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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 UNDER-THE-RADAR HOLIDAY THINGS TO DO IN NYC

Gift

FORGET THAT FIVE-BOROUGH FOOTRACE AFTER HALLOWEEN. THE REAL NYC MARATHON IS DECEMBER, A BLUR OF ORGIASTIC SPENDING AND TOURIST INVASIONS AND BOOZE-FUELED HOLIDAY PARTIES AND TIGHTROPE NEGOTIATIONS WITH YOUR NEW PARTNER ABOUT WHETHER YOU’RE GOING TO “DO” CHRISTMAS WITH EACH OTHER THIS YEAR.

Once you find a moment to catch your breath, though, you can have some of the biggest fun the city has to offer. You and your boo have probably already hit up the city’s biggest holiday attractions, so we’ve got some zigs to go with your zags. These are some of the season’s best activities to check out in lieu of more popular — and more crowded — favorites. Who knows, maybe you’ll start a new tradition.

Cake view

TAKE A WALK DOWN GINGERBREAD LANE

Flushing
Instead of: The Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden
We don’t have a bad word to say about The Holiday Train Show at the Botanical Garden, but if that’s your type of holiday whimsy, you’ve probably been there already. While nothing can really compare with seeing miniature trains zipping through NYC landmarks recreated with twigs, moss, and an actually reliable public transportation system, we suggest taking a trip to another model city altogether — Gingerbread Lane. Displayed in the New York Hall of Science, the gingerbread village was the largest in the world last year, created by chef Jon Lovitch from 3,640 pounds of icing, 748 pounds of candy, and 630 pounds of gingerbread. The aim, naturally, is to go even bigger in 2017…

PARTY LIKE HARRY POTTER AT THE YULE BALL

Gowanus
Instead of: Another ugly sweater party
Enjoy all the magical merriment of the Yule Ball, without the looming rise of the Dark Lord (hopefully). Gowanus bar the Bell House invites you to dress up in your fanciest wizard robes for performances by the likes of Harry and the Potters (the self-described original wizard rock band) and the Potter Puppet Pals. Proceeds go to the Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit that uses the Harry Potter books to introduce issues of social justice to young people. And hey, if you really want to wear an ugly sweater, there was no shortage of them in the Harry Potter series, so go ahead and live your dream.

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MARVEL AT CHRISTMAS TREES AROUND THE CITY

Various locations
Instead of: The tree at Rockefeller Center
Christmas trees are most certainly not a case for “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ‘em all,” especially in New York City. The biggest and baddest is the behemoth at Rockefeller Center, and there’s no denying it’s a great starting point. But don’t sleep on the tree at Washington Square Park, a holiday-season fixture for 93 years, and because the park is not usually busy at night, you can bask in its glow sans mobs. Elsewhere, the Met tree is hung with elaborate 18th century baroque ornaments, the Natural History Museum tree features decorative origami, and the tree in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is set in the library’s show-stopping lobby.

TAKE THE FERRY TO A WINTER WONDERLAND

Staten Island
Instead of: The Bryant Park Winter Village
Don’t get us wrong, there’s a lot going for Bryant Park’s Winter Village — namely the centerpiece skating rink, open-air holiday market, and blockbuster events like the Winter Carnival. But a short ferry ride away, Winter Wonderland Staten Island offers a “fully immersive holiday experience” — which means it’s pretty badass. It has the customary rink and a holiday market of course, as well as also light shows, elf mini-golf, an igloo cocktail bar, and attractions like a snow-tube slide and a life-sized snow globe. Plus, there won’t be as many tourists as in Bryant Park, which is as good as a bonus Christmas present.

Food

SAMPLE TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY TREATS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

Various locations
Instead of: Standard holiday snacks
Far, far beyond a typical mug of eggnog and a gingerbread cookie, a whole world of holiday snacking traditions awaits. At Polish bakeries like Syrena in Greenpoint, try sugar-dusted chrusciki (literally “angel wings” — a twisted ribbon of crispy fried pastry), szarlotka (spiced apple cake), and the crowd-pleasing Christmas favorite, makowiec (rolled poppy-seed cake). For Italian classics, head to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and choose from any of the amazing Italian bakeries to stock up on rainbow cookies and festive struffoli (deep-fried dough balls, Neapolitan style).

DO A GOOD DEED

Various locations
Instead of: Holiday season indulgence
You don’t need us to tell you that this season’s not just about presents and parties. Think of volunteering at Masbia Soup Kitchen or the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, or even donating to help the latter meet their $5,000 goal for keeping the kitchen cooking through the holidays. Or, sign up to City Meals on Wheels, which delivers hot dishes within walking distance of local senior centers. If you’re registered, you can search for holiday volunteering opportunities in your area through New York Cares, and if you can drive, take a look at any of these opportunities outside of the city. Be honest, haven’t you always wanted to be part of something called Operation Cookie Run anyway?

Building

FEAST ON LATKES AT A GLOW-IN-THE-DARK CHANUKAH DINNER

Upper East Side
Instead of: Visiting the Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza
The Largest Menorah stands 33-feet tall and is the site of live music and latkes on the eight nights of Chanukah each year, making Grand Army Plaza a December favorite. But how many people can say they’ve been to a glow-in-the-dark Chanukah Dinner? Everyone’s welcome at the 92nd Street YMCA for a catered meal (featuring heaps of latkes), an evening of music, and of course — glow sticks. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight!

AVOID SANTACON AND JOIN SANTATHON INSTEAD

Sunnyside
Instead of: SantaCon
If you hide behind triple-locked doors when the scourge of SantaCon comes to the city each Christmas, we feel your pain. But if you’d still like to don a festive costume and have a drink without slipping on a puddle of urine in Grand Central station, we suggest Santathon as a friendly, low-key alternative. The annual neighborhood bar crawl features nine watering holes and the chance to raise money for local causes like the Floating Hospital in Long Island City and the Mission Church in Corona. Fuel up with hot wings at Bar 43, hit the dance floor at Maggie Mae’s, and allow yourself a late-night slider at the 24-hour White Castle.

Front View

DISCOVER A NEW NEIGHBORHOOD OF HOLIDAY LIGHTS