Tamir Sapir, a Soviet immigrant who started out as a cab driver, once owned this sprawling estate. Sapir realized that he wasn’t ever going to get ahead driving a taxi, so he diversified his business ventures, saved up his money, and started investing in New York City real estate.
It would seem that he was destined for greatness. By 2002, Sapir was a bona-fide billionaire.
Imagine that! You come to the United States with almost nothing, and end up living here, in one of the grandest estates of Kings Point. Horatio Alger couldn’t have written it any better himself.
What a perfect place for the climax of a [...]
What is it about fall that turns me into a sign painter? Seriously. I’ve been painting fall signs since the first crimson and orange leaf dropped off the tree. Maybe it’s because they go so well with pumpkins. Maybe it’s because signs make me think of hot chocolate and hot chocolate makes me think of fall.
Whatever the reason, if fall makes you think of wood and pumpkins and falling leaves and hot chocolate and signs… here’s an easy DIY for you.DIY Happy Fall Wood Sign Supplies: Paint Carbon tracing paper Wood board Paint brush Word print out Step 1: Print out words
Choose the saying you want to paint. I chose happy fall. I [...]
Nothing makes a home feel fresher than indoor plants, spread throughout the various rooms of the home. They bring a little bit of the outdoors inside with you, and most of us breathe a bit easier when there’s some greenery around. As it turns out, it’s not just in our imaginations. Indoor plants are scientifically proven to improve air quality and to boost our moods in the process.
Having plants inside the home is great, but it’s even better when they’re planted in fun planters that bring an extra brushstroke of color and style into the room. Let’s take a look at some of the coolest indoor planters available, and discuss which plants are the [...]
If you were the sort of kid who couldn’t wait to get out of Sunday school, then living in a church might not seem like the best idea. But we’re all grown-ups here, and nobody’s going to make you sing songs or watch a puppet show about Noah’s Ark today.
When you think about it, living in a church would be pretty cool, actually. For starters, the architecture is striking, to say the least. Plus, you get ample space for entertaining, not to mention the beauty of stained glass windows and other architectural flourishes that you just can’t find in residential buildings, vintage or not.
Let’s take a look [...]