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Labor Day in New York

2013/07/23 9:29 AM    |    by Cristina Iannone

Labor Day in New York

Labor Day in New York

Labor Day is a U.S. national holiday that falls on the first Monday of September, this year will be Monday, September 2, 2013. This festival originated in Canada and is observed on the first Monday of every September since 1884 as a tribute to the workers. The first Labor Day parade was held in the city of New York in 1882. In addition, the Labor Day is also remembered as the last day of summer. Being a day of celebration all federal government offices, banks and schools are closed.

What places are open? The museums that are usually open on Monday will be open, to name a few are The Guggenheim and the MoMA AMNH. The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be open. In addition, many restaurants and shops make normal time.

This year on September 14, 2013 is expected to Labor Day Parade, a large procession to which you can subscribe to be able to walk on the main streets of the Big Apple, especially on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, along with thousands of citizens and workers in the U.S.. The parade begins at 10:00 and starts at the intersection of 44th Street and Fifth Avenue to 72nd street.

This cheap, conveniently located studio apartment in Manhattan is a good alternative to a luxury hotel: situated in the Theatre District in West 49th St. between 8th and 9th Avenue, this studio apartment is only seven blocks away from the Port Authority Bus and Metro Terminal and within walking distance of New York’s attractions (Times Square, the Empire State Building, New York Public Library, Central Park, the shopping centers and museums on Fifth Avenue and much more..)

Metro-Homes Properties will help you find your ideal apartment in ManhattanBrooklyn orQueens according to your budget and needs.

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Find your apartment close to the United Nations – NYC

2012/05/08 12:43 PM    |    by Cristina Iannone

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The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after World War II by 51 countries committed to facilitating cooperation in international peace and security, economic development, social progress and human rights.

By choosing an apartment in Midtown Manhattan, you will be within walking distance of the Visitors Center of the United Nations Headquarters where you can take tours, attend free exhibits, lectures and video-conferences. Moreover, the UN hosts a large number of events, like the International Day for Biological Diversity, and is just minutes away from New York’s attractions such as Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and the shopping centers and museums on Fifth Avenue.

This comfortable two bedroom one bathroom apartment is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, five blocks away from the UN. Metro-Homes properties‘ aim is to help you find the ideal apartment in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens according to your budget and needs.

For further information do not hesitate to contact our real estate agents on our website who will help you find the apartment that best meets your needs. Thank you for the visit.

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New York State Bill s6873: Effects on New York City Vacation Rentals

2011/01/13 11:54 AM    |    by zhogan

The end of the vacation rental era in New York City?

On July 23rd, 2010, then-governor of New York, David Patterson, signed into law a bill that would restrict the ability of property owners to sublet their units to vacationers for stays of under thirty days. The intent of this bill was to discourage property owners from forcing their residential tenants to move out in order to gain additional vacation rental properties, which bring in more income than residential rental properties. In the days

leading up to the bill being signed into law, however, a New York City citizens group attempted to bring attention to the issue in an attempt to have the bill vetoed by the governor. While they ultimately failed to have have the bill overturned, they brought enough attention to the issue for the erstwhile New York Governor David Patterson and the current New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to call for an amendment to bill, delaying it’s effective date until May of 2011.

While the future of vacation rentals in New York City after May, 2011 is vague and uncertain, for the time being there are still ample vacation rentals to be found by the savvy web-user in search of a great bargain. A great place to begin the vacation rental search is, where vacation seekers can find apartments in all five boroughs of New York City available for short-term rentals and sublets. While offers apartments in all five boroughs, the bulk of their listings are in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Whether your a looking for a one bedroom apartment for yourself in Soho, or a three bedroom roommate share in Brooklyn, you can find it on

This decision by the New York State government is not unprecedented, as the French government has recently begun enforcing a similar law in Paris, and was made with the best intentions and with the citizens of New York City in mind. Nevertheless, the end of an era is upon us. Act while you still can and take advantage of a vacation rental or short-term holiday sublet now.

~Z. H.

Environmental Vacationers – United Nations’ 9th Forum on Forests in NYC

2011/01/07 12:20 PM    |    by jgreen

The Forum on Forests, held in NYC, seeks to improve forest conservation

Deforestation of forests to be a focus of United Nations in 2011

Environmental vacationers
may be interested in the United Nations’ Forum on Forests Meeting that will hold the 9th session at the United Nations headquarters in NYC from from January 24 – February 4.

The NYC-based forum is held to highlight accomplishments in forest conservation around the world, while raising awareness of current threats and making recommendations on how each nation and the United Nations can make positive change.

While NYC would seem an unlikely location to hold a forum on forest conservation, you can imagine how valuable every single tree is to people that live in cities around the world that are quickly losing the valuable green to modern growth.

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 to be the International year of Forests, which will also serve as the theme for the forum. The theme will hopefully increase global awareness about methods that can be used to improve the health of forests (covering approximately 31% of the world).

For vacationers to NYC and people everywhere, the Forum on Forests is a vital part of the process of developing a sustainable world for the human population. While many NYC vacationers may never know that the forum even occurred, the work that will hopefully be achieved through it, will help bring about positive change to everywhere.

The NYC forum’s primary functions are directed at improving cooperation between countries and the United Nations, sharing and promoting conservation techniques, setting and maintaining goals for regional and international bodies, and to oversee the efforts made by nations.

The forum has tight access restrictions that are generally limited to United Nations members, but vacationers to NYC are encouraged to apply for a observer pass. There is no guarantee of entry for vacationers, but the opportunity to be a witness to a lesser-known but very important event with major implications for international politics and the survival of the human race.

Vacationers to NYC that have a passion for environmental awareness will definitely want to mark this United Nations’ date on their calendar. Even though you may not be able to attend the actual forum in NYC, there will certainly be public events that will be hosted by other environmental vacationers, third-party organizations and local activits. Environmental vacationers will also find many people with common goals as the die-hard environmental will most likely stage events outside of the United Nations’ headquarters in Manhattan.

Whether coming alone or with a group of vacationers to NYC for the Forum on Forests, you should make your accommodation plans ahead of time. offers a large selection of furnished and unfurnished NYC apartments for vacationers and buyers alike.

For NYC vacationers seeking more information and detailed schedules of events for the United Nations’ 9th session of the Forum on Forests, visit the official website here.

-Joe Greek