Those with deep pockets feel that minor incidentals such as "zoning" and a "city planning" are small obstacles to be pushed aside with relative ease. All they have to do is purchase a property - zoning not withstanding - plant their flag and impose their "vision" for the future of the land on the community.
When home buyers engage an agent they often expect us to be the repository of any and all neighborhood information. They often don’t see the need to do their own research because they can just pick the brains of their buyers agent.
It's not too early to think about the 4th of July Weekend - heck it is almost upon us. There is no need to go to Manhattan for great 4th of July fireworks and events - Just look at these Westchester events chock full of fireworks.