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6 Washington Ave1Taft Street Realty presents our latest listing at 6 Washington Avenue Kingston NY. This spacious 2-story is sited in a very convenient location, close to Downtown Kingston and the waterfront, and within walking distance to Uptown Kingston and the historic Stockade District! Listed at $219,000 this home is very well maintained and ready for a new owner!

Kingston NY 2-Story With a Great Layout & Flow

6 Washington Ave2Well proportioned rooms contribute to the great layout and flow of this 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bathroom home. High ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, and a large master bedroom complete the interior. The outside has mature plantings in front with a blacktop driveway, while out back is a fenced in backyard with plenty of green grass for the kids to play! A nice

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hudson_riverAmerica's Great Water Coalition, an alliance of regional and national organizations that work towards river and watershed restoration, recently named the Hudson Estuary and watershed one of "America's Great Waters". More than just a fancy title, this designation officially recognizes the river's national importance and will increase federal support for Hudson River restoration and development projects. It is a victory for Hudson River advocates, who for decades have been working to repair the damage done to the Hudson River by pollution. Their dedication makes the Hudson River, according to some, the birthplace of the modern environmental movement. It is also an extremely positive development for those who own, or are interested in riverfront property,

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woodstockLevon Helm, longtime Woodstock NY resident and advocate for the entire Ulster County NY area, died yesterday due to complications with cancer. He was 71 years old. The famous drummer for The Band was known for his smoky southern voice, and muted, bluesy drums. Originally from Arkansas, he long ago fell in love with Woodstock NY where he lived, performed, and recorded since the mid 1970's. 

Famous Drummer for The Band, Who Fell In Love With Woodstock NY

music_noteLevon Helm's impact on the Ulster County NY area will live on, both through the Grammy award winning albums he recorded at his Woodstock NY barn, and through the endless work he has done to benefit our community and advocate for our area. After a legendary music career: first backing up Bob Dylan, later

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empty_bowls1Ulster County living is simple yet rewarding; forever focused on benefiting the community. The annual "Empty Bowls" program by the Rondout Valley High School puts a creative spin on the usual charity event. It's one of those positive, homegrown movements unique to Ulster County NY. It is a simple yet brilliant premise that benefits the community, promotes the arts, and teaches students the valuable lesson of helping those in need. How does it work, and how can you participate? It's easy! Taft Street Realty gives you the 2012 Guide to Rondout Valley's "Empty Bowls".

Created by a Teacher - Organized by Students - Aided by Local Ulster County Businesses

empty_bowls2It is a simple, yet powerful image: an empty bowl. This most basic of tools served as inspiration to

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bistro_logoMuch like the town itself, the Bywater Bistro in Rosendale NY is trendy and unique! Over the years it has grown into a favorite meeting spot for friends. Whether you're a couple seeking a quiet meal, or a group of friends who'd like some cocktails and tasty snacks, the Bistro is a great choice! Its lush and private garden out back is also one of our favorite venues for an outdoor meal during the spring and summer months! The Bywater Bistro contributes greatly to the popularity of Main Street Rosendale NY, where you can find everything from great food and drink, to art, films, and more on this small but thriving main street.

A Family Owned Rosendale Restaurant With Local Roots

bistro_gardenOwned and operated by Sam and Reuben Ullman, brothers and longtime residents

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tractorFarms have always been a part of the culture and history here in Ulster County NY. It's home to the 2nd oldest farm in NY State, (Accord's Saunderskill Farms, see below) and arguably the best tasting corn in the Hudson Valley.  Now that spring is in full bloom, the Ulster County farmer's markets will be in full swing! Our cravings started with the opening of Davenport Farmstand in Stone Ridge, NY and like many others we've been waiting for this time of year.  Residents of Ulster County can now enjoy fresh and nutritious food, grown on the farm and brought straight to their dinner tables. The abundance of fresh (and affordable!) produce from the spring through the fall is yet another reason why Ulster County real estate is so desirable among buyers.

So

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saugerties_welcomes_youHudson Valley Magazine recently called Saugerties NY one of the Top 7 Hudson Valley Towns to Live In for 2012. We here at Taft Street Realty couldn't agree more! In our opinion Saugerties NY embodies all of the great things about life here in Ulster County. It is a delightful mix of natural beauty, rich history, quirky culture, and a shared sense of local identity. Like Hudson Valley Magazine, Taft Street Realty has been keeping tabs on Saugerties' rapid growth and endless potential. We've written extensively about this cool little, 200 year old(!) town in posts about Main Street Saugerties NY and much more!

Great Food, Awesome Activities, New Hotels, and Fun Festivals in Saugerties!

fireworksAs the HVMag article points out, Saugerties NY is full of fun

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Sign on Burn BanPublic officials have initiated an annual burn ban for the entire Ulster County NY area. The ban is in effect from March 15th through May 15th and it prohibits open burning of any kind. What does this mean for residents of Ulster County? Burning tree branches, logs, and other forms of dead wood (including, "brush") is normally allowed in Ulster County, as are campfires and bonfires. However, from March 15th - May 15th open burning of any kind is strictly prohibited due to an increased risk of unintended wildfires. History has shown that this particular time period is when the region is most at risk. Many don't realize that open burning is the single greatest cause of wildfires in New York State. People who live in Ulster County undoubtedly remember a 2008

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Back by popular demand! Readers loved our last post about luxury homes for sale in Woodstock NY, so we're bringing it back and branching out to the rest of Ulster County NY! There are so many amazing homes for sale in this area, of all different styles and time periods. The surrounding landscapes are one of kind, so each home is its own unique sanctuary. So without further ado, here are 10 amazing luxury homes for sale in Ulster County NY! 

152 Elwyn Quarry - Woodstock, NY

Woodtsock NY MLS 20120975
 

Available for sale for the first time in 30 years 152 Elwyn Quarry is truly a one of a kind opportunity! This home is literally perched over a clear quarry pond, with the high-ceilinged, screened-in porch extending over the water. Private and secluded, yet within walking distance

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WarningWarm weather and sunshine signals that spring has sprung in Ulster County, NY! The local housing market kicks into high gear this time of year, as buyers leave their computers and start viewing homes for sale in Ulster County in person. If you plan on walking along property lines or strolling land parcels with your Realtor, Taft Street Realty reminds you to be alert for ticks! This time of year (spring and early summer) is prime tick season in the Hudson Valley, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors! Here's the Taft Street Tick Guide to help you stay tick-free as you look at real estate in Ulster County NY.

Tick 101 - Get to Know This Ulster County Resident

tick1Ticks come with the territory here in the Hudson Valley region, a fact that some buyers

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