Showing posts with label Long Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Long Island. Show all posts

Saturday, September 22, 2018

October Events in Long Island


Long Island is a beautiful place to be and for many, the fall months mean great opportunities for events that the whole family can enjoy. However, not everyone knows what there is to do or where they can find some of the most exciting events.

Because we know that families need to have some fun when not worrying about property taxes, we encourage you to learn about some of the events that are happening and how you can enjoy them. Here are some of the best things you can do in Long Island this October.

37th Annual Montauk Fall Family Festival


The 37th Annual Montauk Fall Family Festival will kick off on Saturday, October 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. at The Montauk Green with a wide array of things for you and your family to do. Enjoy live music, Long Island beers and wines, foods with an Oktoberfest theme, street painting, inflatable rides, and more.

There’s even a free 30-horse carousel and a Farmer’s market.

Haunted Hatchery


The Haunted Hatchery will take place on Saturday, October 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium. The not-so-scary event welcomes all families ($6 for adults and $4 for kids) to come out and trick-or-treat through the Hatchery and Aquarium.

Long Island Fall Festival


Between October 5 and October 8, the Long Island Fall Festival will take place at Heckscher Park. This event is a true celebration of community spirit and offers four entertainment stages, a fully equipped carnival, arts and craft vendors, food and drinks, and more. Admission to the public is entirely free.

Scarecrow Competition


Going on throughout the entire month at the Stony Brook Village Center, there will be more than 30 scarecrows on display with individuals voting for their favorite! It’s 30+ different organizations coming together to create a display for the public.

Be sure to take full advantage of everything that Long Island has to offer and enjoy some of the events that will be taking place the month of October.




Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Aquariums in Long Island


The Long Island Aquarium Exhibits

There is always something fun to do on Long Island. The shopping, restaurants, and attractions are some of the best in the world. There is excitement in the air, and it can be challenging to decide what to do first. Wrap up the summer with a trip to an aquarium.

The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

This is where the Coral Reef Exhibit can be found. This is a thirty-foot long coral reef display with 20,000 gallons of water. The natural reef ecosystem features a back reef, reef wall, terrace, and crest. Viewers will delight in the 800 varieties of marine life and fish including tangs, angelfish, sea urchins, wrasses, sea cucumbers, gobies, crabs, and snails. There are soft and stony corals, coralline algae and anemones. Natural aquatic behavior is showcased by the diversity and size of the reef.

The Sand Shark Lagoon appears as visitors cross the delightful wooden bridge. On one side are the North Shore's rock-strewn beaches and towering bluffs with the other side depicting the South Shore's salt marshes and rolling dunes. 

This exhibit features the same types of fish seen off Long Island's shores. Every fish in the exhibition was caught locally, usually in Shinnecock Bay or Peconic Bay. One of the most plentiful sharks on the United States Atlantic coast are the sand sharks. They are featured in this exhibit along with common Long Island fish including striped bass, clearnose skates, smooth dogfish sharks, fluke, weakfish, tarpon and a lot more.

The Koi Pond showcases the national fish of Japan, the Koi. These fish are prized for their vibrant markings and numerous colors. They grow up to three feet long, live approximately fifty years and live in cold waters. Their diet includes plant life, insects, worms, and shrimps. The Koi Pond has a variety of aquatic plants as well including water lilies, water hyacinth, papyrus, canna and water lettuce.

The Sea Lion Coliseum

It is challenging to meet the thirteen-year-old, 400 pound California sea lion named Java and not fall in love instantly. Every day visitors at the aquarium enjoy a spectacular fifteen-minute show. Java has some fantastic moves including using her incredible flexibility to touch her nose to her lower back, high five her trainer and boogey to the dance tunes. The Sea Lion Coliseum is an excellent way for a family to spend the afternoon.

We hope you enjoy yourself at the aquarium, let us know how it went! 


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Historical Landmarks in Long Island

Over this summer, we’ve written about places to go visit, places to go eat, places to grab a donut or a bagel, we've even talked about places to relax with the family. School is almost back in session and we want to bring attention to some local historical landmarks that might pop up in class.



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Located in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, this facility has provided some of the biggest discoveries in molecular biology. Cancer research and the discovery of the structure of DNA was first announced by the scientists from this location in 1953. CSH has been active for 128 years as of this year. They are still leading the studies and remaining the examples of discovery in biology.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

Nearby the CSH Laboratory is our next historical location. They say they have the “largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fishes, and amphibians.” Schools visit this location that shut their doors in 1982 as a hatchery but opened up once again as an education center. If you would be interested in visiting this center, learn more about them here.

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Located in Garden City, NY, for over 100 years has been home to all things air and spacecraft.  It hosts one of the most unique collections of aircraft around. This location hosts birthday parties, tours, it has a planetarium and a theater. There are over 30 hands-on exhibits and cockpits to climb into. Plan a trip to this place of aerospace history today.

Parrish Art Museum

This location is in Water Mill, NY. Samuel Longstreth Parrish went to Harvard and is where he got a taste for the Italian Renaissance. He began collecting art in the 1880’s. In the summer of 1897, a single exhibition hall was constructed. Sped up to today, the art collection lives in a new building that opened doors in 2012. Learn more about this location here.

Have any of you been to these locations? School trips? Family trips? Let us know on Facebook. We are curious to hear back.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Long Island Tours to Go On

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From shorebirds, cormorants, cardinals and majestic ospreys to hawks and falcons, Long Island has close to 500 species of birds and is a favorite for birdwatchers. Various sanctuaries dot the landscape on this beautiful island interspaced with wildlife refuges and a few floral parks.

If walking around does not agree with you, cruise through the scenic environment of Stony Brook. 27-passenger pontoon boat cruises through the organization’s 88-acre wetlands preserve for a 90-minute tour. An onboard naturalist describes the wildlife and flora you’ll see.


For the physical fitness fans, available are various bike tours to take you through beautiful routes and get you working out too. From the Mattituck Guided Farm and Wine Country Bike Tour offered by East End Bike Tours to the endurance Montauk and Shelter Island Overnight Bike Tour which comes as part of a package by Gotham Bicycle Tours.


For those who are more adventurous, their tours of the iconic island that can be carried out on foot, car, boats or even helicopters. The tours are not just picturesque; they come loaded with different aspects. History, architecture, nature, and culture come together on Long Island to create the perfect holiday getaway whether you are a local or from out of town.

For the children, the island is home to Adventure Land Amusement Park, or you can tour Deep Hollow Ranch where you get to visit on horseback the serene beaches or go on fun wagon tours.


Ranked among the world's Top 10 Wine regions, Long Island plays host to various wineries, and there packages that will let you see up close how good wine is made. The hotels in Long Island are highly rated, and for the avid traveler, the allure of Long Island is more than just its fame.


For the more refined, Heckscher Museum of Art and the Parrish Art Museum are a must visit, these carry not only history but the pieces on display are breathtaking. You can visit the Montauk Lighthouse, one of the most famous, where you get magnificent views of the ocean. Even the golfer can polish his game while on holiday at the Bethpage State Park which is home to a championship golf course.

Let us know if any of these outside / indoor tours and fun spark any interest! We want to know if you go on any. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

BBQ Places to Eat


Now that summer is approaching, let’s look at some of the coolest places to eat via Trip Advisor throughout Long Island during summer time. Nothing says summertime like being outdoors and being near a grill. Today’s coolest places to eat, BBQ style.



Biscuits & Barbeque

At 85 reviews, sitting at an overall 4.5, we have Biscuits & Barbeque. Located at: 106 E 2nd St, Mineola, NY 11501-3505.

Located in Mineola, this restaurant based off of Authentic Louisiana Southern BBQ. It has entrĂ©s such as smoked BBQ Rubs, BBQ pulled pork, chicken friend beefsteak. Not to mention, this location also hosts a various selection of Po Boys. Check out their website to learn more about their menu option.  http://biscuitsandbarbeque.com

Bobbique

With 116 reviews, at an overall 4.0, located at 70 W Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772-3002
+1 631-447-7744, Bobbique. 

In Patchogue, REAL PIT BARBECUE.  Established June of 2006, Bobbique takes on Southern Barbecue on Long Island. This Southern Pride Pit smokes up to about 700 pounds of meat at a time. Low temps and rotisserie action gives them the perfect smoke. They host BBQ chicken wings, freshly baked jumbo pretzels, BBQ shrimp salads, BBQ chopped brisket sandwiches, pulled pork, full slabs, and much more.

Learn more by visiting their site. This has nothing to do with the food, but they get 5 stars for their killer website.  http://www.bobbique.com/

Smokin' Al's Famous BBQ Joint

With 150, 4.0 reviews, this location of 4847 Merrick Rd, Massapequa Park, NY 11762-3804, is Smokin' Al's Famous BBQ Joint.

A quote from Smokin’ Al himself, “From the Carolinas to Georgia. Tennessee. Kansas City, Florida, California, and Texas, I have come to understand what real barbecue is all about.” Since their 2003 opening in Bay Shore, they have had over 2 million customers. From fried pickles, pork belly ends, to BBQ Shrimp, BBQ sandwiches, quarter pounder burgers, and RIBS RIBS RIBS!, this place has it. Learn more about this location on their site.  http://www.smokinals.com/

We hope you pick one of these locations for your next meal. Let us know how it goes. Get out there are try some new BBQ. If you believe we have missed a location to highlight, let us know and we can highlight it next time!


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Local June Events in Long Island

If you would like to take some time outside or see something indoors, there are plenty of things to do around Long Island this summer. 

Here are some local up and coming events here around Long Island for the month of June!

Art Show, 17th Annual

Local artists will have their nautical pieces on display in the Keepers Quarters at the Lighthouse! Opening reception will be held on June 22nd through to July 16th, from 6pm and on. Learn more about this event by visiting here. 

Singin' In The Rain

This show has been extended through to July 8th! Experience the glamour of Hollywood's golden age with a performance of Singin' In The Rain! Check out more information here about show times. 

Cirque du Soleil VOLTA  

This option is on the pricier side and more of a nice date than family night, from May 17 - July 1st, catch the show of VOLTA. A story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Adventurous spirits mix acrobats and action sports. Visit their page to learn more about this performance.

Stress Relief Saturday

June 30th, 3pm to 430pm, there will be a class at Connetquot Public Library. Join in for a session of relaxing music and motivational music. Refreshments will be served. Learn more here about this event. 

If there are any events you'd like us to talk about or highlight for the people of Long Island, leave us a comment on Facebook so we can share with our audience!

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! 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Places You Must Visit on Long Island at Least Once

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Long Island is a place like no other, and even if you've lived here for years, we bet there are still some hot spots you haven't checked out. On the other hand, if you haven't lived here for years or will just be visiting soon, then you have even more places to start looking into!

Below, learn a few of the attractions that we think make Long Island as great as it is, and if you haven't been to one or more yet, find some time in your schedule to get to them at least once when you can.

Sagamore Hill
Home to United States President, Theodore Roosevelt, Sagamore Hill is filled with such rich history that even people who aren't history buffs will love it. During your visit you can take a tour the home that Teddy Roosevelt lived in from 1885 until 1919, stroll along the paths and nature trails, and even host a picnic outdoors! 

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum
Open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting and interpreting the culture of Sag Harbor. Within the museum are collections of historical objects that have to do with the village's whaling history, as well as various other contemporary exhibits and events that also reflect the village's culture.

Nassau County Museum of Art
Art lover or not, you'll be amazed by all of the incredible works of art that are found the Nassau County Museum of Art! This museum has been ranked among some of the nation's largest, most important suburban art museums and is just a short ways away from New York City. While exhibitions do rotate, there is a permanent collection of more than 500 art pieces available for viewing throughout the year as well as a sculpture park for you to walk through.

Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Located in Centerport, New York, the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium offers a ton to do - there's the planetarium itself, the mansion and the museum exhibits! Regardless of whether you take a guided tour, view one of the planetarium's shows or check out an exhibit, there's plenty to experience here and is well worth the trip!

Montauk Point State Park
It may be all the way out at the end of the island, but you'll be glad you traveled to it as soon as you get there. Here you can fish, hike, surf, wind surf, go paddle boarding and even hunt! The park is great for children too and is equipped with playground and picnic tables for groups who want to take a seat and have a bite. And of course, don't forget to check out the lighthouse while you're there!

Looking for more? Here are some additional attractions and activities, courtesy of USA Today!

P.T.R.C. Inc. has been helping Long Island homeowners reduce their property taxes since 1990. For information about how to file a tax grievance or how P.T.R.C. Inc. can help, please call (516)/(631) 484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Long Island

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Thanksgiving is just one week away, and even if you have plans to have friends and family over for a Thanksgiving feast, there are still so many other fun things you can do on Long Island to celebrate. With that said, if you're looking for ways to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend right here in town, we've got you covered:

What: 41st Annual Port Washington Thanksgiving Day 5 Mile Run (Turkey Trot)
Where: Manorhaven Park, Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington 11050
When: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Details: Join community members on Thanksgiving morning and participate in a 5 mile run that benefits the Community Chest of Port Washington! This organization is committed to improving the lives of Port Washington residents, and by taking part in this run, you can contribute to their efforts!

What: Garden City's 2016 Turkey Trot
Where: St. Paul's School, 285 Stewart Avenue, Garden City 11530
When: Thursday, November 24, 2016, starting at 8:30 AM
Details: For everyone in Nassau County, the Garden City Turkey Trot features a fun run, a 5 mile race and a challenger division race, and all proceeds will directly benefit The Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Inn, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. These events are scheduled to be held rain or shine, and pricing varies depending on the event you'd like to participate in.

What: Make Room for the Turkey Hike
Where: Caumsett State Park
When: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Details: If you'd prefer to walk rather than run, then consider spending Thanksgiving morning participating in a 6 mile hike! The route will be hilly and of moderate intensity, and it will certainly help you burn some calories to prepare you for your Thanksgiving feast!

What: Westbrook to Connetquot Hike
Where: Westbrook Sports Complex
When: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Details: After you've had time to digest from your Thanksgiving feast, grab your friends and family and participate in the Westbrook to Connetquot Hike! The hike will begin at Westbrook Sports Complex and will be a total of 4 miles long.

Looking for some more Long Island fun? Here you'll find additional events, as well as Thanksgiving dinners you can check out if you'd prefer to eat out!

All of us here at P.T.R.C. Inc. would like to wish you and your family a very, very happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of the homeowners who have put their trust in us to help with their property taxes and are looking forward to another successful tax grievance season!

P.T.R.C. Inc. has been specializing in reducing property taxes for Long Island homeowners since 1990. For more information or to download an application, please visit www.ptrc.com.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

10 Best Places to Live on Long Island

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On the search for a new home? Whether you're looking to buy your first home, move to a new home, or are seeking a vacation home, there's no better place to look than Long Island. Between the beaches, the entertainment and the food alone, Long Island has just about everything you need (more reasons on why you should buy a house on Long Island here). 

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Now onto the next big question - where on Long Island should you live? Niche.com recently released their 2016 Best Places to Live in New York list (which they calculate based on factors such as quality of local schools, housing trends, crime rates and employment statistics), and these Long Island communities landed a spot:

Receiving an A+ overall Niche grade, Kensington is number 1 on the 2016 Best Places to Live in New York list. Located in Nassau County with a population of about 1,116 residents, home values here are high and education levels and income levels have also been reported to be on the higher end of things.

University Gardens is number 2 on Niche.com's list, also receiving an A+ overall grade. This is a suburb in New York (found in Nassau County) and has about 4,059 residents. On this part of the island, home values are high, rent tends to be more expensive, and unemployment levels are low.

Number 4 on the list is Brookville, NY, which is also located in Nassau County. The schools in this town are definitely something to note - it has an average graduation rate of 96.8% (compared to the national average of 92.2%).

Nassau County's Plandome was ranked number 6 on the top 100 list for New York. 92.5% of people own in Plandome (7.5% rent), and it has a population of 1,430 residents. Similar to those above, this area of the island sees high home values, low unemployment levels, and residents who have high income levels.

With a larger population of 4,495 residents, Searingtown also excels in schools, education rate, and employment. Most residents own in this area as well (a whopping 98.5%), and the schools boast an average graduation rate of 97%.

A suburb in Nassau County, Roslyn Estates has a population of 1,194 residents, and, like those above, received an A+ overall Niche grade. Home values are high here (the median home value is $1,000,001) and the median rent is on the higher side too, coming in at $2,001. 

Number 15 on Niche's list is East Hills, which is located in Nassau County. This has one of the highest populations of the list so far, reporting 7,025 residents. Most people who choose to settle here own their homes (98.3%), and home values have also been reported to be rather high.

We were super excited to see this one make the list, as this is where our business is located! Jericho is number 21 on Niche's list, also boasting an A+ overall grade. With a population of 13,445 residents, Jericho homes have a median value of $667,600, and the town has a 94.8% average graduation rate.

Representing Suffolk County is Lloyd Harbor, number 22 on Niche's list. Lloyd Harbor has a population of 3,684 residents, and has very high home values along with very low unemployment levels. 

Located in Nassau County, Herricks has a population of 4,309 residents and is filled with mostly homeowners - 96.2% people own, while just 3.8% people rent. The median home value in this neighborhood is $568,700, and the median rent is $2,001.

In addition to these, some other Long Island communities that made Niche's list were Muttontown, Sands Point, Old Westbury, Munsey Park, Oyster Bay Cove, Laurel Hollow, Syosset and Garden City!

P.T.R.C. Inc. has been specializing in reducing Long Island property taxes since 1990. For more information about the services offered, call (516) or (631) 484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Budget-Friendly Ideas to Increase the Value of Your Home


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Regardless of whether you're looking to sell your home soon or not, it's always a good time to make improvements that can increase its value. However, you've probably heard that the best improvements you can make are those done in the bathroom and kitchen, and we know that a complete remodel can be pretty expensive.

But what if we told you that you could increase the value of your home using approaches that are a bit more budget-friendly? It's true! Keep reading to see what we're talking about.

Add a fresh coat of paint.
Cosmetic improvements are some of the easiest and most cost-effective to consider when working on your home. Rooms that are freshly painted with colors that are trending make your home appear to be much more updated - just remember to choose trending colors that would appeal to everyone, such as neutrals.

Update your landscaping.
Installing major landscape lighting or a brand new patio will certainly add value, but there are some other easier solutions that don't cost as much - plants and flowers! It's so important for your home to have great curb appeal, and adding some more color with plants and flowers can do the trick.

Replace your fixtures and appliances.
How efficient are the fixtures and appliances in your home? If you still have ceiling fans and shower heads from when you first moved in, it's probably time for an update. To start, you can look for things like low-flow shower heads. Then, if you have extra room in your budget, you can inquire about energy-efficient appliances - even if you don't update your entire kitchen, having energy-efficient appliances throughout could still make a big difference.

Clean.
This might sound obvious, but a clean home is going to be a lot more attractive to anyone who sees it - guests or potential buyers alike. So, for example, if you have an unfinished basement that's filled with clutter, clean up your belongings and do a thorough sweep to eliminate dirt and dust. Should you decide to sell, people will be much more impressed if they can actually visualize potential.

See? Although many home improvement projects are quite the expense, there are plenty of opportunities for you to increase your home's value without going over budget - all you have to do is be strategic and look for small opportunities that produce large results!

P.T.R.C. Inc. has been specializing in reducing Long Island property taxes since 1990. For more information about the services offered, call (516)/(631) 484-0654 or email info@ptrc.com.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Top 10 Reasons To Buy A House On Long Island


Are you getting ready to start house hunting? With 50 states and tons of cities to choose from throughout the country, it can be hard to figure out where you and your family should settle down. But, we'll make it easy for you - choose Long Island! Aside from the easy access Long Islanders have to one of the greatest cities in the world, there are a number of reasons why this particular destination is so desirable - we've listed 10 of them for you below.

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1. The beaches

It doesn't matter if you choose to live in Nassau or Suffolk County, either way there's bound to be a beach close by. You're probably familiar with big names such as Jones Beach, but even if you aren't located nearby, there are a ton of smaller, local beaches that will quickly become one of your favorite weekend hot spots.

2. The seasons

There's nothing like knowing you'll get to experience all four seasons and the beautiful scenery that comes with each of them. Summers may get hot, and winters may get cold (Long Islanders are certainly no strangers to snow), but the change in weather is something we all appreciate - especially when the leaves change color in the fall.

3. The trails

You don't have to live in the mountains to have access to incredible trails! Between the beaches and parks alone, there are a number of trails that you can check out for walking and/or biking - we bet you'll be impressed with the views too!

4. The wine tasting

Between the Hamptons and the North Fork, there are tons of vineyards that you can visit for a wine tasting. In fact, with so many options for where to go, you can plan several weekend trips and experience something different each time!

5. The shopping

If you're one of those people who absolutely loves to shop 'til you drop, Long Island has plenty of places for you - starting with Roosevelt Field Mall. It's considered one of the biggest shopping malls in New York state and the country, and has everything from clothes to accessories, gadgets, sporting goods and more.

6. The food

No matter what type of cuisine you're looking for, we bet you can find it here on Long Island. For example, if you like seafood, you can find some popular dining spots in waterfront communities, such as Freeport's Nautical Mile. Of course that's not all Long Island has to offer, though - we've got some of the best Italian restaurants, steakhouses, burger joints and more too!

7. The museums

You'd be surprised at how much you can learn just by visiting a few popular Long Island tourist attractions. One of our favorite stops is Sagamore Hill (home to U.S President Theodore Roosevelt), as well as Museum Row, which is where you can find the Cradle of Aviation, the Nassau County Firefighter Museum and Education Center, and the Long Island Children's Museum.

8. The entertainment

Especially in the summer time, you can catch a number of concerts at large venues like Jones Beach or smaller venues like your local park. Both indoor and outdoor concerts are held, and there's an event for nearly every genre of music at some point. For children, there are also amusement parks like Adventureland that offer rides, games, food and more!

9. The transportation

No car? No problem! The Long Island Railroad makes traveling extremely easy for Long Islanders - it'll take you right into New York City or all the way out east! But that's not all Long Island offers - there are also the ferries and easily accessible airports just a short distance away, which makes getting off of the island a piece of cake!

10. The people

Last, but certainly not least, the people are what make Long Island a great place to call home - we've got some of the best you'll find!

And there you have it! If you're looking for a place to find the perfect home for your family, Long Island is the answer. For those of you who already live here, what's your favorite thing about it? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

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, September 28, 2015

Reduce Your Property Taxes with P.T.R.C.

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516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654
www.PTRC.com

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, our policy is simple. No reduction = no fee! We will not charge you a fee to be qualified. In addition, if it turns out that you will not receive a reduction in your property taxes, there is also no fee.

There is absolutely no fisk in filing an application with us to grieve your property taces. Your taxes cannot go up because of the property tax challenge.

We encourage you to fill out an application and to submit it to us as soon as possible. Applications can be found right on our website. Upon signing and completing your application, send it back to us right thru our website, email, fax, or mail. If you have any questions about the process, give us a call at (516) or (631) 484-0654. We would be more than happy to speak with you.

To learn more about Property Tax Reduction Consultants, visit www.ptrc.com.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Events on Long Island

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654
www.PTRC.com

Labor Day weekend is here, marking the unoffical end to summer 2015. Do you have plans for the holiday weekend? If you find yourself looking for something fun to do on Long Island this weekend, we've got you covered.

We've rounded up a few festivities happening in both Nassau and Suffolk all weekend long. See our picks below!


Shinnecock Annual Powwow
Location: Southampton
When:  Friday, September 4th-Sunday, September 6th

Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts
Location: Westhampton Beach Great Lawn
When: Friday, September 4th-Monday, September 7th

Eisenhower Park Craft & Gift Show
Location: Eisenhower Park
When: Saturday, September 5th-Sunday, September 6th

Huntington Lighthouse Music Festival
Location: Huntington
When: Saturday, September 5th-Sunday, September 6th

Mother Cabrini Italian Feast
Location: Suffolk Community College, Brentwood
When: Thursday, September 3rd-Sunday, September 6th

From all of us here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, we hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. For more information about us, visit www.ptrc.com.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Save Money on Property Taxes with P.T.R.C.

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654
www.PTRC.com

If you are a homeowner in Nassau or Suffolk County and are looking to lower your property taxes, look no further! Property Tax Reduction Consultants has been helping homeowners across Long Island save money on overpaid property taxes for over 25 years!

Click here to check out our neighborhood savings map to see where we have saved homeowners in your town money!


To learn more about Property Tax Reduction Consultants, give us a call at 516-484-0654 or visit www.ptrc.com.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tax Grievance Process

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654
www.PTRC.com

Here at Property Tax Reduction Consultants, our goal is to make the tax grievance process as simple as possible. While the application period for Long Islanders will not open until September, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the process beforehand. 

Here’s P.T.R.C.’s process:
Send your application to P.T.R.C. online or via email, mail or fax
Once we’ve received your application, we will send you a confirmation
The experts at P.T.R.C. review your information and take care of the rest

If we don’t agree with your assessment, P.T.R.C. will file the application on your behalf. If you live in Suffolk County, we’ll represent you with the Board of Assessment Review (BAR). If you live in Nassau County, we 
will represent you at the Assessment Review Committee (ARC).

P.T.R.C. boasts an impressive success rate in reducing Long Islanders’ property tax. Most importantly, we do not charge a fee if we are unsuccessful in securing a reduction.


Visit www.ptrc.com to learn more about how we can help you save money and get refunds from your town for overpaid property taxes.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Long Island Happenings This Weekend

Property Tax Reduction Consultants 
125 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753
516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654
www.PTRC.com

Plans this Columbus Day Weekend?  Long Island has quite a few events going on.  The folks at PTRC want to encourage you to get out there and have some fun!  With Fall settling in and the foliage changing at full force, it’s a great time to celebrate before the cold weather sets in.  Below are some local Fall events being held this upcoming weekend (courtesy of LongIsland.com):

Long Island Fall Festival 10/11 – 10/14
Heckscher Park – Huntington, Long Island
Hundreds of Vendors, Tons of Entertainment for Both Adults and Children, a Carnival Atmosphere, Wine and Beer Tent

Dees Nursery & Florist Fall Festival 10/12 – 10/14
The Dees Nursery & Florist Inc. – Oceanside, NY
Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Bouncing Castle, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Pumpkin Patch, Haunted House, fresh & seasonal Fall treats

Adventureland’s Pumpkin Park 10/12 – 10/13
Adventureland Amusement Park – Farmingdale, NY
Safe, Fun and Free Halloween Themed Event, Free Trick or Treating from 11AM – 4PM, Theme Park Rides

Montauk Fall Festival and Fireworks
Montauk Village Green – Montauk, NY 10/12 -10/13
Farmers Market, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Decorating, Local Wine, Children’s Art Contest, Live Music, Carousel, Carnival Games, Seasonal Fall Treats, Auction

Fall Fun Fest 10/13
Beacon Church – East Williston, NY 10/13
Free Event, Tons of Food, Craft & Specialty Vendors, Face Painting, Jumping Houses, Pumpkin Decorating, Photo Booth, Games


Where will you be this holiday weekend?  Tell us on our Facebook page.  

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Monday, October 7, 2013

School Taxes Increased!

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753
516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654
www.PTRC.com

Nassau County school taxes are up by 6.8%!

With Nassau County school taxes sky rocketing more than twice as high as most homeowners expected, it’s no wonder so many people are looking for a little relief.  School taxes have increased as much as 9.6% in some areas of Nassau County.  In the past two years, school tax rates have jumped by almost 20% in Nassau County alone. 

With school tax bills being mailed out this month, there is no better time to call us at Property Tax Reduction Consultants!  We’ll work with you to lower your property taxes so you can receive the reductions you deserve.  According to news outlets, Nassau County officials said that 87% of people who challenged their property assessments received reductions this year!

If you’re interested in lowering your property taxes, give us a call today.  You can fill out an application online, apply by mail, or fax.  You won’t regret contacting us.  Let us help you save your money for your future! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Finalists Selected in Redevelopment of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753
516-484-0654 or 631-484-0654
www.PTRC.com

Madison Square Garden Company and Forest City Ratner are the last standing potential developers for the reconstruction of Nassau Coliseum. Contracts regarding negotiations, developmental plans and final offers will be due in mid August.

After that the Nassau Country committee will recommend one contract to Nassau Country Executive Ed Mangano who will then distribute the final contract to the state Legislature.

MSG Company developmental plans consist of a 14,500-seat arena with a 150,000 square-foot entertainment complex along with an Islanders themed sports bar. While Forest City Ratner proposes an arena holding only 13,000 but featuring an outdoor amphitheater, bowling alley and ice skating rink, and holding minor league sports at the arena.

Mangano predicts the Legislature will come to terms some time between late August and early September.

For more information on the development proposals of Nassau Coliseum CLICK HERE


For more information concerning property tax reductions concerning the Nassau are please visit Property Tax Reduction Consultants at http://ptrc.calls.net/