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Hurricane Irene: 1 Year Later - Ulster County NY Real Estate UpdateIt's hard to believe that a year has passed since Hurricane Irene roared through the Hudson Valley. Now, one year after Hurricane Irene, real estate in Ulster County NY is still recovering in some areas. Controversy has swirled about certain clean-up efforts, like releasing water from the Ashokan Reservoir. But Hurricane Irene couldn't break the resilience of homeowners in Ulster County NY. If anything she brought Hudson Valley communities together as neighbor helped neighbor. 1 year later, the Hudson Valley has been enjoying a relatively decent harvest in spite of a nationwide drought. Ulster County NY farmers markets have been bustling this year, but few can forget what happened just a year ago, when the Hudson Valley experienced the worst storm in 500

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The Ashokan Reservoir Ulster County NY Real EstateThe Ulster County NY Legislature recently changed the location of an upcoming meeting so that it would be literally right down the hall from a NY State DEC public hearing on releasing turbid water from the Ashokan Reservoir. Changing the location of this meeting ensures that Ulster County lawmakers will be in the building and present for this public hearing, which discusses giving permits to allow for even more releases of turbid water into the Lower Esopus Creek. The events surrounding the June 19th meetings are an interesting example of some of the local political jousting that is occurring with regards to this controversial issue.

A Reservoir's Controversial History

The Ashokan Reservoir Hudson Valley NYTaft Street Realty has been covering the issue; most recently in a post on the

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Why call the Ashokan Reservoir, Ulster County's "Gift" to NYC? Like any gift freely given, the giver expects nothing in return, and that's precisely what some residents living near and around the reservoir have gotten from New York City: nothing. Well, at times nothing, other times a little something, and sometimes, much more than they bargained for. But we'll get back to that later. First, join Taft Street Realty as we explore the unique relationship between the Ashokan Reservoir and New York City...

The Birth of a Reservoir: A Prelude of Things to Come

old_ashokan_reservoirAt the turn of the 20th century, New York City was already a thriving metropolis that was rapidly growing. Basics like water were needed on a massive scale, and city officials soon looked north to the

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