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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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red_crossUlster County, NY has access to a number of medical centers to meet residents' needs. When I work with buyers looking for Hudson Valley real estate many times it is the peace, quiet, and privacy that appeals to them. However buyers, particularly from more urban areas, like to know that medical services are nearby both for basic care and emergencies. Hospitals and medical centers are spread out generously across Ulster County, NY and the rest of the region so that no matter where you may be, there are medical facilities nearby should you need them.

Three Hospitals Serving Ulster County, NY

ambulanceUlster County, NY has three hospitals. In the City of Kingston, NY there are two hospitals: Kingston Hospital is a 150-bed, acute-care hospital that provides

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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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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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608 Rte 32Open House! Taft Street Realty is pleased to present 608 Rte. 32 North this Sunday, October 30th, from 11am – 2pm. Take a look inside this almost-new colonial in a private and convenient setting. This very well maintained home features new Bellawood Brazilian Walnut floors in the living & dining room, spacious bedrooms and a very well designed master suite and bathroom.

Perfect Combination of Privacy & Convenience

An oversized 3 car garage, full walkout basement, and super comfortable interior layout all add to the value and appeal found in this home. Let’s not forget the front and side wraparound porch and large back deck. The house cannot be seen from the road, and paved walkways & additional landscaping complete the picture. Situated on over 5 acres, 608 Rte 32 b
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Bistro-To-Go StorefrontI recently had the pleasure of attending a wedding held at a gorgeous venue with amazing food. In fact, it was Dylan Taft and his lovely wife Brooke, who were exchanging vows that afternoon.  It was a wedding that celebrated the surrounding landscape, both in its location and cuisine; a wedding that could only be held right here in the Hudson Valley Region. The Onteora Mountain House, located in Olive, NY, boasts views of the Catskills that resemble a painting, such is their beauty. The Esopus Creek sparkled as it wound & snaked along the valley below. The happy couple was wed outdoors, seemingly perched among the tall pine trees, against a backdrop of rolling mountains. As if taking their cue from the beauty around them, the caterer, Blue Mountain

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There’s something in the air around the Town of Saugerties; a scent that’s easy to identify and hard to miss. The aroma of fresh garlic emanating from Cantine Field in Saugerties can mean only one thing: the 2011 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival! This extremely popular annual festival features all things garlic, and we mean all things. From garlic ice cream (yes you’re reading that correctly!), to garlic fudge, to humans dressed as dancing garlic cloves, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival is yet another lively event unique to the Hudson Valley Region. It is another shining example of an active community that characterizes not only Saugerties but most all of Ulster County.

 

Taking place this Saturday and Sunday, the 2011 Garlic Festival started in 1989 as a…
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- Update - New 2012 Woodstock NY Film Festival Blog -

The Woodstock Film Festival is an exciting event that showcases not only great films, but also the lovely Hudson Valley region and our thriving community.  The festival will be four days and five nights of films, concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, awards ceremonies, and fantastic parties. With multiple venues not just in Woodstock but all over Ulster County, the Woodstock Film Festival will draw an estimated 12,000 visitors, more than half of whom will be out-of-towners travelling from all parts of the country and the world. This surge in tourists will undoubtedly give a boost to local businesses, in particular the service sector. Often upon arriving in the Woodstock area and seeing some of

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September 23rd and 24th will kick off the 2011 Jennie Bell Pie Festival! The festival is apie_400 delicious celebration of pies and of a local hometown hero featuring great food and entertainment for the whole family. Jennie Depuy Bell (1915-2004) and her family were among the first settlers in the area now known as Accord. Accord is one of Ulster County’s best kept secrets in terms of real estate. Located where the Rondout and Peters Kill Creeks meet, Accord real estate conveniently borders the relative hotspots of Stone Ridge and High Falls, as well as butting up to the spectacular cliffs of the Shawangunk Mountains and the academic and cultural Mecca of New Paltz. All while maintaining relatively affordable home prices.

Jennie Bell was known for baking some

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Taste of New Paltz is a delightful and delicious event unique to the Hudson Valley. It features local restaurants showcasing their specialties, selling taste-sized portions of their best dishes. Area wineries will be offering tastings and local farms will be presenting the best of this year's crops. If you've been dreaming of owning real estate in New Paltz, here's your chance to sample everything the local cuisine has to offer in one fell swoop! Taste of New Paltz offers a great experience for residents & visitors, as well as a platform for regional artisans to gain some great exposure!

Food Is The Main Event

2011 marks the 21st birthday of Taste of New Paltz, which is presented by the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce. Local restaurants and food

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