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NY Ignored Superstorm Warnings for Years

More than three decades before Superstorm Sandy, a state law and a series of legislative reports began warning New York politicians to prepare for a storm of historic proportions, spelling out scenarios eerily similar to what actually happened: a towering storm surge. Overwhelming flooding. Swamped subway lines. Widespread power outages. The Rockaways peninsula was deemed among the "most at risk."...

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2012-12-12
By: Advocate Brokerage

Safeguarding Your Assets Against the Hazards of a Lawsuit

LANCE ARMSTRONG has apparently managed to put legal structures in place over the years that will help insulate his fortune, as I wrote last week. But what about other people who may be less prominent but concerned about lawsuits? Can they also protect themselves? The short answer is that someone’s money can never be completely protected from creditors, but there...

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2012-11-16
By: Advocate Brokerage

The wrath of Sandy and how to deal with her aftermath

This article was contributed by Roz Binday, President of Advocate Brokerage in Scardale: We all know how badly Sandy battered the Scarsdale area, but there is a bright side. It was mostly a wind event…not a flood event. Even worse, it could have been both. Windstorms, hurricanes and Nor’Easters all have the potential to cause different kinds of damage over...

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2012-11-09
By: Advocate Brokerage

Hurricane preparedness checklist

As Hurricane Sandy makes its approach towards the East Coast of the United States, Advocate Brokerage Corp. wants to remind you how important it is to take preventive measures to protect your family, home and possessions. Hurricane preparedness checklist Preparing for hurricanes can be the difference between minor damage and catastrophic loss. The following information is intended to guide you...

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2012-10-29
By: Advocate Brokerage

The 2012 Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance Event

Below is a link to some photos taken from the 2012 Scarsdale Concours d’Elegance Event that was held on Sunday, October 14th, 2012. It was a great day along with great crowd support. The show itself was very enjoyable as the cars were intertwined on the streets of the Scarsdale Village. This created a unique scenic backdrop as well as...

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2012-10-20
By: Advocate Brokerage

Tips on Hiring Your Summer Contractor

It’s summer time and the season for home renovations, deck installations, and lawn and garden makeovers. Of course, hiring a contractor to do all the work for you seems like the simplest option; however, if you don’t do proper research on your contractor, you may find yourself doing a lot more work than you anticipated.   Contractors can be a...

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2012-06-18
By: Advocate Brokerage

Gardening Safety: Precautions to Take this Summer

Summer gardening and upkeep is a popular pastime, one that many of us at Advocate Brokerage enjoy, but also one that comes with some serious health risks. According to the Better Health Channel, about one in five do-it-yourself injuries occur when gardening. But there are many ways to get the work done and stay safe at the same time. Below,...

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2012-06-12
By: Advocate Brokerage

New Identity Protection Services From ACE

We at Advocate Brokerage take pride in the companies that we work with to provide top quality service and solutions for every insurance need. ACE Group’s Private Risk Services division, which offers industry-leading risk management and protection services, announced last week that they are adding complementary identity protection and fraud resolution services for ACE’s high-net-worth personal insurance policy owners. To...

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2012-06-09
By: Advocate Brokerage

New Identity Protection Services From ACE

We at Advocate Brokerage take pride in the companies that we work with to provide top quality service and solutions for every insurance need. ACE Group’s Private Risk Services division, which offers industry-leading risk management and protection services, announced last week that they are adding complementary identity protection and fraud resolution services for ACE’s high-net-worth personal insurance policy owners. To...

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2012-06-09
By: Advocate Brokerage

Enjoy Summer Safely With These Eleven Pool Safety Tips

Summer is here along with all of the fun activities associated with warmer weather. Swimming is an excellent way to cool off from the summer heat and is a great way to exercise. Though a popular summer spot to rest and recreate, swimming pools can be dangerous, causing about 43,000 personal injuries and more than 600 drowning deaths a year....

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2012-06-07
By: Advocate Brokerage

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