Mary Lovera's Blog Posts

Mary Lovera's Blog Posts

Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiserback To The 80s Fundraiser
Last night the Nyack Park Conservancy sponsored a Back to the 80’s party at Prohibition River restaurant on Main Street in Nyack , and it was beyond all my expectations in terns ...

Harvest Moon French Bread And Brick Oven Pizza Puts Chestnut Ridge On The Map
Who would have thought that the sleepy Village of Chestnut Ridge would be the place to go when searching for authentic artisan Brick Oven Italian Pizza and French baguettes, bat...

Shadowcliff In Upper Nyack
I am very proud to announce that I am listing the  Shadowcliff Estate in Upper Nyack. Shadowcliff has been the home of the Fellowship of Reconciliation  for many years, a...

Relax By The Fireplace
Hang out with your family or a good book in front of the fireplace this winter at my listing at 226 Foss ave in Upper Nyack.   Simple and beautiful, this unique home is s...

Some Holiday Events In NYack
With the holidays approaching here are a couple of venues for the whole family to enjoy. Come enjoy Rockland's beloved Messiah Sing on Sun Dec 4 at 4pm at Grace Church in Nyack. Yo...

Thanksgiving At Local Nyack Restaurants
Many people either don’t feel like cooking on Thanksgiving Day or don’t have family and friends in the area.  There are alternatives to celebrating Thanksgiving. You can s...

Open Houses In Tappan This Frightful Weekend
Step out this weekend and see a few openhouses in Rockland County, specifically this beautiful New Construction home in Tappan, New York.   Recent Price Reduction! Stop by thi...

Tuesday Is PRIMARY DAY In Rockland County So GET OUT AND VOTE
Tuesday is Primary Day in Rockland County.  If you’re a registered voter and live in the Towns of Orangetown or Ramapo, it is very important that you get out and vote. ...

Help People To People In Nanuet Send Children Back To School With Dignity
Once again,  People to People has a wonderful program called Back to School With Dignity  to support local school age children achieve success in school this year. Here...

New Restaurant In Piermont
A few weeks ago I wrote about the closing of Portofino’s Cafe in Piermont which had been one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Its great food and relaxed, vacation like at...

Nyack Marina Now Open For Business
While walking my dog this morning along the Hudson River we ended up at the newly renovated Nyack Marina.It is now open for business  for the 2016 season!   Several ...

Night Life And Live Music In Nyack Piermont And Surrounds
Looking for something to do on these long, summer Friday and Saturday nights?  Look no further….check out some of the venues in Nyack & Piermont and surrounding areas, &nb...

Portofinos Restaurant In Piermont Is Now Closed
Last week someone posted on Facebook that Portofinos, our favorite restaurant which is in Piermont was closing. I told my family about the post and none of them wanted to believe t...

Nyack Park Conservancy Spring Fundraiser At Time Hotel
Please join us at the Time Hotel in Nyack for the Nyack Park Conservancy spring fundraiser. It will be the first event at the hotel, and will be a lot of fun.....

Pearl Rivers Annual St Patricks Day Parade Will Go On
Sunday, March 20th marks the date for the 54th annual Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Paradein Pearl River, NY.  According to the official Rockland County Saint Patrick...

Nyack Homeowners Insurance
We all think that we have home insurance, and there is nothing to worry about. If you have lived long enough you have probably learned that this is not the case. There is a whole l...

Save The Date For Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiser
Save the date! Our next fundraiser will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 5-7PM at the all new TIME Hotel here in Nyack.This event marks the launch of our campaign to raise funds fo...

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Pearl Rivers New Consignment Store Is All About RE GENERATION
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John Green House In Nyack A New Life
With the onslaught of developers in Rockland County there is one happy story to tell about preservation of our past. Nyack’s historic Green house has been saved from destruction ...

Nyack Boot Camp
There is a new sheriff in fitness town. The sheriff’s name is Beth Chamberlain and her word is law at Nyack Boot Camp. Since May, I have been working out at Nyack Boot Camp with ...

Nyack Holiday Window Project
What to do with empty storefronts that is the question.The Village of Nyack came up with a an interesting answer to this age old question. With the help of sponsors and some willin...

Christmas Tree Lighting In Downtown Nyack
It’s that special time of year again.celebration as Nyack Celebrate as the Nyack Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual “Holiday Lights of Nyack” event on Saturday Dec. 5 from ...

Cho Cho San In Nanuet Has Sushi To Rave About
If you like sushi, you absolutely must try Cho Cho San in Nanuet.  Having been situated in a small restaurant at the Crossroads on Middletown Road in Nanuet for many years, ...

Holiday Showings In Nyack
I have recently had a client request that their Nyack home not be shown during Thankgiving week.I thought about this and as Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays I under...

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Is Here
 Take heart as  we approach winterHudson Valley Restaurant week is here.  What better way to celebrate the culture of the Hudson Valley than through its myriad resta...

Voting In Nyack
Tomorrow Tuesday November 3 is election Day. Yes kids love it as a day off from school, but it is a serious day where we adult citizens exercise our right to vote . We vote for the...

Time Nyack New Kid On The Block
We have a new addition to the Nyack Community, and its name is TIME Nyack.  This new hotel will contain  133-rooms.  It is four-stories, and is situated  at the...

Open House Today At The Dickey House In Nyack
Come see one of the most majestic homes in Nyack today from 1-3 at 16 First Avenue in Nyack. Since the middle of the 19th century, the William Dickey House has been the center...

Open House In Upper Nyack Sunday 1 To 3
Located on a quiet lane, this comfortable house features features a cook's eat-in kitchen with huge Wolf cooktop, double ovens...

DSZ Barbers New Kids On The Block
There is a relatively new business in town.  It is called D.S.Z. Barbers. At this moment I am not sure what the the letters stand for, but ask when you drop in for a really pa...

Nyack Homeowners Can Save On Heating And Cooling Bills
Like all of us I found myself thinking about how to save money. After searching online I saw many articles about saving money on your utility bill.You can absolutely  save mon...

Piermont Victorian With Hudson River Views Offers Peaceful Refuge Opportunity
Picture yourself watching the sunrise from bed, enjoying your coffee with sparkling sunlight on the water, or enjoying a stunning full moon reflected off the Hudson, while sippi...

Nyack Street Fair Is Coming
Mark your calendars, Iphones, or Androids! Nyack’s SeptemberFest Street Fair is coming 9/13 Sunday. The street fair includes live music, fine crafts and jewelry, art and photogra...

Yoga Is Hot Or Not In Nyack And The Surrounding Areas
Whether you’re into Zen meditation, improving your flexibility and longevity, or just into being fit, Yoga can be your exercise of choice. Having dabbled in “doing” y...

Pie Lady And Son In Upper Nyack
If you are a pie person  there is a wonderful bakery in Upper Nyack that will absolutely rock your world. It was originally called the Pie Lady and located on Burd Street in d...

Summer Nyack Street Fair
Once again Nyack is playing host to a street fair which will include over 300 booths of arts & crafts, retail & commercial exhibitors, delicious foods, and delightful music in down...

Nyack 4th July Fireworks In Memorial Park
 Weather permitting Nyack is the place to be  to see dueling fireworks displays fill the sky over the Hudson River. The Village of Nyack will launch their aerial show fro...

People To People And The Journal News Help The Hungry This Independence Day
Once again, People to People of Rockland in Nanuet has come up with a thoughtful and helpful way to provide food to those in need this July 4th holiday weekend.   They ...

Friends Of The Nyack
The Friends of the Nyacks is a non-profit organization, established in 1974, dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life in the Nyacks.The Friends value the richness...

Nyack DPW Head Vic Overton Passes
We lost a piece of Nyack recently with the passing of Vic Overton, the DPW head of operations. I have known Vic since he began working for the Village of Nyack 20 years ago. I had ...

Nyack Community Garden
One of the Nyack’s best kept secrets are the 52 plots in the cooperative garden on Franklin Street. The cost for half a plot is $15 and a full plot is $20.Tools,water, and soil a...

Whats The Future For Nyacks Riverfront Property
Now that the vacant land on Gedney and Main streets in Nyack has been decontaminated and is ready for use, there is a lot of debate about its future.   It is currently ...

Marydell Property In Upper Nyack Hopefully Preserved
The Sisters of our Lady of Christian Doctrine own the 38 acres of prime real estate known as Marydell, which includes a retreat center, two residences, a sprawling meadow and a glo...

Celebratele The 70th Anniversary Of VE Day
For a truly amusing evening come to the Nyack Library to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day. Co-authors Elizabeth Sayles and Rick Beyer will be there for a lively discussio...

Bear Family Makes Its Home In Desirable Montebello
  Even with taxes being a bit on the higher side in parts of Rockland County, especially in beautiful, desirable Montebello, NY, it hasn’t kept one family from settin...

Time To Buy In Nyack
If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market, there’s good news from Freddie Mac. The mortgage market giant is predicting 2015 will be a great year for home sales.“B...

Nyack Farmers Market Reopens For Spring
Finally spring has sprung, and one of the sure signs of spring is next Thursday. The Nyack Farmers' Market is kicking off its outdoor season. Market day features an early Spri...

Summer Camps In The Nyack Area
Now that spring is here parents will start to think about summer and what their kids will do to fill those long summer days. You may decide to take a family vacation  or you m...

Learn To Sail At Nyack Boat Club This Summer
Each year, the Nyack Boat Club offers an 8 week LEARN TO SAIL program to Adults who would like to hone their sailing skills.  If you would like to be fortunate enough to par...

Didier Dumas Reopens In Nyack
This Thursday, after eight months of renovations, Didier will reopen his incredible eatery. We are thrilled to have him back. His blueberry muffins are an addiction.  Didier h...

Three Children Need You To Take Nyacks Annual Penguin Plunge
It's the dead of winter and you’re looking for something to do.  Here’s a great opportunity to support three beautiful, local children who suffer from serious childhood ...

Frozen Pipe In Nyack
As we endure one of the coldest winters in recent memory it is important to take steps to prevent your pipes from freezing. I just went through the experience, and it is not pretty...

Public Service Commission To Hear Rockland Water Coalition Monday In Blauvelt
Rockland residents are well aware that for several years now, United Water, our primary water supplier, has wanted to build a desalination plant along the Hudson River in Haverst...

Nyack Tree Lighting
One of my favorite Nyack traditions occurs this weekend . This Saturday 12/6 we are  ushering in the holidays with seasonal music, hot chocolate and special holiday readings f...

People To Peoples Project Joy Gives Rockland Hope
 There is nothing that can bring more joy to a child than to receive that special gift during the Holidays.  People To People of Rockland County provides a wonderful o...

Nyack Halloween Parade Today
The Nyack Halloween parade is finally here. As many of you know in preparation for Halloween the High School and Middle School kids paint the store windows with their creations - s...

Green Meadows Annual FallFair In ChestnutRidge This Weekend
One of Rockland County’s best events of the season is happening in Chestnut Ridge tomorrow, Saturday,  October 11th as the Green Meadow Waldorf School hosts its Annual Fal...

Nyack Halloween Parade A Nyack Tradition For 27 Years
A Nyack tradition for 27 years  the Nyack Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday October 25. Only rivaled by the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village  this is an even...

2013 Nyack High School Graduating Class
In the graduating class of Nyack High School of 2013 there were 180 graduates. 94% of the class enrolled in post-secondary education. Three students received National Merit Scholar...

CRUCIAL WARD VOTE In Chestnut Ridge Ramapo Tuesday
If you are a resident of Ramapo, including residents of Chestnut Ridge, Suffern, Airmont, Montebello, Spring Valley, Monsey, and Pomona to name a few, you definitely need to get ...

Broadway Bistro A New Restaurant In Nyack
A new restaurant recently opened in downtown Nyack . Broadway Bistro is 5 minutes from Riverton in Upper Nyack, and is well worth the visit.  The menu is varied.  I had a...

The Nyack Park Conservancy Celebration
Almost forgot the most important thing in my previous Blog about the Nyack Park Conservancy event on September 20 from 5-7. You can go to the Nyack Park Conservancy website at www....

Nyack Annual Park Conservancy Cocktail Party
As President of the Nyack Park Conservancy I would like to invite you to join the Nyack community  for an evening on the banks of the Hudson River to celebrate and suppo...

Donate School Supplies To Rocklands People To People
If you haven’t already heard about People to People’s wonderful program called Back to School With Dignity, here’s what you need to know.  Since 1994, the non-profit or...

Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiser
Mark September 20 in your calendars.  Join the Nyack Park Conservancy for an evening of cocktails and community on the banks of the Hudson River. The Nyack Park Conservancy is...

Hudson Riverfront Dining In Rockland Countys Hot Spots
Summertime means long, lazy evenings of dining and relaxing outside and where better to do it than near the waterfront.  Rockland County is fortunate to be flanked to the ea...

Nanuet Sporting Goods Store Closing Out This Summer
If you know Rockland County, you know Cleats 'n Sneaks in Nanuet, the best sporting goods store in the world!  This establishment has been around for five decades serving lo...

New Equipment Is Ordered For Nyack Memorial Park
Good news! With funding from the Nyack Park Conservancy, the Village has ordered all the new equipment for the playground and expects to begin site preparation and installation in ...

Nyack Lumber The Place To Shop
We have been thinking about adding a proper master bedroom and enlarging our kitchen for a few years now, and recently decided to take the plunge. We called in about 3 contracto...

How To Say NO To United Waters Surcharge
If you are against United Water’s highly controversial proposed desalination plant, there are still opportunities for you to voice your opinions.   Tonight, at Orang...

Nyack Summer Camps
It’s that time of the year again where parents with young children have to figure out what their kids are doing this summer. Thankfully for parents in Rockland County there are...

Ticks In Rockland Are Likely To Have Lyme
Just a few weeks ago, I took advantage of one of those warm, springlike days and did some needed spring cleanup in my flower beds in Chestnut Ridge.  The next morning, I dis...

American Bulldog Coffee Roaster Thrives In Chestnut Ridge
Looking for an exceptional cup of coffee in Rockland County?  Then you definitely must stop in at the American Bulldog Coffee Roaster in Chestnut Ridge to try a cup of ...

Day Trip From Nyack To The Piers For Home Design Show
Show Dates and Location March 20-23, 2014 PIER 94, 55th Street at 12th Avenue, NYC If you enjoy home shows where you can browse and see all kinds of cool stuff for the ...

Pearl Rivers Annual Model Train Show Attracts Enthusiasts
Come one, come all to the 24th Annual Model Train Show in Pearl River for the next two weekends.  Once again, the Bergen County Model Railroad Club has geared up with t...

Welcome The Green Desk To Nyack Village Hall
We have a new addition in village hall. It goes by the name Green Desk. The Green Desk will create a Green Policy Task Force and develop a Green Village Action Plan by the end of...

Fine Dining In Nyack And The Hudson Valley
Take heart spring and Hudson Valley Restaurant week are just around the corner.  What better way to celebrate the culture of the Hudson Valley than through its myriad resta...

One More Time In Rockland County
Hopefully with today's snowstorm we will not lose power in Rockland County, but in case we do and you are going to use a generator please remember the following points . Bef...

Nyack Community Garden Show
Mark your calendars or your iPhones  -  the Garden Club of Nyack’s annual Flower Show is  March 29 2014! The location is the Nyack Elementary School  at 336...

Nyack Farmers Market Will Now Be Open Saturdays
Great news the Nyack Farmer's Market will now be here in Nyack on both Thursdays and Saturdays starting this summer. This is a no brainer. People who work 9-5 were not able to sh...

More POTHOLES Than Usual In Rockland This Winter
Is it me or does it seems like there are many more potholes in the local roads and highways in Rockland County than usual this winter?  It appears that everywhere you go, &nbs...

2014 New Years Eve Fireworks In Nyack
2014 New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Nyack are the place to ring in the New Year.  If you looking for a wonderful place to celebrate the New Year I would suggest Nyack’s Mem...

Great Auto Mechanic In Nyack
There is a truly great auto mechanic in Nyack. His name is Kevin, and his shop is called Kevin’s Ace Repairs.  Actually I have never asked him where the Ace comes from. Wi...

Nyack Skatepark Getting Closer
On Saturday night the Nyack Park Conservancy hosted the Deckade fundraiser. To help collect money to build a local skate park we charged between $50-$100 for admission and inside h...

New Playground In Nyack Memorial Park
On Monday the Nyack DPW will be removing the old playground in Memorial Park so that the necessary site work can be done for the new and improved playground. We are looking at a ...

Bring Joy This Holiday Through PeopleToPeople In Nyack
There is nothing that can bring more joy to a child than to receive that special gift during the Holidays.  People To People of Rockland County provides a wonderful opportu...

Nyack Farmers Market Moves Indoors
Nyack’s WINTER Farmers’ Market is now a yearlong event. The Nyack Chamber of Commerce and Nyack Center are working together to move the Market  INDOORS on Dec. 5.  ...

Is It Dressing Or Stuffing This Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is next week and cooks everywhere are beginning to prepare for the annual feast of abundance and gratitude.  Mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, roasted root veg...

Nyack Needs A Skatepark DECKADE Benefit
Nyack's in need of a public skatepark, and in an effort to raise much needed money, the local organization is holding a fundraiser on Dec.7th 7-9pm at the Nyack Fencing Academy, lo...

Many New Polling Places In Rockland For Election2013
It’s obvious by the number of campaign signs, ads, emails, and chatter that we have a very important election in Rockland County this Tuesday, November 5, but is it obvious tha...

Nyack Students Paint Halloween On Store Front Windows
Every year at this time, not only does Nyack host the great Halloween Parade, it also adorns itself with the artistic endeavors of many of its middle & high school students i...

Nyack School Referendum Passes
Well the voters have spoken, and the School Bond Referendum Bond has passed. Very powerful emotions and complicated issues made this election one where word of mouth and the inte...

Whats In Apple Pie In Nyack
Autumn is in its full glory throughout Rockland County with bursts of orange, yellow, gold, and green radiating through the soft, sensual sunlight only present this time of the ...

Nyack Natve At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
The whole family made a trip into the city to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. First I must say that I  was shocked that the little metal buttons that you always rec...

Casa Del Mare In Upper Nyack
My daughter had a couple of friends sleep over the other night, and we had to decide what to do for dinner. Like all kids my daughter suggested ordering pizza, and eating at home...

Nyack Skatepark Committee To Make Final Recommendation
The skatepark committee will be making the final recommendation for top company choice at this Thursdays Village Board Workshop meeting... 6:30pm... all are welcome... The compan...

Back To School Night For Parents At The Nyack Middle School
Last night was Back to School Night at the Nyack Middle School. There were cookies in the hallway for tired parents, and the excitement  was contagious. We  got to see fi...

Nyack Barber Shop
From time to time I like to highlight a village merchant that for me exemplifies the joy of being part of a close knit community such as Nyack. My husband and many of our friends...

Polling Places In Nyack
It’s that time of year again. The political campaigns are underway. Here in Nyack lawn signs are beginning to pop up in yards, mailings are showing up in our mailboxes, and peo...

Nyacks Farmers Market Has Produce Worth Preserving
It’s that time of year again when all the fruits and vegetables of the season are ripening and ready to can and preserve.  And we are lucky enough to live in an area that ...

Nyack Cheesecake Wins Blue Ribbons At State Fair
Lisa Dosch of Nyack loves to bake cheesecakes and she’s so good at it that she recently won not one, but two blue ribbons at the NJ State Fair!  Her creamy delicacies plac...

Sprinklers In Nyack Memorial Woking Again
According to Jim Politi, Nyack Village Administrator  our recreational sprinklers are now operational. It was very unfortunate that a broken part took the sprinklers offline...

Star Exemption And The Nyack Homeowner
Here's a little something for all you Nyack homeowners out there. New legislation has been passed that requires you to register with the New York State Tax Department in ...

Whats Happening Along Route 45 In Chestnut Ridge
Recently, residents of the Village of Chestnut Ridge have seen a lot of road construction along Route 45 from Spring Valley south to Montvale.  Being the curious resident th...

Nyack First Friday
Building on the great response to the First Friday the Nyack Art Collective will be at it again this Friday. For the 2nd First Friday there will be art openings, film screenings,...

Nanuets Growler And Gill Host Beer Festival Again
Everybody loves beer, especially if its hand crafted or imported.  And locals will once again have their chance to taste the best the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer at Gro...

How Good For Rockland Residents Is Hudson Water
I continue to write Blogs about the latest on United Water’s proposed desalination plant in Haverstraw to keep interested parties aware.  Well, this latest is enough to t...

Nyack Wins
Well it’s official – the Village of Nyack downtown is about to get a jolt of color. The announcement this past Monday that Nyack had received enough votes to win the Benjamin...

HBO Coming To Nyack
It looks like Nyack will be a location for a new HBO series called “The Leftovers”. The story is based on the best-selling novel by Tom Perrotta. Interesting story where 2 pe...

Nyack Park Conservancy Big Success
When Nyack Park Conservancy founders  Mayor Jen White and Bert Hughes asked me to take over as President of The Conservancy, I never dreamed we would have a Hollywood ending...

Do You Hear Cicadas Where You Live In Nack
When you hear them, you know!  The cicadas are here! Their humming, buzzing, annoying, continuous noise is astounding.  The sound fills the air more than traffic on ...

Nyack Park Conservancy Fundraiser June 8
The Nyack Park Conservancy is a not for profit organization (501c3) formed in 2008 to raise funds to bring to life the vision for revitalization of the parks owned by the Village...

Nyack Says Goodbye To Stop And Shop
It is with heavy heart and a wistful sigh that I write about the loss of a local commercial establishment that we will all surely miss. Our local Stop and Shop is closing and the...

Nyack May Get A Fresh Coat Of Paint
The Village of Nyack downtown business district is in the running for a fresh coat of paint. Over 100 cities and villages are competing in Benjamin Moore’s “Main Street Matte...

Watch the Tappanzee Bridge Construction From Viewpoint Nyack
Another update on the Tappan Zee Bridge….and public suggestion opportunity….. With bridge construction just around the corner, wouldn’t it be great if resident...

What Do You Do When You Turn 50
If you thought it would never arrive, as I have, well, think again.  Spring is here and so is my birthday.  But it’s not just any birthday….it’s my 50t...

Art in New York Dinner in Nyack
Well the kids are in Florida for the break, and my husband and myself spent the day in New York city at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We had wanted to see the William Eggleston s...

South Nyack and Upper Nyack Election Results
Elections were held yesterday March 19 in the Village of South Nyack, Village of Upper Nyack, and Grandview. South Nyack residents elected Bonnie Christian as mayor for a two year ...

Should the Tappan Zee Bridge Have Commercial Sponsorship
I read in the newspaper that authorities may consider allowing corporations to buy naming rights to the new Tappan Zee Bridge which in effect translates into a savings on taxes and...

Skateboarding in Nyack at Memorial Park
Nyack’s Village Hall was packed on Feb 28. What issue attracted so many you might ask. Well it wasn’t to complain about anything, but they were there to voice their sup...

ONE CALL to Stand Up Against Desalination Plant
As many of you know, Suez, the French multi-national company that owns United Water is working very hard to build a desalination plant in Haverstraw.  However, research shows ...

Penguin Plunge at Nyack Memorial Park
The sixth annual Penguin Plunge is set for Sunday, March 3, from 12n-2p at Nyack’s Memorial Park. This year, the event will raise funds for Isabella Ruggiero of Harrington Pa...

Dining at Baumgarts in Nyack
I Just wanted to say kudos to Baumgarts in Nyack for our incredible meal  and  its presentation as well.  The restaurant was a little uneven in the beginning as it t...

Millions Mapped Our New Best Real Estate App
We are proud to introduce the hottest thing in real estate technology:  Millions Mapped, our website’s new application for mobile devices such as ipads, tablets, or smar...

Replenish Blood Bank at Drives in Nyack Nanuet
  As I was reading the local news, it came to my attention that our local blood banks’ supplies seem to be running low.  Experts attribute the low stores to the re...

Eating Healthy Local Organic Food in Rockland County
Nowadays, people seem to be more conscious of what they are putting into their bodies.  The old saying, “We are what we eat” has never been truer.  More and m...

Palisades and Tappan Libraries Renovate
Exciting news -  Palisades Free Library and the Tappan Library are beginning major expansions in the next couple of months. Director Maria Gagliardi said the $350,000 project ...

Nyack Arts Club Meeting on Wed Jan 31
On Wed., Jan. 30, from 7-8:30 pm the Nyack Art Club will meet at the Nyack library. The meeting is open and free to the public. The art club was the brain child of Vincent’s ...

Nyack Residents Watch ROSA and Rockland Water Coalition
Being a resident of Chestnut Ridge, I’m concerned with what is happening in the Town of Ramapo as well as all of Rockland County. Nyack residents should be too.  Here&rs...

Palisades NY Shakespeare Theater
This weekend in Palisades there is a performance not to be missed by the Knaves of the Children’s Shakespeare Theater in Palisades.The play is Comedy of Errors, and will be p...

No Cliff Means More MONEY in Nyack Pockets
Congress’ action to not allow us to fall off the hypothetical “fiscal cliff” is one that will definitely affect residents of Nyack, but anyone buying and sel...

Piermont Restaurant Portofino Reopens In Time For Holidays
Last night was the official re-opening of Portofino, one of Piermont’s premier restaurants… And what a full house it was!  After suffering much damage and destruc...

Lentil Soup Made With LOVEra in Nyack
Since my good friend, Paul, posted his recipe for Chicken Marsala a few weeks ago, I’ve been dying to offer up some of my favorite recipes as well.  And when another fri...

Why Lights Shine Brightly on Nyacks Christmas Tree
The darkest days of winter will soon be upon us as December 2012 arrives, but not so dark in Nyack’s village center.  Last night the Chamber of Commerce hosted the annua...

Nyack Streetscape Complete In Two Years
Well the two year Nyack Street Improvement plan was finally completed this past Friday. Red crosswalks were laid on Main Street between Broadway and Franklin. These crosswalks are ...

Alains Restaurant in Nyack
Last night I got together with a group of friends and headed up Main St in Nyack, passing through the gateway to the Village to Alains Restaurant. Housed in a non descript strip ma...

Nyack Upcoming Holiday Events
I just wanted to share the following upcoming holiday events that will be happening in Nyack in the coming days. ·         The Nyack ...

Sandy Woodpiles-Refuse in Chestnut Ridge and Piermont
I was driving north the other day on Rt. 306, otherwise known as Saddle River Road, in Chestnut Ridge, and almost came to a screeching halt when I looked over toward the Town of Ra...

Remember Its Restaurant Week In Nyack and Piermont
For those of you who love to dine out, you have one more week to try that restaurant you’ve been wondering about and not break the bank.  From November 5 – 18, man...

Another storm at Nyacks door
Here we go again!  Another storm at our door...or should I say at our shore? Just a few days after Rockland County was declared a disaster area, we are bracing for another sto...

Does Rockland Really Need a Desalination Plant
I’ve been following this story for quite some time.  It seems that United Water, which is owned by Suez, a French company, has done studies and feels that residents in R...

Piermont Restaurants Compete with Piermont Real Estate
Known for it's proximity to the Hudson River, Piermont offers some of the most valuable real estate in the county. It is also home to a host of amazing restaurants that offer a var...

Harbors Cafe Haverstraw NY
Good evening everybody!  How are you today? I think this blog is long overdue. Sometimes you forget how good something is until you don't have it anymore and after a week...

Haverstraw Streetscape Public Meeting
Good evening everybody, how are you? Just got word that the Haverstraw Streetscape project got a new set of wings! Come to the public meeting and show your support and give your in...

Trey Anastasio Phish House For Sale
Good morning everybody! Just wanted to let everyone know that the lead man of the immortal rock band Phish, has listed his house for sale in Snedens Landing on Lawrence Lane for fo...

Harbors at Haverstraw Riverfront Condo
Follow me @harborsbroker  www.twitter.com/harborsbroker  & on #FB www.facebook.com/harbors.broker Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today? ...

New York Jets Playoff Scenarios
Good morning everybody! How are you today? Its hard to believe that we are all ready a week removed from the Christmas Eve day battle between the New York football Giants and the ...

Harbors at Haverstraw Real Estate
Follow me  on Twitter @harborsbroker   Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today?  And here is your December update for all things real estate related...

The Harbors at Haverstraw November Update
Follow me  on Twitter @harborsbroker  Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today?  And here is your November update for all things real estate related at ...

Bella Rose Cafe Haverstraw
Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today? A rose is blooming in the heart of the Village of Haverstraw.  That was the easy cliche to start off with but, that phrase ...

Harbors at Haverstraw October Update
Follow me @harborsbroker  Good afternoon everybody!  How are you today? Well, now that the Parkside building is nearing completion & over 50% occupancy, its time to...

Pilates and Piloxing Classes in Blauvelt NY
Good afternoon readers! I would like to tell you about a new, exciting pilates studio which has jsut opened up in Blauvelt, NY - just off route 303!  Kim Woolley (my sister-in...

Nyack My Buddy N Me Costume Contest
One of Nyack's cutest shops, My Buddy-N-Me Wellness Center (mybuddynme@me.com) 845-535-3135, is sponsoring a Halloween Dog Costume Contest on Saturday, October 22nd at 3:00 pm at R...

Enjoy Nyack Halloween Parade
Nyack will have its 24th annual Halloween Parade (the biggest Halloween Parade outside of New York City) on Saturday, October 22nd. 2011 (rain date Sunday October 24).  There...

Occupy Nyack Today
Good morning everybody!  How are you today? Just wanted to let you know that the hysteria that has become Occupy Wall St. or as my Tweeps know #OccupyWallSt will be hitting t...

Nyack Street Fair Today
Good morning everybody!  Howa re you today?  Just giving you a reminder that today is the famous Nyack Street Fair and it is glorious outside.  If you want a piece ...

Tappan Home on Bauer Street for sale
I have a wonderful new listing located at 51 Bauer Street in Tappan, New York!  This home is MLS #516314. This home features NEW kitchen with GE Stainless Steel appliances, g...

Benefit for Police Officer in Blauvelt
This is the code 10-13, Officer needs Assistance.   The Orangetown Police Benevolent Association of Rockland County, New York is holding a benefit for Officer Michael Sulliva...

Harbors at Haverstraw
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Thanks for checking in, as always, every 4th Monday of the month is my Harbors update. And here is your September update for all ...

South Nyack Open House Today
Good morning - Wanted to make sure everyone knows that there will be an open house today, Sunday September 25th, at 7 Elizabeth Place in South Nyack.  This open house will tak...

Piermont Apple Festival tomorrow
We are looking forward to the Blauvelt Lions Club Annual Apple Festival held in Piermont.  It will be held on Sunday, September 25, from 10am until 5pm.  Rain date is Oct...

Tappan Nam Knights Picnic
The Hudson Valley Chapter of the Nam Knights of America is holding their 12th annual Family Benefit Picnic today at the German Masonic Fairgrounds at 89 Western Highway, in Tappan,...

Nyack Septemberfest This Sunday
This Sunday, September 25th will be the annual Nyack Septemberfest. Held rain or shine from 9-5 there will be something for everybody. Crafts,children's activities, jewelry,li...

Baumgarts in Nyack
Finally after years of waiting Baumgarts has opened it's Nyack location. I have been going to the Englewood resturant for over 20 years so this is particuarly good news for me. I h...

Haverstraw Real Estate Today
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Ok, from here on out, every 3rd Monday of the month I will be posting all the residential real estate listings here in the Village of ...

The Harbors at Haverstraw
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your August update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. 6 New Listings! 6 Lagoon Lane - ...

Ok Irene bring it on Nyack is ready
The early part of Hurricane Irene is just now being felt by those in the Hudson River town areas of Nyack, Grandview, Piermont, Palisades. We are ready for you Irene! Rockland C...

RCC offers free Home Energy Workshop in Suffern
Rockland Community College is holding a free Home Energy Workshop, presented by RenewRockland.org and sponsored by C. Scott Vanderhoef, County Executive and Americorps Rockland Cou...

RCC in Suffern Offers Free Home Energy Workshop
Rockland Community College is offering a free home energy workshop on Thursday, August 18th, from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. This workshop will be located in The Technology Center Ell...

Harbors at Haverstraw July Real Estate Update
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your monthly update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. 1 New Listing - 3205 Leewar...

Anita and Belinda Bell of Grandview write Book
Anita Bell and her daughter, Belinda Bell were inspired to write their new book 'Twas Ever after many happy years of bedtime stories. The cover photos of this book were shot by Jo...

Annual Piermont Bastille Day Celebration in July
Piermont will be holding their annual Bastille Day Celebration on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 from 12:00 noon until 10:00 pm. Piermont Avenue will be open for pedestrian traffic only...

The Harbors at Haverstraw June Update
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your monthly update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. 5 New Listings - 1 Harbor P...

Piermont Dog Run for Dogs
Finally, there is a place to play for dogs and their owners, The Piermont Dog Run! This fenced doggie play land is located just inside the gate to the Piermont Pier Road, on the r...

Pearl River Golf Course gets new restaurant
The Orangetown Municipal Golf Course in Pearl River has a new restaurant: Emmett's Castle at Blue Hill! I had lunch there today, what a pleasure and what a view! This restauran...

Hi Tor Shelter in Pomona Needs You
Hi-Tor Animal Shelter in Pomona, NY is Rockland County's only animal shelter. They receive many animals every day, including rabbits, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, etc. Due to a r...

Haverstraw Harvest Farmers Market Week Two
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Opening Day at the Market was a huge success! Perez Market Farms is back this week! They will bring the tamales, breakfast burri...

Dancing Under the Stars Tonight
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? Tonight is a celebration for all things Haverstraw, that's right, its time to break out those dancing shoes and maracas because its...

Taste of Nyack Tonight
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 restaura...

Harbors at Haverstraw Completing the Promenade
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? On this chilly Saturday afternoon I have very exciting news to report. The promenade that encompasses the Harbors at Haverstraw ...

Haverstraw Harvest Farmers Market
Good afternoon everybody! How are you? Its that time of the year again, when neighbors unite and head down to the corner of New Main and Maple for the Haverstraw Harvest Farmers...

Learn To Row Day This Saturday
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to let everybody know of another great even, this Saturday June 4th throughout the entire day, the North Rockland Row...

Hike Hi Tor Mountain This Saturday
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? If you are like me and appreciate nature and live in Rockland, you probably are familiar with Hi-Tor Mountain, the highest peak in ...

Harbors at Haverstraw May Real Estate Update
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? And here is your monthly update for all things real estate related here at The Harbors at Haverstraw. Closed 16 Leeward - 3...

Nyack African American Day Parade May 14
Nyack will be hosting their third annual African American Parade on Saturday, May the 14th beginning at 2pm. The parade starts at North Midland Avenue and Fifth Avenue, at the old...

Nyack Street Fair This Sunday
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to remind everybody that the Village of Nyack is having its famous street fair this Sunday May 15th from 10-5 rain or...

Nyack Performance by Rockland Symphony Orchestra!
A Nyack, New York performance by Chamber Musicians of the Rockland Symphony Orchestra (Music Director Edward Simons) will take place on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the beau...

Cinco de Mayo in Haverstraw and Nyack
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to wish everybody who celebrates Cinco de Mayo, a very happy and joyful day. A quick history lesson, Cinco de Mayo is ...

Chase Bank Sparkill One Day Gift
Well, I'm on my way to Chase Bank at 637 Main Street in Sparkill, New York today to open a new checking account - Chase is having a one day special today, May 5th, 2011. You mu...

Nyack - what to do this evening!
Hmm, so many nice things to think about today - Listening at home to music composed by American composers David Amram and then Aaron Copland's Concerte Suite Billy the Kid - remark...

Vilmas Bakery Village of Haverstraw
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? For years, people have been saying, "Wouldn't it be great if the Village of Haverstraw gets a bakery?" Now, obviously, nothing can...

Nanuet, NY - Windowrama Screen Repair
Because it is Spring and getting warm, we are all opening up our windows and doors to let the nice Spring air through the house! The only disappointing part is when you have holes...

Harbors at Haverstraw April Real Estate Update
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I just wanted to keep all my readers updated as to all the real estate activity that has transpired over the past month down here a...

Upper Nyack, NY The Pie Lady and Son
If you see one of The Pie Lady & Son's signs on Route 9W in Upper Nyack, just south of Nyack High School, pull into the parking lot and park your car at once! This means that The ...

Orangeburg, New York Clarins Warehouse sale begins 4-28
Orangeburg, New York - Twice a year the warehouse for Clarins Cosmetics has a phenomenal warehouse sale - make sure to get on their email notification list to receive a discount co...

The Great American Cleanup Haverstraw Greenway Trail
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today! I just got word about another event that might peak your interest if you care about the quality of life here in the Village of Have...

Farmers Market in Piermont to Open Soon!!
I can't wait for the farmers market in Piermont to open - first day is June 5th, a Sunday. Offered at the market are cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, New York State wine (my person...

Nyack Springfest Streetfair Festival
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? This Sunday, April 17 from 10-5 pm, come up (or down) to the Village of Nyack to see what this amazing river front community is all...

Haverstraw Bricktown Sprints 2011
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? This Saturday, April 8th the thrill and excitement of professional crew races will take to the Hudson River in the Village of Haver...

Haverstraw Farmers Market Receives Grant
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today! As Spring is now in its budding stages and you can see the young red buds on the trees of Hi-Tor Mountain overlooking the Village o...

From Piermont to Stony Point, Foreclosure Process being Revamped!
A meaningful article in The New York Times today by Davide Streitfeld: If you, or a family member, or a friend have been involved in a foreclosure over the last two years please r...

Nyack-A Day Without Shoes
A creative concept has been seized by Nyack store owner Maria Whittingham who owns Maria Luisa and ML Gifts . The second annual “TOMS One Day Without Shoes” event will be held ...

Nyack Appoints New Superintendent
Dr. James Montesano, the newly selected superintendent of Nyack Public Schools will be formally introduced. A welcome reception will be hosted by Nyack’s Board of Education on ...

Nyack and Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes a long time resident of Nyack in Rockland County will receive her own stamp later in the month. Ceremonies in Washinton D.C. and in West Havestraw will be held to honor...

Village of Haverstraw Streetscape Part Deux
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? On May 11, 2009, I posted the this video on Youtube about Streetscape in the Village of Haverstraw. At that time it appeared that ...

Mortgage Rates For Nyack Buyers
30 year mortgage rates rose ever so slightly this week going from 4.87% to 4.88%. Going back a year at this time rates were at 4.95. 15 year mortgage rates stayed exactly the same...

New K-9 Unit for Haverstraw Police
Good afternoon everybody? How are you? Looks like I'm breaking this news before the Journal news. I was just reading the minutes of the last Town of Haverstraw board meeting, ...

Orangeburg Blood Drive March 10th
TZHS Spring Blood Drive - Today, Thursday March 10th. Sponsored by the TZHS Senior Class, Orangeburg, NY, and in honor and support of TZ '92 graduate Melissa Dimataris who is bat...

FHA Changes Coming Will Affect Nyack Home Buyers
You might want to let your clients know that the FHA is changing some of their guidelines. As of April 18, 2011 the FHA will be raising their mortgage insurance premiums. Obvio...

Orangeburg, New York - Orangeburg Auto General on Route 303
Just had my Jeep inspected by Orangeburg Auto General yesterday, located at 187 Route 303 in Orangeburg, NY 10962, across the highway from Lowes. They were fast and courteous, the...

Orangeburg, New York - Le Gateau Suisse Bakery!
I bet you thought that you could not find a wonderful Swiss Bakery in the Orangetown area - you were wrong! Orangeburg is the home of Le Gateau Suisse, baker of wonderfully rich c...

Rockland Countys First KItchen Tour
A benefit to help Nyack's own beloved Rivertown Films is coming soon.... You will be able to see and explore kitchens ranging from the ultra-modern, to kitchy , to French Country....

Tappan, New York Restaurant - Duke Ocean Grill
Just dined at the Duke Ocean Grill, 37 Route 303, Tappan, NY 10983. FANTASTIC! What a beautiful restaurant - each area is wonderfully designed for dining comfort and fun. All yo...

The Village of Haverstraw: Residential Real Estate Update March 2011
Good evening everybody! How are you? I have put together the 17 homes that have sold in the Village of Haverstraw since 9/1/10, exactly six months. First of all, I think that ...

Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont, NY
Do stop by the Happy Dog Gallery in Piermont to see the very latest pop art creations of Lisa Grubb - you will be pleasantly surprised! Lisa is an internationally known artist who...

Yoga in the Nyacks
If you are contemplating moving from NYC to Rockland County-specifically the Nyacks and you are wondering about your "Yoga Options"- have no fear...There are many options to choose...

Casa Del Mare Upper Nyack
I just finished another simple, but great dinner at Casa Del Mare in Upper Nyack. This friendly longtime Rockland County favorite restaurant always feels so welcoming and we always...

Land Sales in Today's Market, Snedens Pointe
The Rockland County Real Estate market has shown a nice increase in land sales recently. Several parcels in the southern end of the County have sold, and in Snedens Pointe in Palis...

A Day in the Life of A Rockland County Realtor
One of the benefits of being a Realtor is that one day is definitely not the same as the next. It is very hard to get bored as often happens with many 9-5 jobs. I was just thinking...

River Views In Upper Nyack
I am excited to announce that I have been selected by Riverton and Wilder Balter to represent their project in Upper Nyack. There are three homes already built and sold. Riverton ...

The Harbors at Haverstraw : Parkside Building for Rent
Good afternoon everybody! How are you today? I took a quick video yesterday (before the rain) of the brand new 110 unit Parkside building down here at The Harbors at Haverstraw....

The Harbors at Haverstraw : September Market Update : Parkside Now Leasing
Good afternoon everybody!!! How are you today? Last month every resident of the Harbors at Haverstraw received a letter from GDC stating that the Parkside building will now be r...


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