Senior year is the time to relax and develop senioritis, right? Wrong. Not for me anyway. Every day when I leave the teenage world of socializing, calculus, and schoolwork, I enter the real world here at the Energized Realty Group.
When I first started working here, I wasn’t really sure what it was going to be like. There were no tests or homework; there wasn’t a next class. I didn’t know everything. I felt like school didn’t fully prepare me for what the real world was like or even for a real job for that matter. I was completely lost. Luckily for me, Judy and Jenna took me under their wings. They’ve taught me so much, both in the real estate world and the real world. In these last four months I’ve learned so much and I feel as if everyone here has made me part of the team.
When I went back to school in September for the beginning of my senior year, I had a busy schedule ahead of me. I was going to school in my work clothes, going to work after school, handling various different transactions at a time, working with co-workers, talking to clients, and then at the end of the day coming home to do my homework and doing it all over again the next day. I absolutely loved it. All my friends thought that I was so professional and so lucky to be working for such a well-known real estate company. My teachers see that I have become a mature young lady. Judy and Jenna have been very helpful to me when it came time to go back to school. If I ever have to come in late or miss a day of work due to a school related situation, they are more than happy to accommodate me. I feel like I am so fortunate that at even at the young age of 16, Judy hired me to work for the Energized Realty Group.
The Energized Realty Group feels like a part of me I never want to leave behind. This experience has been life changing. Although some days may be hectic for me, I am able to work through it all. Working at the Energized Realty Group has taught me how to manage stress, organize my life, feel more confident, and work in the real world as an adult. Hey, maybe even one day you’ll see my name on a business card; Sydney Marino Real Estate Agent with the Energized Realty Group.
Judy Markowitz and the Energized Realty Group will team up with Holy Cross High School for their 15th Annual Walk-A-Thon.
Students will rally together to raise their goal of $85,000 on October 12th. The money raised at this event will be used to fund a 55 Passenger Bus for Athletic and Academic Functions. If you wish to donate, please click on the link.
On the last night of my dear brother’s stay here in the US, he craved great Italian food. So Gary and I took him to NEO Trattoria and Wine Bar. I had never been but Gary had dined there once. All I can say is that the food was the best I had eaten EVER in the Whitestone area. Service lovely. Inviting room which by the way, the owner, Antoinette, proudly exclaimed is kid-friendly, and the food…well the food was amazing!
I had something very unique and delicious; an artichoke and pistachio swarm sautéed over mâché which is a lovely light green salad with parmigiano reggiano cheese and a lemon wine sauce. I just loved it. It was like a delicious pasta without the carbs. Have it, period. My brother had a gorgeous rich but not heavy fettucine(homemade) bolognese. Gary loved his fettucine with a creamy prosciutto sauce.
If you like Italian cheesecake, order this for dessert. It was worth the calories! But if not, no prob, you will be served complimentary biscotti, just like you will be served a complimentary amuse bouch at the start of your meal.
I really felt like I had missed something by not going to NEO sooner. But now that I have, I probably will be there a lot, and at other Italian restaurants not do much.
Thank you to my adorable and gracious waiter, I don’t know your name, and to Antoinette who loves to serve and will give you and your date, or you and your family and guests a very warm welcome. Tell then Judy sent you. They may not remember me, but if they do, they will know that you expect the best, in any case, if you love great food, you will absolutely get it. It gets my energized X5 rating!!
Why not take a visit to the hidden secret that almost everyone knows about. Fort Totten pool in Bayside!
Fort Totten is such a lovely place to visit. Historic buildings, stunning bridge views, cool breeze and Best of all it has a FREE NYC pool at the top of the hill.
You will get some good exercise in walking up the hill and across the soccer field but you can immediately cool off in the beautifully maintained pool.
The employees are very helpful. The pool is large enough to accommodate many visitors for these hot days.
There is a diving board in the deep end and a kiddie pool. Life guards on duty and paying close attention.
Tip: read the pool rules online before heading out. Since it is a NYC pool they do have restrictions on what you can bring in to the pool area. All are understandable rules given the fact that it is a free pool.
Plus they closed everyday from 3-4pm.
If you do decide to make a day out of it, pack a lunch and grab one of the picnic tables outside of the pool area.
Whenever a new business opens in our area, I want to be there to check it out.
So two days ago I visited the new deli at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, Kuzina Kabaret. I was unsure at first because with my Weight Watchers diet limiting the quantity of my intake, the quality has got to be the best. And I, in the mood for an amazing salad made just the way I want it.
Jimmy, one of the owners of this new establishment who h just opened last Tuesday, did not disappoint me: he had me pick my favorite variety of fresh greens and then offered me my choice of up to 5 add ons from a huge selection. Then he chopped those delicious fresh ingredients up to perfection and added just enough dressing to satisfy my appetite and still stay within my points for all you Weight Watchers.
I recommend this place very highly. The place I amazingly clean, sparkling even, and the meats and prepared salads looked as good as everything else. Let me know what you think. As for me, this place gets 4 full charges!!
You may recognize Timothy Ho, SRES, as the “30 Under 30” Readers’ Choice winner who brought in an astounding 250,000 online votes. In addition to having his own brisk sales business, Ho, 26, had a hand in almost every one of the Energized Realty Group’s 170 sales transactions in 2011. As a four-year veteran of the business and manager of the team’s buyer specialists, Ho coaches team members in time management, strategic thinking, and productivity. “I have the ability to step out of the transaction and look at it from a different perspective,” says Ho, a former accountant with Deloitte Touche in New York. To accommodate the team’s varying levels of comfort with technology, Ho devised a prospecting database system that’s both simple to use and sophisticated enough to handle the 200 to 300 calls his office receives each month.
Tip: “Be honest, work hard, keep learning and success will follow.”
It’s not everyday we see a spaceship fly by our North Queens area, however, on Friday, around 9:45AM, if you were looking up at the sky, it wasn’t a bird, or a plane, it was the Shuttle Enterprise on top of a jumbo jet flying into JFK airport. It will eventually be transported by barge to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, which is located at Pier 86 in Manhattan.