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logo designed by Site OptimizedRosendale Street Festival, Ulster County NY Summer Fun Things To Do

The Rosendale Street Festival is a local event that has evolved over time into a weekend packed with music, food & fun! During the summer, there's no shortage of fun things to do in Ulster County NY. The Rosendale Street Festival is at the top of the list of summertime activities that the whole family can enjoy! Last year, Taft Street Realty brought you the 2011 Guide to the Rosendale Street Festival. This year, the festival will be bigger and better than ever! So without further ado, here's the Taft Street Guide to the 2012 Rosendale NY Street Festival!

Rosendale NY Real Estate Ulster CountyThe festival takes place the weekend of July 21st & 22nd. Saturday morning, Main Street Rosendale NY will close to traffic and the

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Ulster County NY Real Estate UpdateUlster County NY Homes For Sale, Shawangunk SOLD Update, 2449 Bruynswick Road. Taft Street Realty is happy to announce the latest home to be SOLD to one of our clients, 2449 Bruynswick Rd in Wallkill NY. This 1,806 square foot 5BDR / 3.5BTH closed on June 22, 2012 for $159,000. A large and spacious cape cod on 3.5 acres, 2449 Bruynswick Rd. offered plenty of home for a great price! A quiet and peaceful location in the beautiful area of Wallkill NY made this the ideal Upstate NY weekend retreat!

Home Just SOLD In Ulster County NYSpace, privacy, & the great outdoors are the name of the game for recently SOLD 2449 Bruynswick Rd. A finished basement, sun room, and 3.5 bathrooms make this home perfect for entertaining and/or a family! Enjoy the outdoors on 3.5 acres; plenty of room to garden,

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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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SOLD New Paltz NY HomeTaft Street Realty is pleased to announce our latest SOLD listing, 608 Rte. 32 North in New Paltz NY.This 2300 square foot 4BDR / 3BTH closed on June 8, 2012 for $290,000. Sited on over 5 private, wooded acres, this home sold just in time for summer! ATV's anyone? Plus, being just outside of the town of New Paltz NY, the new owners have plenty of dining options (if they're not outside BBQ'ing on their back deck that is!) Hey buyers, missed this one? Don't worry! There are plenty more amazing New Paltz NY homes for sale.

New Paltz NY Real EstateThis may have been the deal of Summer 2012 in Ulster County NY real estate! A large detached garage, wraparound porch, and convenient yet private setting all add to the appeal and value of this home. Ideal for nature lovers, it's just

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Taft Street Realty Ulster County NY Homes For SaleTaft Street Realty is pleased to announce that we've reached a social media milestone! Over 300 people now like our Facebook page, and we couldn't be happier about it! We truly appreciate each and every one of those "Likes", whether it be a friend or aquaintance, or just a fan of Ulster County NY real estate. We'll continue to post helpful and fun items on our page, in hopes that our Facebook family continues to grow!

300 Facebook Friends And Growing

Taft Street Realty Facebook Hudson Valley Homes For SaleIt seems like ages ago since we started our Taft Street Realty Facebook page back in 2008 (wow!) Even back then, Taft Street was hyperfocused on online real estate; knowing full well that was where the industry was headed. 4 years later we're leading the pack, being the most reviewed Ulster County real

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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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Hans 1/3/04 - 5/30/12

 What Can I Say About Hans?

Hans Posing For A Nice PortraitWhat can I say about Hans? He’s just perfect in our eyes. All the boys are, but Hans was a man’s man. Loyal, polite, and gentle, just the way any owner would want. As a father and a brother, Hans definitely was the Alpha Male; a true leader who taught me a lot. Bringing up 3 dogs wasn’t easy and thankfully I’ve had my wife and some great friends along the way to help me. Without them I’m not sure I could have done as well as we have.

A True Leader

The Taft FamilyWhen Hans was first diagnosed with cancer, we didn’t take it so well. But we were determined to give him the best last days we could. Personally, although it has only been a few weeks since we got the official bad news, I think we did a great job keeping

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Memorial Day 2012 Ulster County NY Homes For SaleMemorial Day Weekend 2012 will be a time to honor and remember our fallen soldiers and veterans. It's also a great weekend to catch up with family and those we care about. With a little luck, the weather will be perfect here in Ulster County NY, and Memorial Day Weekend 2012 will also serve as the unofficial beginning of summer; with many local events, markets, and festivals kicking off. And of course on Memorial Day itself, parades will be held to honor and celebrate our fallen heroes. Looking for a fun way to spend your holiday? Here's a town by town Taft Street Guide to Memorial Day Weekend 2012 in Ulster County NY.

H.I.T.S. On The Hudson Opening Weekend In Saugerties NY

Saugerties NY Local AttractionsH.I.T.S. stands for "Horse shows In The Sun" and is one of the premier

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Homes For Sale In Highland NY Brought To You By Taft Street RealtyTaft Street Realty presents our newest listing at 450 N. Elting Corners Rd. Highland NY. Head up a long driveway to this hilltop contemporary in a secluded, private, 3 acre wooded setting. This 3 bedroom 2 bath gem has a very cool vibe. Private yet convenient, this home works great for both weekend and full time use. The open floor plan & updated kitchen are the perfect combo making 450 N. Elting Corners Rd. an entertainer's dream. Did we mention the lower level with an office and separate home theater? With approximately 600 square feet (not included in total square footage), the lower level offers plenty of space for that oversized flat screen TV and much more!

Beautiful 3 BDR 2 BTH Contemporary On 3 Private Acres

Learn More About Ulster County NY Community Of Highland By Calling Taft Street Realty!Perfect for a nature lover or

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Taft Street Realty presents our 2012 Ulster County Real Estate Update on Weekend Events & Local Happenings throughout the areaThis weekend, Ulster County NY will be packed with events and local happenings! With a fun festival taking place in almost every town in the county, no matter where you may be, you’ll find something cool to do! And the events are as diverse and unique as the various towns themselves! Whether you’re into food, fitness, wildflowers, or hotrods, you’ll find all that and more this weekend in Ulster County! Not sure where to start? Taft Street Realty gives you our town-by-town, 2012 Ulster County guide to the weekend events & local happenings: 5/19-5/20!

Gardiner NY - A Cupcake Festival Sure To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

The Community of Gardiner NY 2012Over in Gardiner NY there's a local festival that's sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! The 2012 Gardiner NY Cupcake Festival is a great

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