We are Called to Do Better – Boys and Girls Club New Rochelle !

My company is great. Every year, so many philanthropic avenues pursued. Whether it is  obtaining funding to build a village in Mexico, or to raise money for an illness, William B Pitt Sotheby’s is there. This year is no exception. “We are Called to do Better”

“As a collective, stands for justice and equality of all people regardless of their skin color. We will contribute up to $20,000 in company match funds for all donations raised. “

As of this evening, over $17000 raised!!!!

” The events inciting the discord and unrest now consuming our nation are shocking, sickening and unjust. The senseless deaths of George Floyd and other black Americans are beyond tragic and unacceptable. William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty stands in full solidarity and support of people of color. We believe everyone should experience the same unequivocal right to equality and justice, and we denounce racism in all its forms. Our workplace is one of inclusion, one where we embrace diversity and the uniqueness of each person, including their skin color. These are core values to us. We are against discrimination in any capacity. Yet we also recognize that making such statements does not go far enough. We must always work toward progress. In that spirit, we will be raising funds to support groups in our surrounding communities can help to make a difference to support fighting racial injustices, serve the underprivileged and bring about the reform we need to progress toward a more tolerant and equal future. The company will match these donations up to $20,000, and disperse the total funds raised to the five organizations.The organizations we are supporting are as follows:

George Washington Carver Community Center (Norwalk CT/Port Chester, NY)
NAACP (CT/NY/MA)
Hall Neighborhood House (Bridgeport, CT)
ABC House – A Better Chance (Guilford, CT)
Boys and Girls Club (New Rochelle, NY)

Just click onto the link and make a donation of your choice!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

 

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Matthew and Clare at the Legendary Pelham Eatery Sergios!

 

 

 

 

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REBOUND NEW ROCHELLE

New Rochelle is a city. However, it is a community . It is truly a caring community. We all care. When COVID 19 befell the nation, and New Rochelle seemingly was centered in its midst, residents came together to sell T-Shirts. 

We had signs everywhere! Brad Brown and friends initiated New Rochelle United.org!

You were invited to donate lunches, etc. to our local heroes 

This IS New Rochelle!  REBOUND New Rochelle!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Public Open House 10 Saint Paul’s Place – Sunday August 2nd 1-3 p.m.

Welcome home to this charming 1700 sq. ft. 4 bedroom 1.5 bath Colonial home located on 0.24 of an acre with a Gazebo which has a fan and lighting too where you can relax and while away those summer days sipping your beverage of choice or perhaps playing some soft jazz music composed and recorded by the actor/artist homeowner! There is also an enclosed porch which adds another 152 sq. ft. The 1st floor has a spacious living room and fireplace, dining room, a kitchen with granite counters & breakfast area w a skylight too plus French doors to the Renaissance paved patio and yard! There are 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor, a hall bathroom with a skylight, and a 4th bedroom on the 3rd floor plus great storage space. The lower level offers a 168 additional square feet den, and the basement features the utilities, powder room, laundry and space for some exercise equipment! Located close to all transportation, schools, shopping and our vibrant downtown. Just 30 minutes to New York City and  don’t forget close to Stamford, Connecticut too! This charming home is being offered at $649,000.

https://www.virtualpreview.com/10saintpaulsplace.html

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Virtual Open House – 28 Pengilly Drive -New Rochelle 10804 2-2:30 p.m.7/19/20

Please join me at a Virtual Open House at  this spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath 1830 square foot split level single-family home features both modern amenities and architectural character on 0.27 of a level acre. You will love the large kitchen with granite counters, a center island with a wine refrigerator, custom cabinetry, and the easy access to the wonderful Trex maintenance free deck with a built-in gas line for your barbecue, and all so perfect for entertaining! This home shows beautifully from the newer roof, siding, furnace and modern bathrooms to the fitted closets. There is Central Air Conditioning, gas heating, Anderson windows, an electric charger for the car, fenced in rear yard and a patio too! Don’t forget the in ground sprinklers, 2 car garage, the alarm system and the home has been freshly painted throughout! Just 35 minutes to New York City, and so close to Stamford too! Close to schools, transportation and highways. This home is being offered at $775,000.

http://www.virtualpreview.com/28pengillydrive/full-view.html    the digital brochure!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Ground Hog Day revisited…

Oh my goodness!

George the ground hog eating some peaches..

The ground hogs seem to love New Rochelle. I can’t say it is just my garden for as I drive around, I do see (perhaps they are extended families) around the neighborhood. They are brazen, smart, strong, and tenacious! They love fruit, flowers, and they will dig out the termite bait traps, move rocks, gravel and I am just being polite!

One such ground hog decided to burrow adjacent to my garage. I will call him Ringo.  He dug a huge hole, and every day, my little pooch would make a beeline to that hole to see if the ground hog was home.

I tried placing rocks in the hole, and they would be moved.  I tried hosing  water into the hole. He laughed at me! I even bought a huge container of “Repel – guaranteed to scare away wildlife’. Ha!

Since I was afraid Ringo would be burrowing under my garage, I decided to call a wild life chap to help me relocate him. The cost was expensive ($700) , and the company set two traps (I have a few holes around my garden) for a period of 7 days.  After 5 days, we caught one ground hog – Ringo – the one by the garage, and he  was taken away to live happily ever after somewhere else..

The very next day after that 7 day period,  we saw THREE ground hogs eating in the garden! We had to laugh! Perhaps they were waiting for the trap to disappear so they could go out to feast and feast they did!

THREE!  George, Paul and John! I have since filled two holes with rocks, gravel, soil..  I dont know if there is a moral to this story other than to perhaps fill the holes yourself, and perhaps buy the traps yourself as it would be cheaper….. but you would still have to relocate the animals elsewhere and be in close proximity to them when you relocate them…

Life is always interesting living in the suburbs!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

 

 

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Virtual Open House 10 Saint Paul’s Place, New Rochelle 1p.m- 1:30 p.m. 7/18/2020

Please join me at a virtual open house at this charming 1700 sq. ft. 4 bedroom 1.5 bath Colonial home located on 0.24 of an acre with a Gazebo which has a fan and lighting too where you can relax and while away those summer days sipping your beverage of choice or perhaps playing some soft jazz music composed and recorded by the actor/artist homeowner! There is also an enclosed porch which adds another 152 sq. ft. The 1st floor has a spacious living room and fireplace, dining room, a kitchen with granite counters and breakfast area with a skylight too plus French doors to the Renaissance paved patio and yard! There are 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor, a hall bathroom w a skylight, and a 4th bedroom on the 3rd floor plus great storage space. The lower level offers a 168 additional square feet den, and the basement features the utilities, powder room, laundry and space for some exercise equipment! Located close to all transportation, schools, shopping and our vibrant downtown. Just 30 minutes to NYC & don’t forget close to Stamford, Connecticut too! This home is being offered at $680,000.

http://www.virtualpreview.com/10saintpaulsplace/full-view.html    our digital brochure where you can access the video and 3D tour!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

 

 

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Summer Bounty in New Rochelle

Summer is the PERFECT time in which to make some jams, pickles from the lush, juicy fruits and vegetables that are in plentiful supply in New Rochelle. Whether you purchase from your local super markets such as Trader Joe’s (organic lemons),  Stop and Shop on Palmer Avenue or the Viva Grande Fruit Market on Centre Avenue, it doesn’t take long, and the results are very rewarding. Always nice to make gifts for friends and clients!

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Thomas Paine – In Celebrating July 4th 2020

Who was Thomas Paine?  He was born in 1736-37 (depending upon which historic reference you utilize!), and he was a well known political activist and philosopher, most notably known for his pamphlets entitled “Common Sense  (1776) and “The American Crisis” (1776-1783 – a pro revolutionary pamphlet series). He was actually a corset maker by trade and known for being a journalist by profession.

His pamphlets were so influential at the time of the American Revolution,  and every pamphlet was reported to have been well read by the rebels. A cottage and some land was awarded to him in New Rochelle where we currently have the Thomas Paine cottage and Museum. There are colonial style fairs held each year ( but unfortunately not this year).

Wikipedia has some interesting information regarding Thomas Paine’s life..

There are some notable quotations by Thomas Paine:

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may live in peace.”

“These are the times that try men’s souls.”

“We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities. ”

I think all relevant in today’s world.

New Rochelle is great and Happy July 4th!

 

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The Farmer’s Market in New Rochelle

It is always great to purchase fresh produce. Today might be July 3rd, but there were lots of people visiting the local Farmer’s Market on Broadview Avenue, New Rochelle. We are eagerly awaiting some rain so hence the dried grass… Expecting rain alter today so all good!

There was some wonderful items available, from pickles (I bought ‘new’ pickles which are delicious – a little like half-sour but packed with more flavor I think), fresh vegetables, fruit,  quiches, a local brewery featuring Bourbon and whiskey, fresh fish, gourmet oils for dipping and cooking, fresh bread (always delicious).   Something for everyone!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

 

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