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Susan is professional, responsive and honest. Those are the three most important traits for a broker to have.
To me, the three most important traits in a real estate broker are professionalism, responsiveness, and honesty. In my opinion, these are Susan’s three best qualities. She is far and away the best agent I’ve ever met in terms of these attributes, and she’s a real pleasure to work with. I’d recommend her without hesitation. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about the Chelsea area and the buildings within the neighborhood.
Henry G.
Extremely pleasant, comfortable and successful experience.
My experience working with Susan was extremely pleasant and comfortable. Susan took the time to understand what I was looking for in an apartment and helped me find just the right one. Susan was thoughtful, patient, extremely professional and always responsive. She was able to facilitate and expedite the process so that both the seller and I were very pleased with the timetable. I believe that Susan is a strong negotiator who worked diligently to ensure that both parties moved smoothly towards an agreement and ultimately a contract. I can say for certain that I will turn to Susan again when I am in need of a real estate agent and I highly recommend her to all.
Mary G.
The "Queen of London Terrace," has orchestrated two purchases and a sale for me over the last eight years. Given that back in 2013 I was undertaking my first property purchase in the USA and knew nothing about Co-Ops, I needed extra special handling. Susan was patience incarnate. She's incredibly loyal and thoughtful and always maintains great communication. A thoroughly decent person, Susan's exactly who you need on your side in the crazy world of NYC property.
Sara K
Susan Singer was our real estate broker during the recent sale of our co-op in New York. Her work was exemplary. She got the sale and the closing done rapidly. She also quickly and efficiently surmounted the many obstacles that occurred during the period between the signing of the sales contract and the closing. All this was done while we were located outside of New York City. I highly recommend her and would use her again should the opportunity present itself.
Robert S
Susan is always a step ahead. Very pro-active.
I’ve bought and sold with Susan now, and I’ve never been as comfortable with another agent as I am with her. She’s very pro-active, is always a step ahead, but she keeps me well-informed with the whole process, so there are never any surprises. I highly recommend her. In selling my apartment, I think Susan priced the property perfectly, and her negotiating skills were remarkable. On the buying end, she took care of me while still representing her seller, and I really have the utmost respect for her because of that. Whether purchasing or selling, working with Susan is a wonderful experience.
Chris J.
I recommend her strongly. Susan is an advisor, an advocate, someone you can trust. I've had the most extraordinary circumstances that she has helped me navigate. She's committed to the long term relationship and is relentless in the pursuit of solutions that work(ed) for me. I would never venture into a real estate endeavor without her.
Morgan Shorey
Susan is very professional, highly detail oriented and very easy to work with. She is a straight shooter and extremely honest with her clients, wanting the best for them. I can highly recommend her to anyone seeking a truly professional Realtor.
Anuurag B.
Susan’s guidance, support and responsiveness made all the difference.
For a number of years we thought about living in New York City but quite frankly, the entire process overwhelmed us. This past May, we met Susan and the journey towards owning an apartment began. Susan’s help, guidance and support in our quest to become NYC apartment owners were immeasurable. She was by our side, step-by-step, providing valuable information about the market, community, co-op living, etc.
Michelle S.
Susan is very professional and has tremendous experience in the Manhattan real estate market. Her expertise was a huge asset in our sale since I was handling the sale of a very unique older penthouse from long distance. Without my need to fly to New York, she handled staging,marketing and showings. Highly recommended
Hal Shapiro
Susan provides the utmost level of service to her customers. When I sought to rent out my apartment, Susan took a commanding lead on the process, organizing the marketing, board approval process, document drafting, and numerous other details that I didn’t have to worry about. She has a keen sense of the market – my apartment was in contract the day after it was listed – and a confidence that I found reassuring throughout the process. Susan’s experience and knowledge at London Terrace are unparalleled. There is no doubt that I work with Susan again.
Marc S.
Susan was our broker for the sale of our co-op in New York. Our sale was a breeze thanks to Susan. When we sat down with her the first time, she came prepared with comps, and after viewing the apartment, she set the initial price that was just right. She was able to find buyers who truly loved our apartment, and we sold the apartment very quickly with no drama. Great communication and really accommodating. Having said that, what sets her truly apart from other brokers is her decades of experience imo (e.g. setting the right price, understanding the market and target audience). Highly recommended.
Y Nam
Susan didn’t just find me an apartment, she found me my home. Buying and selling in this city can be frustrating and, let’s face it, plain awful. But Susan was always there with her sage advice, reassuring words, and to tell me to “breathe.” Her support was needed and much appreciated. And in the end, I didn’t just find a home, I gained a friend.
Vicki Jacobson

NEW YORK AIRPORT FOOD GUIDE

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Nobody looks forward to going to the airports around New York. LGA (LaGuardia Airport) has rush-hour traffic 24/7, with taxi lines that snake practically to Yonkers. JFK is so ginormous, one wrong turn in your Uber and you’re going to miss your flight. And bless its heart, Newark is in Newark.

Once you manage to get through the TSA line — having worked up a healthy appetite in the process — you deserve better than a stale $12 cinnamon-raisin muffin. To ease the pain of the pre-flight ordeal, we’ve pulled together a cheat sheet on where to eat in every terminal at New York’s three major airports. Hopefully your next flight leaves from a gourmet gate, but if not, we’ll at least help you find something better than an overpriced bag of almonds.

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FK

John F. Kennedy is the granddaddy of NYC airports, moving more than 50 million passengers each year via six terminal buildings (they’re numbered 1-8, but Terminals 3 and 6 are closed). Expect giant lines at security, perpetual gridlock on the roads, and a baffling one-way Skytrain that always seems to go the long way ’round. Most people here are stressed and could use a proper bite to eat.

TERMINAL 1

Long-haul international flights depart from JFK’s Terminal 1, so it’s all the more important to fill up before you go. The go-to is the most American chain of them all, McDonald’swhere Coke actually does taste better. For a more New York-y feel, but with a Korean twist, New York Hot Dog and Coffee does a chunky bulgogi hot dog that should be top of your list.

Once you’ve passed security, hit up Martini Bar for a pre-flight gin martini and quesadilla. Gyros and baklava are solid options at Eat & Go Istanbul, and Panini Express does exactly what you’d expect.

TERMINAL 2

World Bean is the only option pre-security, so for anything more substantial than a cappuccino, you’ll have to wait.

 At the gate, Terminal 2 has better options than most and even an opportunity for some chef name-dropping. Shiso, from Morimoto’s Robby Cook, offers a mean seaweed salad, sashimi platter, and glass of sake, while down the hall at Dom DeMarco Jr.’s Tagliare you can feast on New York-style pizza. For cold brews and bar food (e.g. fish tacos and pretzels), Laurent Tourondel’s BKLYN Beer Garden has you covered.

TERMINAL 4

Before checking a bag and entering security in Terminal 4, Central Diner is the chief contender, where diner staples like fried eggs and pancakes are on the grill.

After security, Terminal 4 is an in-transit foodie’s paradise, with a range of innovative and Instagram-worthy meals. Five Borough Food Hall latched onto the street-food scene by bringing the trucks off the street and into the terminal to dish out Mexican, Mediterranean, and other international dishes. Marcus Samuelsson (head chef of Harlem’s Red Rooster) runs Uptown Brasserie, where guests watch dishes like blackened catfish and grits crafted in an open kitchen. The Palm Bar and Grille brings a classic NYC steakhouse to the airport — the grilled twin tenderloin fillets with crabmeat, asparagus, and hollandaise will hit the spot.

For a quick bite, La Brea Bakery (the famed West Coast bakery by Nancy Silverton) has sandwiches and pastries to grab and go. Blue Smoke on the Road is an offshoot of Danny Meyer’s jazzy barbecue joint Blue Smoke — it’s quick and easy, and a pulled pork sandwich is usually exactly what you need before five hours in a middle-of-the-row economy seat. Then there’s Shake Shack, where a burger is always a good bet, especially if that burger is topped with lobster; passengers with early flights can also get in on the action, thanks to a full breakfast menu that includes New York’s favorite: bacon, egg, and cheese.

TERMINAL 5
Before dealing with the are-you-freaking-serious price of checking a bag, the pre-security area of Terminal 5 is a good place to caffeinate with a reliable cup of joe from Dunkin Donuts, or to grab a light sandwich from CIBO Express.

After security, the options improve. Starting with Deep Blue, a futuristically designed sushi restaurant that feels situated in a Vegas casino instead of an airport in Queens. The raw fish is your best bet (the sushi taco trio is a crowd-pleaser), but the seafood ramen and kampachi crudo are also heavy hitters. If you prefer your seafood cooked, Piquillo — by Alex Raij of Txikito — has Spanish tapas and paella in a lux-subway-tunnel styled environment. Other upscale, sit-down options include dry-aged beef at 5ive Steak, Italian at Mark Ladner’s AeroNuova, and French classics at La Vie.

If you’re in a mad hurry, Deep Blue has a takeaway spot: Deep Blue on the FlyFresh Italian Pasta lets travelers build their own pasta creations, and Philly Cheesesteaksserves, well, exactly that.

 

Desserts are a handy pick-me-up in airports, especially after a bad day in transit. Terminal 5 has all your sugar cravings covered. Stressed-out passengers can gorge on ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop (choose your flavor wisely), and if that doesn’t do it, Dylan’s Candy Bar lets you load up on candy by weight.

TERMINAL 7

Hopefully you have Precheck, since the dining options before Terminal 8 security are slim, unless Dunkin Donuts can tide you over.

If you can hold off, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse is a classic, mahogany-lined steakhouse with a full menu of prime-cut meats, crabcakes, and beer. Sit for a glass of your favorite wine (even if you don’t know why it’s your favorite) at Vino Volo Wine Roomor Cascata, which also serves finger-foods and salads for the road. Wok and Rollboxes up classic Chinese food, and Brooklyn National Deli sends visitors back to wherever they came from with a healthy serving of pastrami and New York City hot dogs.

Pizza

LAGUARDIA

About 30 million people passed through LaGuardia in 2016, and maybe 30 of them had a good word to say about it. It’s so cramped and overcrowded, former Vice President Biden in 2014 compared it to a “third-world country.” Yet all is not lost. The food options have improved recently, and the future is bright, with a $4 billion makeover in the works.

TERMINAL A

Yankee Clipper Deli — before security — is widely considered LGA’s overlooked gem. With standard New York deli prices, this is the best bet for a solid sandwich before your flight (the breakfast-time bacon, egg, and cheese is a beast). After security, the only option is World Bean for coffee and pastries.

TERMINAL B

The pre-security area of Terminal B is a chain-lover’s paradise, offering up airport comfort foods like Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, bagels from Einstein Bros.Dunkin Donuts, and grab-and-go snacks from Au Bon Pain. To refuel before battling the scanners, hit up Five Guys for a bacon cheeseburger and fresh-cut Cajun fries.

Past security, acclaimed chef Todd English’s Fig is a standout option with thin-crust pizzas, handmade pastas, and an ample chicken Parm. Metro Burger Bar ain’t cheap, but there is a strong beer menu alongside an interesting menu of burgers, like the Texas Toast Burger (BBQ sauce, Cheddar, coleslaw, and an onion ring). Crucially, they do poutine.

TERMINAL C

If you’re in a taxi to LaGuardia Terminal C and are feeling even a little bit peckish, you’ll want to ask the driver to stop at McDonald’s on the way, because there’s really nothing to eat when you arrive. BUT, and it’s a big but, if you can wait until after security, you’ll find some of the best establishments in the entire airport.

Pretend you’re heading to Italy instead of Indiana, with rustic pasta at Cotto, by chef Michael White (Osteria Morini, Nicoletta). Or choose between highbrow and lowbrow pizza, with a slice to-go from the popular Artichoke Pizza or a more intimate pie and wine from Crust. Hit up Kombo (created with the help of Chuko’s Jamison Blankenship) for spicy tonkotsu ramen, gyoza, and breakfast items like fried eggs over rice.

 For the most fun in LGA, head to Biergarten for local and international brews selected by Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver, and German bar snacks like beer sausage, schnitzel, and goulash. And if you find yourself having one beer too many, soak it up with a lobster roll and crabcakes at Anglers fish shack.

TERMINAL D

Food is thin on the ground before security in Terminal D, with the only option being light bakery snacks and coffee from World Bean. After your body scan and potential frisk, however, options abound.

Bisoux will transport you to the French countryside with a saucy croque monsieur. Or choose from Italian options at Crust (pizza pies), Tagliare (New York-style slices), and Bar Brace (paninis and other light bites). Wibar pours wines from around the world, and Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda does quality beef patties.

Middle View

NEWARK

Though technically not in New York, Newark Liberty Airport sees more than 35 million passengers each year, most of them burrowing in or out of the Big Apple. And though Jersey gets a lot of flack from the other side of the river, New Yorkers can’t deny they’re excited about Wow Air’s $99 flights to Europe.
TERMINAL A
Before risking fungus from those sweat-soaked footprints in the body scanner, boost your immune system with a wheatgrass shot from Jamba Juice, or fill up on comfort food with a greasy burger from Cheeseburger Cheeseburger or a burrito from Qdoba Mexican Grill. The food court also has staple airport Chinese at Manchu Wok, and everyone’s fifth-favorite sub shop, Jersey Mike’s.

If you managed not to throw a tantrum at security, reward yourself with a caffeine fix at Abica Coffee or Abica Coffee Express; if you’ve been especially well-behaved, go for cinnamon-sugar pretzel bites at Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. Seafood is also a tempting sit-down option (we’re talking lobster rolls here, people) at Phillip’s Seafood, and basic-but-satisfying tacos are your salve at Currito Cantina.

TERMINAL B

If you’re missing your old neighborhood Chili’s (who isn’t?), it doesn’t matter if you’re flying or not, because the margaritas and chicken crispers at Chili’s Too are conveniently pre-security. Alternatively, Mediterranean Bistro has a hearty Middle Eastern menu featuring gyros, falafel, and kabobs. And if all else fails, Wendy’s will never let you down — except of course when they retired spicy nugs.

 After a catch-up with the TSA (make it as seamless as it can be, with these airport tips and tricks), load up on soba noodles, chicken katsu, and gyoza at Sora Sushi. For an easy and portable meal, grab a Tuscan panini, Mediterranean quesadilla, or a pesto chicken flatbread at Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe. And to simply drink away the pain of air travel, especially in the nation’s second-worst airport, grab a pint at Belgian Beer Cafe, even if you’re not totally sure what a Belgian beer is.

TERMINAL C

 This content was originally posted on thrillist.com