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Hastings-on-Hudson Summer Music Series 

Hastings-on-Hudson Summer Music Series

Stop down to Hastings-on-Hudson’s inaugural River Spirit Summer Music Series Tuesdays and enjoy a cool, summer evening on the Hudson, in MacEachron Waterfront Park. Hastings-on-Hudson now joins Dobbs Ferry’s long standing, Wednesday Summer Music Series,
The Hastings-on-Hudson, Tuesday series, from 7PM – 9PM, is already well underway, with only 5 events left. Tonight’s performer is Wess Meets West who infuse elements of electronic music and post rock to blend otherworldly soundscapes. Please park in the Zinsser Commuter Lot across from the Hastings-on-Hudson train station. If there are no spaces available, please cooperate with police and event staff who will direct you to available parking, free after 6PM. Also, free shuttle service is available from 6PM – 9PM. The shuttle will run in a loop from the Zinsser Commuter Lot to the park. You may bring food and beverages to the event, however they will also be available for purchase. Should you wish for a slightly more formal way to enjoy the show, a great place might be at a table, outdoors, in the garden at Harvest on Hudson, directly adjacent to the park, a proud sponsor of the event.
On September 8 there will be the Grand Finale – The River Spirit Music & Arts Festival, a full-day event at Draper Park, also in Hastings-on-Hudson. The September 8 event requires tickets, which range in price from $10 – $15 for children to $35 for adults. Children under 5, free.

See you there!

More information can be found at: River Spirit Summer Music Series

*Due to the impending, stormy forecast for this evening, July 17, tonight’s show is being moved indoors, to Andrus on Hudson, 185 Broadway

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42 Houses For Sale In Dobbs Ferry

Housing inventory is up in Dobbs Ferry. With the average number of homes listed for sale in Dobbs Ferry in the first quarter of 2018 set at 28, there were nearly double the number of homes listed for sale in the second quarter, with 52 houses. Allowing for homes that have since sold quickly, those off the market or those currently under contract and waiting to close, there are currently 42 homes for sale in Dobbs Ferry. They range from a “Handyman’s Special” listed for $374,900 on the low end and range up to a $3,495,000 home on the high end.

For a complete list, with all pertinent details and photos, see:
42 Houses For Sale in Dobbs Ferry

 

For more information on any of these homes or to schedule a showing, please contact me at 914-960-3837 or fill out the contact form below.

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Dobbs Ferry Thrives

Dobbs Ferry Historic District Proposed

Waterfront Dining In The Rivertowns

Summer is here and the living is easy. A great way to escape the heat is to stop down at your local waterfront restaurant and enjoy the waterborne breezes that are always cooler than anywhere else in the Rivertowns of Westchester County. A brief rundown of your Rivertowns waterfront dining options, from south to north, for 2018:

Forty North Restaurant

40 North Restaurant, in Hastings-on-Hudson has a 100 seat dining room with an adjoining deck for beautiful waterfront dining, re-opened under new management. Their venue is available for celebrations and has re-opened for dinner. The new owners have taken advantage of the beautiful Hastings-on-Hudson waterfront and water views to create a menu that celebrates the beautiful, bountiful, Caribbean. 914-274-8655
Forty North Restaurant

Harvest On Hudson Restaurant

Harvest on Hudson is located in the village of Hastings On Hudson, right on the Hudson River in Westchester, NY. The flagship restaurant of the Fort Pond Bay Company, the Harvest on Hudson waterfront location offers patio dining, an organic vegetable and herb garden, stone fireplace, a classy bar and lounge, view of the sunset over the Palisades and more. Chef David Amorelli creates authentic gourmet Italian cuisine, inspired by their fully-functional garden and local produce. Harvest on Hudson can also accommodate your dining experience for any private event. 914-418-5724
Harvest on Hudson Restaurant

Half Moon Restaurant

Half Moon is the newest addition to the Fort Pond Bay Company family, serving casual yet sophisticated American cuisine. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY on the Dobbs Ferry waterfront, Half Moon has become a Westchester favorite for enjoying steaks, raw bar, and fresh Montauk seafood with a view, sipping a specialty cocktail at their outside bar, or even attending a special private event. Free Docking is available for boats at the adjacent Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park. 914-693-4130
Half Moon Restaurant

Red Hat Restaurant

Nestled on the Irvington waterfront, Red Hat on the River is a French-American modern bistro which has been serving satisfied diners since 2007. There’s hardly a seat in the house that does not offer a spectacular view of the beautiful Hudson River. Banquettes and a pewter bar accent the space, while the walls of this 100-year old renovated factory building are adorned with WPA-era art evoking a feeling of a turn of the century Parisian bistro. 914–591-5888
Red Hat Restaurant

Sambal Restaurant

While not directly waterfront (separated by a short parking lot) the expansive, second story deck at Sambal Restaurant has great water views and Hudson breezes. From the restaurants web site“We bring you the freshest organic ingredients, exotic herbs and spices from Thailand and Malaysia. The cooking process combines the high heat of the wok with constant agitation to create flavors and textures that are crisp, sharp yet complex. The fragrant and aromatic cuisine in a sophisticated, elegant ambiance helps us assure that you have a memorable dining experience. We look forward to serving you here soon.” 914-478-2200
Sambal Restaurant

Sunset Cove Restaurant

It’s hard to believe, but the views of the majestic Hudson, the sparkling lights of the Tappan Zee Bridge and soaring Palisades take a backseat to the masterful Italian Cuisine that awaits here on the Tarrytown waterfront. The outstanding culinary staff tap into their creativity and flair when presenting such entrees as house favorite Chicken Scarpriello served alongside a flavorful Day Boat Scallops Entree. Located in the Washington Irving Boat Club at 238 Green Street in Tarrytown, NY. From February through December, lunch is served Monday through Saturday, 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday 5:00 until 10:00 PM, and 5:00 until 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday. Brunch is available on Sunday, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday Dinner is served from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Free guest docking is available. 914-366-7889 
Sunset Cove Restaurant

Barley On The Hudson Restaurant

Located in the old Striped Bass space at 236 West Main Street, next to Tarrytown Marina — which had been vacant since Hurricane Sandy left it severely damaged in 2012 — Barley on the Hudson is the seafaring sister outpost of Barley House, a popular tavern in Thornwood. Free guest docking is available. 914-418-5724
Barley On The Hudson Restaurant

Hudson Farmer And The Fish Restaurant

Hudson Farmer & The Fish is the southern showcase of the northern farm and restaurant in Purdy’s NY, bringing a New England feel to the Hudson waterfront. Situated on the Riverwalk in Sleepy Hollow, their menu features seasonal specialties from their farm, along with a full raw bar, pizza and innovative interpretations of your favorite seafood classics. Daily deliveries combine with the freshest gifts of the sea, supplied by Downeast Seafood for a true farm to table experience. Hudson Farmer & The Fish features an open kitchen with a chef’s counter, seasonal outdoor dining overlooking the Hudson River and a private back dining room for up to 16 guests. 914-631-8380
Hudson Farmer And The Fish Restaurant

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4th Of July Fireworks In The Rivertowns For 2018


Dobbs Ferry NY
Dobbs Ferry will be celebrating July 4 in its usual big way with a fireworks display at dark, probably in the vicinity of 9:00 PM. The 2018 Dobbs Ferry fireworks display will be shot off from the north end of Waterfront Park on the Hudson River. Parking permits are required to park in Waterfront Lot, but those permits must be purchased in advance at village hall. Other than parking, this event is open to the general public. Prior to the show the village is also sponsoring the Thomas Cullen Picnic starting at 2:00 PM, also on the waterfront, parking permits required as well. Refreshments for sale or bring your own. Music by Rooney Tunes Entertainment. A great way to enjoy a dinner and the Dobbs Ferry fireworks show might be at one of the waterfront patios at The Half Moon Restaurant.
Dobbs Ferry Fireworks 2018 Link

Irvington NY
July 4th Fireworks will be held for residents and their guests only.
The Village of Irvington and the F.A.C.E Committee will be holding the Annual Irvington Fireworks on Wednesday July 4th, 2018 in Matthiessen Park. The 2018 Irvington Fireworks will begin between 9:00pm and 9:30pm. Park Permits are required. No tents are allowed. All coolers are subject to inspection. Residents are asked to park on the east side of the train tracks to make it easier to leave at the end of the show. If you can’t get in to the park you can try viewing them from the private parking lot owned by Bridge Street Properties. Or make the event really special and book a reservation at Red Hat on The River. The Rain Date for the event will be Saturday September 29th as part of the planned Rocktoberfest Celebration.
Irvington Fireworks 2018 Link

Tarrytown NY
Tarrytown Fireworks – Tarrytown, NY 10591 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)
The Tarrytown Recreation Department will be hosting its 2018 Tarrytown fireworks display in Pierson Park on the Hudson just north of Tarrytown Marina, preceded by a concert by Kick-Start Charlie, which starts at 7pm. Fireworks at dusk (around 9:00 or 9:15). This event is free. A great place for dinner and the show would be one of the three dining venues at Sunset Cove Restaurant.
Tarrytown Fireworks 2018 Link

Sleepy Hollow NY
Sleepy Hollow Fireworks – Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)
8:30- 9:15pm with Fireworks scheduled for dusk. 2018 Sleepy Hollow Fireworks can be seen from Beekman Ave, Kingsland Point Park, Horan’s Landing Park, DeVries Park and Barnhart Park. Carpool or walk as parking is limited (Rain date is Thursday, July 5). Have dinner and watch the fireworks from indoors or out at Hudson Farmer and the Fish, Sleepy Hollows’ newest waterfront restaurant.
Sleepy Hollow Fireworks 2018 Link

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New Construction For The First Time Home Buyer

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From Koby Kepert:
“Most of us have been down this road before… as a first-time home buyer, it seems easy to buy a fixer upper and transform it into your dream home. It seems so easy on all of the HGTV shows we watch, right? Well, the real-life reality is not always like that. Working in this business for so many years now, I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received from people desperate for help with their “DIY gone wrong” issues. I think that, being a first-time home buyer, you should have some serious home improvement skills before attempting to renovate a fixer upper. This surely can save you some money as long you don’t make any expensive mistakes along the way. But if you don’t have the skills nor the time and energy, buying a newly-built home or having it built for you seems to be the best option…..”
See The Full Story At: New Construction For The First Time Home Buyer

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An Iconic 1926 Charmer in Irvington NY for $469,000

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Link to 22 Hudson Avenue, Irvington NY

A great example of the American Craftsman, Bungalow Style of architecture, popular during the Arts and Crafts Movement, this home in Irvington NY has so much potential to offer. Known as The Hampton model, it was originally built in 1926 as a three bedroom home and later converted to two, but is easily converted back. Featuring 9′ ceilings thru-out, it boasts a wonderful covered front porch, large living room, huge formal dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a full bath. It has a flat rear yard with a driveway and 1 car garage underneath. There are hardwood floors under the wall to wall carpeting and recent vinyl windows. The original detailing still exists with the rafters exposed at the eaves and masonry piers and columns. Great for a tasteful restoration or as an alternative to a condo, with no shared walls or association fee. Located in the Irvington school district and a quick commute by Metro North train to Manhattan. Great expansion potential, up or out. Don’t wait too long to see this one!

Irvington Schools Information

OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, June 16 from 2PM – 4PM

Contact Scott Rosasco today to see this home or any other property in the Rivertowns or Westchester County.

Homes With Blue Bathrooms Sell for $5,440 More

An interesting news article that caught my attention

Photo courtesy of Sunrise Building

From Zillow.com

“A fresh coat of paint in the right color may help sell a home for more money.
Homes with rooms painted in shades of light blue or pale blue/gray can sell for as much as $5,440 more than expected, according to a new Zillow report.
Zillow’s 2017 Paint Color Analysis looked at more than 32,000 photos from sold homes around the country to see how certain paint colors impacted their sale price on average, when compared to similar homes with white walls.
Curious what colors may help you sell your home for more? See below for the full results of the 2017 Paint Color Analysis.”

For Sale Listings with Cool, Neutral Wall Colors Sell For More Money

 

Contact Scott Rosasco today to see any home or  property in the Rivertowns or Westchester County.

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