Empty Nest? Bring It On!
Rediscovering Joy In Your Next Chapter
The Story of Beth and Barry Steinberg
"It began more than 25 years ago. As we decamped our Manhattan nesting pad for a house, we vowed to return. In style. And once the chickadees grew and flew, after our suburban chapter ran its course, our opportunity knocked, and we embraced it. We grabbed the brass ring, with every intention to live to the max, balls to the floor, to take advantage of the life we always aspired to. To seize the day. Carpe diem.
The empty nest life - bring it on!" MORE
Michael Shapot, Esq.
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
The kids are grown and have left the nest.
The four or five bedrooms hold precious memories but that’s a lot of heating and cooling for trophies and photos.
The roof needs to be replaced next summer and the kitchen you renovated back in 2000 looks like it needs another facelift.
Spring and Summer bring the joys of planting and gardening, but pushing the lawn mower just doesn’t have the same appeal.
Autumn and Winter have their own special chores: raking leaves and your personal favorites, shoveling snow and clearing ice from the car.
And don’t forget… the plumber is on speed dial – Really?
You love this house. It loves you back. But those property taxes and utility bills are putting a strain on this relationship.
Is it time to pull out that brochure you got in the mail a few weeks ago, “Sunset Village – A Quiet, Tranquil Setting for Retirement”?
You cannot go quietly into the night.
The kids are gone but life is far from over; in fact it’s just beginning. Now that four-times-a-year trip into Manhattan can be a new way of
life. Instead of fighting traffic and driving through a tunnel ($12 ouch), finding that parking garage that won’t ding the car ($40 more ouch), you just stroll down the street to your favorite little restaurant and dine with the locals. The things you love to do can be steps from your Manhattan apartment home: the new exhibit at the MOMA, a boxed lunch in Central Park, shopping on Madison Avenue, a bike ride along the Hudson, and the rave-reviewed Off-Broadway show.
Move into the city? Manhattan?
RETURN TO TOP
Once you have made the decision to move on, we have a team of "hands-on" professionals that will assist in making this process as stress-free as possible.
Check out our Resources.
New York is a Pickleball Paradise
It's the fastest growing sport in the U.S. and popular with seniors, offering a good workout year round with low-impact on joints. Read all about it HERE and find out where in the five boroughs you can play.
The Best New Restaurants in New York Right Now
Even as a local, it can be difficult to keep pace with all the exciting new restaurants opening in New York City throughout the year. Good thing AFAR’s in-the-know team members love to eat. From a Vietnamese place in Brooklyn to a downtown bistro that everyone’s talking about, here are 10 of the best new restaurants that opened in New York in 2018. See the list HERE.
Best Free Museum Days in NYC
Yes, maybe art should be free, but since it's not, we rely on our local museums to help make it affordable and available to more people. Luckily, they deliver. Read TimeOut's guide to free museum days HERE.
Your Guide to the Chinese Food Renaissance
Your guide to the Chinese food renaissance happening in NYC, covering the city's nine Chinatowns serving the full range of regional Chinese cuisines, including Cantonese, Chinese American, Dongbei, Fujian, Hunan, Shanghai, Sichuan, Taiwan, Teochew, Tianjin, and Yunnan, and more in Eater .