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Blue Mountain Area Homes For SaleSaugerties NY homes on the market range from the entry level price points of under $100K all the way up to and over $1 Million in the luxury home category. Whether it's the bustling village life you desire or the solitude of mountainous type living around the Blue Mountain area, real estate for sale in the 12477 zip code covers pretty much any kind of lifestyle. Bordered on the east by the majestic Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains to the north and west, buyers looking for that special location close to the Hudson but also close to popular areas in Ulster County like Woodstock should not overlook the Saugerties NY market. Ulster County, and Saugerties specifically, is very accessible. Located right off exit 20 of the NYS Thruway, anyone looking to

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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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taft_logoThere is a strong connection between Ulster County NY real estate and the housing market down in New York City. A large (and growing) number of buyers looking for homes for sale in Ulster County are New Yorkers. As noted recently in the New York Times, rents in Manhattan have reached an all time high, leaving many New Yorkers to wonder if now is the time to leave the city for good. Living in Ulster County, you can have the best of both worlds; that is, if you're qualified. Though it remains one of the best times in recent memory to buy real estate, it is also one of the toughest times to secure a mortgage. So people may want to get out of that lease, but just can't get a loan to buy their own place. With less people able to buy, can the rent just keep

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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

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Brew SamplerIf you're dining in New Paltz, NY and looking for a place that has something for everyone and plenty of room take it from Taft Street Realty and visit the Gilded Otter! The Gilded Otter in New Paltz, NY is an amazing place to grab a bite and/or some delicious, fresh-brewed beer. Perched right on the Wallkill River at the edge of the village, the Gilded Otter is a brewery, a restaurant, and a great meeting place for friends. The building alone is beautiful: large and spacious with expansive windows that offer views of Mohonk Mountain and the Shawangunk Mountain Range. The interior is open and spacious with accents of rustic stone & wood-work. The shiny basins, kettles, and tubes of the micro-brewery wind their way around the restaurant. Belly up to 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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There are no shortages of great places to eat in the bustling town of New Paltz, NY! Home to SUNY New Paltz, with thousands of hungry students, the sheer demand for good food has produced a nice mix of eateries. Not only that, but being less than 2 hours from NYC has made real estate for sale in New Paltz, NY very attractive to New Yorkers who also contribute to the demand for quality dining in the area.  You can find a variety of ethnic cuisine in New Paltz, and if Thai food is your preference, I've got a great place to tell you about!

lemongrass_thai_cuisineExotic Thai Flavors on Main Street New Paltz

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine is right on Main Street and offers not only tasty take-out but also a pleasant atmosphere to sit down and enjoy a meal. I went with a friend (who is

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"Is Brooklyn in the House?" 

"...without a doubt" or so the song goes. Arguably New York City's coolest borough, (giving the overpriced Manhattan a run for its money) Brooklyn is the real melting pot that most people think of when they imagine New York City. With regards to art, culture, & ethnic cuisine, Brooklyn offers its residents endless possibilities. Lately, however, the place many Brooklynites want to be, is here. As a Realtor I have a unique perspective in that I'm constantly meeting people from other areas that want live in Ulster County, NY. Many of these folks, it turns out, come from Brooklyn! 

Like Brooklyn, a Haven for Artists

What is it about the Hudson Valley area that draws these B.K. transplants? The reasons are as diverse as the

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