After facing the trials of her own big-city move post-university, Sarah Hill realized that there was a real need for reliable information and support tailored to young professionals and students who are moving to New York City for the first time. These newcomers face a unique set of issues including social, professional and financial issues. Not to mention the questions and concerns of family members. Through her own life experience Sarah quickly became uniquely qualified to address all of these issues and started a company to help others.
Today Perfect Strangers NYC is a company anyone moving to New York City can rely on because owner Sarah Hill vets everyone personally.
It was a little over two years ago when Sarah graduated from UMass Amherst, after majoring in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship and with no job lined up that this savvy businesswoman to be sent her resume to a property management firm in NYC. Much to Sarah’s surprise, she was called in for an interview days later. Soon after that she met with the President of the company who hired her on the spot. Sarah was then asked to start working 4 days later. Eager to begin her career, she accepted and quickly headed back home to Rochester NY to pack up her entire life.
Then reality set in and during her 6 hour drive home, Sarah started to panic. She had $1,500 in her bank account, had no idea where to live, and had no friends in the city (except for 1 person). In fact, much like most people, the only resource Sarah knew for finding apartments/roommates was Craigslist.
Sarah then ended up living with a male roommate, paying more than she could afford, in a location that wasn’t great for her.
Like so many New Yorker’s Sarah realized finding an apartment to live alone and with little time to look, no connections, and a limited budget was nearly impossible. Soon after learning from her own trials and errors along with her experience gained working in real estate Sarag began to discover all these neighborhoods in NYC that were affordable, safe, close to Manhattan and ideal for roommates.
Sarah felt she needed to share her insider information about moving to New York City, and that’s why she created Perfect Strangers of NYC. PSofNYC is an online resource that shares all the information one would need to move to NYC. Topics are focused around how to find affordable apartments and the process of renting. Due to the popularity of the site, Sarah has expanded to host different services for those who need extra help. She now offers personal roommate matchmaking, apartment hunting training, neighborhoods tours, and apartment finding. The best part about PSofNYC is that all services are affordable! For example, brokers charge up to a two month fee for finding an apartment, while Sarah charges 1/2 of a month. It is a win win situation and helps put perfect strangers together. - www.psofnyc.com
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva says she’s no terrorist and her sons are innocent too. ”It’s all lies and hypocrisy,” she told The Associated Press in Dagestan. “I’m sick and tired of all this nonsense that they make up about me and my children. People know me as a regular person, and I’ve never been mixed up in any criminal intentions, especially any linked to terrorism.”
Okay, so how do you explain the latest revelation against you Zubeidat? You know the one about the fact that you were caught on wiretap by the FSB, the Russian internal security service discussing Jihad in a 2011 telephone conversation with your son?
Now we ask is this a normal mother and son conversation? During the conversation Zubeidat, also discussed the possibility of her eldest son going to Palestine. In the interests of applying the benefit of the doubt, it is entirely possible (but most unlikely) that the conversation could have been just innocent dialogue between mother and son. Think about it. A loving mother tells her son. “You work so hard, maybe you need to take a vacation in Palestine.” While the jihad line may have been another simple aside. Something akin to: “I am reading a riveting romantic novel about Jihad, or have you seen the new Disney film about jihad.”
Everything is explainable but the only thing that has us a little skeptical Zubeidat is that your sons are now suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Additionally, they were both found with explosives while at the same time boasting of their sickening crimes. While Tamerian is dead, and Zubeidat is no doubt in mourning let us not forget the victims of jihad especially those who were killed and maimed in Boston.
Let’s call a spade a spade: Zubeidat, and her deceased son Tamerian were put on a terror watch for a reason. That’s what happens when you discuss Jihad, Now that her sons are accused of planting the bombs in Boston, it is just a little difficult to take her cries of “innocent’ seriously. Sadly, the pieces of the puzzle are fitting together. If it looks, like jihad, walks like jihad and makes bombs in the name of jihad, then it probably is jihad. Unless you have another explanation?
Boston Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev should have been kept on the FBI radar, according to Rep. Peter King (R-LI). The former chairman of the House Homeland Security Council believes that Tamerlan’s on line rants and extended trips to Russia should have kept him under scrutiny and failing to do so let the Boston bombing suspect slip by undetected. King believes the FBI clearly had information on him and should have watched him closely. “This was an interviewed person and we need to know why (The FBI) didn’t take action.” King says.
Back in 2011, Russian Intelligence informed the FBI that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was becoming a radicalized Muslim, but after interviews the bureau could not pin down any terrorist threats. King will now be writing to US Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller to ask for a detailed explanation.
Following tips, Boston police pursued one of the suspects believed to be responsible for the Monday bombings at the Boston Marathon which led officers on a wild and deadly chase on the campus of MIT that ended in the death of one of suspects as well as a MIT campus police officer. The other suspect, seen here wearing a white cap is still at large and is considered armed and extremely dangerous. As police and law enforcement continue to conduct their manhunt they are seeking any information but are stressing that under no circumstances should anyone approach this individual. According to the Associated Press the surviving suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19 of Cambridge, Mass. ”We believe this man to be a terrorist,” said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people.” the two men are believed to be from the Russian region near Chechnya - Two law enforcement officials told AP that Tsarnaev and the other suspect who was not immediately identified have been living legally in the U.S. for at least one year. Russia’s North Caucasus region has been plagued by an Islamic insurgency stemming from separatist wars in Chechnya. If you see anything say something but do not approach this man.
Boston Police are looking for tips: 617-635-4500 or 1-800-494-TIPS
Jimmy Fallon has won the “Tonight” show war for now but Leno is still the most popular guy for the job. That’s according to our readers . “Congratulations Jimmy” was Leno’s reaction, who will continue to host the show until Fallon takes over in 2014. “Tonight” is also rumored to be New York bound. This war for late night TV however may not be over as Insiders admit that a lot can happen in a year and Leno should not be underestimated as the ultimate late night comeback man. Certainly Leno’s ability to amuse will not disappear with the Fallon take over. Leno says he will be returning to stand up. There is also the possibility he will be picked up by another Network. With lines like: “The latest rumor according to the Italian press, is that Pope Benedict did not retire, they say he was forced out by NBC.” and “President Obama’s approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the US.” Leno will continue to inspire and amuse audiences where ever he finds a home.
North Korea says it is entering a “state of war” with South Korea and threatens to attack America. Fighting words for sure but can those firearms reach New York? Or a nearby City for that matter? Furthermore, why should we care? Well we should. North Korea has revealed plans to strike targets in Hawaii and the continental United States. There is indeed no doubt that mad Apple, (commonly known as Kim Jong Un), doesn’t fall far from the tree but the Korean leader, just like his Dad is a loon. North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a “state of war” with South Korea in a continuing escalation of tough rhetoric against Seoul and Washington after coming under international sanctions for its nuclear test. “From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering the state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly,” a statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency said.
North Korea has been threatening to attack the South and U.S. military bases almost on a daily basis since the beginning of March, when U.S. and South Korean militaries started routine drills, and has ordered its armed forces on the highest alert.
Few believe North Korea will risk starting a full-out war.
The two Koreas have been in a technical state of war because their 1950-53 conflict ended under an armistice and not a peace treaty, although Pyongyang earlier in March declared the truce no longer valid.
So do we need to worry?
Upstart Kim Jong Un most recent threat to “settle accounts with the U.S.” — while displaying a “strike plan” that shows missiles tracking toward American cities — was widely seen as another example of the young leader’s erratic bluster. There was no mention of New York on Kim’s agenda.. So for the time being enjoy your weekend.
Spreading curiosity and a sense of wonder through music, Hannah Smith, better known as Eitch (pronounced “H”) is anything but ordinary and neither is her own taste in music. Her favorite composition: String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10: 3. While other Musical Influences include Radiohead, Ghostland Observatory, Jonatha Brooke, and Pinback. Yet, while this amazingly talented young woman loves other peoples music Eitch is not interested in becoming “the next” anything. Instead her work is as unique as her name, and she is completely focused on creating original work that both inspires, and nourishes the mind & spirit, body and soul.
Obsessed with the notion that not everything is as it seems, Eitch uses her lyrics as a vehicle to tell a story through her work which is both of human nature and otherworldly origin. In a sense her music is out of this world because there seems to be no earthly reason why this young woman would have so much talent.In 2010, Eitch released her debut album “Everything, Nothing”, a collection of work she began recording in 2006. Often compared to the likes of The Knife, Bjork, and Coco Rosie, Eitch has carved a lane all for herself by Producing and programming 100% of her music, and mapping out intricate Vocal arrangements to complement the free form of her instrumentals. Currently, Eitch who has recently left New York, the city she loves, and moved to San Francisco is busy working on her next release “Health”, a 4-track EP which will be available over the next 5-6 weeks. For the project she’s asked 4 artists to visually interpret each song to have four unique bodies of work representing the cover art. It’s a project she’s really pleased with, and can’t wait to share with the world! Based on early reviews most people can’t get enough of it. Eitch has chosen to share the stage with genre-bending producer and DJ, Ian Stewart. Together they showcase a theatrically charged performance of alternative, electronic, and pop — or what they’ve playfully coined as “Altronipop” — and provide people with an enchanting template to self reflect. Imagine a mental mirror using music to see and contemplate yourself and this is what they offer.
Soon you can experience the dynamic partnership’s work live as they will be performing at several summer music festivals, including Wakarusa May 30th – June 2nd.
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