02/21/17 12:48pm

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Cold-weather storms cost billions in insured losses every year, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Buying apartment insurance is one way to keep from getting left out in the cold.

Here are three ways that cold weather and storms can cause havoc. (more…)

11/12/15 12:00pm

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The holiday season doth approach, and you’ve got a lot to do. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, you’ve got the turkey, the lights, the tree, the Hanukkah candles, the plane tickets, the wrapping paper… In all the excitement, are you forgetting something?

While you’re compiling your holiday to-do list, make sure that “get your apartment insured” is somewhere near the top. Unfortunately, ’tis the season for break-ins while you’re away on vacation, cooking accidents, and home fires caused by Christmas lights, candles, dry trees and fireplaces. There are many things you can do to prevent these mishaps, but if the worst should happen, you want to make sure your personal belongings are protected.

Fortunately, getting your apartment insured may be the easiest item to check off your to-do list. Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. has been New York City’s most trusted source for apartment insurance for over fifty years, and they will work with you to find the best policy.  (more…)

04/14/15 12:00pm

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You’re responsible. You set up your homeowners or renters insurance years ago, so you’re all set, right? Not so fast. Every once in a while, it’s good to revisit your policy to see if it needs updating.

Some questions to ask yourself:

— Have you made any recent big purchases? A new television, computer, or jewelry? A musical instrument? Have you exceeded the overall limit of what’s covered in your policy?

— If you recently acquired jewelry, does your policy cover that category?

— Do you do a lot of online shopping? If so, does your policy cover theft or damage to incoming packages?

— Do you have a bike? Does your policy cover theft outside the apartment?

— Is your name on the policy? If not, are you still covered?

These questions aren’t meant to give you something new to worry about. The answers are only a phone call away. Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. is a New York-based, family-owned company, and they know NYC apartment owner and renter needs better than anybody else. This means they can quickly make sure that you have the right plan and coverage for your needs. (more…)

01/27/15 12:00pm

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When it comes to insuring your apartment, the most important thing to know is that you don’t know everything. Different policies cover different things. Different deductibles create different rates. Different values and types of property mean that different people have different needs. With so many variables to keep track of, having someone on your side who knows what you need can keep you from paying too much or — just as important — paying too little and being underinsured. (more…)

11/24/14 12:00pm

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Gotham Brokerage has been through a lot of holiday seasons in the city, and they know the special hazards holidays can bring.

Always keep an eye on the stove. Don’t leave the kitchen unattended, even when cooking your Thanksgiving turkey which can take a couple of hours to cook.
Keep kids and pets out of the kitchen while you’re cooking. You don’t want toys or dogs underfoot when you’re handling large pans full of piping hot food. And unless your kids know the rules, you don’t want them near the stove or sharp knives.

Knowing you’re covered for any possibility is one of the keys to being able to sleep in heavenly peace during the season. If you’re unsure about your coverage, contact Gotham Brokerage, and they’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote.

11/17/14 12:00pm

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Whether you’re celebrating with candles, stockings, or Christmas trees, an ounce of prevention can make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary. Use candles sparingly (if your apartment even allows them), and keep flammable things away from the fireplace. (We’re looking at you, Christmas stockings.) And don’t burn wrapping paper: it can burn too hot, throw sparks, or even release toxic gases. A dry Christmas tree is a fire hazard, so keep it watered, throw it away once it gets brittle, and make sure the cords for the lights aren’t damaged or overloading an electrical socket. Make sure your smoke alarm is working and that you have a fire extinguisher handy. You might not need either, but if you do, they can save lives and prevent property damage.

Gotham Brokerage has been through a lot of holiday seasons in the city, and they know the special hazards holidays can bring. Knowing you’re covered for any possibility is one of the keys to being able to sleep in heavenly peace during the season. If you’re unsure about your coverage, contact Gotham Brokerage, and they’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote.

11/12/14 12:00pm

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If you plan to host a holiday party, check your policy for “social host liability,” a kind of coverage that protects a party host from liability when a guest who drinks at your party causes injury to others. Typical homeowners’ policies provide such coverage, but you should think about hiring a bartender who can regulate the flow of alcohol and keep an eye out for guests who need a ride home. Gotham Brokerage has been through a lot of holiday seasons in the city, and they know the special hazards holidays can bring. Knowing you’re covered for any possibility is one of the keys to being able to sleep in heavenly peace during the season. If you’re unsure about your coverage, contact Gotham Brokerage, and they’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote.

11/05/14 12:00pm

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Don’t deep-fry a turkey unless you really know what you’re doing. If you decide to give it a try, do the research first. Do it outdoors, and well away from your house, a fence, or anything flammable. Don’t be one of these guys. (As an alternative, may we suggest brining the turkey?) Gotham Brokerage has been through a lot of holiday seasons in the city, and they know the special hazards holidays can bring. Knowing you’re covered for any possibility is one of the keys to being able to sleep in heavenly peace during the season. If you’re unsure about your coverage, contact Gotham Brokerage, and they’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote.

10/31/14 12:00pm

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One thing about renting your home: It is a lot less stressful than buying. But even if you don’t have to repair or replace a fridge, the unexpected can still happen. Your laptop could get stolen. Fortunately, Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc can help you find the right insurance for your needs. For as little as $140/year, you can insure all your belongings. Contact Gotham for a quote now, and feel the stress melt away.