Nyack, NY Real Estate News

By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
There's a Street Fair in Nyack on Sunday, July 17, rain or shine, from 10a to 5p. Nyack's street fairs are known far and wide for their combination of merchandise for all tastes and pocketbooks, arts, crafts, food, entertainment and special goings-on, all within the context of the wonderful Village of Nyack, with its own attractions of great shops and restaurants in a charming Victorian setting. Up to 25,000 people are attracted to the Nyack street fairs, when Main Street and Broadway are closed to traffic, making it a pedestrian paradise. Stroll throughout the village's downtown and street fair booths.
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Well I have often marveled at the beauty of deer crossing our crossing Nyack and Upper Nyack's streets in search of good grazing- probably to the great annoyance of homeowners who have planted expensive flowers. Well yesterday saw a different visitor in Nyack. According to an eyewitness account, a bear was seen crossing Midland Avenue just north of Nyack Hospital at around 7:35pm Wed evening. Nyack resident Roger S. Cohen saw the bear cross North Midland Avenue. "He seemed to lumber across the road and disappeared behind the Nyack Community Ambulance Corps building." Cohen says there was police activity in the area shortly after he saw the bear. No news as to where the bear headed, but hopefully he is ok, and headed back to where he came from.
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By Donna Cox
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Rand Realty)
Every month for the past 6 years, I've written a column in the Nyack Villager. The Nyack Villager is a great magazine that covers "All The News That's Fit To Print" in the Hudson Valley rivertowns. The rivertowns are a collection of small towns and villages situated on the western banks of the Hudson River. The rivertowns are among the most special and sought after locations in the lower Hudson Valley and include Palisades, Sneden's Landing, Piermont, Upper Grandview, Grand View, South Nyack, Nyack, Central Nyack and Upper Nyack. Located about 15 minutes north of Manhattan, the rivertowns are perfect for those looking to live in a beautiful, diverse and convenient location with easy access to Manhattan, Connecticut and Westchester. Here are all the homes that sold during May 2011. Style...
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By Donna Cox
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Rand Realty)
One of my favorite summertime activities is the Mostly Music concert series hosted by the Friends of the Nyacks. Here's the schedule... Mostly Music - June 28 - August 16 Memorial ParkTuesdays at 7:30pm 06/28 - Youthfest:Paul the Magic ClownJeffrey Friedberg, The Bossy Frog BandRegret the Hour07/05 - Frankie D and the Boys07/12 - Evening of Gospel Churches: Local Churches07/19 - Andy and the Rattlesnakes07/26 - Steven Bernstein and MTO08/02 - John Malino Band08/09 - Mayra Casales and the Coco Mamas08/16 - Ayn Saf Arkestra: Klezmer Meets Mingus RAIN CALLS AND ALTERNATE RAIN LOCATIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY 4:00 PM THE DAYS OF THE SHOWS BY CALLING 845-358-4793. FriendsoftheNyacks.org Donna CoxBroker AssociateBetter Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Rand Realty268 S. Main St.New City, NY  1095...
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Nyack will celebrate Independence Day on July 4 with fireworks at Memorial Park starting at approximately 8p. It is always a good idea to leave yourself extra time to find parking, and walk to your destination. I also  think it is a good idea to bring along a light folding chair for maximum comfort as you view Nyack's spectacular fireworks display.
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
2011 Summer Events Guide Summer Events Anthony Stokes Pereira and Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is proud to continue its seasonal tradition of compiling community events and celebrations throughout Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County and the Hudson Valley, including this year's collection of Summer events. We are particularly delighted to present you with our comprehensive list of Fourth of July firework displays throughout the region, and wish you the best for a great holiday season. June 28 thru August 16, 7:30 PM, Nyack, NY - Every Tuesday the Friends of the Nyacks will present a "Mostly Music" concert series at Memorial Park featuring food, drink and family entertainment. (845) 358-4973. www.friendsofthenyacks.org If you would like us to include your event, ema...
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
 Thirty stores, museums and public spaces will be turned into temporary art galleries this weekend during the 6th annual Art Walk in Nyack. Local and regional artists display their work and are on hand in each space to meet the public during the three day event. Art Walk 2011 takes place on June 17-19 on Friday from  7-9pm, Saturday from 12n-5pm and 6-9pmand on Sunday from 12n-5pm. Here's a list of participating shops and places and the artists in residence at each location. For a map of all locations in downtown Nyack, visit NyackMerchants.org. Art Café Kayla Ferrick Bee Spa & Retail Store Catherine Straub Body Inkorporated Ellie Turk Chocolaterie Dorothea Erichsen Corner Frame Shop Neil Lavey Eyevolution Optique David Derr Funny Business Brett Berland Fuzziwhigs Kevin Cross Gagliardi ...
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Gracious Living On The River In Nyack  A very wise person once stated, "there are locations and there are locations. My new listing at the Clermont in Nyack is the ultimate riverfront location. The experience begins as you enter through the private entrance and you are greeted by the gentle sounds of the Hudson lapping against the sides of the pier. There are Hudson River views from every room, and this apartment is fully and tastefully renovated. There is a large deck on the river, private boat slip, pool, and gym on the premises. In my mind this is one of the nicest units I have ever seen in the Cleremont.                                                                          
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Tonight you can try some of Nyack's restaurants finest cuisine if you buy a ticket for Taste of Nyack. Thirteen of Nyack's restaurants are participating. Participating restaurants include Temptations, Vela, Casa Del Sol, Hudson House, Lantern, Madison's, Olive's, Palmyra Wine and Spirits, Pour House, Spice of India, the King & I, Two Spear Street and Black Bear Saloon. Proceeds from this event go to help children of low income families to participate in YMCA activities. Tickets are $40.00 apiece. For more information call the YMCA at 845-358-0245.
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
The ANNUAL CELEBRATION of Gay Pride Rockland Sunday takes place on Sunday, June 12 in the Riverspace Parking Lot from 11:30a-5p. It's FREE and Family Friendly! Balloons, Face Painting, Supervised Children's Art and other Activities, 22' Slide, Bouncers, Wonderful Street Vendors and more. We are hoping the sun will come out for this wonderful day in downtown Nyack-send out your sun vibes people.  
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
  Tha action on my listing at 119 Piermont Ave in South Nyack was fast and furious. In the end there were 9,yes 9 offers. I guess the old axom location, location, location is still valid. The Nyacks are still a limited resource. Victorian homes on the majestic Hudson  River- it doesnt get much better. My cell phone didn't stop ringing, texts were coming in, and appointments were literally every half hour. It reminded me of the days when the market was on the way up.  I have never seen such activity on a home .
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Finally, after 8 years of planning Main Street in Nyack is getting a kind of facelift. Phase one of the project will be to replace the sidewalks on either side of main street from Franklin to Broadway. In the process of taking up the old sidewalks the contractor will lay the pipes for the new street lamps which will be more related to Nyack's Victorian flavor. The project will be done in four sections each lasting about a month. The second phase of the project will involve the installation of the decorative lights, benches and trash and recycling receptacles. The Village of Nyack will be responsible for $350,000 for the project, and the balance will involve a grant from the federal government and a community black grant.
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Memorial Day is the day we join together as nation to remember all those who gave their lives defending our nation. It's also a day that many families travel from far and wide to get together and enjoy good company and good food. Here are some tried and true Memorial Day recipes that are sure to please the crew. For starters, serve a festive blue punch! Blue Punch 1 package blue kool-aid 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white cranberry juice 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime soda 8 scoops vanilla ice cream 3/4 cup white sugar To mix this simple punch, combine all ingredients except ice cream in a large punch bowl. When you are ready to serve, add in the ice cream. You can also substitute other blue drinks for the kool-aid, such as Hawaiian punch. And of course, you can add your choice of alcoholic...
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Rockland County has many wonderful events occurring this Memorial Day weekend. Tappan: Memorial Day Service. Raymond W. DeMeola VFW Post 1615's commemorative service starts at 10 a.m. at the "Walkway of American Heroes" at Camp Shanks Memorial Park, Independence Avenue. 845-638-5244. There will be Watchfires at 11:30PM in Piermont at the end of the pier, Bowline Park in New Hempstead, and in Orangeburg at Clausland Mountain Park. The Lions Club in Blauvelt will sponsor a barbeque and the Tappan Zee High School will perform. In Nyack there will be a service at Oak Hill Cemetery at 9:00AM, and the parade will kickoff at the Riverspace parking lot at 10:00 AM and end at Memorial Park.
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
June 2, 3, 4, 5, 2011.  West Nyack, NY - The Annual Greek Festival at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church will feature food, music, vendors, and fun for the whole family. 1 Marycrest Road, right off Exit 7 of the Palisades Parkway. Times: Thursday, 5:30-10PM; Friday, noon-midnight; Saturday, 11AM-midnight; Sunday, noon-8PM. Free. (845) 623-4023 If you would like us to include your event, email me your event and contact information at anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com or Fax (845) 624-7137 Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty I can help you with every aspect of buying or selling your home because I'm experienced, because I am a Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Real Estate Professional . . .and because I care. As your Better Homes and Gardens Ra...
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By Vanessa Saunders, Real Estate | Done Differently
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
Heavy Goods Vehicles from the  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have begun removing contaminated soil next to the Clermont Condominiums at the foot of Main Street. The earth at the site saturated with coal tar and other dangerous byproducts that are known to cause cancer was caused by burning coal and petroleum to heat and light the homes and businesses of Nyack between 1852 until 1965. This noisy, dirty removal will no doubt take months and cause a lot of discomfort for local residents, but the rewards will be a wonderful new waterfront development that will be a boon to the neighborhood. Details are available at the DEC website.
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By Vanessa Saunders, Real Estate | Done Differently
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
Price hikes across the board are now in effect for riders of Transport of Rockland and Tappan ZEExpress buses and are now paying more for less. TZx riders must have exact change. TOR bus rides throughout Rockland will go up 50¢, while TappanZEExpress riders who hop the commuter buses to Tarrytown and White Plains will pay $1 more. Fares for the elderly and those disabilities will increase 75¢ on TOR and $1 on TZx TOR plans to eliminate Saturday service and some underutilized trips on a half dozen loops. All the details are online at http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/PublicTrans/
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By Vanessa Saunders, Real Estate | Done Differently
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
The Historical Society of the Nyacks is proud to announce the opening of their new headquarters in the historic Depew House just below Nyack Library. Currently o display, in this Year of Edward Hopper, the Historical Society tells the story of how Nyack saved Hopper House from the wrecking ball. The story is told in photographs with written commentary by Win Perry, president of the Historical Society and the architect who helped restore Hopper House. Also part of the open house is a selection of photographs from the current exhibit at Hopper House. Also on display  is a show of archival photographs documenting Edward Hopper: Growing up in Nyack, in the cases next to the Carnegie Room. This display will continue through July 31.
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
May 20, 2011 / From 4:30 - 9:30 PM, Nyack, NY: An Evening with Bob Milne, one of the best ragtime and boogie-woogie pianist in the world! Enjoy dinner hosted at Bourbon Street of Nyack, starting at 4:30pm till showtime. Dinner and show is $45 per person. Adults, $15 in advance, $20 at the door, show only, children under 15 free with an adult. All proceeds go to Child Care Resources of Rockland, to allow them to continue to promote, support, and enhance the development of children in Rockland County. (877) 425-0009 or email info@rocklandchildcare.org. If you would like us to include your event, email me your event and contact information at  anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com or Fax (845) 624-7137 Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty I can help you with every as...
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By Nancy Blaker Weber, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Talked to several people last night all of whom had some water in their basement. One person said she had never had water. This continuous rain for days just saturates the ground, and the water has no place to go after awhile. Nyack and some of the Rivertowns have a high water table in spots which doesn't help after days of rain. If you don't want water in your basement(who does) you have a couple of choices. You can dig around the outside of the foundation, and install a french drain. This is very expensive, and you need plenty of room on the property to place the excavated dirt while you install the French drain and waterproof the foundation. You can also install a french drain on the inside along the foundation which ties in to a sump pump. The choice is yours, but always make sure y...
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