Current Events

Current Events

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For almost 5 years now there has been a buzz surrounding the Kingston area, touting it as a ‘new Brooklyn’; a hip new place to escape the bustling city and explore your passions and creativity. We’ve followed that buzz for a while and have seen the changes in and around  Kingston over the last few years, from the assortment of new and thriving businesses and restaurants that have come to town to the burgeoning ‘artist’s corridor’, livening up the once neglected Mid-town section of the city.

What was once a small whisper of a buzz about Kingston though, has transformed into a much louder call, beckoning even more people and more industry to Ulster County’s largest city. Forget the designation of being the “new Brooklyn”... Kingston is poising itself

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February 14th will soon be upon us… can’t you just feel the love in the air??

Ulster County is a destination for lovers this time of year. What could be better on a cold winter’s day than to spend some quality time with your love, enjoying a delicious meal and some sweet treats to go along with it? There’s lots of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Ulster County with your love, so much so, that for the ambitious, it may be hard to fit your whole desired Ulster County itinerary into one single, love-filled day. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday (which is a little bit of a bummer for those trying to squeeze in plans around weekday work schedules), so why not celebrate a little early- start the weekend before and stretch the

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Surely you’ve heard about the controversy stemming from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests that have taken place over the past few months across the country, but did you know that, if you’re an Ulster County resident, this type of issue hits much closer to home, possibly more than you have realized?

Enter the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline - a crude & refined oil transportation pipeline stretching from Albany, New York to Linden, New Jersey and traversing straight through our home here in Ulster County. Just like other oil pipelines across the country, the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline is facing opposition left and right from local residents, town officials, environmental agencies, and the like. While reports about the pipeline stress the need for an

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Wine Glass.jpgForget about Napa Valley in California; this weekend, the Hudson Valley becomes the hub of all things vino related at the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival; a premier wine event for the whole northeastern seaboard. This annual event, that started back in 2001, comes to the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds every September, the weekend after Labor Day, and is set to return again this weekend on Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th! We’ve been looking forward to this festival since we first mentioned it on our Summer Festivals blog earlier this year, and we’re definitely excited that it’s almost here!

First and foremost, the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of all things wine and features the offerings of vineyards and wineries

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It’s hard to believe it, but it feels that somehow summer has slipped through our fingers and we’re sitting here looking at the calendar in disbelief- ‘How could Labor Day weekend have come so quickly once again?’

It’s easy to see how the end of summer could have snuck up on us this year. The Hudson Valley’s extreme heat and humidity throughout August has had us in a permanent summer state of mind, yet with the first full week of September and the start of school only days away, we’ll all soon be trading in bathing suits and popsicles for pencils and pumpkin spice, whether we are ready or not!

If you’re not headed out of town or to the beach this Labor Day weekend, there’s still plenty to do right here to enjoy one final blast of summer and have

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Yes, it was an incredibly mild winter this year, but now that daylight savings time has come and gone, Easter too, we’re ready to trade in our down feathered jackets for sandals and t-shirts, for good. And when the warm weather in the Hudson Valley returns, so too do the annual outdoor events and festivals that we have all come to love and return to year after year!

Summer brings a ton of festivals to Ulster County, as well as throughout the rest of the Hudson Valley, but we’re itching and just can’t wait 3 more months to get our festival fix! So here we go, wait no more… a quick peek at some of the major spring and early summer festivals around Ulster County to get excited about! This should hold us all over until all those sweet summertime festivals

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Taft Street Realty is excited to announce the opening of their new office in the heart of Ulster County, in New Paltz!

 Our newest office is located on 231 Main Street in the LEED Platinum Office Building created by Alfandre Architecture.  It’s definitely a head turning type of building and we’re very happy to be a part of the mix of successful businesses that make up 231 Main Street.  

 Locals know about the draws of this sleepy, college town that comes alive every autumn, but if you’re new to the area, or looking to move, here’s a local’s (brief and non-exhaustive!) overview on this quiet little town that knows how to raise its voice and make a statement.

New Paltz isn’t a town that’s under the radar; every fall thousands of tourists flock to

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Ulster County NY real estate for sale*Looking for even more fun Ulster County Summer Festivals?*

Check out our new Taft Street Summer Festival and Event Guide- Now Updated for 2016! 

It's that time of year! As we approach the summertime herein Ulster County NY, local festivals and events are popping up throughout the area to welcome in the warm weather. From the well-established, well-known favorites like the Woodstock & New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair, to the newer events like the Gardiner NY Cupcake Festival the next few months are full of fun times to be had here in the Hudson Valley region! As we have in the past Taft Street Realty will be covering many of these great events, so stay tuned to our blog for upcoming posts! Until then, here is our comprehensive Ulster County NY | 2013

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Ulster County NY BlogTaft Street Realty’s Ulster County NY blog is dedicated to all things real estate! From real estate market reports, to local events & activities, to posts that profile Ulster County hotspots like Woodstock NY and New Paltz, Taft Street Realty’s blog has it all! Are you interested in historic stone homes, or are contemporary homes for sale more to your liking? Perhaps you’re a seller who would like to know how many homes sold in the past few weeks, or maybe you’re interested in the latest Green building materials. No matter what your interests, if it’s related to Ulster County NY real estate, chances are our popular blog has covered it!

Real Estate Trends | Local Hot Spots

Ulster County Real EstateReal estate is comprised of many different facets, and involves a variety of

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Saugerties NY Real Estate for saleRecent rumors that Saugerties NY native Jimmy Fallon may be taking over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno have got people talking on both coasts! While the debate over who will replace Leno (if & when the cagey Leno decides to leave) has been going on for years, sources say that it's official: Leno's out and Fallon is in! Not only that, the entire Tonight Show is expected to begin filming in New York City rather than Los Angeles as the show changes hands (we're hearing in 2014). This is great news for both New York in general but in particular for Ulster County and Saugerties as one of our own stands poised to host the one and only Tonight Show!

A T.V. Star With Ulster County NY Roots

Ulster County NYJimmy Fallon has roots right here in Ulster County NY! Growing up he

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