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4th of July 2012Taft Street Realty is known for our helpful local guides! Our 2012 Ulster County Memorial Day Guide received over 1100 views online! Last year we gave you the 2011 Ulster County NY 4th of July Fireworks Guide and we're back for 2012 with another go-to guide for the area's best fireworks displays! The Hudson Valley region has the most beautiful and clear night skies in the Northeast. This July 4th 2012, watch those skies burst with vivid colors during the various fireworks displays taking place around Ulster County NY!

Kingston NY

Kingston NY Ulster CountyKingston NY hosts a spectacular July 4th celebration down at the Historic Waterfront! The streets are usually packed with revelers as live rock bands get the party going on an outdoor stage. The various local pubs, bars, and

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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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59 Mill RdCalling all Ulster County Real Estate buyers! Here's that private Stone Ridge contemporary home you have been waiting for!  Just reduced to $350,000 complete with open spaces, clean lines, and a great flow from room to room make this contemporary a must-see.  An entertainer's dream home for sure, with a great private location just minutes from the Historic Stone Ridge, NY center. This 3BR works very well for either full time or weekend use.  A long driveway leads you to this cedar sided gem set amongst 6 gorgeous park-like acres.  Pride of ownership is quite evident throughout the home. Both house and property are very well maintained, and only need a new owner's personal touches.

An Entertainer's Dream, Perfect for Full-Time or Weekend Use

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2011 was quite a year! Real estate in the Hudson Valley region has been recovering, albeit slowly, and we've kept our finger on the pulse. Events in New York State and around the world focused our attention on key issues and how they relate on a local level. All the while we've been blogging...

...so without further ado, here are the best Ulster County real estate blogs of 2011!

 

The Love Affair Continues - The New York Times & Ulster County Real Estate

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Without a doubt our best and most popular post in 2011! With over 40,000 views, this post addressed the tight relationship the New York Times has with Ulster County, NY real estate. Whether it's Woodstock, New Paltz, Rosendale, Marbletown, or Saugerties, the New York Times has pretty much covered

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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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Got New Year's Eve Plans? Everyone likes to celebrate the New Year in their own way. Some do it BIG, others prefer a quiet night, some like to dance the night away, others just want to party! No matter what your style, you can find a great time in Ulster County, NY this New Year's Eve. Just as real estate in Ulster County, NY varies from town to town, so do our bashes & celebrations! And you don't have to spend big bucks to have a great night. So get some friends and hop in, we'll show you some of the happenings around the Hudson Valley region this New Year's Eve 2012!

Start the Night Off Right With a Meal in Woodstock, NY

Woodstock, NY is known for great and unique restaurants, foremost among them the Bear Cafe, Streamside & Fireside Dining. Offering a

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The Hudson Valley region is known for beautiful and pristine winters, with the countryside blanketed in white snow. This year has been slightly different thus far, with milder temperatures and the only snow arriving on, of all times, Halloween. And although Mother Nature hasn't gotten the memo yet, the holiday season in Ulster County, NY is in full swing! Sure, some of us are dreaming of a white Christmas, but the warmer temperatures give residents and visitors an opportunity to enjoy some holiday activities without worrying about the ice and snow (for now!)

Trains in Kingston, Hiking in New Paltz, & a Visit From Santa in Woodstock!

trainChildren and grown kids alike will love what Kingston, NY has in store for the holidays. The Catskill Mountain Railroad

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Blue Rosendale Sign  

 

This year's 2011 Frozendale Festival is just another great reason to visit Rosendale, NY! As our last blog about Main Street Rosendale, NY described, this active and progressive former cement town is cholk-full of fun things to do, see and eat!

A Community-Run Event Offers the Best of Rosendale, NY

So what is the Frozendale Festival? It's a day-long event which celebrates the winter season and showcases the unique small businesses, eateries, and artists that make up this tiny town just 90 miles North of New York City. Diverse and affordable, Rosendale, NY real estate is very desirable, with a strong sense of community as this festival so clearly demonstrates. Taking place this Saturday, December 10th and beginning at 11 am, festival-goers can

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A 5.9 magnitude earthquake just struck in central Virginia, rattling Washington D.C. and sending tremors as far north as Ulster County. Buildings were evacuated in Washington and New York City. Almost immediately, reports of tremors being felt in the Hudson Valley were popping up on social media and anxious texts. Earthquakes do occur on the East Coast though normally not on the scale seen on the West Coast and Pacific regions. Aside from alot of rattled nerves, as of now no injuries have been reported.

What should you do if you think you're experiencing an earthquake? As Taft Street reported in a previous blog on disaster preparedness, in the event of an earthquake the following steps should be taken: If You’re Indoors – If possible, go to the ground…
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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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