Terry Graves's Blog Posts

Donate School Supplies To Kids Who Need It

Well, it's almost "back to school" time and the Nyack Library and Christine Cordey Salon in Nyack are collecting donations of school supplies for needy kids.  The Nyack Library is located

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TENTH ANNUAL NYACK ART WALK JUNE 19 20 21

For the 10th year in a row Friends of the Nyacks  is presenting their Annual Nyack Art Walk starting Friday, June 19th thru Sunday, June 21st. This year there are 28 artists scattered

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The Plus Side Of Decks

I recently evaluated a large contemporary home in New City that the owner was thinking of putting on the market.  Everything in the home was new and pristine...except for the large deck...which

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HAPPY HOUR IN PIERMONT At 14 AND HUDSON

Looking for a Happy Hour in a sophisticated venue?  Then check out 14 & Hudson at 457 Piermont Ave. in Piermont.  The new owner, Chef Eric Woods, has replaced the solid wall between

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AUTUMN COMFORT FOOD IN SOUTH NYACK

I love cooking one dish meals...especially in the fall...and Chicken Barley Soup is one of my favorites.  Recently I dropped off a batch with a friend who was recovering from pneumonia.

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Grape DVine In Sparkill

If you have not been to Joe Prince's new wine store, Grape D'Vine, in Sparkill, then by all means hurry on down!  Joe's wine store is all part of the Sparkill renaissance...or as my

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RIVERTOWN FILMS At The Nyack Center For NOVEMBER

Rivertown Films has presented some incredible documentary, foreign, and independent films over the years at the Nyack Center (corner of South Broadway & Depew in Nyack) .

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Salisbury Point Coop In So Nyack Receives Large Settlement

As a resident of Salisbury Point Coop in South Nyack, I was thrilled to find out that our coop has been awarded $1.2 million through the Community Benefits Plan in conjunction with the building of

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Notte Di Fellini In Grand View

Last night I attended the Fellini Night special Gala presented by Rivertown Film in association with M & T Bank of Nyack on the beautiful grounds of an elegant Italianate villa on River

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Velo Rose In Nyack Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Last night I participated in a most wonderful "Wine Pairing" dinner presented at Velo Rose in Nyack in celebration of their fifth anniversary.  Wines were from Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa,

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Cassoulet for a Cold March Night

I usually don't have any corned beef left after St. Patrick's Day...but this year 3 of the people I invited to my little soiree in South Nyack did not show up.  Voila...leftover corned beef!

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Movies to Watch over St Patricks Weekend

Tired of watching John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara on TCM?  Here are three movies that I have seen recently with a bit of an Irish twist. IN BRUGES is a dark comedy film (British, released in)

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Recipe for St Patricks Day Celebration

Each year Pearl River hosts one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the U.S. outside New York City.  This year is no exception with the Parade starting at 1:30 pm on Sunday, March.

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Open Floor Plan in Small Spaces

Small spaces can provide a challenge to the best of us.  I am constantly surprised by the many permutations that can take place within the same footprint...namely within condo and coop layouts

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Picking Colors For Your New Home

As a certified amateur interior designer, I find that picking room colors is one of the biggest challenges facing my buyers when they move into their new home. Recently, I offered to loan out my

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Rivertown Film presents A Separation at Nyack Center

One of the best kept secrets in the Nyack area is Rivertown Film at the Nyack Center!  They opened their fall movie schedule with "Al Weiwei Never Sorry" this past Wednesday,

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Slatterys of Piermont Landing

If you think Slattery's Restaurant in Piermont is all about steak, you are wrong!  I just dropped in one afternoon to discover that they also serve Afternoon Tea!  Yes, dear reader, you'

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Anthony Ds in Sparkill

Another Friday nite and need a suggestion for dinner? Why not check out Anthony Ds located at 500 Rte 340 in Sparkill, just down the hill from Rte 9W near the Sparkill Bridge. Their soft opening

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Retro Kitchens in South Nyack

Being a shelter maven as it were...I never miss the HOME Section of Thursday's New York Times. Yesterday's issue was exceptional because it had a long article about Restoring the Retro House.

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Update Salisbury Pt Coops in South Nyack

Here is the latest on the schedule to complete the facade work and roof project on the four buildings at Salisbury Point Coops, South Nyack. Facade work on Building 1 will be finished by July 15th

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Rivertown Film at Nyack Center

Trying to the avoid the blockbuster summer films that are showing locally? Then check out what is coming to Rivertown Films at the Nyack Center located at Depew and South Broadway in Nyack.

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VELO Wine Bar in Nyack

Thanks to a friendly reminder from the staff at VELO, my friend and I attended the third annual "Bouchaine Wine Pairing Dinner" presented by Bouchaine Vineyard's winemaker, Michael Richmond and

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Summer Solstice Celebration in Haverstraw

You don't have to be a Druid at Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice! This summer the Mental Health Association of Rockland County is hosting it's Fifth Annual Summer Solstice Celebration

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Strawberry Festival in Palisades

The annual Strawberry Festival at the Palisades Presbyterian Church will take place this Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 6 (rain or shine). Festivities will take place on the grounds of the church

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Nyack Art Walk

The Nyack Art Walk 2011 will take place Friday, June 17th 7-9pm, Saturday, June 18th 12-5pm & 6-9pm and Sunday, June 19th 12-5pm. This is the 6th juried event by the Friends of the Nyacks.

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Nyack - Village Gate Way

A Public Open House will be held this coming Sunday, April 17th from 1 to 4PM at 23 Village Gate Way, Nyack. This is a beautiful contemporary townhouse featuring 2/3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The

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Nyack - Soles for Souls

P ROSS located at 89 Main Street in the heart of Nyack's shopping district. P ROSS is collecting shoes and clothing this week for the non-profit organization, Soles for Souls. You can drop off

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Salisbury Pt Restoration

The Salisbury Point Coops in South Nyack are now in the process of restoring the exterior facade of all four buildings. The project will probably take 3-4.

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Salisbury Pt Coops - So Nyack

The Salisbury Point Coops in South Nyack are now in the process of restoring the exterior facade of all four buildings. The project will probably take 3-4.

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