Author Archives: Andrew McDermott

About Andrew McDermott

Hi, my name is Andrew McDermott. NYS Licensed Associate Broker. I am an energetic, outgoing and sincere consultant working with the dedicated professionals at Hometime Estates. For the past seventeen amazing years I have unfailingly and thoroughly focused on helping the people who live in the booming communities of Staten Island. My proficient team of dedicated licensed consultants and I work out of our service – oriented offices in the Staten Island area.

Staten Island Best Travel Spot (Really)

Staten Island (we’re not kidding) named among best travel destinations in the world

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — We made it, baby! KING OF THE CITY! Sandwiched in between an eye-popping, 260-year-old Chinese hotel and a “dramatic, sensual” landscape in Denmark is the capital of pizza. The Borough of Parks. The Rock. Staten Island.

Back to School Dinner Ideas

Easy dinner ideas for those busy back-to-school nights

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — What do you need for a weeknight meal in those September days of a new routine? A protein, a starch and a vegetable, says Chef Robert J. Leyko of the Charleston ShopRite. “A flash in the pan,” cookbook author John Whaite — of The Great British Bake Off fame would say.

Turning Your Old Clothes into a 15% Discount

#SISustainability: Turn your old clothes into a 15% discount

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — In a world of fast fashion, where trends come and go and clothes are made quicker and cheaper than ever, we’re disposing of clothing much faster. Textiles – clothing, shoes, towels, and more – make up 5.7% of NYC’s residential waste, which amounts to almost 200,000 tons added to landfills.

Construction underway on $39M phase two of Mid-Island Bluebelt project

Construction underway on $39M phase two of Mid-Island Bluebelt project

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The frequent flooding that plagues Dongan Hills and Grant City will soon be mitigated by the expansion of the city’s time-tested Bluebelt program. On Thursday, Apr. 11, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that construction is underway on the $39 million second phase of the New Creek Bluebelt.

How 2 Staten Island schools use sensory hallways to engage kids

How 2 S.I. schools use sensory hallways to engage kids

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — To promote learning through movement and increase student health, two Staten Island elementary schools have created sensory hallways. Students at PS 13, Rosebank, and PS 9, Concord, are jumping, skipping and hopping in a pattern across brightly colored adhesives in their school hallways.

2019 Hurricane Names

Want to know the names of 2019 hurricanes?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The National Hurricane Center released its list of names for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on June 1 and lasts through November. And meteorologists at AccuWeather are predicting at least 12 to 14 storms during the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, with five to seven expected to become hurricanes, and two to four expected to become major hurricanes.

2019 Staten Island Real Estate Projects

10 large-scale retail and residential projects unfolding on Staten Island in 2019

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – There are several large-scale residential and commercial real estate projects that have been in the works for the last few years and are promising to take shape this year. Here’s a look at where all the projects stand: Matrix Global Logistics Park Come early 2020, there should be 4,000 more jobs on Staten Island’s West Shore.