Steve Dolinsky's Blog Posts

Steve Dolinsky's Blog Posts

Halal Food Comes To Nyack
How many times have you been told to not judge a book by its cover?  Well if you were to pass the new 59 Deli & Mart at 21 Route 59 you would think it was just another conveni...

Cosplay And More At Nyacks First PopCon
Nyack's first pop culture convention kicks off today (Saturday April 1st) at the Nyack Center at 58 Depew Avenue (at the corner of South Broadway and Depew Ave). There will be...

Hudson HiFi Opens In Nyack
Wait....don't throw that old stereo system out just yet....With the recent resurgence in the popularity of vinyl records and vintage stereos and turntables, Nyack resident and elec...

Get Your Eyes Checked At Visionworks In West Nyack
Every once in a while you come across a local business that leaves you with such a satisfied feeling that you want other people to know about it.  Visionworks in West Nya...

Brooklyn Bread And Sweets Opens In Nyack
You can say that Nyack definitely has its fair share of interesting shops, great restaurants, cool jazz clubs, and hip cafes, however one thing that has been missing in the village...

Vibes Cafe In Nyack
Over the past decade or so, the village of Nyack has transformed into a real destination for foodies in the Hudson Valley.  Well you can now add a new eatery to that...

Church For Sale In Pearl River
It's not everyday that a real church hits the market for sale, however, one just did and it's generating a lot of interest.  The historic property that has been the home of th...

Rockland Roots Kitchen Opening In Valley Cottage
Since 2013, the Rockland Roots food truck has been bringing fresh, locally grown foods to various locations around Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties.  You ma...

STAR Tax Exemption Deadline Approaching
Remember.....If you have purchased a home recently and haven't yet applied for the STAR exemption, you need to get your application in by March 1st.  And if you or your family...

Rockland Lake Finally Has A Playground
Being the Father of two small children, I am constantly on the lookout for a great park or playground to take my kids.  We have some really good places in our area....Memorial...

Holiday Window Project Coming To Nyack
This holiday season, the village of Nyack will be transformed into a multi-media public art gallery for all to see.   Ten internationally known artists who live loca...

Time Hotel Coming To Nyack This Fall
There are many reasons why I feel that Nyack is on the brink of an economic boom.  One reason is the new New York Bridge that will attract thousands of tourists from all over ...

Cool Off This Summer At The Palisades Pool Club
The summer heat is upon us!   If you're looking for a great place to take the family this summer, think about joining the Palisades Pool Club.  This will be my 4th season...

Nyack Schools Spring Art Show
The "art" of fundraising will be taking place this Thursday from 6-8pm at the Nyack High School, when three local non-profit groups will be exhibiting over 300 works of art from lo...

Nyack Springfest Street Fair This Sunday
Come celebrate Nyack's Chamber of Commerce annual Springfest this Sunday, April 12th.  The weather is supposed to be 66 degrees and sunny for this wonderful Nyack event. ...

Nyack Has A Skate Shop
As most of you may know, Nyack will soon have it's very own skatepark, thanks mainly to the efforts of Sarah Anderson who spearheaded the movement.  However, what you may...

Brickhouse In Nyack Is Awesome
Ok...I have to confess...... I originally left Nyack last night to have dinner at the Yardhouse at the Palisades Mall thinking it was just too cold to walk around Ny...

Nyack Street Fair Moves Indoors
You don't have to wait until next Spring to experience the great Nyack street fair.  This Sunday from 10am to 4pm, the Nyack Center will be hosting an indoor version of our fa...

Unique Boutiques And Free Parking In Nyack
The village of Nyack is showing their giving spirit of Christmas by relaxing some of the parking rules for the holidays.  There will be free parking on the foll...

Walk To The Beat Junior At Nyack Center
Grab a drum!  Get your dance moves ready!  And head on over to the Nyack Center Saturday, November 29th for the Junior version of the fun and exciting Walk to the Be...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Filming In Nyack
I was a little confused this morning when I tried to walk into the First Niagara Bank in Nyack and saw a sign on the door that showed the hours of an Indiana court house and j...

Trader Joes Coming To Nyack Area
It might just be another rumor about Trader Joe's coming to The Hub Shopping Center in Central Nyack, however, if it is true, now is a good time to tell Trader Joe's that we want t...

Panera Bread Coming To West Nyack
For those of you who are big fans of the very popular Panera Bread company, you'll be happy to hear that they are opening up a location at the intersection of Route 303 and th...

Playhouse Market Opens In Nyack
The landmark site of the former Tappan Zee Playhouse and recent Chef's Market has now reinvented itself once again.  The new owners of this fairly young mixed-use buildin...

Regal Cinemas At The Nanuet Shops Is Awesome
Up from the ashes of the old mall, Nanuet once again wears the royal crown for the best movie going experience in Rockland County.  The new Regal Cinemas at the...

NYACK IS THE VILLAGE WITH A HEART
The quaint village of Nyack may be known for its antiques, restaurants, and interesting shops, however, on Saturday, February 1st, Nyack will become the Village With A Heart. ...

Urban Wolf Unleashed In Nyack
The coolest, hippest pet boutique has just opened up in Nyack.  Located at 85 South Broadway, this awesome new pet store is run by husband and wife team (AJ and Gunner), and i...

Hottest Real Estate Market Since 2007
The numbers are in for the local real estate market for 2013. .... the hottest in 6 years!You may have heard about how home sales have been on the rise.  Well...it's true! &nb...

New Apple Store In Nanuet Is Amazing
When I first heard that Apple was leaving the Palisades Mall my first thoughts were that maybe they wanted to lower their rent, or downsize, or that they just had enough of the lan...

The Cube Has Landed At The Nyack Library
Do you have a story to tell about the Nyack Library?   Well you now have an opportunity to record your personal story about the library in a futuristic, stainless steel c...

Cloud Nine Froyo Cafe In Nyack Grand Opening
With the disappointing news of several local merchants recently closing its doors (Baumgarts and Luminesque), it was refreshing to see the new self serve frozen yogurt shop, C...

Largest Floating Crane Ever Used In United States Coming To Nyack
They call it the Left Coast Lifter, and it's on its way to Nyack to help build the new Tappan Zee Bridge.  For the past few years, this ginormous beast of a crane has been in ...

Billy Beez Coming To Palisades Mall
If you're a parent of children between the ages of 3 and 12, and you wonder what to do with your kids on those cold, rainy, snowy days, then you will be happy to hear that opening ...

James Franco and Brad Pitt in Piermont
What does James Franco, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt and Piermont have in common?  A new movie starring Franco and Hill called True Story was being fimed in Piermont this week.  ...

Coming Soon to Palisades Mall in West Nyack
As I was walking around the Palisades Mall the other day, I couldn't help but notice that there were several large spaces that were under construction with the proverbial Coming So...

Real Estate Market Setting Five Year Record
As the year winds down for the local real estate market, I decided to take a quick look at the numbers for 2012 to see if we're still on track to break a 5 year sales record. ...

Rockland Home Sales Up Twelve Percent
The local real estate numbers are in for 2012's third quarter, and there's good news—along with the bad. The good news: Activity is up around 12-percent for the year f...

MOJO LOUNGE COMING SOON TO NYACK
Some may think that with all the bars in Nyack that the last thing we need is another bar opening.  However, the new MoJo Restaurant and Lounge opening soon in Nyack promises ...

You can live in Rockland Lake State Park
Have you ever dreamed of living inside one of our beautiful state parks?  Well, you now have that chance.  With just a handful of private homes existing inside Rockland L...

Classic Car Show in Nyack a Success
The great thing about Nyack's Classic Car show that took place Thursday evening, was that you really didn't have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy the gorgeous works of art.  Th...

Real estate market up almost six percent
Being in real estate, the number one question I usually get asked is, so how's the market? My response is typically, depends who's asking.  In other words, if you're a buyer...

Home of Randazzo Webb and Great Oom
The local real estate market has seen some brisk activity over the past couple of weeks—the region had 19 properties go under contract and 25 properties transfer title. Mo...

Barz in Upper Nyack for Sale
After 16 years of running one of Rockland County's only alternative night spots, the owners of Barz in Upper Nyack are looking to sell.  This is a unique opportunity in Upper...

House from Stepmom and Bounty Hunter finds buyer
If you ever drove past the beautiful Victorian home at 501 North Broadway in Upper Nyack and wondered why it looked so familiar, it was probably because you had seen it in a movie....

How to move a house in South Nyack
Around 1991, local builder William Bosley fell in love with what was at the time a decaying, abandoned carriage house between Piermont Avenue and Washington Avenue in South Nyack. ...

Car dealership returns to Nyack
In 1954, local car dealer, Jack Kurland, built the glass "fish bowl" showroom at 28 Route 59 for his Cadillac and Oldsmobile dealership.   He successfully ran his busines...

Two hundred thirty one Rockland homes sell
Rockand County's real estate market is right on track with last year's first quarter numbers. For the first quarter, there were 231 single family home sales, compared with 234 home...

American Red Cross to sell Nyack Property
After almost five decades, the American Red Cross is selling their historic building at 143 North Broadway in Nyack. The property is being offered at $550,000.  According to...

Nyack and Piermont real estate heats up
It's been busy around the local real estate market over the past couple weeks—with the spring market getting an early start, the area saw a whopping 24 new listings hit ...

Flour Buds Bakery in Nyack
Well it took a while but Flour Buds in Nyack has finally opened its doors.  The all natural and gluten free bakery had a soft opening last week, and is currently open with lim...

Space available at Vanilla Factory in Nyack
The local real estate market had a decent week of new inventory and new sales—12 new listings hit the market, including great commercial space in our featured property, the V...

Rockland Real Estate Year in Review
Another year has come to an end, and the real estate market for 2011 is in the books. Here's a look at the local market's numbers for the previous 12 months. Although many people ...

Upper Nyack Home for Eight Million Dollars
The local real estate market usually gets a little quiet during the Thanksgiving week, but last week had a decent amount of activity.   The area saw 7 new listings&...

Sears home in Upper Grandview hits market
Between 1908 and 1940, Sears, Roebuck & Co. sold approximately 100,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. It was a revolution in American home building; middl...

If a tree falls in Rockland County
With all the trees that came down in this last freak storm, the issue of who is responsible for a fallen tree has become a topic of discussion.    I have a client who ha...

Listing prices in Rockland County
The local real estate market was busy this week with a steady influx of new inventory. The area had 11 new properties hit the market, including our featured home: a mid-centur...

Rockland County Homes Sold
Since we are entering the 4th quarter of the year, I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look at the volume of activity for single family home sales in Rockland County ...

Ding Dong House For Sale
This has been a very busy week for local real estate. The area saw 10 new listings hit the market. And included in those 10 properties is our featured home: the Ding Dong House in ...

Client introduces me to Natures Products Local Business
I was sitting outside on North Broadway enjoying my coffee and reviewing my emails when I noticed the Bee Alive store opened its doors for the day. The store that my client describ...

Gucci, Prada, Dior Designer Fashion for Less
Do you want a Prada bag but don’t want to spend a fortune? Or maybe a BCBG jacket or splurge on what Carrie Bradshaw struts through New York City in, Manolo Blahnik pumps, ...

Vertigo is now Harbor Hill
Well it's been close to two years since we've seen any activity at the now defunct Vertigo night club on Main Street in Nyack. However, I happened to be walking by yesterday and n...

Cash for your household Metals
Stop...don't throw out that radiator, or that old cast iron sink. Nelsons Metals Corp. in Pearl River will give you cash to recycle your old metals. His slogan is they pay ...sk...

New City Bowl Designer Alley
You should see all the changes at the ‘NEW’ New City Bowl! You will discover all new state of the art scoring system with flat screen TV’s for every lane! Wait until you s...

Happy Summer Days Coming To an End
Happy Summer! I hope you all are enjoying the sun, vacations, an cookouts with friends and family! We must take full advantage living in the Northeast area when the weathe...

Nyack and Piermont Live Jazz And Blues
You do not have to travel to Manhattan for a great night or day of listening to live Jazz and Blues artists. In fact, just step out on to the street or off your porch and your...

Sizzling Salsa Festival July in Nyack
Sizzling Salsa Festival – Nyack Okay everyone get ready to dance the night away!!! At the Best Western located in Nyack, for the first annual Mid Summer Festival beginning J...

Fine Dining Special Summer Event
Do you enjoy Fine Dining? How about Fine Dining at an extremely affordable price! My Aha to share! Treat yourself to the flavors of Tuscany – Enjoy a three course meal, pair...

Weekend Fun and Fireworks
So what did you plan this weekend? Were you like the hundreds of others that packed up and went to the New Jersey Shore? This is what you could be doing right here in your back y...

This week in local real estate
A fresh new crop of listings hit the market this week: the area saw 14 new properties, including an 1858 Victorian on Cornelison Avenue, a gorgeous waterfront property in South Nya...

Castle in Upper Grandview Sells
A very active Spring Market week again for local real estate. We had 15 new listings hit the market including three waterfront homes in Upper Nyack and Piermont, a vintage Dutch C...

Special Evening at Jimmys on Main
Join in the fun! Wine Parings and Home Style cooking, Jimmy's on Main located in Nanuet, New York is having a Special Evening on Monday May 16th between 6 - 9:30p.m. Jimmy has plan...

Local Company Helps Celebrate An American Original
Considered the foremost American realist painter of the 20th century, Edward Hopper is a cultural icon- and the Edward House Art Center, located in Nyack, the birthplace and child...

Local Real Estate..Five homes over $1,100,000 hit the market.
This has been the week of high-end properties. Nyack, Piermont and the nearby area had seven new properties hit the market this week—and of the seven, five were above $1,100,0...

Local real estate...Tax Grievance Day coming!
It was a quiet week in local real estate, likely due to the holidays. The area only had three new listings hit the market: a starter home on East Street in West Nyack, a low-priced...

A busy week in local real estate
The Nyack-Piermont area saw nine new listings hit the market this week, including a bi-level in Valley Cottage, a Neo Victorian on Cornelison in South Nyack, a renovated ranch on P...

Art Cafe in Nyack expands
What's very interesting about the Art Cafe's expansion, is that it's happening during a time when there is a lot of uncertainty in the economy. It's encouraging to see a small fam...

Family Swim at the Nyack YMCA
Well, I finally took advantage of the swimming available to us Nyack YMCA members. My little 3 year old loves the water, so off we went to go swimming in the middle of the winter.....

BEE ALIVE COMING TO NYACK
I am happy to report that I recently leased 19 North Broadway in Nyack to the local company Bee Alive. For the past 25 years, this family owned business based in Valley Cottage, N...


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