Current Price: $750,000 (subject to change)
Lot size: 0.4425 acres
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Current Price: $750,000 (subject to change)
When you live in Westchester NY, particularly in one of the river towns, you often find yourself bumping up against history. Sometimes, when you are in the market for a new home, you may find yourself living in history. Westchester has a rich history and a home buyer is quite likely to find themselves looking at homes built in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Some home buyers have a fear of older homes, while others embrace them. The most common fears expressed by a minority of buyers are often misplaced. Generally they have to do with soundness and maintenance. Often the building materials are more solid than what we build today and theses homes, if maintained, generally have excellent “bones”. Many of these homes have been fully modernized. You may be living with history, but that doesn’t mean that you are living in a museum or a home that doesn’t conform to today’s needs.
Since 1955 the Tappan Zee bridge running from Tarrytown in Westchester County to Nyack in Rockland County has provided a vital connection for the flow of traffic across the Hudson River. An average of 140,000 vehicles cross the Tappan Zee daily. Unfortunately, the original bridge was built to last a mere 50 years and so the Tappan Zee is well past its prime. Realizing that the bridge was on borrowed time, the project to build a new bridge has been on the drawing boards for about a decade. There were several models, tons of local issues, but the construction finally began in the summer of 2013.
- Offered at $524,914
- Property Taxes – $13,036
- 3 BR/2.5 BA
- 2257 sf
- 0.62 acres
- Asking Price: $349,000
- Common Charges: $348/month
- Property Taxes: $4578 without STAR savings.
Ok – if you haven’t gotten all your gifts by now, you really are officially a “last minute” shopper! But if you are in that bind – here are a few local merchants that I ran across at a pop-up shop where I was hawking my fine art photos. The shop was a part of Tarrytown’s 3rd Friday and was generously hosted by Jenifer Ross of the Watercooler in Tarrytown.
A little over a week ago Westchester was having one of its “climate change moments. I was on the road playing fast and loose with a tornado watch as a line of storms approached from the west. I kept an eye on the weather but thought I had a bit of time before the worst of the front moved through. So I decided to go down to the RiverWalk in Tarrytown and see the progress on the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
You can’t think about the Hudson River without thinking about trains and train lines. Trains and the lower Hudson Valley go hand in hand because the area is just a few miles from mid-town Manhattan. For Westchester residents, trains are a way of life, and that makes good sense since many residents make the daily trek from their Westchester homes to Manhattan. Thanks to Metro-North, the trip is quite painless and efficient.
Lately I’ve been taking a lot of photos along the Hudson River. The sheer concentration on the Hudson River was due in part to a client who had some very specific requests with the Hudson River as the subject. The process of such a focussed effort drew my attention to the fact that no two photos of the Hudson River are ever really alike. They can be in the same location at the same time of day and still be quite different. The distinctive cloud formations, the sunsets that range from the brightest yellows and purples to the palest pinks create that unique “Hudson Valley sky” seems to produce endless variations. Trying to recapture a moment is futile in such a situation…once you have missed the moment, it is gone.
The sunset above was taken from Kingsland Point Park when I was trying to capture something completely different. The sky and weather conditions did not cooperate at all with my original plans that involved a pre-sunset shoot of the LIghthouse. But I did mange to capture a vivid sunset. At first I thought this was a “consolation prize” but this photo took on a life of its own. The colors were so vivid that they almost looked surreal, so I decided to exaggerate the vivid and emphasize the shadow of the trees.
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Fireworks are really fun to photograph, if you know what you are doing. Personally, I love taking photos of fireworks on the water because you get the added benefit of the water reflection which seems to make them extra special. Sister villages Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow joined forces once again to create a wonderful display on the Hudson River right next door to Lighthouse Landing.