Sleepy Hollow, NY Real Estate News

By Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close"
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
  I'd like to start by saying that I absolutely love Phillipse Manor, Sleepy Hollow Manor, and Tarrytown NY.  I began selling real estate in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown in 2005, working with Legends Realty Group, now willam Raveis Legends Realty Group.  Our very first office was situated directly across the street from Phillipsburg Manor and up the street from the Old Dutch Church (and cemetary).  Luckily,  my desk was positioned by a corner window and I could see the throngs of people flocking to Philipsburg manor in hopes of learning more about it's rich history and maybe even getting a little spooked by the Legend.      Every year they host a variety of events but by far the Halloween events are probably the most heavily attended.  I've had out of state customers ask me "Is there re...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, September 7th, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM       23 Photos Status: FOR SALE Price: $1,050,000 Very Spacious & Open Address: 256 Farrington Avenue Type: Residential Style: 3-Level Split Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 Suite: Yes Living Area: 4,108 square feet Year Built: 1954 More Details Virtual Tour View Rooms Request More Info | Email Listing     Description Beautifully renovated & updated home in Philipse Manor with wide open spaces, oversized rooms & great yard with multi-level patio/deck/inset hot tub custom made for entertaining. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Generous entrance hallway with powder room. Elegant formal living room with fireplace & door out to gorgeous mahogany wood front porch where you can enjoy Hudson River sunsets. Formal dining room opens t...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
The MetLife Foundation - NASSP Break-Through School Program has recently honored Sleepy Hollow / Tarrytown High as one of only nine schools in the Nation that delivered "High Academic Achievement Despite Challenges". The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has, since 2007, honored middle schools and high schools that are either "high achieving or dramatically improved student achievement" while serving large numbers of students that are disadvantaged.  The Sleepy Hollow / Tarrytown High principal Carol Conklin-Spokane also noted in an interview with The Hudson Independent that the school is often visited by other schools who are looking to learn from it's teacher body's ability to teach in extended time blocks, integrate personalized learning, offer open enrollme...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Almost every shutterbug in Westchester NY takes photos of Lighthouse Landing in Sleepy Hollow at some point in their lives.  One can't argue that there is a dearth of photos on this particular subject.  I guess I'm no exception to the rule because I have quite a few photos of the Lighthouse Landing from various perspectives at different times of the day.   Since it is so overdone,  I did make an attempt to come up with a unique perspective on it.   In my latest effort I shot many photos from many different angles.  The shot above stood out as unique.  I hadn't seen anyone take that angle before.  I liked the composition.  However, initially, it was intended to be a color photograph.   However, the color version just left me flat.  The combination of the  cloud cover along with the metal...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Recently I  was working on a project that had me taking quite a few photos of the same or similar subjects.   In one case, I was trying to capture the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse with the old Tappan Zee Bridge in the background.  The photo above was the second attempt at the same subject and below is the initial attempt.  The photos could not be more different. Now,  I wanted to emphasize the differences with respect to light and color. I do realize that the angle, scope and distance from the subject was significantly different.  This had not been my original attention.  Unfortunately, as the construction started on the bridge, I found the scope of my photography limited by the cranes and other equipment that was now gracing the landscape.  However, setting that aside, what I was hoping to...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Lately I've been taking a lot of photos along the Hudson River.  The sheer concentration on the Hudson River was due in part to a client who had some very specific requests with the Hudson River as the subject.  The process  of such a focussed effort drew my attention to the fact that no two photos of the Hudson River are ever really alike.   They can be in the same location at the same time of day and still be quite different.  The distinctive cloud formations, the sunsets that range from the brightest yellows and purples to the palest pinks create  that unique "Hudson Valley sky" seems to produce endless variations.  Trying to recapture a moment is futile in such a situation...once you have missed the moment, it is gone.  The sunset above was taken  from Kingsland Point Park when I wa...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
The village of Sleepy Hollow was finally able to solve a long standing and critical drinking water storage problem which the help of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Trust agreed to supply the village with a 99-year land lease to enable it to built a 1.6 million gallon underground storage tank into one of the hills above Lake Road. There will be no cost to Sleepy Hollow for the use of the land that is owned by the Trust which is managed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Major Ken Wray praised the Trust for it's very generous act which solves the village's predicament and now also allows for the possible residential developments on the former Castle Oil and GM sites located on the Hudson River. The substantial height of the site will pro...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Bedford Road Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 4.67 Acres - Zoned Residential - Pocantico Hills Price : $950,000 Lot Size : 4.67 acres Community : Pocantico Hills County : Westchester Property Type : Vacant Land MLS Number : 3216583 http://bedfordroad.iHouseNet.com (for complete information and pictures) Property DescriptionJUST REDUCED - Once In A Lifetime Opportunity! - Almost 5 acres (4.67 acres) of beautiful, lush, unimproved land (zoned residential) abutting the Rockefeller Estate, the Rockefeller State Park and Bedford Road with easy, direct access to the horse trail system of the park. Ideal for mini estate and/or horse property. Very private, partially wooded, partially grass lands. Flat in most areas and gently sloped in others. Possibly two lots (please confirm with village zoning / bu...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Lantern Tour These popular 2-hour evening walking tours introduce some of the famous and infamous residents of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery—all by the light of kerosene lanterns. After paying respects to Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” you may visit Revolutionary War veterans, noted poets and artists, the soaring Gothic monument of a wealthy merchant, industrialists Andrew Carnegie and William Rockefeller, and others. You’ll also be introduced to some of the cemetery art, architecture, and symbols on the grounds, and tours almost always step into the cemetery's 112-year-old underground receiving vault.   When: Fri, October 12, 7pm – 9pm Where: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery north gate, 540 North Broadway Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 (map)   Advanced reser...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Sleepy Hollow's architecturally most significant building may be Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate... this extraordinary landmark was home to 4 generations of the Rockefeller family. You can tour the six story main mansion, it's expansive terraced gardens, the art collections including the Picasso tapestries, and the Coach Barn complete with classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages. There are daily tours  from nearby Philipsburgh Manor. See more information at it's web site at http://hudsonvalley.org  
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
It's been a week since the beginning of the Labor Day weekend and most of us are back to our old routines.  Although traditionally we celebrate New Year's in January, September seems to be a point of demarkation and renewal for most of us.  The summer is over, if you are a student, you are back in school.  Many people that I know think that this is the time to clean house, make resolutions and begin anew.  Sometimes its an opportunity for a do-over on the New Years resolutions we broke months ago!  However you look at it, the unofficial end of summer has come and gone. Nevertheless,  I will spend the next couple of weeks posting photos of the summer just past.  Maybe its because I  can't quite let go - or perhaps its because the fall foliage is just not out yet.   In any case though we...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Selecting carpet for your home in Sleepy Hollow NY has never been easier...now, you can Shop at Home for your carpeting in Westchester NY. Have you ever been to a carpet store and just felt lost and overwhelmed?  Sometimes, there are so many options that you don't even know where to start.  Sometimes, you may go into a store and find so many choices that you leave you more confused than you felt when you entered?  How do you know what's the best type of carpet for your home in Sleepy Hollow NY?  What's the right one for your budget?  And, what's the right color?  Here's where we can help. We make shopping for carpet in Westchester fun and easy. Everything starts with the area you are looking to carpet.  Is it for a bedroom or a living room or a family room or basement or the steps?  Dif...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
July Fourth weekend! July 2-4, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Gangs of blackbeards and beauties will be swashbuckling their way through Philipsburg Manor at this BRAND NEW event from the team that produces Horseman’s Hollow. Musical pirates, belly dancers, and scallywags of all sorts will be roaming the grounds, ready to make you smile while secretly stealin’ yer gold. Kids can take part in a treasure hunt, wiggle their way into a shipwreck, get a temporary tattoo, and learn to be a pirate! Feast on fabulous foods prepared by Tastefully Yours Catering, and down pints of beer created by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, a local craft brewery. Yo-ho-ho me hearties…It’s going to be a festival like none other…Aarrrgh! LIMITED ADMISSION BY ADVANCE TICKET ONLY Click here for tickets + information See Vis...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking to sand and refinish hardwood floors in Sleepy Hollow NY?   It's amazing what a difference refinishing your hardwood floors can make.  Your floors will look brand new and you even have the option to change the color.  You can go light, dark, mid tones, or red tones. It can really give your home (or room) a whole new look.   If you have hardwood underneath your carpets, we can restore the beauty of the hardwood underneath. It's amazing what a big difference this can make in your home.  And, believe it or not, it is usually less expensive to refinish your floors than to recarpet.  Refinishing your wood floors will also improve your home's value and it will be easier to clean and maintain.   At Floor Coverings International, we are a shop at home service.  We will bring the...
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By Barbara Bartell-Kamp, Westchester County NY Rentals, Condos, Coops, Home
(Keller Williams NY Realty)
We just  got back from our favorite hamburgers in Westchester County. Although we live in Hartsdale, we travel up to Sleepy Hollow to visit the Bridge View Tavern. My favorite on their Menu is the Mushroom, Sauteed onions and swiss cheese burger. Comes with cole slaw and fries. They smoke their own pork, ribs, chicken and brisket too!Its especially great now that its Daylight Savings Time since you can sit and have a view of the Hudson River and Tappan Zee Bridge.  This lively pub is family owned and operated and even on a Wednesday night, the bar and restaurant are full!But, having patience to sit and have great pub food is well worth it!They have specials nightly (like home made Shepherds Pie and Fisherman Platters..tonights specials).  They have a $4 wing night on Mondays and $4 pint...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Once called North Tarrytown, the name was officially changed to Sleepy Hollow in 1996. The village has its own police and fire departments. The serene residential neighborhoods of Philips Manor and Sleepy Hollow Manor are located on the banks of the mighty Hudson River, as is Sleepy Hollow's train station enabling commuters to be in Grand Central Station in 40 minutes via express service. Beekman Avenue is the village main street complete with stores, condo highrises and restaurants. Phelps Hospital, associated with Sloan Kettering in NYC offers many advanced services and sits right next to the continued care retirement community of Kendal on Hudson. For more statistics on the community... CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL PROFILE    
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
    Sleepy Hollow HS Tag Sale Date: March 3, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Event Description Saturday, March 3, 2012 * 10-3Sleepy Hollow Middle School Gym210 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NYKnick-knacks, small furniture, plates,glassware, unique items, nice clothing,gently used toys and more!
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
  Hello everyone – I was lucky enough to have my camera with me for a beautiful fiery sunset on the Hudson.  The sun just seems to set so fast at this time of year.  But it does bring to mind that for those thinking of living on or near the Hudson – that one of the perks is a brand new sunset served up every evening.  So if you are interested in living along the river…. a complex like Hudson Harbor or Ichabod’s Landing  or a single family home with westerly views – will give you a front row seat for this type of nightly display. There is something very refreshing and invigorating about simply being able to take in such sight.  It refreshes the mind and soul. © 2011 – Ruthmarie G. Hicks – http://thewestchesterview.com – All rights reserved.   Fotos on the fly – Hudson River Sunset on the...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
  Lower Westchester has  a rich history that dates back to well before the American Revolution.   The Historic Hudson Valley has done a wonderful job of bringing that  history to life – particularly for Halloween where the Legond of Sleepy Hollow lends itself to quite a celebration. However, this year, they have engaged master story teller Jonathan Kruk  to recite Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol for the holiday season. The  recitation comes complete with musical accompaniment.  The event takes place in the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow on Route 9.    There is  complementary hot chocolate, cider and cookies are available at nearby Philipsburg Manor. Events like this are marvelous for the entire family. Families can spend some quality time together away from the TV and computer wh...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for flooring for your Westchester home in Sleepy Hollow NY 10591? We know there are many choices..and sometimes the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you're looking for hardwood floors, tile, carpet, laminate flooring, or if you just want to refinish your hardwood floors, Floor Coverings International can help make the process fun and simple. We are a shop at home service. Our tagline is "We bring the store your door." This is important because first, you can see the colors in your lighting and color coordinate with paint color, cabinets and furniture. Second, it allows us to provide a true estimate for you. And, third, of course it is more convenient this way. We provide guidance - Which is the best type of flooring for your environment and your budget? We'll help ...
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