property Taxes

  • Ask for Your Tax Card. You can request a copy of your property tax card so you know the amounts you’re working with.
  • Avoid Building Bigger. Any major changes generally increase your property taxes, unless they are more green-friendly and sustainable.
  • Limit Curb Appeal. The more attractive your yard (pools, large lighting, etc.) the higher the assessment on your home’s value and the higher your property tax.
  • Research the Neighborhoods. All home records are available as public record, so do your homework and compare your property taxes to other homes in the neighborhood. If yours are very different, look into having your home reassessed.
  • Stay Close to Your Home Assessor. You know your home best and can help prevent the assessor from overlooking minor details such as small cracks and outdated appliances that equate to lower property value.