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A recent project to install a solar energy system on a rooftop in Kingston’s TechCity is a noteworthy accomplishment for a growing regional industry. The 50 Kilowatt system was manufactured and installed by Solartech Renewables; a tenant in TechCity whose solar panels are the only ones manufactured in the Northeastern United States using 100% American-made parts. The project is, “the realization of our vision for a technology center that both produces and uses green products” says TechCity Chairman Alan Ginsberg “and it’s just the beginning.” After another big tenant, Bank of America, withdrew its tax processing operation from TechCity, the facility has been looking for new tenants with fresh new ideas.                                            …

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There are few greater endorsements for a community than to be featured in the New York Times. A new article published this past weekend once again shined the spotlight on Hudson Valley real estate. Repeating a theme from a 2010 article, the piece highlights the Hudson Valley’s (in particular Rosendale) appeal to Brooklyn residents, which in turn instantly bolsters our area’s street cred (i.e. “cool factor”). 


Brooklyn Stand Up


As usual Taft Street Realty has its finger on the pulse of current social trends. Citing the 2010  article, we mused in a blog if Rosendale was the “New Brooklyn”. This time around, we published our "Big Ups To Brooklyn" blog literally the day before the most recent NYTimes article.  We strive to produce high…

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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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Ulster County NY Fair & Real EstateUPDATE: 2012 Ulster County Fair Taft Street Guide

New Paltz NY Real Estate - Summer Fun in the Hudson Valley - The 2011 Taft Street Guide Ulster County Fair - If you're looking for a great time for the whole family, the Ulster County NY Fair is the place to be! Whether you like rides, great food, games, or entertainment, the Ulster County Fair has it all. Take a time warp to an old-fashioned good time and enjoy this festive summer fair! As always, Taft Street Realty has you covered with a quick-guide to this great time!

- Fun For Kids & Adults - People searching for New Paltz NY homes for sale often ask me about fun things to do in the local area. Our latest recommendation? The 2011 Ulster County Fair! Catering to all age levels, the fair is open all…

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- UPDATE - View our latest 2012 Rosendale NY Street Festival Guide!

The annual Rosendale NY Street Festival is a beloved local event that has grown and expanded year after year. This weekend's upcoming festival is no exception! Much like the town of Rosendale NY itself, the Rosendale Street Festival started from humble beginnings, and through the hard work of volunteers has blossomed into a venue that showcases local talent. Located just 7 miles from New Paltz NY (Exit 18 on the NYS Thruway), the street festival is no doubt a feasible weekend trip for New York CIty residents. At Taft Street Realty we've got your 2011 Street Festical Guide, a few tips to help you enjoy one of the collest local events of the summer!

- Plan Your Parking - Main Street…

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 2012 UPDATE: 

          View Taft Street's 2012 July 4th Fireworks Events Guide for Ulster County NY !

Taft Street’s got your 2011 Ulster County Fireworks Guide for July 4th, 2011. No matter where you live in Ulster County, there’s a town nearby putting on a dazzling display. Each venue will showcase local bands and food vendors. There is no fee for admission but parking can be tricky so plan accordingly. If you’re looking for fireworks on July 4th, look no further!

New Paltz 

The New Paltz fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 2nd at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, located at 249 Libertyville Road. Gates open at 5pm and fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:45 pm. Local bands, Impulse, The Big Joe Fitz Band, and The Holmes Brothers will be…

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As the New York State Senate ponders whether or not to bring to a vote an historic bill legalizing same-sex marriage, Ulster County can be proud of the role we have already played in this history-making debate. In fact, our community first tackled the issue in 2004, well out in front of everyone else on both the state and national levels. For it was back in ‘04 when newly elected New Paltz Mayor Jason West (just 26 at the time) began conducting same-sex unions in an effort to push the issue . . . and managed to push Ulster County right into the national equal rights spotlight.

Birthplace of a Movement


Today, a full seven years later, the controversy still rages on. The initial backlash cost Mr. West his re-election, and charges of illegal…

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