Our Valentine’s Day Gift to you! Open House 7 Marbourne Drive – 2/14 1-3 p.m.

Please join Brad Brammer and I  on Sunday, February 14th 1-3 p.m. at 7 Marbourne Drive in Mamaroneck. Seeking tranquility away from the city? You will simply love this 5254 square foot 5 bedroom, 5.5 Contemporary home with a captivating yard built for entertaining and overlooking Saxon Woods Park. Purchase this dream home now and enjoy the inground heated pool this summer. Beautifully renovated to reflect today’s stylish lifestyle w privacy in mind, it features an eat-in Chef’s kitchen w stainless steel appliances, Viking range, granite counters, an open den and all overlooking the pool & terrace, a formal dining room and living room, a Master Bedroom (w separate access to the pool), walk-in closet & master bath, two additional bedrooms (one en suite), an office, hall bath & a powder room complete the 1st floor. Two bedrooms & a hall bath on the 2nd floor. The walk-out lower level features a huge family room, a spa-like gym, full bath, 2 cabana rooms, utilities and great storage. There is central Air Conditioning, gas heat, a generator and just 30 minutes to New York City. Scarsdale schools and the recreational activities too! This is where a peaceful calm awaits. Welcome home. This enchanting home is being offered at $2,300,000.

7 Marbourne Drive, Mamaroneck, NY For Sale | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Realty (williampitt.com)

The digital brochure!

https://www.virtualpreview.com/7marbournedrive/full-view.html   

We look forward to seeing you there!

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7 Marbourne Drive Public Open House – 2/7/2021 1-3 p.m.

Please join Brad Brammer and I  on Sunday, February 7th 1-3 p.m. at 7 Marbourne Drive in Mamaroneck. Seeking tranquility away from the city? You will simply love this 5254 square foot 5 bedroom, 5.5 Contemporary home with a captivating yard built for entertaining and overlooking Saxon Woods Park. Purchase this dream home now & enjoy the inground heated pool this summer. Beautifully renovated to reflect today’s stylish lifestyle w privacy in mind, it features an eat-in Chef’s kitchen w stainless steel appliances, Viking range, granite counters, an open den and all overlooking the pool & terrace, a formal dining room and living room, a Master Bedroom (w separate access to the pool), walk-in closet & master bath, two additional bedrooms (one en suite), an office, hall bath & a powder room complete the 1st floor. Two bedrooms & a hall bath on the 2nd floor. The walk-out lower level features a huge family room, a spa-like gym, full bath, 2 cabana rooms, utilities and great storage. There is central Air Conditioning, gas heat, a generator and just 30 mins. to New York City. Scarsdale schools. This is where a peaceful calm awaits. Welcome home. This enchanting home is being offered at $2,300,000.

7 Marbourne Drive, Mamaroneck, NY For Sale | Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Realty (williampitt.com)

The digital brochure!

https://www.virtualpreview.com/7marbournedrive/full-view.html   

We look forward to seeing you there!

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The Beechmont Lake Project – New Rochelle

If you live anywhere near the Beechmont area of New Rochelle, you would have noticed the construction work being performed in the Beechmont Lake. 

Per the City of New Rochelle

“Construction Details

The Beechmont Lake capital improvement construction Phase 1 began in August 2019 and continue as conditions permit until the end of the year. The project goal is to restore the lake’s health and beauty and ensure it will be enjoyed by our community in years to come. 

Contractors will start by removing dead and diseased trees, grading the lake perimeter, and then dredging. While dredging and grading are underway, the lake and its surroundings will become a worksite. In spring 2020, Phase 2 of the project is planned to begin with residual dredging and site work if needed and conclude with the addition of new amenities including a third fountain, benches, a nature trail and enhanced landscaping. ”

The cost is to be approximately $1,850,000. Unfortunately,  Covid 19 has slowed down the whole process and it is still under way, but there is definite progress!

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159 Centre Avenue #6 Public Open House on Sunday, 1/24 1-3 p.m.

Please join Daniel Raymont at a public open house on Sunday, January 24th, from 1-3 p.m. at 159 Centre Avenue, Townhome #6! This delightful townhome is being offered at $549,000.

Downtown, pet friendly Tri-level contemporary 1153 square foot 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome (with additional 480 sq. ft. in lower level). Just a minute away, you will find fresh bagels and pizza, International dining, theater/art, and trains to NYC (30 minutes away). To the south: parks, waterfront and beach. The first floor includes an entrance foyer, powder room, an eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a pass through to the sunny living room. The living room leads to a great deck and this is the only townhome in the complex that boasts a patio and large private backyard which is also the largest exterior yard in the complex. The second floor features a Master Bedroom with a walk-in closet and master bathroom. The lower level tiled great space is being used as a family room, laundry area and storage. This complex also includes two coveted parking spots. Common charges include snow removal, water, landscaping and garbage removal. New windows too!

https://www.zillow.com/view-3d-home/49314b01-cdff-40de-867c-8a55384abf54?setAttribution=mls&wl=true   Tour the home!!!   Great 3D Tour.

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17 Dennis Drive Public Open House January 17th 1-3 p.m. 2021

Welcome home to 17 Dennis Drive in New Rochelle. There is a public open house today from 1-3 p.m.  Being offered at $940,000  – it is lovely! Beautiful, pristine & renovated exquisitely! This 1906 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath split level home (w additional 327 sq. ft. in lower level) is located in the Lake Park Knolls section of New Rochelle on 0.41 of an acre. Elegance personified, with every attention to detail in this spacious, sunny home with gleaming hardwood flooring & recessed lighting throughout. You will love the glorious kitchen w/granite counters, a great center island, custom cabinetry, wine refrigerator, stainless steel appliances & a built in microwave. Sliding doors from the kitchen to the Trex deck  (built in 2011) are just perfect for entertaining. There is a Cathedral ceiling in the entrance foyer & a charming computer station on the 2nd floor landing. The fourth bedroom also leads to another large room. The furnace and CAC were replaced in 2018, & the roof, bathrooms, kitchen, siding, windows, front entrance & stone work are all recent too (2015) . Just 30 minutes to New York City and close to Connecticut too. STAR discount of $1580 not included in the low taxes.

https://www.virtualpreview.com/98remingtonplace/full-view.html  The digital brochure!!!

17 Dennis Drive – New Rochelle, NY 10804 – MLS #6089267 | Gay Rosen  The web site!!!

https://www.zillow.com/view-3d-home/a3b443ea-bb9d-413b-8708-8fd3f5195280?setAttribution=mls&wl=true    View the home!

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Gay’s Agent Year in Review 2020

Wishing everyone a healthy 2021 and may all of your endeavors be successful!

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I can recall … Musings on our children growing up

I can recall reading how children in New York City would play stickball way back when …. I grew up in a pseudo country side, and my father had invented ‘sticky wicket’, a game with a ball and a cricket bat with the players trying to throw a ball (gently) at the legs of the person holding the cricket bat. It was so much fun, and I can imagine how it would be frowned upon today! Throwing a ball at someone’s legs! Oh my goodness!

My siblings and I would grow vegetables and then ‘sell them’ to my  mum, and there was such a  sense of accomplishment. Each year I would embroider chairbacks for Great Aunt Nance, and she would knit us a cardigan each. We would be in bed at 7 pm. (summer too  – can you imagine!), and we would lie in bed for hours until we fell asleep. I would read a book, and sneak it beneath my pillow when I heard my parents on the stairway. My mum made great roast chicken with stuffing (my father’s chicken was better though), but it was just the way he would season it. He would return from work and we would sit and watch him eat, and he would put x amount of pepper on the potatoes, and then the salt, and I cant describe it, but he would make everything look so appetizing when he did next to nothing? My mum would place our dessert called ‘afters’  behind the main course. We were not allowed to eat the ‘afters’ until we ate our dinner. The point of course was to eat all of those vegetables we hated in order to get to the yummy dessert be it pie and custard or something else.  Ice cream was always a huge treat. When my mum made a stew.. ‘we…ell‘  it was meat, some vegetables in water…. That was when we started to learn how to season,  some A-1 sauce, some pepper, anything to give flavor. We would always take out the dumplings and save for our ‘afters’ and serve with jam. Vegetables? My mum would cook a variety, but I would not be exaggerating if I stated 4-5 with each meal. Swedes, spinach, cabbage, brussel sprouts, potatoes of all kinds, greens as we called them. Not much meat.

Sundays in the summer would mean my mum pickling some hard boiled eggs in vinegar to have with salad for tea ( always a roast for Sunday lunch).  If fishermen would come around, we would have fresh cockles and mum would place them in vinegar to marinate. They were delicious.  Herrings slow cooked in the oven with onions and vinegar – yum! I used to love to bring in the bottles of milk and enjoy the fresh cream on top!

Life was so different. Families were families.  Sunday afternoons would mean sitting by the fire and reading the Sunday newspapers. When I was 4, I would pretend to read.. and when I was 5, I did read. So many stories about the holocaust. That I vividly recall.  I can recall coming in second in a Cadbury’s writing contest held  amongst all schools in England and  Northern Ireland when I was in Elementary School. We had to write a story on how the Easter Bunny lost its tail! We had time to have imaginations. Are our children too programmed today?

A.J. and Mark. A.J. always loved uniforms, and is now a commercial pilot! Mark is in business!

Playtime was outside, playing with friends, be it soccer, or berry picking, or going where we weren’t supposed to it which were the batteries or emplacements on Canvey Island. We would run amidst the pillboxes having so much fun. Yikes! I am sure there was ammunition left somewhere but what did we know in the 50’s! I can recall mud flats, and we would roll in the mud – it would be warm and oozing. Canvey Island was a holiday spot for people from London which made us laugh.  Coming to our island? People would come for holidays or day trips, there was a fair ground, a Country Club, a horrible stony beach and a casino. We even had (have) Dutch cottages with thatched roofs. One famous pub was called the Haystack because of it thatched roof.

When I was 11, I passed the “11 Plus’, my parents told me not to go to High School for I would get married and so why bother. Ha! However, I attended an all girl’s High School which meant I had to wear a uniform, a beret, take a bus to a train, a train and then another bus to my school from the age of 11 onward. I cant imagine doing that now. However, back then, everyone did it. The trains were also steam, and so we would hang our heads out of the window to see the smoke getting all black in the process!  We had to stand for any adult on a bus so they would not have to. Life was different. We were taught to respect our elders.

I couldn’t wait to have a job and earn money. At the age of 14, my friend, Carol Brand and I  obtained jobs at Connolly’s in Westcliff. I seem to recall a bed and breakfast, a snack bar, and Mrs. Connolly made THE best  flaky fruit pies. I was put in charge of the snack bar, and one day I felt sorry for a lady and  made her toasted cheese sandwich with extra cheese. She made a complaint about me! Mrs. Connolly informed me that she wanted to sponsor me and send me to a Hospitality and Restaurant School!  I declined but I often think what could have been had I accepted. I had a crush on her older son who was an engineer but a different story! Perhaps she saw that. Of the musing of the young! When I traveled to the United States, Mrs. Connolly wrote the loveliest  reference letter on my behalf.

I think that our childhood also determines to some extent the type of play we then have with our children when they are born. My father was the fun person, and we loved his sense of play. I can recall (still do – oops) having throwing contests with paper balls into the garbage can from the kitchen table. We call it the best of three, and see who gets the ball of paper into the garbage the most times.  A relative came to stay once, and asked why were we doing it. I responded with ‘because its fun!”  I felt so sad that he had never experienced doing something so silly and he was so young. I would sit down on the floor after dinner, their homework completed, and my sons and I would play marbles. Or, we would play floor hockey on a limited basis of course.  Board games – always just as we did growing up on Canvey. Scrabble my favorite!  Driveway tennis,  baseball, berry picking, cooking. All of my sons are great cooks.  One of my son’s friends said he would love sleep overs as I would make great breakfasts. That was nice . One time, and after my children had a bout of the flu, we decided to have an indoor picnic to cheer  up. I placed a sheet onto the kitchen floor, and we had a picnic just because…

I was taught not to take myself seriously, and I would like to think that my three sons all have a great sense of humor, care for others, and to treat everyone the same. Life is too short.

So, it all makes me ponder on this generation a little.  Don’t hate me!! I see the children glued to their computer tablets and phones so how do they socialize, have fun and just be children? Will they grow up to be too serious. Perhaps unhappy?  Its saddens me when I hear how colleges have to create safe places for their students because they cant cope. Have they lost their sense of fair play, how to play, how to relax, can they spontaneously create a game just because?

Just pondering..

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It’s National Gingerbread Day 2020!

Each year I like to make gingerbread houses for friends and clients. Definitely a labor of love, but I feel so good in making them and delivering them.  I felt compelled to make them this year to just try and place a smile on a few people’s  faces.  Happy Holidays!


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Hunan Chinese Restaurant Larchmont

WHO doesn’t like Chinese food! One of my favorite Chinese restaurants is the Hunan Chinese Restaurant in Larchmont. Located just across the street from my office (so convenient), but the food makes it a worthwhile visit no matter you live!

One of my favorites is the Ginger and Scallion Lobster. The owner makes it  extra spicy for me and I love it!. One of my husband’s favorites is the Szechuan Beef and the Chicken Chow Mei Fun. Whatever you order, you will not be disappointed!

Located at 1961 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont.

Monday – Thursday 11:30am to 10:00pm
Friday  11:30am to 11:00pm

Saturday  12:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday     1:00pm to 10:00pm

914 833-0400

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Sal’s Pizza 43 Quaker Ridge Road New Rochelle

It is always nice to visit our local restaurants, and during these uncertain times,  now is more important than ever. We are all trying to support as many restaurants as possible, and when you love the food served, it makes it all the more enjoyable!. We love ordering from Sal’s Pizza located at 43 Quaker Ridge Road in New Rochelle. The delivery time is always quite quick, the food delivered is always hot, and the food is delicious!

We love the family style salad – it is huge and just $12.95.  Arugula, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes, and always served with oil and vinegar dressing, and all delicious. The pizzas are fantastic also, and we also like the Chicken Marsala. price are very reasonable.

Visit them. Order from them. You wont be disappointed!

Sal’s Pizza – 43 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle 914 632-1248

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