Donna Podesta's Blog Posts

Donna Podesta's Blog Posts

SHORT SALES IN 2017 And Changes In The Law
As of January, 1 2017, you could be looking at a tax implications for forgiven debt. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 and its extensions, exempted that income thr...

Nyack Springfest Street Fair 2017
Sunday, April 9th 10am - 5pm, Rain or Shine. Join the fun on Sunday…. Sponsored by the Nyack Boat Charter. Thousands make their way to Nyack each year for the “Famous”...

Hiking In New York
Before you know it, Spring will be here, it’s time to get out and enjoy nature and the fresh air. Get off your treadmill and take to the trails near Rockland County New Yo...

NYC Protests Inauguration Weekend
Were you considering a trip to DC to protest the Inauguration? Maybe you would rather stay closer to home…January 19, 6pm., Trump International Hotel Michael Moore has planne...

NYC Airports Set For Makeovers
Both LaGuardia and JFK Airports have scheduled major renovations, with a great sigh of relief from New York travelers. Although the renovations at LaGuardia are scheduled for com...

Christmas In The Village
This is a FREE Event at Museum Village in Monroe, NY. Come see “Christmas in the Village” Santa will be there as you walk around the grounds and enjoy the holiday entertainme...

The Great Jack OLantern Blaze At Croton On Hudson
A special Halloween Event for the whole family!!2016 dates: Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, 7-10, 13-16, 19-31, Nov. 3-6, 10-13The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is a walk-through experience fi...

Famous Nyack Street Fair
Famous Nyack Street FairOctober 9, 2016 10am-5pmEnjoy a beautiful Autumn Day downtown in Nyack shopping and eating. Over 300 vendors in booths filled with arts and crafts, coll...

Boeing Boeing At Elmwood Community Playhouse In Nyack
Now through October 8, 2016, come see this great comedy presented by Samuel French Inc. This 60’s play which portrays bachelor, Bernard and his exploits with 3 fiancées. ...

Polish American Festival June 4 And June 5 2016 In Tappan NY
The best Polish food, drinks and music, join the fun. Pierogi eating contest, and amusements for the kids. Venders, arts and crafts, glass art, pottery and more! See world-class ...

Memorial Day Weekend In The Hudson Valley
Mayfest Festival 2016– May 27-29, 2016Family Friendly Festival, 2 Day event featuring music, art and yoga programs. Guests can spend the weekend; cabins are available to rent or...

EARTH DAY FACTS
The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, by 20 million people in America.Earth Day went international on 1990.In 2009 The United Nations declared April 22, Internatio...

Get Your Yard Ready For Spring
Here are some planting tips from The NY Botanical Garden. Remove mulches and debris from beds. Fertilize the flower beds of early blooming bulbs. Prune the deciduous trees to ...

CHEAP MONEY Take Advantage Of Your Credit Cards
From cash back offers to lowering your interest rate, credit card companies are offering great deals to those who know how to take advantage. If you are carrying a balance on a c...

SEE HARVEY AT NYACK PLAYHOUSE
Come see Harvey performed at the Elmwood Playhouse every Friday, Saturday and Sunday til February 6th. Elwood P. Dowd introduces his best friend, Harvey, a six foot tall invisibl...

Whats Happening At Nyack Center
Rivertown Film is presenting three films for January and February.First on January 23 at 8pm Backpack Full Of Cash, This film which narrated by Matt Damon looks into the growing ...

Winter Should Be Coming In January
As we enjoy this warm and unseasonable weather, it may soon end. According to the 2016 Farmers Almanac, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states will be stormy with a good amount of...

Real Estate Attorney Restrictions In NY
These are among the top restrictions you should know about NY Real Estate….Clients, when choosing representation, must be sure that their attorney is acting only as their attor...

Celebrate The Holidays In Haverstraw
Join in the fun with the whole family on December 5th. North Rockland Chamber Annual Holiday Happenings for the whole family. Make a Snowman with Santa from 11-5. Storytime w...

Lets Go Bowling At Lucky Strike Lanes In West Nyack
Something different to do… go bowling! At Lucky Strike Lanes in West Nyack on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays enjoy “Bottomless Bowl” for $15 all you can bowl from 5pm to cl...

Joaquin Could This Be Another Hurricane Sandy
It’s early on Thursday afternoon and NJ Governor Christie just declared a state of emergency due to the newly classified, category 3, Hurricane Joaquin.  The National Hurr...

Why Not Suffern Walk To The Train
Are you looking for a great condo with an easy commute to NYC? Why not look in Suffern, NY.  This 2 bedroom 2 bath unit built in 2007 is a short walk to the train. Only 30 mil...

September 2015 Rockland County Events
September 12, 2015Enjoy a bird watching tour of Hudson River Area at Stony Point Battleground Historic Site from 8:00 am. At 10am enjoy a guided walk by Alan and Della Wells, fre...

Spring Ahead
Daylight Saving Time begins on Saturday, March 8th at 2am, so move that clock forward and say goodbye to winter (fingers crossed).Fast FactsIt was Ben Franklin who is credited for...

Icicles On Your Home Not So Pretty
Icicles…. They may look beautiful hanging from the eaves of your home but those beauties could be costly. Snow covered roofs and freezing conditions that cause icicles to form&...

Furniture Recycling Thank You For Your Service
Furniture Sharehouse is an amazing organization that provides free furniture to disadvantaged families and individuals living in Westchester County. Donations are collected and r...

First Annual NYC Festival Of Light 2014
Free and Open To All Ages! See the streets come alive for New York’s first annual Festival of Light. Lighting installations created by local designers and performance artists w...

The Other River In Rockland County
Yes, the Hackensack River begins its 50 mile journey at the base of the High Tor cliffs in New City, NY.   Last weekend I spent a lovely afternoon on an EcoCruise along t...

One Life Saved How Many Others Lost
Sometimes the news is just too much to bear, but today I read an article about a life saved by the Clarkstown NY Police Department. It inspired me to do a little research and I w...

Why You Need A Buyers Agent When Buying A House
Real Estate licensees in the state of New York are required to disclose the nature of their agency relationship and rights and obligations it creates. According to the disclosure...

Move Over America Or You Could Get A Ticket
 In case you are not aware, New York’s Move Over Law has changed as of January 1, 2012. This law protects officers, emergency service operators and vehicles stopped along ...

Fun Time At The Rockland Boulders
  Take yourself out to the ball park!  Looking for something to do with the family head over to Provident Bank Park and take in a Rockland Boulders game. Rockland’s...

Beware Of Cash For Gold Ripoffs
  In Rockland County it is required that all secondhand dealers of precious metals and gems be licensed by the State of New York. Be sure that your dealer is licensed, ea...

Come To The Rockland Bergen Music Festival
   Sunday June 29, 2014 will mark the first ever Rockland Bergen Music Festival at the German Masonic Park, 120 Western Highway in Tappan. Presented by Joe D’Urso,...

Home Staging May Be The Answer When Selling Your Home
Staging Facts  A staged home can add between 6 and 20% to the sale priceAccording to Real Estate Staging Association staged homes spend up to 73% less time on the market&...

Volunteers Needed For Hudson River Cleanup
 On Sunday May 10, 2014 volunteers from Albany to Englewood Cliffs will participate in the 2014 Riverkeeper Sweep the 3rd annual day of service event. This event connects vo...

Great Hot Wings In Nanuet
 Are you looking for amazing hot wings? BC Chicken Bar and Restaurant may be the best keep secret in Rockland County. You may have heard some whispers or maybe your college ...

On Tour Nyack Houses With A Secret
 Join The Historical Society of the Nyacks as they host their sixth annual biennial hour tour on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 10am to 4pm. Explore 10 houses on this tour ...

Tarot Reading And I Ching Consultations
 Spring is here, a time for change and rebirth. Are you looking for a new direction or just having trouble making decisions? Perhaps a personalized consultation is the answe...

ISON The Comet Of The Century
 Well it’s Thanksgiving morning and the news is, it looks like the Comet ISON is going to survive it’s close encounter with Sun. Earlier this week it was feared it may b...

Just Say NO To Single Use Carryout Plastic Bags
 Next time you head out to the store, think about how you are going to get your products home. Stock your car with reusable grocery bags and most importantly, remember to br...

Halloween Stats And Facts 2013
   Both friend and foe of this holiday may be surprised to hear that in the US this year consumers are projected to spend $6.9 billion on Halloween! This is down fro...

FOOD DAY IN NYACK
   Thursday October 24 is Food Day! Nyack is participating in a nonprofit nationwide celebration to promote healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. This a first f...

NY State Court Upholds Montebello Tree Law
 The law regulating tree removal in Montebello which limits the number to 4 trees per year has been ruled constitutional by a state appellate panel. The decision overturned ...

Cul De Sac Living Not Really Trending
Are Cul-de-sacs losing their charm?   More and more lately I have noticed that young families are looking for homes closer to the center of town.  In the past, my...

A Taste Of Wine Country In Downtown Manhattan
Tired of the same old thing? I just saw a show at City Winery last week, located at 155 Varick St  New York, NY. What a wonderful surprise! With a group...

Keep Rockland Beautiful Needs Volunteers
Fellow Rockland County citizens... Do you know about the Great American Clean-up??? Check it out http://www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org/programs/great-american-cleanup/Volunteer...

Home Design Tips and Decorating Tools
Are you buying a new home? Shopping for that great colonial in New City, NY and wonder if your bedroom furniture will fit? Re-decorating a room? Ever wonder how the couch will look...

New Cutting Edge Real Estate App
Be the first one on your block to show off this amazing new app…Millions Mapped. It’s FREE and available for both IPhone and Android. This location based mobile app wi...

The NRA Myth Debunked
The NRA Myth … For many years we were brainwashed to believe that politicians could not be elected without the support of the NRA. Well, the 2012 elections proved that stat...

Hudson at Haymount House
Sunday night I had a great dinner at Hudson at Haymount House in Briarcliff Manor, NY. I went with a good friend as a lead-in to last night’s long awaited season 3 premiere o...

Disgraceful Facts and Other Stories of the NRA
In the United States, we have the dubious honor of being number 1 for highest number of gun-related deaths of any highly developed country. In fact, by a large margin, 84% of all...

Hurricane Sandy Storm Watch for Rockland County
It looks like it's becoming an annual event! Last year’s freak snowstorm around Halloween left millions without power. This year we're watching a major storm system expected ...

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Celebrates Autumn Bounty
November 5-18 Restaurant Week in the Hudson Valley begins on Nov 5th for the first time in the autumn season.  Over 150 restaurants will be participating this year. Most will...

Autumn Leaves in Rockland County
I’m the one that doesn’t like autumn…. That chill in the air, not my thing. Wasn’t I just sitting on a beach last week? When I was a kid it meant “Ba...

Wright Bros Realtor Put In Lockup
That's right! Local Rockland and Bergen County Realtor, Donna Podesta, is in lock-up! Profile: Hard working Nyack Realtor. Crime: Soliciting...  Donations, that is, for MDA...

Great Barbeque in Pearl River NY
Who doesn’t love barbeque? I know we have to be good most of the time but if you’re going to indulge in some old time smoky goodness… try Johnny’s BBQ Smok...

Faulty Circuit Breakers Can Cause House Fires
If your home was built before 1990 check the name on your circuit breaker panel. Federal Pacific Electric breakers are known to cause fires. Although breakers are meant to keep you...

One World Trade Center
Today, April 30, 2012, One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in NYC. As steel workers add columns to this not yet finished 104 floor sky scraper it will reach a h...

Your Old Electronics are Worth Cash
Did you know your old phone has a trade-in value? You can trade these items in for cash or gift cards: ·         cell phones...

What is An Echo Boomer
According to research provided by the National Association of Realtors, Aging baby boomers and their echo boomer children will have a major impact in the nation’s housing m...

Who is Joseph Kony?
Let’s make Joseph Kony Famous!  This is not to celebrate his fame but to bring about a world-wide awareness of one of the world’s worst war criminals and to insure...

For Sale by Owner. Ready… Set…. Go!
So you want to sell your own home In Rockland County! Did you know, according to National Association of REALTORS, the average selling price is 16% higher when the seller uses a l...

West Nyack Road Work
How long is it going to take to complete the construction on Route 59 in West Nyack? The New York DOT awarded the contract of $29.6 million back in Sept., 2009, with a co...

Sunday Night TV at 9pm - November
I don’t know about you, but Sunday Night TV viewing has turned into a techno nightmare!  One person, 3 TV’s and one DVR box! What to watch? What to DVR? And what t...

Rockland County NY issues Weather Alert
The National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning for today July 22 through the evening. Heat index values to reach 105 to 115. Drink plenty of water, check on elderly ...

Nyack Pets Love My Buddy N Me
Looking for high quality pet food and nutritious home-made treats and foods for your favorite pet? Look no further. Come to Nyack, NY and visit My Buddy N Me, it has just what you...

Albertus Magnus High School On The Way to Basketball Finals
Big Victory in Boys Basketball for Albertus Magnus High School. Wednesday night, The Westchester County Center hosted the Section 1 Class B Semi-finals. In their first sectional vi...

Ready-to-Sell Tips... Get Big Bang for your Buck
REMODELING TIPS FOCUS ON CURB APPEAL Top 5 Remodeling Tips to make the best first impression with potential home buyers. 1. Entry Door Replacement- Replace 3’ x 6’8’’ doo...

Best Public College Value
Two New York public colleges score high in value. So says Princeton Review... State University of New York at Binghampton and City College of New York - Hunter College both ranked ...


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