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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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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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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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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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Favata's TRT BicyclesFavata's TRT Bicycles is a local bike shop that has operated out of Rosendale NY and hosted local bike tours & races for years. Just recently, Favata's TRT Bicycles moved into a bigger and better location! Remaining in its hometown of Rosendale NY, Favata's TRT Bicycles now sits prominently on Route 32, across the street from the Rosendale Rec Center and right next to Rosendale's Trailways bus stop (which offers daily service right to NYC). New shop, same great service! Offering new bicycle sales, repairs, and guided tours, Favata's TRT Bicycles also organizes and hosts local bike races like the upcoming Williams Lake Classic in Rosendale on Sunday June 9th. So the next time you're in Rosendale NY, stop in and check out the new shop at Favata's TRT

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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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Real estate for sale in Rosendale NYRosendale NY is becoming more and more popular every year. One of the smaller towns in Ulster County, this hot spot is slowly turning into a go-to real estate location that can suit both full time families as well as weekend home buyers. Rosendale NY is where the Gunks begin, and few know that there are some really cool options for hikers and climbers who maybe can't afford the more pricey locales like New Paltz and Gardiner NY. Rosendale's Springtown Road is the back road short cut to New Paltz and more well-known climbing & hiking areas such as the Mohonk Preserve & Lake Minnewaska. Springtown Road also offers mountain views as well as farmland flats where the organic grower can live and thrive. Basically, Rosendale NY real estate has all that New Paltz

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Water Street Market New Paltz NY homes for saleThere is no shortage of great shops and restaurants in New Paltz NY! This bustling Hudson Valley town is thriving thanks to its popularity among visiting New Yorkers, and the location of one of the best State Schools in New York, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz.  However if you’re in New Paltz one shopping destination that should definitely be on your “to-do” list is the Water Street Market! This indoor, European-inspired market boasts no fewer than 20 boutiques, shops, galleries, and cafes – each one unique - for visitors to enjoy. Being an indoor shopping center, the Water Street Market is open for business in any type of weather – and because it’s located just off of the Wallkill Rail Trail and Main Street New Paltz, you can ride a bike, walk, or stop by as you

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New Listing For Sale Stone Ridge NYTaft Street Realty has a new listing for sale in Stone Ridge NY that is a special treat for contemporary home lovers! 59 Mill Rd. Stone Ridge NY 12484 is a gorgeous, cedar-sided 3 BDR / 2.5 BTH home that is private & peaceful yet still just a few minutes from town. Tucked away on 6 wooded acres off of a lightly-travelled road, this home offers seclusion & quiet. 2,600 square feet of space provide an open and airy feel with plenty of room for family, guests, and storage. Located in Stone Ridge NY a centrally located Ulster County town that is close to just about everything!

Stylish Contemporary In An Ideal Stone Ridge NY Location

Stone Ridge real estate Head down a long, winding driveway to this beautifully-maintained contemporary. Mature landscaping and 6 park-like acres

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