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Helen Keit is a licensed real estate broker at Keller Williams Realty Landmark with 30 years experience in real estate servicing all Queens neighborhoods and responsible for the sale of over 1300 homes and apartments. She has helped hundreds of families move, including many employees for dozens of the country’s top corporations.
As a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) as well as Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and a Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) Helen has created unique programs to provide specialized solutions and unparalleled service for families transitioning to their next lifestyle setting.
Her skill at negotiating, marketing and problem solving help buyers and sellers alike accomplish their goals – a smooth and profitable move!
Nothing beats a day at the Pouran Spa at North Shore Towers for recharging my batteries. As I recently drove up to their gatehouse off the service road of the Grand Central Parkway, I was struck by the blazing colored leaves on the trees and the fabulous fall plantings. I’ve known for years as the […]
Award-winning playwright Neil Simon is appreciated for his humorous dialogue and poignant plots. In “The Gingerbread Lady,” his wit is as sharp as always but the plot is much darker than usual. Director Vincent Scott alternates his leading actors during the play’s short run. On opening night, Evy and Polly Meara are played by Karen […]
The house is full. The crowd is eager. The game starts any minute. No. Not the World Series. It’s even better. A certain Shoeless Joe will lead his ragtag lineup against the blockbuster team of the last century. You know. Those Damn Yankees! Director John Gilleece in his 1950s Washington Senators uniform leads the audience […]
My childhood friend hit the jackpot and is now known as Judge Judy to the world. Our friendship has lasted the test of time and I relish her every success. This season, she came up with the idea of a show featuring three judges on the bench hearing individual cases. And so it got produced […]
Some people think fall is boring. Maybe that is because they never wanted to explore the great experiences that fall has. They probably sit on the couch or stay in bed and watch the TV or play on the computer and lots of other indoor activities. The truth is that you don’t have to stay […]
Over the last 12 months, the New York State Economic Development Corporation (with the permission and direction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo) has spent over $160 million in taxpayer dollars for a series of feel good ads. The commercials ran in heavy rotation several times per hour on television stations. They have a catchy beat reminiscent […]
If it’s good enough for Disney, it’s good enough for anyone else. Galveston Island just south of Houston, Texas, has been a haven for ships for several hundred years. Today it’s luxury cruise ships; yesterday it was a haven for ship captains such as the notorious Jean LaFitte and his brothers who plundered the Gulf […]
There are some people who say newspapers and books are dead, but the brilliant Mark Twain said, The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated. So true for newspapers and books. There is something special about holding a book, feeling its silky pages and shiny covers and feeling a newspaper in your hands. The Kindle […]
The Roaring Twenties are remembered as an outlandishly uninhibited era in American history. Whatever your point of view, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is an eminently likable and extremely fictional version of that decade. The songs are clever and the characterizations are charming caricatures. At Sunday afternoon’s opening performance, director Maryellen Pierce introduces three young faces to […]
Strong performances and timeless music make the beloved musical “South Pacific” a popular choice at Theatre by the Bay. The story unfolds during World War II, but its emotional conflicts are still relevant today. On opening night, director/producer Lawrence F. Bloom, along with producers Barbara Koenig and Martha Stein enhanced their usually minimal sets (by […]
It was hours of pageantry and majesty as St. John’s University held its investiture for its new president Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw, the 17th president in almost 150 years. Then I had the fun of having all my grandchildren dressed in their Halloween finest for a dinner party “Spookfest.” A huge contrast, but both events were […]
Have you heard about the perfect crime? How about the boy who cried wolf? Well, Theatre Time Productions has emphasized these time-honored themes in their current suspense/thriller “Night Watch.” At opening night’s performance, artistic director/producer Kevin C. Vincent, and co-producer Judy Vincent utilized a “theater-in-the-round” staging arrangement. The effect is striking, with most of the […]
Since 2012, the Chinese government has allowed its insurers to invest a larger sum of money in foreign real estate. This year, the rule has been altered, increasing the monetary threshold on outbound investments from a $30 million minimum to a $1 billion threshold. Chinese investment in 2013 amounted to $16 billion, and this year […]
Vacations can be fun, entertaining and relaxing. They can also be an awful hassle if you are going to be visiting more than one destination. Those opting for a one-stop trip more often than not end up in a resort that provides virtually all they need from meals to entertainment. If they are lucky enough […]
1. Shows like HGTV’s “Selling New York” HGTV’s “Selling New York” is giving national audiences a closer look at the neighborhoods surrounding New York City. Neighborhoods like Astoria and Long Island City are delivering on value and a wider group of investors are seeing the benefit. A combination of a traditional neighborhood -feel with a […]