21 Things about NYS

stewarts shops sign

New Yorkers love hockey, small towns, Stewart’s ice cream, state fairs, and garlic. But New Yorkers don’t like having to explain to everyone that they don’t live anywhere near Manhattan. Of course, we’re referring to New York Staters here, not necessarily city-dwellers, and real estate website Movoto.com named these and a few others in a list called 21 Things You Need to Know About New York Before You Move Here. The Saugerties Garlic Festival gets a shout-out at number 3, and you can’t have a list about New York without include the ubiquitous Stewart’s Shops. The Headless Horsemen in Ulster Park also gets a nod at the number 6 spot. So does the Rhinebeck Sinterklass parade and Bethel Woods. One glaring omission: High taxes. But we suppose that’s not as much to talk about as football, breweries, and the Adirondacks. What else did they leave off?

Category: upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 23 April 2014 03:30 PM | No Comments

Car-Free Upstate: New Paltz Colonial, $595,000

105 huguenot street new paltz ny

Located in New Paltz’s historic Huguenot Street neighborhood, this renovated 1840 Colonial is less than a mile from the Trailways bus stop on Main Street. Also walking distance to shops, restaurants, and other village amenities. The owner hipped us to this property and explained that they had originally purchased and renovated it in order to rent it out, but New Paltz enacted a local law prohibiting short term rentals. Bummer. So they’re selling. The work they put into it shows. The interior is fresh and bright, and check out the back deck. It has windows and a door that open into the kitchen (great for entertaining) and a view of the Wallkill River. We love the Huguenot Street area with its museums, historical properties, and access to the Rail Trail.

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Category: $500000 to $749999, Car-Free Upstate, New Paltz, Top Stories, Ulster County, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 23 April 2014 01:00 PM | 6 Comments

Callicoon Hamlet Victorian, $159,900

65 fremont st callicoon ny

This one comes out to just a little over $100 per square foot. Throw in a quarter-acre lot with room enough to plant, and 65 Fremont in the hamlet of Callicoon starts to look like a pretty good deal. Includes built-ins, oak flooring, a balcony that overlooks the yard, a stone patio, and a detached garage for either cars or projects. Callicoon is a cute town on the Delaware River, right on the PA/NY border. In fact, walk across the bridge in town and you’re in another state. The house is also walking distance to the local theater, grocery store, and health food store/juice bar.

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Category: $100000 to $199000, Callicoon, Sullivan County, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 23 April 2014 10:08 AM | No Comments

CCE Ulster Presents: Farm Leasing for Farmers & Landowners


This one’s for aspiring farmers and landowners alike: Cornell Cooperative Extension in conjunction with American Farmland Trust will be presenting a Farm Leasing for Farmers and Landowners program at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, on Sunday May 4, 10am-12:30pm. The cost for the two hour presentation is $5. If you’re considering either leasing out land for farming, or leasing a plot of land upon which to farm, this could be the answer to all of your burning questions. According to CCE Ulster, the program will include: Farm leasing basics, legal issues surrounding farm leasing, farmer and landowner perspectives on what’s worked and what hasn’t, common mistakes to avoid, and negotiating the right farm lease for your situation. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and meet with potential leasers/lessees to find a good fit. Pre-register before May 1, and space is limited. The Ulster County Fairgrounds is located at 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz (GMAP). Registration form here.

Category: upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 22 April 2014 03:30 PM | No Comments