STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Vital issues relating to homeownership on post-Sandy Staten Island will be targeted on April 6 during a forum featuring an array of experts and local lawmakers.

The free event, presented by the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR), will include a trio of informational sessions, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the organization’s headquarters: 1535 Richmond Ave., suite No. 3, Bulls Head. The public is encouraged to attend.

“This gathering will provide a convenient opportunity for owners, sellers and buyers of Staten Island homes to gather vital information in one place, at one time,” said Traci Cangiano, president of SIBOR. “The day will include three panel discussions, followed by question-and-answer sessions that hopefully will help some audience members deal with the post-Sandy challenges many Islanders are continuing to face.”

During the day, politicians, such as Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn), will join with government-agency and private-sector representatives to discuss a host of issues, such as zoning, FEMA flood maps, flood insurance, credit issues, mortgage concerns, tax implications, pre- and post-Sandy property appraisals, future architectural considerations, foreclosures and loan modifications, government assistance programs, redevelopment plans for Staten Island, and more.

“There are still numerous unanswered questions regarding real estate after the storm,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR. “This forum will help to answer many of those questions.”

As seats are limited, pre-registration for the day is encouraged. Registration is available at: For additional information about the event, call 718-928-3218, or e-mail



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