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  • No Need For A Long Drive To The Golf Course At Dobbs Ferry Home

    No Need For A Long Drive To The Golf Course At Dobbs Ferry Home

    DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Sitting on over 1.3 gated acres in sought-after Ardsley Park and overlooking the second hole of Ardsley Country Club, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate's listing at 164 Washington Avenue offers luxury living in a picture perfect setting.The classic colonial was built in 1950 and includes five bedrooms, five bathrooms, covers over 5,000 sq. ft. of living space and offers ...

  • Railroads Kept Irvington On Track During The 19th Century

    Railroads Kept Irvington On Track During The 19th Century

    IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- During the late 19th century, Irvington was one of many suburban villages to adopt the railroad, which increased both the population and wealth of Irvington. According to the Irvington Historical Society, the first European settlers to the region were Dutch, but the area was ultimately taken over by the English in 1664. For centuries, before the railroad, the ...

  • Lovingly Restored Victorian In Hastings-On-Hudson Offers Charm, Convenience

    Lovingly Restored Victorian In Hastings-On-Hudson Offers Charm, Convenience

    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- As Betty Ryberg and Phil Grant began their married life together, they knew they could not stay in the City forever. Betty traveled to Hastings-on-Hudson on business and immediately fell in love with the area. Their reaction was similar when they viewed 11 Riverview Place in Hastings. In August 2003, Betty and Phil moved into their five bedroom home and ...

  • Landscape Artist From Hastings Loved Visual Splendor Of Hudson Valley

    Landscape Artist From Hastings Loved Visual Splendor Of Hudson Valley

    HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Landscape artist Jasper Cropsey came to appreciate the visual splendor of the Hudson Valley late in his professional career. The former Hastings-on-Hudson resident spent the final years of his life capturing its magic.Cropsey, who died in 1900, moved to Hastings-on-Hudson in 1885. His home,”Ever Rest,” at 49 Washington Ave. remains a tourist attraction. The ...

  • Hastings Home Of Famous Civil Rights Activists Changes Hands

    Hastings Home Of Famous Civil Rights Activists Changes Hands

    HASTINGS, N.Y. -- A Hastings house that was the home of one of America’s most influential national figures sold late last year at 17 Pinecrest Drive.The home formerly belonged to Mamie and Kenneth Clark, civil rights activists and African-American psychologists. The Clarks testified as expert witnesses in a case that eventually rolled into Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark ...

  • Tiffany Connection Plays Major Part In Irvington History

    Tiffany Connection Plays Major Part In Irvington History

    IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington residents can still get a feel for the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany at the Town Hall. In 2004, the Board of Trustees restored the reading room at Town Hall, one of the few remaining interiors created by Tiffany.Tiffany’s birthday recently passed. A world-famous artist, decorator and glassmaker, he was born on Feb. 18, 1848, and died on Jan. 17, 1933, at the ...

  • New Listing Has Hidden History In Ardsley

    New Listing Has Hidden History In Ardsley

    On a wonderful corner lot in Ardsley, New York sits a beautiful Victorian home at 20 Prospect Avenue. It sits prestigiously on its corner hilltop perch, gazing out at today’s hustle and bustle. Originally built in 1895, few are alive today that recall the history of this building. But if you do your research or ask around you’ll learn that this quiet Victorian on the corner has an ...

  • Take Safety Precautions For Real Estate Open Houses

    Take Safety Precautions For Real Estate Open Houses

    IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Selling a home seems like an easy process. List the house for sale with an agent, spruce it up, have buyers come over, it sells, you move.   There are some dangers to an open house, or even a party, and owners should take precautions to protect themselves. For starters, hire a reputable agent/agency.  Your first line of defense is the public face of your listing. ...

  • Houlihan Lawrence Sponsors Westchester MS Walk, Event Raises Over $330,000

    Houlihan Lawrence Sponsors Westchester MS Walk, Event Raises Over $330,000

    Sunday, April 26, 2015 was a warm day in New Rochelle; slightly windy, but finally warm. It seemed uncommon for this April, as Mother Nature had refused to relinquish her wintery grip on the Westchester region. But on this day hundreds of people from all around the Westchester area rose early and assembled at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle for a good cause. They gathered to raise ...

  • Is Big Brother Watching? Who’s Listening When You’re In Someone's Home

    Is Big Brother Watching? Who’s Listening When You’re In Someone's Home

    In the novel 1984, George Orwell predicted that the specter of “Big Brother," with its all seeing eye, would be watching and listening to everything we say and do. Over 20 years have passed since the novel’s title date passed us by and, thankfully, it never came to fruition…or did it? But was George Orwell really that far off base? No matter where you turn, video cameras are ...