June 2011

Found 5 blog entries for June 2011.

 2012 UPDATE: 

          View Taft Street's 2012 July 4th Fireworks Events Guide for Ulster County NY !

Taft Street’s got your 2011 Ulster County Fireworks Guide for July 4th, 2011. No matter where you live in Ulster County, there’s a town nearby putting on a dazzling display. Each venue will showcase local bands and food vendors. There is no fee for admission but parking can be tricky so plan accordingly. If you’re looking for fireworks on July 4th, look no further!

New Paltz 

The New Paltz fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 2nd at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, located at 249 Libertyville Road. Gates open at 5pm and fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:45 pm. Local bands, Impulse, The Big Joe Fitz Band, and The Holmes Brothers will be…
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As the New York State Senate ponders whether or not to bring to a vote an historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage, Ulster County can be proud of the role we have already played in this history-making debate. In fact, our community first tackled the issue in 2004, well out in front of everyone else on both the state and national levels. For it was back in ‘04 when newly elected New Paltz Mayor Jason West (just 26 at the time) began conducting same-sex unions in an effort to push the issue . . . and managed to push Ulster County right into the national equal rights spotlight.

Birthplace of a Movement


Today, a full seven years later, the controversy still rages on. The initial backlash cost Mr. West his re-election, and charges of illegal…
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Open Spaces, Clean Lines 


Taft Street Realty is pleased to present 59 Mill Road in Stone Ridge, NY. Here's that private contemporaryimg_0419_small_400 home you have been waiting for!  Open spaces, clean lines, and a great flow from room to room.  An entertainer's dream home for sure!  Great private location just minutes from Historic Stone Ridge center.  Works very well for full time or weekend use.  A long driveway leads you to this cedar sided gem set amongst 6 gorgeous park-like acres.  Pride of ownership quite evident.  Very well maintained, and only needs a new owner's personal touches.


Cedar-Sided Gem


Extensive decking and mature landscaping complete the picture perfect setting.  Mill Road is a short, rarelyimg_0347_small_400 traveled country road perfect for biking,

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"Terror Stricken" - The town of Rosendale NY has been capturing the attention of the New York Times for over 100 years. A quick search on the newspaper’s website turned up this harrowing headline from December 28th 1899(!)

        “The mountain near the Railroad Bridge at Rosendale last night caved in, causing a terrific noise and arousing the entire village from slumber. Some of the inhabitants were terror stricken…”

In recent years, the Times has focused on Rosendale’s appeal to New York City residents. 2010 produced some very positive articles that have highlighted Rosendale’s sense of community and appreciation for local history and the arts. In particular, the growing number of Brooklyn NY transplants (undoubtedly given a boost by an article last…
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taft_logoTaft Street Realty is not your typical brokerage. As real estate has changed, we have changed the way our clients are served.  Gone are the days of an office lined with desks of agents waiting for the phone to ring. A brokerage has to be on its toes and on the go in order to keep up with today’s market. We're a cutting edge brokerage based on 3 simple principles: to be Local, Social, & Mobile! 


It’s crucial to have a Realtor who knows the area you’re interested in. At Taft Street Realty, we’ve been a trusted local advisor to people for over 10 years. Our staff consists of life-long residents of Ulster County, folks who know virtually every back road and tiny hamlet.  At Taft Street, we continue to build a thriving relationship with local Ulster

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