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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 BEST PICNIC SPOTS IN NYC

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BEST PICNIC SPOTS:

Bridge

ASTORIA PARK

Open-air dining enthusiasts can grab a seat on a bench along the East River between the Robert F. Kennedy and Hell Gate Bridges, or nab a more panoramic vantage point on the central Great Lawn. (You’ll also find a few nice brown-bag–worthy patches alongside the Hell Gate—but be warned that they suffer slightly from the noise of train traffic overhead.) For a break from boring PB&J, get a taste of the nabe’s history as a Greek-immigrant enclave by ordering takeout from Agnanti. The Mediterranean restaurant has a patio overlooking the park, but appetizers like tyrokafteri (spicy cheese plate) and the Agnanti Wrap (a pastry filled with creamy cheese and bacon) will taste even better on a blanket.

River Bank

CLOVE LAKES PARK

People seeking a waterfront eat-and-nap shouldn’t overlook this beautiful space on Staten Island. And pit masters, take note: The shoreline BBQ area (near the southeast corner of the lake) doesn’t require permits for parties of four or fewer. Nongrillers ought to venture to the daffodil-surrounded middle lawn by the field house or relax under a cherry tree by one of the walkways. Get a caffeine fix before hitting the green at Beans and Leaves Coffee and Tea Cafe. Locals swear by their brews, fresh bread, pastries and baked goods.

River Point

EAST RIVER STATE PARK

This seven-acre expanse (and hipster Eden) sits flush against the river, offering stunning—and previously fenced-off—views of Manhattan’s skyline. Aside from the barbecue platform and children’s playground, it’s a mostly wide-open lawn dotted with picnic tables, making it a perfect locale to set up blankets and chow down on burritos (or bagels or banh mi) from nearby eateries like Rosarito Fish Shack, Bagelsmith and A+ Lollipop. On Saturdays, the epicurean mecca Smorgasburg brings hundreds of food vendors to the park, but beware: you won’t find much room to spread out with your delicious artisanal popsicles or Asia Dogs.

Park

FORT TRYON PARK

Created when John D. Rockefeller purchased several large estates and donated their land to the city in the early 20th century, this Inwood public park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, son of the famed Central Park architect. With sweeping views of the Hudson River, lush greenery and its position as the highest point in Manhattan, it may just be the most beautiful 67 acres on the island. And because it’s more than a hundred blocks north of midtown, few tourists know about it. Feel like you’re in another world (and time) with a spot looking at the Cloisters, a re-created medieval monastery that holds 5,000 pieces of art from the Met Museum’s collection. Nestled within this pastoral oasis is the New Leaf Restaurant and Bar, a eatery housed in a restored stone building from the 1930s with a rustic atmosphere that serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Park

GOVERNORS ISLAND

After years of redevelopment, in 2006 Governors Island opened to the public during the summer. Thirty new acres of parks include Hammock Grove, a space with 50 red lounge-ready slings; the Play Lawn, home to two natural-turf ball fields; and the art-filled Liggett Terrace. For higher pastures, check out the man-made hills—including one which reaches as high as 80 feet above the harbor—for 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline. Don’t worry if you forgot to pack your lunch for the ferry ride; Liggett Terrace Food Court sells yummies and beer all week long, while several trucks including Blue Marble Ice Cream and Sweet Chili set up shop on King Avenue.
Park

MADISON SQUARE PARK

Though not as scenic as some other picnic spots, this park in the Flatiron District is the perfect place for an afternoon break from the office. Take a late lunch on the lawn near one of the temporary public art displays or escape the summer heat in the shade of the trees. Bonus: With the free Wi-Fi, you can answer pressing email without your boss knowing that you’ve stepped out. This public space was a highly desirable address when it opened in 1847 and is now a verdant oasis. It hosts art installations, food festivals and a popular series of summer concerts. The park is also home to Shake Shack, a summer favorite (as evidenced by the shockingly long lines) for burgers, fries and, of course, shakes.

Play Ground

PROSPECT PARK

Brooklyn’s big oasis of greenery boasts some of the city’s finest shaded knolls. You can’t beat the finely manicured and tree-encircled Long Meadow, which never seems to run out of available slopes. (The Prospect Park Bandshell is a short stroll away should you want to catch a Celebrate Brooklyn! show after your meal.) Looking for a last-minute snack? On various Sundays through October (11am–5pm), stop by Grand Army Plaza’s Food Truck Rally, where you can pick up seafood from Red Hook Lobster Pound or Philly cheesesteaks from Carl’s Steaks.

River

VAN CORTLANDT PARK

You can approach a leisurely lunch at this massive (and more than 60 percent wooded) north Bronx site in one of two ways. You can vie for table and lawn space at the Allen Shandler Recreation Area, which is easy to access via public transportation and close to grills, baseball fields and playgrounds. Or if you’re craving a more off-the-beaten-path experience, disappear into the Northwest Forest’s 188 acres of massive oaks and wildflowers—or, just west of there, Croton Woods, a 158-acre area with gentle streams, plenty of quietude, and hummingbirds and red-tailed hawks. Just don’t let the birds snatch your sandwich. After all that hiking, reward yourself with a cold one at the nearby Bronx Alehouse, which has 16 beers on tap and 30 bottles to choose from.

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BRYANT PARK

Once the lush and gorgeous lawn at this Midtown park opens for the season (usually the first week of May), this green space becomes the perfect warm-weather hangout. Why? Because Bryant Park offers a vast list of outdoor programming: Visitors can take a Tai Chi class, learn about Beekeeping, practice fencing and have a picnic, of course! On Fridays, the park is making it even easier for you to dine in the open-air by providing free blankets and lawn games as well as food and drinks for purchase. While you gorge on tasty grub, be entertained by live theater, dance or music performances scheduled through September 1.