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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10 Reasons to Purchase 21 Sicard Avenue New Rochelle

Every home is special in its own year. It could be the location, the price, the condition, and 21 Sicard Avenue in New Rochelle is no exception!

Here are 10 GREAT reasons to purchase this unique home:

  1. There is a professional office complete with office, two rooms for patients (or whatever you desire!), a reception room, 2 large closets and a room with sink, and cabinetry. This could all be easily changed over for that special guest or in law suite.
  2. The main house offers 150 year old reclaimed American Chestnut flooring. The floors are simply gorgeous!
  3. There are 5 spacious bedrooms in the home with 2.2 bathrooms also.
  4. Do you like water views? Well, there are partial views of Paine Lake.
  5. The home is close to all transportation, and houses of worship of all denominations.
  6. The home is located on a one way street so traffic is less!
  7. Across the street is the historic Paine Cottage!
  8. The home offers central air conditioning, gas heat.
  9. The owner recently replaced two front roofs, and the main roof is just 6 years old.
  10. Wonderful lower level with white carpeting! There is an American Dry basement system installed in the lower level. Also great crawl space for storage.

Come and visit. You will love it!

New Rochelle is Great!

 

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Virtual Open House Sunday June 28th -21 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle

Please join me on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at a VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE at a  simply exceptional, rare and unique opportunity at a one of a kind elegant 4142 sq. ft. Colonial home PLUS on 0.29 of an acre in the exclusive Paine Heights area with a partial view of Paine Lake featuring 5 bedrooms and 2.2 baths, an adjoining pristine additional 4 room professional office or guest suite area with powder room. The owner has meticulously maintained this home with the finest of materials from the 150 year old reclaimed American Chestnut flooring on the 1st floor to the formal dining room, breakfast room and the sun filled living room with its beautiful fireplace and mantel to the charming eat-in modern kitchen with granite counters, butler’s pantry and modern powder room. The second floor has a master bedroom and full bath, 3 additional  bedrooms, hall bath, and the third floor has an additional bedroom/play area and simply great storage. You will love the lower level with white carpeting and an American Dry system too! There is an intercom system, 2 new flat roofs, roof approx. 6 yrs old, newer boiler and furnace, Central Air Conditioning. 35 minutes to New York City

http://21sicardavenue.com/   the web site!

 Link to the digital  brochure

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Virtual Public Open House Sunday June 7th 1 -1:30 p.m. 50 Hamilton Avenue

Please join me at a virtual Public Open House on Sunday, June 7th from 1- 1:30 p.m. Where? 50 Hamilton Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801  – Being offered at $1,025,000.

Seeking space away from the city? Move right in to this Rochelle Heights 4,391 square foot, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath Victorian gem on 0.58 lush acres. You will love the high ceilings, wrap-around porch and the rear stone patio patio which offers great privacy. The architectural details throughout are sure to enchant including coffered ceilings, dentil molding, and pocket doors! Three fireplaces, an eat-in chefs kitchen featuring dark granite counters and white cabinetry, a Formal Dining room, Powder room, Parlor room, Mudroom and foyer all on the first floor. Grand Master Bedroom suite, Dressing room, Spa-like bathroom, and a wall of custom Elfa closets, 3 additional bedrooms/and or library/sitting room (2 with custom built-ins) and a beautiful bathroom grace the Second floor. The third floor offers a modern bathroom, 2 bedrooms, and a family room plus 2 large storage rooms. There is a legalized basement with a utility area, Laundry room, full bath, second refrigerator and gym! Central Air Conditioning on the First floor and lower level plus a partially heated driveway. 30 minutes from New York City and Stamford!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Virtual Open House 124 Hillandale Drive, New Rochelle 10804

Please join me at a virtual open house on Sunday, June 7th  from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  on Facebook! 

Beautifully located in the heart of New Rochelle, this 2637 square foot 3-4 bedroom, 2.5 bath mid century modern home is located on 0.28 of an acre, and has something for everyone! You will love the large deck perfect for entertaining or large family gatherings, the Master Bedroom suite with a separate sitting room (16′ 6″ x 12′ 6″) with great views, walk-in closet, master bath and don’t forget the great terrace perfect for that cup of morning tea or coffee and privacy!. There are TWO family rooms on the lower level, one with a stone fireplace, mantel and floor, beamed ceiling, and walk-out access to the level yard with its lush foliage. The first floor features a formal living room, dining room and access to the deck, sunny eat in kitchen with a skylight, granite counters, and either a library, third den or perfect for that 4th guest bedroom! The home is located close to schools, transportation, and fine dining. Just 35 minutes to New York City. Come and visit. You will want to stay. This charming home is being offered at $799,000.

 

Click for video tour: https://players.brightcove.net/5781043304001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6161977956001

 

 

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Treat our Heroes in New Rochelle

It’s a win win! You can treat any number of heroes in New Rochelle, and have food delivered from local restaurants to them! Of course, you are the actual winner as you will feel so good in helping someone.

Here is the list of  where you can donate,  how many meals are required, and who to call to arrange. This is a LOVELY way in which to thank our special workers in our great city.

Listed are the various  fire departments, police shifts, Public Works, Office for the Aged, Marina and Parks Department.

Can’t do that but want to help?  Then click onto NewRochelleUnited.org where you can buy gift cards, make a donation or simply click onto a business and  share them on social media to help them. I cant wait to use my gift certificate and buy those great wings from the Beechmont Tavern!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

 

 

 

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Memorial Day Flowers in New Rochelle

I have the greatest of friends! Don’t be jealous but I receive the loveliest of photos from James and Ricky on their way to New Rochelle train station. They see so many flowers in bloom, and always share the photos with me. It is a great way in which to commence my day! Coffee, toast and flowers!  With Memorial Day being tomorrow, I wanted to also share these photos with you all too!

My sincerest thanks to all of our military service men and women.

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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New Rochelle – A Welcoming City – SO many Signs!

New Rochelle is a city – for sure. Approximately 79000 people. However, we are also a community. As I drove around the streets in my neighborhood, it brightened my day to see the signs saluting our graduating students be they in middle school, high school,  private school or college, our health care workers and YES -saluting our city.  Come and visit – you will LOVE it!

 

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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