April 2012

Found 7 blog entries for April 2012.

uc_400Ulster County NY is an amazing place to live! A very diverse selection of homes for sale in Ulster County are available depending on your tastes, lifestyle and budget. A virtual paradise for the outdoors type; mountains, rivers, forests, and creeks provide endless options for activities during any season. With New York City less than 2 hours away, we get alot of the culture, arts, and dining that naturally migrates north from the Big Apple. It's an added perk that comes with being close to the most influential (and coolest!) city in the world. Of course each and every town in Ulster County is cool in its own way, but here's a quick look at what many consider to be the 5 coolest and certainly most popular towns in the area!

Saugerties NY

saugerties_welcomes_youIt's official:

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6 Washington Ave1Taft Street Realty presents our latest listing at 6 Washington Avenue Kingston NY. This spacious 2-story is sited in a very convenient location, close to Downtown Kingston and the waterfront, and within walking distance to Uptown Kingston and the historic Stockade District! Listed at $219,000 this home is very well maintained and ready for a new owner!

Kingston NY 2-Story With a Great Layout & Flow

6 Washington Ave2Well proportioned rooms contribute to the great layout and flow of this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom home. High ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, and a large master bedroom complete the interior. The outside has mature plantings in front with a blacktop driveway, while out back is a fenced in backyard with plenty of green grass for the kids to play! A nice

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hudson_riverAmerica's Great Water Coalition, an alliance of regional and national organizations that work towards river and watershed restoration, recently named the Hudson Estuary and watershed one of "America's Great Waters". More than just a fancy title, this designation officially recognizes the river's national importance and will increase federal support for Hudson River restoration and development projects. It is a victory for Hudson River advocates, who for decades have been working to repair the damage done to the Hudson River by pollution. Their dedication makes the Hudson River, according to some, the birthplace of the modern environmental movement. It is also an extremely positive development for those who own, or are interested in riverfront property,

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woodstockLevon Helm, longtime Woodstock NY resident and advocate for the entire Ulster County NY area, died yesterday due to complications with cancer. He was 71 years old. The famous drummer for The Band was known for his smoky southern voice, and muted, bluesy drums. Originally from Arkansas, he long ago fell in love with Woodstock NY where he lived, performed, and recorded since the mid 1970's. 

Famous Drummer for The Band, Who Fell In Love With Woodstock NY

music_noteLevon Helm's impact on the Ulster County NY area will live on, both through the Grammy award winning albums he recorded at his Woodstock NY barn, and through the endless work he has done to benefit our community and advocate for our area. After a legendary music career: first backing up Bob Dylan, later

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empty_bowls1Ulster County living is simple yet rewarding; forever focused on benefiting the community. The annual "Empty Bowls" program by the Rondout Valley High School puts a creative spin on the usual charity event. It's one of those positive, homegrown movements unique to Ulster County NY. It is a simple yet brilliant premise that benefits the community, promotes the arts, and teaches students the valuable lesson of helping those in need. How does it work, and how can you participate? It's easy! Taft Street Realty gives you the 2012 Guide to Rondout Valley's "Empty Bowls".

Created by a Teacher - Organized by Students - Aided by Local Ulster County Businesses

empty_bowls2It is a simple, yet powerful image: an empty bowl. This most basic of tools served as inspiration to

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bistro_logoMuch like the town itself, the Bywater Bistro in Rosendale NY is trendy and unique! Over the years it has grown into a favorite meeting spot for friends. Whether you're a couple seeking a quiet meal, or a group of friends who'd like some cocktails and tasty snacks, the Bistro is a great choice! Its lush and private garden out back is also one of our favorite venues for an outdoor meal during the spring and summer months! The Bywater Bistro contributes greatly to the popularity of Main Street Rosendale NY, where you can find everything from great food and drink, to art, films, and more on this small but thriving main street.

A Family Owned Rosendale Restaurant With Local Roots

bistro_gardenOwned and operated by Sam and Reuben Ullman, brothers and longtime residents

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tractorFarms have always been a part of the culture and history here in Ulster County NY. It's home to the 2nd oldest farm in NY State, (Accord's Saunderskill Farms, see below) and arguably the best tasting corn in the Hudson Valley.  Now that spring is in full bloom, the Ulster County farmer's markets will be in full swing! Our cravings started with the opening of Davenport Farmstand in Stone Ridge, NY and like many others we've been waiting for this time of year.  Residents of Ulster County can now enjoy fresh and nutritious food, grown on the farm and brought straight to their dinner tables. The abundance of fresh (and affordable!) produce from the spring through the fall is yet another reason why Ulster County real estate is so desirable among buyers.

So

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