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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

THE 15 BEST BARS WITH FIREPLACES IN NYC

Night View

Because it’s cold outside, but that list of infinity fireplace-equipped bars in NYC feels a little too daunting right now, we decided it was time to assemble this: a list of the 15 best FDR-approved drinkeries in the city, which we’re pretty sure (pretty very sure?) is fewer than infinity.

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East Village
This editor favorite has one of the best hot toddies in town, amazing free chips, and when the temperature gets below 50, the fireplace is always ablaze. Secure a spot near it early (you’ll have to) and rake in the two-for-one happy hour special.

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HARLEM PUBLICHarlem

Settle in near this Uptown spot’s cast iron stove top gas warmer and order some of the excellent (and possibly created after several “special tobacco” sessions) bar fare, including a peanut butter bacon burger, Mac and Steez (“extra super fancy” pasta and four-cheese blend), and Twizzler-infused vodka lemonade.

Free Time

DRAUGHT 55

Midtown East
If you can’t grab the (extra comfortable) couch by the fire, this wasn’t a wasted trip — the glass-enclosed atrium is a great spot to score craft beer after craft beer from a waitstaff that actually knows what it’s talking about/is nice about it.

Fire Place

THE ROSE BAR AT GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL

Gramercy
Elegant, dimly lit, and adorned with work by Andy Warhol, The Rose Bar is a great spot for impressing a date. Pretend you’re Orson Welles or some other famous-ass old timer as you sip high-priced cocktails and lean on the ornate mantle. Reservations are recommended after 9pm.

HOT BIRD

Clinton Hill
Yeah, Hot Bird doesn’t have a fireplace — it has an entire goddamn fire pit. The BBQ joint next door delivers, in case you needed any more incentive. Cash only.

 

Restaurant

TUFFET

Williamsburg
This spot offers a great selection of cheeses and cured meats, killer cocktails, and great beers on tap. Outside, there’s a big patio, featuring a gas fireplace — don’t expect tons of heat, but the glow is beautiful. Plus they’ll rent you the cozy back room, free of charge.

 

Drink Party

UNION HALL

Park Slope
Indoor bocce, music, comedy, a library, the fact that you can order a basket full of bacon as a side dish, and two fireplaces: Union Hall kind of does everything you want to do in winter, and they do it right.

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BOOKMARKS LOUNGE

Midtown East
Like everyone else in New York, we’ve got a soft spot for a rooftop bar (like, really soft, wait… was that weird?), and this one — with its fireplace, Poetry Garden, and quality cocktails — makes a great elevated date spot.

Restaurant

THE HOUSE

Gramercy Park

Set up in an old carriage house in Gramercy Park, this tiny, pristine restaurant has a wine bar that might be one of the best spots in the city to have a low-key, cozy night. They have a truly excellent wine selection, so you can sip glasses by the fire while listening to old jazz.

 

Inside View

BLACK MOUNTAIN WINE HOUSE

Gowanus
This unpretentious spot on Union St is all the things most wine bars want to be, should be, but rarely are: homey, comfortable, farmhouse-y in a Brooklyn barnhouse…y. It’s a great place to try out some new wines and snack on a small, simple, and very reasonably priced menu that includes mac & cheese with wild mushrooms, Gruyere, and truffle oil, plus fondue on Tuesdays.
LIC BAR

Long Island City
With live music four days a week, an outdoor fireplace, a solid Scotch selection, and a gigantic outdoor seating area, this is as good a place as any in the city to warm up and drink tons of drinks this winter.

Free Time

THE ROOKERY

Bushwick
Not one, but two fireplaces — one indoor and one outdoor — grace The Rookery. The outdoor one is technically a chimenea — an enclosed, wood-burning outdoor fireplace that throws off tons of heat, making it ideal for all-weather drinking. Try a gentlemanly cocktail or two (like the absinthe-fueled Depth Charge), or stop by brunch for the banana-battered French toast.

Fire Place

ART BAR

West Village
Hop off the subway and head past the front of the bar to the back room — that’s where you can spread out on a couch and sip on lychee mojitos (let’s agree things like this aren’t just for summer, okay?), drink some beers, and take down a chili cheese dog with curly fries.

Building

CAMP

Boerum Hill
For a theme bar, this place is oddly un-obnoxious, but then “summer camp” is a pretty solid theme. Get in front of the stone-set fireplace beneath a deer head and play some board games, make a friendship bracelet, and pretend you might get in trouble with the counselors for making out with a cutie behind the kayak. Plus, parties of 15 or more get free s’mores and drink specials.

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CLOVER CLUB

Cobble Hill
If you want to drink the best liquid dessert of your life, a drink that makes you question all of the drink-ordering decisions you’ve ever made in your life, order the Blackberry Fool at one of the best cocktail spots in the country. And if you want a spot by the backroom fireplace, show up as soon as you can, since this place gets super packed, super early.

This article was originally posted on thrillist.com