Tarrytown, NY Real Estate News

By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Distance to New York City: approximately 25 milesSize: approximately 3.7 square miles OverviewPicturesque Tarrytown, meaning Wheat Town in Dutch, was founded around 1650 by Dutch settlers and is nestled within the wooded hills above the banks of the mighty Hudson River. It's most dominating landmark is the Tappan Zee Bridge which connects the New York Thruway between Tarrytown and Nyack. The Village of Tarrytown blends the quaint charm of a historic river village with the hustle and bustle of a popular downtown area complete with thriving retail businesses, varied dining opportunities and interesting antique stores. Few Hudson Valley regions offer the variety of hotels, shops and restaurants that Tarrytown possesses. Furthermore there are also a number of very beautiful historic sites t...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Please feel free to explore all local, regional and national resources, tools and links offered, bookmark this page for your future reference, and forward it to anyone that may be able to use the information contained herein, and especially for Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow & Pocantico Hills, NY 10591. Please also explore the Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Patch, our community chalk board offering the lastest news and happenings regarding Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow & Pocantico Hills.  
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
As the colder weather season continues to approach homeowners should employ the following cost-effective ways to make their homes more energy-efficient while better managing energy bills year-round. -Have home heating systems cleaned and inspected by a professional each year to ensure safety and optimum efficiency. Be sure to change the filter prior to the heating season, and check its condition monthly. -Inspect the caulking and weather-stripping around all windows, doors and any openings for utility services. Replace caulking and weather-stripping as necessary. A drafty house lets warm air escape and is much more costly to keep warm. -Remove window air conditioners if possible, or install an air conditioner cover to eliminate drafts. -Keep fireplace dampers closed tightly when not in ...
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By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Are you looking for hardwood flooring in Tarrytown NY? We know it can be challenging the find the right type of hardwood and the right contractor to trust, so we try to make it easy.  We do this by "bringing the store to your door."  That way, you can see the different types of hardwood, the different species and the different colors in your own lighting.  It does look different in your own home than the store lighting. So whether you're looking for oak hardwood flooring, or brazilian cherry or bamboo or maple or you're just not sure, let's us help you.  We'll show you the different types of hardwoods and we'll find the right one for you and your budget.  Or, if you already have hardwood flooring and just want to refinish it or change the color, we can help you with that, too. We will p...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Hope Everyone had a Happy Halloween! I won’t say much more about that holiday because I think I pretty much covered the Westchester Halloween scene from top to bottom.  The one thing I like about Halloween is that its the one day that you can wear just about ANYTHING you want – even if you are grown up.   Sadly, Sunday is a work day for me so I had to attend any festivities disguised as myself.  It’s an interesting costume – and  I tend to wear it most every day.  Not to imaginative I grant you – but there it is. The photo to the right was taken just outside the the Tarrytown Music Hall near dusk on Halloween.  I had been in the area and had stopped by Coffee Labs for a coffee and there was Casper doing his Halloween haunting just  a mile or so away from the Headless Horseman Bridge.. ...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
This will very much vary depending on the type of work that is done. Remodeling magazine publishes an annual "Cost vs. Value Report" that can answer this question in more detail, based on the top 15 home improvements. In a recent study it conducted it says the highest remodeling paybacks have come from mid- to high-end siding and window replacements, hardwood and natural stone flooring upgrades, major kitchen and bathroom remodeling, bathroom and family room additions, and mid-range master bedroom suites.  An important point to remember is that remodeling not only improves a home's livability, it also enhances its curb appeal with future buyers.  
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Every season, Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty collects information about community events throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for our clients, colleagues, and friends. If you would like to suggest events for inclusion in the summer, fall or winter guides, just email me your event and contact information at anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com October 23, 24, 30, 31, 10-4 PM, Tarrytown - Washington Irving's Sunnyside - Legend Celebration. Enjoy games for children, 19th century magic shows, sing-a-longs, puppet shows, ghost stories and other kid-friendly Halloween experiences! Adults $12, Kids (5-17) $6, seniors $10, 5 & under Free.  (914) 631-8200. www.hudsonvalley.org Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty I can help you with e...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Every season, Anthony Stokes Pereira, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty collects information about community events throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley for our clients, colleagues, and friends. If you would like to suggest events for inclusion in the summer, fall or winter guides, just email me your event and contact information at anthony.stokespereira@randrealty.com October 11 thru 31, 10:30-3:30 PM, Tarrytown - Scarecrow Invasion! (Daily) Walk among 500 scarecrows representing famous artists and historical figures created by local elementary and intermediate students. Participate in a Scavenger Hunt and enter a raffle to win a family pass to the very popular Lyndhurst Boofest. $5 Adults; 12 and undnds of Lyndhurst Free. (914) 631-4481. www.lyndhurst.org  Anthony Stokes Pe...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Westchester  NY has always been Halloween Central How could we be anything but?  We have Philipsburg Manor and the Headless Horseman Bridge – Sleepy Hollow NY  along with Sunnyside – Tarrytown NY – the residence of Washington Irving.  Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow NY are at the epicenter of activity at this time of year.   And The Historic Hudson Valley makes sure that there are activities galore for young and old to celebrate our unique location and its significance in American History and lore. Events for October 2010 from Historic Hudson Valley in Westchester  begin this weekend. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze -  Vancortlandt  Manor – Croton-on-Hudson The Blaze features more than 4000 individually hand carved and illuminated jack o’ lanterns. I attended last year – sadly my camera did...
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By Phyllis Lerner call 914.438.7556, Corcoran Legends Realty
(Corcoran Legends Realty)
Tarrytown NY 10591 - Tarry Crest Center Hall Colonial FOR RENT 54 Highland Ave, Tarrytown, NY 10591 View Map Beautifully updated 4 bedroom 2.5 bath colonial in the Crest. Recently renovated bathrooms & freshly painted throughout. Finished lower level with flat screen TV and huge laundry room. Huge eat in kitchen, flowing open layout, hardwood floors, fireplace in formal living room, glass sliders from dining room and kitchen to deck, over sized deck, private yard, and two car attached garage. Serene setting but very close to all Tarrytown has to offer. Details Asking Price: $3,600 per month MLS: 3020618 Sq. Feet: 2531 Lot Size: .293 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2.5 # of Floors: 3 Subdivision: Tarry Crest Year Built: 1996 Property Amenities - Range/Oven- Full Refrigerator- Microwave- Washer/D...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
All right - I'll admit it - I finally got tuckered out on 30 in 30  blogging challenge.  Up front and center for today was going to be an in-depth blog about the village of Tarrytown.  So, I pulled a ton of photos from my archives - took to the streets and took even more photos.  I tweaked and cropped and then put them into video format using Animoto....and then completely ran out of steam when it came to discussing the local market.  To make things worse, I've been having some computer issues that just won't quit which has slowed down my productivity... So for today  -  with my addled mind on "hold"  and my computer running slower than my brain - I will simply present the video without any compelling statistics. To Search for Homes and for further information go to my website/blog with...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
A lot of my clients and friends have been asking about kayaking on the  Hudson River.   And who can blame them?  The Hudson is an amazing body of water for kayaking – the views – particularly in the early evening are nothing short of spectacular with the sunset views. But it is not for the faint of heart. Proper training is essential because the currents on the Hudson can be quite strong.  Beautiful though it may be – it is not user-friendly. Well, a  few days ago, I came across a pamphlet a few days ago in Tarrytown  NY about  Hudson River Recreation. They have been in business since 1998 and offer lessons in kayaking  including kayaking fundamentals and rescue lessons.  They also have supervised kayak rentals and guided  tours. They have programs at Croton-on-Hudson, Sleepy Hollow, a...
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By Christopher Pagli, "I Stay Open Until You Close"
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
The Tarrytown Historical Society is pleased to announce Friday September 24, 2010 as the date for the annual "Party On The Porch".  This wine tasting fundraiser is one of the Rivertowns premier events and is made possible by Grape Expectations.  The event will also commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Tarrytown Music Hall.  if you've never been, the Music Hall is one of Westchester County's best live music venues.  Please join us for hors d'oeuvres (provided by Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow restaurants), fun, and fellowship!
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
  Fall is in the air and Westchester events are changing with the season. So the Westchester events calendar is once again up for your convenience.  There are plenty of Westchester County events to pick from. Why travel to Manhattan when all of this is in your back yard? Friday, Sept 17 New Rochelle Farmers’ Market Huguenot Street and Lawton Street FRIDAYS 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Stone Barns Farmer’s Market Seasonal Farmer’s Market 2-4 PM for the general public. 630 Bedford Rd – Tarrytown, NY 10591   Rockefeller Fridays with Kids Unplugged: 4 PM hike along the Pocantico River Meeting Place: At the trail head along Sleepy Hollow Road Suggested donation $5.00 914-330-6274 Third Friday – Tarrytown NY 5 -9 PM – FREE Features Jazz concernt with wine and cheese at Hair on the Hudson -Main St. Tarr...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
  The Crafts Fair at Lyndhurst – Tarrytown NY  – is a classic Westchester event that occurs twice a year – in the spring and again just after Labor Day.  It’s always high on my list of things to do-see in Westchester NY.  Top notch artisans from all over come to display their talents in one of the most diverse and unique way.   I admit that I was very short on time this year and although I was supposed to go with a friend – work kept me away until the very end of the day.  I wandered in and decided that the best that I could was to take a few photos and post just a tiny bit of what was offered.  These were not bargain basement offerings – some of the  colored blown glass displayed below was priced in the thousands.  Suffice it to say – the displays ranged from angel wings for children, ...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Fall is in the air and Westchester events are changing with the season. So the Westchester events calendar is once again up for your convenience.  I keep adding on as time goes on.  Right now we are in transition. There are plenty of Westchester County events to pick from. Why travel to Manhattan when all of this is in your back yard? Friday, Sept 10 New Rochelle Farmers’ Market Huguenot Street and Lawton Street FRIDAYS 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Stone Barns Farmer’s Market Seasonal Farmer’s Market 2-4 PM for the general public. 630 Bedford Rd – Tarrytown, NY 10591   **Fall Crafts Fair at Lyndhurst Friday – Sunday Lyndhurst (Route 9 – Tarrytown NY)  hosts it famous Crafts Fair with artisans from literally everywhere.  This has been  a must-see for me for years.  Includes ceramics, furniture, j...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
In general the River Towns are very similar to the rest of the Westchester market with single family homes going up in value – like other high-end areas while prices of condos continued to drop. Coops were a surprise in that prices remained flat. The Westchester River Towns included in this section consist of all the villages in the town of Greenburgh that  are on the Hudson.  These include, Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley-on-Hudoson, Irvington and Tarrytown NY.  I also include Sleepy Hollow NY, since it is the sister village to Tarrytown.  It is the only village that is in the town of Mt. Pleasant. Westchester River Towns – Single Family Homes Housing prices were actually up in the River Towns by about 14% from Q2 of 2009 with a median price coming in at  $665,000. Volume was ...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Every once in a while its good to treat yourself.  A friend of mine, Janet, came up from the city one night a few weeks ago to enjoy a some village life in Tarrytown NY.  She was on her way back from a trip across the Tappan Zee bridge – so the location was perfect for both of us.  We decided to try our luck at Sweet Grass Grill – which has gotten a lot of buzz as one of the best restaurants in Westchester since it was opened by David Starkey a little over a year ago.  There are quite a few fine Tarrytown restaurants, but few had such consistently fine feedback. The atmosphere is informal and in keeping with the turn-of-the century flair of Tarrytown’s Main Street.  The paintings and facade reflect the artistic nature of the village perfectly.   Dining outside is terrific, but on that ...
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
Labor Day Weekend is upon us – and the Westchester events calendar is once again up for your convenience.  I keep adding on as time goes on.  As the seasons are changing – so is the calendar.  Right now we are in transition. There are plenty of Westchester County events to pick from. Why travel to Manhattan when all of this is in your back yard? Friday, Sept 3 New Rochelle Farmers’ Market Huguenot Street and Lawton Street FRIDAYS 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Stone Barns Farmer’s Market Seasonal Farmer’s Market 2-4 PM for the general public. 630 Bedford Rd – Tarrytown, NY 10591 Westchester Broadway Theater “Rent” has had rave reviews – for details including pricing call 914-592-2222 Playland’s famous fireworks display - Season Finale Friday 9:15 p.m. – Parking $5 Playland Parkway
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By Ruthmarie Hicks
(Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605)
The Westchester events calendar is once again up for your convenience.  I keep adding on as time goes on.  Although this is a relatively quiet weekend – the weekend before Labor day, there are plenty of Westchester County events to pick from. Why travel to Manhattan when all of this is in your back yard? Friday, August 27 New Rochelle Farmers’ Market Huguenot Street and Lawton Street FRIDAYS 8:00 AM TO 3:00 PM Stone Barns Farmer’s Market Seasonal Farmer’s Market 2-4 PM for the general public. 630 Bedford Rd – Tarrytown, NY 10591 Sleepy Hollow Jazz Concerts Vanderlei Pereira & Blindfold Test – Free Rick Stone Quartet- 6:30-8 PM   Westchester Broadway Theater “Rent” has had rave reviews – for details including pricing call 914-592-2222 Tarrytown Music Hall – Movie Classics “The African Q...
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