Anthony Ruperto's Blog Posts

Anthony Ruperto's Blog Posts

The Market In Croton On Hudson
We often equate success with growth in our lives.  If something or someplace is doing prosperous, then it must continue to build upwards or outwards to stay on that path. &nbs...

What To Expect When Youre Inspecting
Ahh, home inspections.  The can of worms in real estate.  Most states have inspections after you enter contract, however, in the strange state of New York home inspection...

How Much Social Media Is Too Much Social Media
There is no doubt that social media is an important, if not the most important part to a majority of successful real estate agents' careers.  With the advances of Faceboo...

Why You Should Live Near The Peekskill Train Station If Youre A NYC Commuter
Peekskill has come a long way in the past couple of years.  The downtown is full of arts culture, coffee shops, bars, and is generally a place where small businesses thrive. &...

What 300 To 500K Will Get You In Tarrytown
Ahh, Tarrytown.  Westchester's cutest town (in my opinion, at least. Maybe it's just the gay in me) that seems to have just about everything Generation X-Z could need.  &...

Beautiful Victorian Inn For Sale In Connecticut
Have you ever thought that when you retired you’d want to own and run an Inn?  Well, MaryAnn Gunning did after she retired from working as a nurse for 50 years in the Emerge...

Rivertown Square Complex Dobbs Ferry Moves On
For last several years there has been tons of objections by local Dobbs Ferry and Ardsley residents to the building of this massive complex along the Saw Mill River Parkway and Law...

GRAND OPENING ARDSLEY DINER AUGUST 2015
You can see the sign as you travel up the Saw Mill River Parkway through Ardsley.  Next to the Wine Store and Sazan Japanese restaurant and, if using mapquest, its at 731 Saw...

Rivertowns Free August Jazz Concert Series
There is still time to bring a chair and relax under the stars at these weekday night jazz concerts in these River Towns before Labor Day hits!16th Annual Dobbs Ferry Sum...

ADVANTAGES OF LIVING IN HARTSDALE
Living in Hartsdale offers you a diversity of housing including coops, condominiums, and single family housing; as well as a diverse choice of restaurants right in the small downto...

Lower Westchester Outdoor Farmers Markets 2015
There are plenty of farmers markets to choose from in lower Westchester. Great time of the year to support our local farmers.Here are some of the more popular ones:Pleasantville Fa...

Westchester 2015 Fireworks July 1st Thru 4th
Westchester July 4th Fireworks are not just on the 4th. Check out the schedule for the 2015 season:July 1st White Plains High School.  6-10 pm. Fireworks at 9:00 pm  &nbs...

HARP REFINANCING EXTENDS TO DECEMBER 2016
The HARP Program (Home Affordable Refinance Program) that was established in 2009 by the Federal Housing Finance Agency was extended in May to go through December 2016.  That ...

David Crosby Will Be At Clearwater Festival
Clearwater Festival 2015 is back on Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st down at the Croton on Hudson Park. This year there are over 100 artists who will perform on several stag...

Renting Vs Buying Coop Condo In White Plains
Question always is whether my client should rent or buy when moving up to White Plains.  For those who are on a limited income, that all depends on how much you are pre-approv...

Zillow And Trulia Info Not Always Accurate
I am sure that many of you looking for homes or sellers who are considering selling their homes look to Zillow and Trulia to gather information.  Then, are surprised to find o...

Lighthouse Landing Future Of Waterfront Sleepy Hollow
Lighthouse Landing is the name that has been adopted to the redevelopment of the former GM Plant.  GM closed its plant in 1996.  In 2002 GM had joined with Roseland devel...

Westchester Farms And Greenhouse In Hartsdale
Lower Westchester County has several nurseries, but only one large working farm, which is located in Hartsdale at 332 West Hartsdale Avenue on the corner of Secor Road.  Phone...

AN I IN TEAM
This is an "I-CHALLENGE": At the Mount Vernon PTA Council Dinner this past Friday, I was asked to give a speech as Board President of the Mount Vernon City School Distric...

HUDSON VALLEY RESTAURANT WEEK 2015 FULL SWING
Hudson Valley Restaurant week 2015 is in full swing.  It began on Monday, March 9th and runs through Sunday March 22nd.Similar to the NYC Restaurant week, over 200 restau...

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Daylight Saving Time starts on March 8th at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to move your clocks AHEAD one hour.  Yes, we will loose an hour of sleep, but just make sure you get 7-8 hours an...

WHAT QUESTIONS REAL ESTATE AGENTS CANT ANSWER
You are relocating to a new state or just moving to a neighborhood.  You have children who are school age and want a “certain type neighborhood”.  You know that a rea...

427 TREES CUT FOR NEW HOMES IN GREENBURGH
Turning the corner at Sprain Road to Underhill Road from my home, I suddenly saw a huge bulldozer that was cutting down these 100 year old trees on the corner of Underhill and Spr...

WHAT DOES A 435000 HOUSE BUY IN HAWTHORNE
What do you get for $435,000 in Hawthorne, NY?  I just closed on this cute little house with 2 bedrooms, 1 and ½ bathrooms, with den, large 2 car garage and full walk out unf...

SALON 877 ARDSLEY MODERNIZES WITH COLOR BAR
Salon 877 is located at the Ardsley Plaza, 877 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley, NY 10502. Telephone 914-693-1596. It also has a great Salon 877 website where you can see all of their ...

REBRANDING THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON WITH NEIGHBORHOOD GARDEN
MOUNT VERNON, NY As President of the Vernon Heights area neighborhood association known as NEIGHBORS THAT CARE, INC. since 2004, I have assisted this 501 (c)(3) enti...

Keeping My New Years Resolution
Well, one of my New Year's resolutions was to start blogging and have a larger online presence.  Since today is National Stick to Your New Year's Resolution Day, what bet...

URGENT CARE IN WHITE PLAINS
CITY MD is one of the fastest growing walk in urgent care facilities in New York City is now coming to Westchester.  They recently opened their first two centers. One is in Wh...

COMPARING MOVING COSTS TO REMODELING IN WESTCHESTER
My last blog was on whether to renovate or move and discussed things you should consider that would make you want to stay.  But, what if you decide you are on the fence and ma...

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE REMODELING YOUR HOME
It is that time of the year when families may begin to discuss whether they want to list their house for sale in the spring, or just renovate the one they have.  If they are y...

Christmas Customs And Traditions Around The World
A great site to visit to find out how Christmas is celebrated with different traditions and customs is http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/languages.shtmlHere is a sample of what y...

MENORAH LIGHTINGS STEW LEONARDS AND JCC
The JCC of Scarsdale is hosting the lighting of their Chanukah large Menorah on December 16th.  The festivities start at 6:00 pm with the actual lighting at 6:30 pm.  Its...

CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW NORTH KENISCO WHITE PLAINS
For the sixth year families on North Kenisco in White Plains are holding their annual Christmas Lighting and Music Show from 11/30/2014 through 1/2/2015.This will be held 7 days a ...

Bens Kosher Restaurant Scarsdale Competition For Epsteins
I am sure many of you have watched Ben’s Deli on Central Avenue be built where Spiga used to be.  The building had been vacant since 2011, so it is nice to see a new restaur...

Affordable Housing Coming To Ardsley
As many of you have noticed, construction of three apartment units has been going up on Saw Mill River Road across from Macy Park.  This is where the old Waterwheel site has b...

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Starts Nov 3rd
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week 2014 begins on Monday, November 3rd and runs through Sunday November 16th.Similar to the NYC Restaurant week, over 200 restaurants from all over Hudso...

Greenburgh Ossining Yonkers Property ReAssessment In Motion
Property Reassessment of Greenburgh, Ossining and Yonkers is in full swing.                    As a resid...

J PHILIP REAL ESTATE CELEBRATES PELHAM OPENING
Tonight, October 9th, the Mayor of Pelham, Timothy Cassidy cut the Red Ribbon for the opening of J. Philip Real Estate's newest branch at 134A Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY.  The m...

BRANDING A CITY
Cuomo Re-Elected...now what?In announcing his win for a second term, the Governor stated,"We are...at the end of the day up state and down state, BUT WE ARE ONE STATE. We...

Spooktoberfest Harts Brook Park Hartsdale Oct 18th
The annual Spooktoberfest in Hartsdale is being held on Saturday, October 18th.  Like previous years, it is held at the Harts Brook Park Preserve on Ridge Road.  A big si...

Horsemans Hollow And Haunt At Rocky Ledge
Before we know it,  Halloween will be around the corner.It is already visible in the amount of pumpkins being sold at everyone from Stew Leonards to Home Depot to all of the l...

30th Annual Croton Car Show September 28
The 30th annual Croton Car Show will be held at the Croton Harmon Train Station Parking lot on Sunday, September 28th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.This annual car show is run by the ...

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR WINTER
Keeping a list for how to prepare your home for winter can save you unwanted service bills and high heating bills!Here are some suggestions on what to add to that list:Outdoors:If ...

ADVICE FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS
Before you start seriously shopping for a home, there's some groundwork you should do to put yourself in the best position to buy a home.Start early, a couple of months before you ...

HOW MUCH HOME CAN YOU AFFORD HERES HOW TO FIND OUT
When it comes time to buy a home the first thing you need to figure out is how much you can afford to spend. How exactly do you figure that out? Well the first step is breakin...

BUYING A HOME IN A COMPETITIVE MARKET
June is one of the most competitive times to  buy a new home.  The market started to pick up in March, but those who want to close by the time their children start school...

Greenburgh Nature Center Scarsdale Great Wildlife Refuge
The Greenburgh Nature Center on Central Avenue in Scarsdale is a wonderful place to take the family for an environmental educational treat.The Nature Preserve is 33 acres consisten...

CLEARWATER FESTIVAL WATERFRONT CROTON WEEKEND JUNE 21ST
Its that time again for the Clearwater Festival at Croton Point Park in Croton on Hudson.  Spend the weekend of June 21-22nd enjoying numerous folk singing acts on several sta...

What A Great Agent Can Do For You
You already know the smart way to sell your home is through a real estate professional, but you may not realize how much your agent really does for you. A real estate practiti...

Golf Courses Abound In Westchester County
For the avid golf enthusiast, Westchester County, NY abounds in golf courses.  There are six public golf courses, and, at last count, 59 private golf clubs.  The largest ...

Nurseries Greenhouses In White Plains And Vicinity
The chill is finally starting to subside and thoughts of planting our annuals and vegetable gardens begins.  There are numerous choices in White Plains and surrounding towns t...

Peachwave Yogurt Nice Addition To Downtown Hartsdale
Peachwave Yogurt opened about a month ago across from Starbucks at the Hartsdale Train Station.  Address is 228 E. Hartsdale Ave. Phone # 914-574-5076.With so many yogurt stor...

Are You Ready To Buy
Spring has arrived and with it new homes are coming on the market.  Those of you who have made the decision to purchase a new home have picked a great time to do so! &nbs...

For All You Dog Lovers Out There A Great Place To Go
Off-Leash Dog Park Opens In YorktownMembers of the Yorktown Dog Park Committee construct a fence for the off-leash dog park at Sylvan Glen Park Preserve in YorktownYORKTOWN, N.Y. -...

New MLS System Allows Multi County Searches
Not sure where you want to live?  Like working with your Westchester Real Estate agent but would like to know what may be available in Rockland, Orange, Dutchess or Putnam Cou...

VILLAGGIOS HARTSDALE NOT JUST FOR PIZZA
Villaggios Restaurant and Pizza was one the first restaurants we visited 18 years ago when we moved to Hartsdale. The owners of the house we bought suggested Villaggios and we’ve...

CHEF CENTRAL TARRYTOWN ROAD HOLDS COOKING CLASSES
Chef Central has moved from Central Avenue to the Crossroads Shopping Center at 419 Tarrytown Road in White Plains. Phone: 914-328-1376. Its open 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 pm Monday-Saturd...

10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Home For Under 100 Dollars
10 WAYS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR HOME FOR UNDER $100 1. Update your bathroom. You can change your faucets and fixtures out for under $100, but if you're not super DIY, you may have t...

St Patrick Events And Parades In Westchester 2014
Celebration of St. Patricks Day is not just on Monday, March 17th, but there are events and parades throughout the weekend and one even the following weekend on March 22nd. Some of...

Thinking Of Home Improvments Things To Know
 Written by Blanche Evans on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:14 pm           &n...

Reducing The Deer Population In Yorktown Whose Side Are You On
Reducing the Deer Population to Save Our ForestsPosted by Bill Kellner , January 30, 2014 at 07:59 AMI would like to express my support for the planned deer cull at ...

Executive Chef Hudson Grille Makes WP His Home
Hudson Grille is a popular restaurant on Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.  What makes it a destination point is the special attention Executive Chef Donal O’Rourk...

Prepare Now To Sell Your Home In Spring
Sitting around fireplace with some hot chocolate and thinking you might want to sell your home in the spring and move somewhere warm?  Now is a perfect time to do that interne...

WESTCHESTER COUNTY WINTER ACTIVITIES
    THE SNOW HAS ARRIVED AND YOUR FAMILY IS LOOKING FORWARD TO CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, SKIING, SKATING, SLEDDING OR EVEN ICE FISHING.  THERE ARE NUMEROUS ...

New Mrs Greens Vs HMart In Hartsdale
On November 22nd,  the new Mrs. Greens supermarket opened on Central Avenue in Hartsdale where Turco’s used to be.  This is right next door to H-Mart that opened just o...

Choosing A Christmas Tree In Westchester And Putnam
Pick your own Christmas tree and have a fun day out with the family. Its that time of the year.  Check out some of these sites if you are looking to venture out this weekend a...

GRAND CENTRAL HOLIDAY FAIR AND BRYANT PARK ACTIVITIES
The Grand Central annual Holiday Fair in Vanderbilt hall near 42nd Street is only one of several things you can take the train into the city, walk and partake of the holiday spirit...

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Helpful Hints
From Monday November 4th through Sunday November 17th, the well attended Hudson Valley Restaurant week commences in Westchester and Rockland County.Participating restaurants offer ...

Halloween Events In Westchester River Towns And Beyond
Over the next two weekends there is still time to enjoy the annual Halloween events that are locally known in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Croton on Hudson and beyond.The Great Jack O...

PLEASE Cancel Your Dinner Reservation
My husband and I were surprised years ago when we moved up from NYC that you actually had to make dinner reservations sometimes far in advance for the “better” restaurants up h...

Home Advisor Vs Angies List In Westchester County
The Home Advisor site (which used to be called Service Magic) is a free professional referral site. I have used Home Advisor for over 15 years to find professionals in the local ar...

Hudson Hop Harvest Festival In Peekskill October Fifth
Last year was the first annual Hudson Hop and Harvest in Peekskill. Over 5000 attended! This second annual festival is free. You just pay as you go and eat or buy!The festival will...

Claudia Duarte Will Perform At Aquarios In Harrison
Claudia Duarte, a Fado singer, will be making her New York debut at Aquario Restaurant, 141 Lake Street, W. Harrison, NY, from Thursday October 24-Sunday October 27th.For those of ...

NEED TO REGISTER FOR 2014 STAR DEDUCTIONS
New legislation has come out that is requiring everyone to register for their 2014 Star deductions. According to Edward Sumber, Esq in our Real Estate In-Depth Newsletter, the Stat...

PLANET WINGS OPENED IN DOWNTOWN ARDSLEY
I’m sure you’ve all seen the Planet Wings opening signs a few weeks ago when it opened its doors where Sunnydale Farms used to be. Housed on the strip with Sunshine Bagels at o...

Scarsdale Food And Wine Festival September Twenty Second
Scarsdale will be hosting their first Southern Westchester Food and Wine Festival on Sunday, September 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:oo pm.  The SoWe Festival will be showcasing g...

Dining Shopping And Living In Port Chester
Port Chester has a lot to offer in terms of a diverse housing market, destination place for exotic and different restaurants, and shopping in the large complex bordering the Byram ...

Finding The Right Pet Sitting Service In Westchester
Finding the right Pet Sitting Service or Pet sitter is crucial to a happy pet when you return from vacation.But, if you are just relocating from out of town, or even if you’ve lo...

SPORTS AUTHORITY GRAND OPENING IN ELMSFORD
The new Sports Authority will have its grand opening this Saturday, August 10th. Click on above to get 25% off coupons good until the 17th.  As mentioned in an article in the ...

Westchester Coops Are An Affordable Alternative
Are you looking to buy property in Westchester but have limited funds? Consider a co-op. There are many units all over Westchester, White Plains, Ossining, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, P...

RENTAL OPTIONS IN WHITE PLAINS
Whether you are relocating from out of town and want to rent before buying, are downsizing from a home and want to stay in the area, or have always been a renter, White Plains has ...

Landlords You Are Leaving Money On The Table With Westchester County Rentals
Do you have rental properties in Westchester that sit on the market longer than they need to? Do you wonder why your unit isn't renting as quickly as you would like? If a property ...

Smashburger And Five Guys Expand In Lower Westchester
Smashburger and Five Guys seem to be taking over lower Westchester County.  After opening a Smashburger in Pelham Manor and in Mamaroneck, they are now opening at 49 Tarrytown...

Bartaco In Port Chester On Byram River
Bartaco, a bar and tapas restaurant is located in the Byram River in Port Chester.  It certainly doesn’t have the ambiance of facing the ocean or even the Hudson River...

Waterfront Park Dobbs Ferry Hosts Concerts And Fireworks
If you are looking for some “free” jazz to spend a sunny weekday night, Dobbs Ferry is hosting these free concerts at Waterfront Park on Wednesdays, now through August 25...

So Kong Dong Korean Restaurant Opens In Hartsdale
So Kong Dong Korean Restaurant opened on May 22nd in the Dalewood Shopping Center in Hartsdale. This small Tofu based restaurant is few doors down from T.J. Maxx on one side ...

Clearwater Music Festival Fathers Day Weekend In Croton
This years Clearwater Musical Festival will be held, rain or shine, on Fathers Day Weekend, June 15-16th at the Croton Point Park in Croton on Hudson.This music festival which is...

Family ArtsBash May Eighteenth In White Plains
The free Family ArtsBash Day supported by Arts Westchester will be held next weekend, May 18th at their building at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.Treat the kids to activit...

Scarsdale Medical Group Moved To Harrison
Scarsdale Medical Group, that originally had offices both on Healthcote Road and diagnostics in Harrison now has the whole second floor of 600 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, with add...

Bicycle Sundays on Bronx River Parkway Start May
Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway start May 5th! Each year from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm on twelve Sundays, the Bronx River Parkway is closed to traffic while the bicyclists,...

LegoLand Discovery Center Opens at Ridge Hill Yonkers
LegoLand Discovery Center has opened at Ridge Hill in Yonkers! This mega store includes a LegoLand Cinema, Kingdom Quest, and even place where can build a lego car and race it! &nb...

Kenisco Dam Has Earth Day in April
    Its almost time for the yearly Earth Week April 20-28th with events scheduled through the week at various parks. Can visit the Wake Up Naturally website to see w...

BoneFish Grill opens at Ridge Hill Complex
Bone Fish Grill has opened their restaurant at the Ridge Hill Complex right across the street from Whole Foods. The closest one to this one is Staten Island or Poughkeepsie. Thi...

Dave Mason at LIFE Event Venue in Ardsley
Dave Mason "Unplugged", the founding member of Traffic is playing at Life Special Events Venue in Ardsley on Friday, April 19th. Doors open 7:00 pm and show starts at 8:00 pm. Ther...

Change in FHA Mortgage Insurance
Matthew Reid of Mortgage Masters Inc., a leading mortgage banker located at  520 White Plains Road in Tarrytown, NY sent out an email which I think is important for new home b...

SAIGONESE Vietnamese Restaurant opens in Hartsdale
Yes, there is now a Vietnamese Restaurant named Saigonese at 158 S.Central Avenue in Hartsdale, NY. I have been watching as they reconstructed the “Red Barn”, which was...

Buying the Right Homeowners Insurance by Ron Altman
    I sat with my own insurance broker, who  I’ve used for over 15 years, to discuss the advantages of using an insurance broker rather than researching a...

Thoughts about celebrating Valentines Day in Westchester County
Here are my Thoughts about Valentines Day gifts.  Why do restaurants, events, websites all seem to have “special” menus, or events, or gifts tailored towards Valen...

Soho meet Hartsdale with new Uncommon Threads Store
Uncommon Threads opened its doors December 1, 2012 as a new Vintage Clothing and Antiques store located at 12 N. Central Avenue, Hartsdale, New York. Phone: 914-458-6568.I dropped ...

What $470,000 buys in The Highlands White Plains
What does $470,000 buy in a Single Family House in The Highlands section of White Plains?  I just sold my second house in The Highlands within the last three months and both w...

New Home Buyers Checklist
   No matter what type key opens the door to your new home, there are numerous sites that point out what you need to do once you open that door!  I read all of...

The Color Purple at Westchester Performing Arts Center
Westchester Performing Arts Center, which is on the third floor of the City Center in downtown White Plains will be presenting the Broadway play “The Color Purple” from...

WHITE PLAINS HAS MANY HOME CHOICES FOR BUYERS
White Plains has a wide variety of home choices for buyers.  From apartment and house rentals, to coops, condos and single family homes, White Plains has a neighborhood to mee...

FLORIS NAIL SALON AND SPA HARTSDALE EXPANDS
Floris Nail Salon and Spa in Hartsdale has expanded. Telephone number is: 914-686-4888.   It is located at 277 North Central Park Avenue, Hartsdale in the same complex as...

HOLIDAY PLAYS AND EVENTS IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Enjoy Christmas plays and events at five main venues in Westchester County!Tarrytown Music Hall has an abundance of enjoyable evenings:12/10 - Max and Ruby in Nutcracker12/14 - Che...

PICK YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE
Pick your own Christmas tree and have a fun day out with the family. Its that time of the year.  Check out some of these sites if you are looking to venture out this weekend a...

RUDYS SPORTS BAR AND ENTERTAINMENT IN HARTSDALE
Rudy’s Sports Bar and Entertainment is on Central Avenue in Hartsdale at 156 South Central Avenue. If going south on Central Avenue, its past the 4 corners on the left replac...

Stew Leonards will light giant Menorah for Hanukkah
Hanukkah Festival of lights commemorates a time 2300 years ago when Syrians wanted the Jewish people to worship their Greek gods. The Jewish community fought back against this mand...

EVACUATION OR TRAVEL PLANS FOR YOUR CAT
Dogs are one thing, but indoor cats are a whole other thing when it comes to evacuation, traveling, or being able to take care of them in a new environment.Dogs are used to being o...

TOM WALSH CONTRACTING Hurricane Estimates and More
Tom J. Walsh Contracting Inc  of North Salem, NY, 914-669-8605, was referred to us by my insurance agent Ron Altman of         A. Zeeman & Co...

EMERALD TREE CARE FOR HURRICANE DAMAGE
Emerald Tree Care Company was here when I needed them. What makes a reliable Tree Care Company?1) They answer your call2) They make an appointment and show up3) They show up with a...

Highlands Neighborhood walkable to downtown White Plains
    Who likes looking for new homes in The Highlands neighborhood of White Plains?What are the homes like, average price and taxes?Who and Why?  Many people who...

Hudson Hop and Harvest in Peekskill this Weekend
From 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm this Saturday, October 13th, theFirst Annual Hudson Hop and Harvest will occur in Peekskill.Location: Water Street outside Peekskill BreweryAdmission: &n...

MOSCATO RISTORANTE IN SCARSDALE
    One of the restaurants we frequent is Moscato Ristorante in Scarsdale.  It is open daily for both lunch and dinner and also has a Sunday brunch from 11:30 t...

ANNUAL CROTON CAR SHOW THIS WEEKEND
The Annual Croton Car Show is this weekend, September 30th. Rain date is October 7th.  This is the 27th year that the Rotary Club of Croton on Hudson has had this fundraising ...

PUMPKIN AND APPLE PICKING IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Apple and pumpkin picking season in Westchester County is here again! Many of the farms are open both in Westchester as well as our neighboring counties. Check out the following we...

Mamaroneck Car Show and Others
I had a hard time finding when the Kiwanis Mamaroneck/Rye/Harrison Car Show would be this year! But being my husband likes to go, I finally found just one line on the Mamaroneck To...

ROSIES BISTRO BRONXVILLE REVIEW
Met some friends at Rosie’s Bistro in Bronxville this evening. This Zagat rated 2011/2012 lively restaurant has a bustling bar, smiling front desk staff and bartenders, atten...

ITALIAN KITCHEN ARDSLEY REVIEW
After reading some excellent review on Lohud, for the chefs of the new restaurant in Ardsley called Italian Kitchen , we thought we would try it on the way back from the airport on...

KIWANIS ANNUAL CARNIVAL IN HARTSDALE THIS WEEKEND
The annual Kiwanis Carnival Fundraiser is already in progress at Robert Presser Park (formerly Webb Park) at 200 N. Central Avenue in Hartsdale.  Running from August 22nd thro...

CITY LIMITS RESTAURANT IN WHITE PLAINS OPENS AGAIN
City Limits Diner in White Plains, near the Westchester County Center closed its doors on April 16th for a complete renovation! It re-opened just three days ago with new banner: Ci...

SITUATIONS SOLVED BY USING A REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY
As I mentioned in my last blog, I sat down with Jamie Abrams, Esq to discuss the value of using a real estate attorney in any real estate transaction; whether buying or selling a c...

REAL ESTATE ATTORNEYS IMPORTANCE FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS
I sat down with Jamie Abrams, Esq. of Bass & Abrams, P.C.  to discuss the importance of using a real estate attorney in buying or selling a house, condo or co-op in Westch...

New Restaurant called "Downtown" in Ardsley
For those of you who travel down Saw Mill River Road and wonder what that sign that says “NOW OPEN” in the place where Captain Video used to be, its a new informal rest...

FREE SUMMER CONCERT AND DANCE SERIES
Looking for something to do on a warm summer weekday night with your family?  You can take your beach chairs and listen to several free concert series offered by shopping cent...

NYACK FAMOUS STREET FAIR SUNDAY JULY FIFTEEN
This past weekend we went up to Great Barrington and went to the Butternut Ski Resort Arts Festival. There were over 200 exhibitors, from jewelry, paintings, ceramics, animal sculp...

Dobbs Ferry Rivertown Square and Waterfront Revitalization Projects
Dobbs Ferry, a relatively quiet rivertown in Westchester County has two major project and initiatives that are well on their way!Rivertown Square has been through its multiple stag...

RIDGE HILL RESTAURANTS AND MORE
The Ridge Hill Complex in Yonkers off of I-87 (or Tuckahoe Road), is still expanding and adding new stores, restaurants and venues.  For those who would like to live in the Ri...

FIREWORKS DISPLAYS HELD JULY THIRD AND FOURTH
Celebrate with Fireworks both July 3rd and July 4th this year at different Westchester County venues.One of the most active Firework “events” is held in Valhalla at Ken...

GOLF COURSES GALORE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY
For the avid golf enthusiast, Westchester County, NY abounds in golf courses.  There are six public courses and, at last count, 59 private golf clubs.  The largest and ne...

THIS WEEKEND FESTIVALS AND ART SHOW
Just a quick Blog to remind you that this weekend you have the:The 50th Annual  White Plains Art Festival  on North Broadway and Main Street in downtown White Plains. &nb...

DECICCOS MARKET FOR MEMORIAL DAY AND BEYOND
Although we’ve had an influx of bigger chains like Shop Rite on Central Avenue and large specialty stores like H Mart, I still do all of my shopping at DeCicco’s in Ard...

FARMERS MARKETS IN LOWER WESTCHESTER
  Its that time of the year for Farmers Markets to open every Saturday until N...

Croton on Hudson Clearwater Festival in June
Its that time of the year again for Croton on Hudson’s Clearwater Revival Fesitval at Croton on Hudson Park. Forty years ago Pete Seeger formed Clearwater to support the effo...

Tarrytown Bustling with Restaurants including MINT Premier Foods
As many of you know who live in the area, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have really come back in terms of opening new restaurants and seems to be a happening place again.  After...

Job Search Advice for Relocating Spouse or Partner
Before joining the world of Real Estate with J. Philip Real Estate LLC,  I owned my own Human Resource Search firm for over 20 years and worked with many relocating spouses in...

OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMP IN DOBBS FERRY
Why travel upstate when Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry is host to a summer camp that accomodates ages 4-11 and a teen travel camp that 12-15 year olds can enjoy.Oasis Summer Camp/Dob...

Fook Bank Warehouse of Westchester Moves to Elmsford
According to CBS News as well as The Food Bank of Westchester site the new expanded Food Bank Warehouse is now at 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY. 914-923-1100. This facility was...

BICYCLE SUNDAYS ON BRONX RIVER PARKWAY
It’s almost time to get out the bicycles, fill up the tires and join others on the Bronx River Parkway starting May 6th.  Each year the Bronx River Parkway is closed to ...

ALVIN AILEYII AT EMELIN THEATER NEXT FRIDAY
For all of us who enjoy dance, don’t miss this opportunity to see the Alvin Ailey II dance troupeat the Emelin Theater on Friday April 13th at 8:00 pm.There are still tickets...

GRIEVING YOUR PROPERTY TAXES IN GREENBURGH
At this time of the year, most home owners are receiving solitications from firms that can grieve your property taxes.  For those of you who have not grieved your taxes over t...

SCARAMELLAS RISTORANTE OF DOBBS FERRY
Can’t decide whether you want Northern or Southern Italian food, but are looking for authentic home made pastas and entrees?  Scaramella’s Ristorante, located righ...

TRADITIONS RESTAURANT IN GRANITE SPRINGS
Although we live in Southern Westchester, we are always exploring restaurants we have not been to in Westchester County. Luckily we have many friends in Croton on Hudson who introd...

GREENBURGH PARKS DEPARTMENT SPRING SUMMER GUIDE
Its time to think about spring and summer activities. The Town of Greenburgh has already come out with its 2012 Spring/Summer Parks and Activities ProgramsThe Parks Department has ...

SCARAMELLAS RESTAURANT DOBBS FERRY
Can’t decide whether you want Northern or Southern Italian food, but are looking for authentic home made pastas and entrees?  Scaramella’s Ristorante, located righ...

HARTSDALE HAS A NEIGHBORHOOD FOR EVERYONE
Hartsdale, NY has a neighborhood, shopping and restaurants  for everyone.  Along Hartsdale Avenue and walking distance to the Starbucks housed in the train station; and ...

MOVING YOUR PET TO WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Are you moving with pets?  Whether they are dogs, cats, or exotic pets, there are some great guidelines out there to help “Fido” with moving to their new environme...

BRIDGE VIEW TAVERN IN SLEEPY HOLLOW
Last night we had dinner at one of our favorite hamburgers in Westchester County. Although we live in Hartsdale, we travel up to Sleepy Hollow to visit the Bridge View Tavern. My f...

WESTCHESTER RIDGE HILL AND LUXURY CONDO COMPLEX
As Westchester Ridge Hill’s website states so appropriately, this is truly an urban village with a Cinema de Lux  (great stadium seating), stores, dining, and a new Luxu...

TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL IS FOR KIDS TOO
TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL FOR KIDS TOO! Tarrytown Music Hall not only has a variety of entertainment for us “Saturday night” entertainment buffs, but also has numerous dayti...

SONORA GREAT LATIN RESTAURANT IN PORT CHESTER
Following up on Vivian's Blog on Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, Sonora is a great choice. We frequent it often with friends. Its Latin with a fusion flair! Off of Willet's Ave in P...

St Patricks Day Parade in White Plains
White Plains celebrates St. Patricks Day in style on March 10th! lST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADEMayor Thomas M. Roach today proudly announced plans for the City of White Plains 201...

JOB SEARCH VS HOME SEARCH
What is the difference between a job search and a home search?Having owned my own search firm for 20 years before entering the world of real estate, I started to analyze how the tw...

EXPLORING DOWNTOWN WHITE PLAINS
EXPLORING DOWNTOWN WHITE PLAINS, NY DOWNTOWN WHITE PLAINS! From the pubs that line Mamaroneck Avenue including, Lazy Boy Saloon, Black Bear Saloon, Hudson Grille, Porter House, B...

Valhalla a Great Hamlet North of White Plains
VALHALLA - Great Hamlet north of White Plains Most people may not think of Valhalla when moving up from the city or to Westchester County in general! But, Valhalla, a hamlet p...

My Life Defined By Real Estate
Since this is my first blog for you to read on our J. Philip Real Estate Blog, I thought I would give you background on why I enjoy helping you to selling or buying your next home!...


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