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Transformation Thursday!

You cannot tell me these before and after photos aren’t compelling! Here is a sneak peek to one of our Spring listings that will hit the market this January. All it takes is some fresh paint and some staging help to transform your space. We are so thrilled our client took our advice and we can’t wait to share more about this fabulous home….stay tuned

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Calling all Rye City Taxpayers

Contact Marcus A. Serrano
Telephone 914-967-7411
Email mserrano@ryeny.gov
Website http://www.ryeny.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREPAYMENT OF CITY TAXES

Rye, NY, December 15, 2017– The City of Rye will be accepting prepayment of City Taxes.
Marcus Serrano, City Manager of the City of Rye announced today that the City has
been receiving a number of requests for prepayment of City taxes. Mr. Serrano
stated even though the City is not obligated to collect the prepayment of City taxes,
the City is always trying to serve its taxpayers and he is pleased to be able to
accommodate these requests from the residents. Mr. Serrano has been working with
the Finance Department, IT Department and the software vendors to implement the
necessary changes to allow for the prepayment of taxes. Mr. Serrano stated that the
requests are based on the proposed tax law changes. Mr. Serrano wanted to make it
very clear that even though the City taxes may be prepaid, the question of deductibility is a question that must be answered by a tax preparer. Therefore Mr. Serrano stated that “the City of Rye makes no claim, nor bears any responsibility for the deductibility of the pre-payment of property taxes. You should consult your tax professional for further information”. Mr. Serrano also stated that the City can only collect the prepayment of City taxes and not School or County taxes. Mr. Serrano stated that this process is dependent on the City Council adopting the budget before December 31st. If the City Council adopts the budget on December 20th the City’s website will be updated to allow for the prepayment of taxes starting on December 22nd.

Individuals should go to the City website if they wish to prepay. The City’s website will have a link that will take you to a site that will provide you with instructions on how to prepay and the amount of the City tax.

The City’s website is http://www.ryeny.gov/.

If you would like more information about this topic, please send an email to prepaytax@ryeny.gov.

PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018.

ANNOUNCING PANTONE 18-3838 ULTRA VIOLET, PANTONE® COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018.

 

At first glance I wasn’t smitten, but then these mages were such eye candy for me, giving me a new outlook on the use of color and providing so much inspiration. Its amazing how a color suggestion can trickle into every aspect of our lives, fashion, art, music, meditation, jewelry, the list goes on. Cant wait to see all the ways we can express ourselves through  ULTRA VIOLET

 

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from the Pantone website, a little meaning to the color of the year

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

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Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.

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Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

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New Kid on the Block

 

ANNE HATHAWAY BUYS A COLONIAL IN CONNECTICUT

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Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Shulman just bought this old Colonial-style house in Westport, Connecticut. Known as CompoBello, the “mini estate” was built in the 1920s at the end of a long, gated, cobblestone drive. Take a look!

Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman’s House in Westport

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At first I thought there was a wreath on the door, but a close-up shows it’s actually a round window:

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Kinda cool, right? You don’t see doors like that very often.

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The listing said:

European sophistication meets beach cottage chic at this private oasis steps from Compo Beach and Longshore Golf+Beach Club. Tucked away at the end of a Belgian block-style cobblestone driveway on .90 acres, this 1920 home is renovated throughout to the highest standards.

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The dining room has a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings:

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There are two kitchens. This is the main one, open to the great room:

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The space features an AGA range and a brick fireplace.

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Anne Hathaway Connecticut House 292 Compo featured

Anne Hathaway Connecticut House 292 Compo featured

Anne Hathaway Connecticut House 292 Compo

Anne Hathaway Connecticut House 292 Compo featured

Anne Hathaway Connecticut House 292 Compo featured

The second floor has two wings. Love this built-in storage in the hall:

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There are 5 bedrooms + 6 baths.

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The master suite has a walk-out to a large redwood deck that’s crying out for a table and comfy chairs:

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A sitting room:

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A second, smaller kitchen leads to the pool:

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The cozy banquette is pretty sweet:

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I’ll be hanging out in this kitchen and you can have the bigger one. 😉

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A barn-style pool house dates to the 1920s:

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It has 1,500 square feet with wide plank oak floorboards, built-in book shelves, and a loft space:

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Fall Fun!

Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall, the crisp air, the pumpkin spiced everything, fires, apples, BUT I am definitely looking for an activity that doesn’t involve an overcrowded pumpkin patch and a warm beer. Here are some ideas to keep you and your family busy this October

STORM KING ART CENTER

Quick daytrip to this magical outdoor sculpture exhibit and you’ll feel cultured for months.

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NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS

Specifically the CHIHULY exhibit is a must see, plus they have a great children’s area, yes there are tons of pumpkins!

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MANOR PARK , LARCHMONT

I pinch myself every time I come here, and cannot believe its only 10 min away from my house! My kids love climbing on the rocks and exploring the little beaches.

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THE GREAT JACK’ O LANTERN BLAZE

I KNOW you already have done this and been here BUT, just a friendly reminder

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Complete eye candy and filled with inspiration! Love this shop and could spend hours and cashish here….plus they always have a fun activity or event in store

 

House of the Day

Move right into this cream puff! Located in the heart of Rye

16 Vale Place

 

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Great natural light throughout the entire kitchen !

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Electric Fever…

Curious about all the electric car buzz????

So are we!

Come join us next week

(Tesla and BMW may or may not be there with their latest cars SHH!)

 

 

 

Fun on the 4th

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Rye Playland Fireworks
1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY 10580
July 3 and 4, 2017
Enjoy special fireworks celebrations on July 3 and 4 at 9:30 p.m. Then, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music every Friday night this summer, from July 7 through Sept. 1!
http://playlandpark.org/9-news/61-friday-night-fireworks-starting-july-7

Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY
Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6 p.m.  Gerard Carelli Orchestra takes the stage at 8 p.m.; fireworks will follow at approximately 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking free. Concert-goers should bring lawn chairs or blankets as well as a picnic supper. Event will be held rain or shine.
http://parks.westchestergov.com/featured-events/music-fest-and-fireworks

Village of Mamaroneck Fireworks Display
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Harbor Island Park, Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck NY
Fireworks at dark. Rain date is Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
http://www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/Pages/MamaroneckNY_Fire/S0144E293-02575BB4

Port Chester Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Port Chester Senior High School
Featuring fireworks by Grucci at dusk.
https://www.Facebook.com/events/1553056994738992

White Plains Independence Day Celebration
Friday, June 30, 2017
White Plains High School, White Plains NY
Featuring music by a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, plus games, entertainment and fireworks at dusk.
http://www.cityofwhiteplains.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=501

 

Greenwich:

Saturday, July 1st

Fireworks Display at Greenwich Point on July 1st at dusk sponsored by the Town of Greenwich to be held at Greenwich Point. Normal rules for Greenwich Point access will be in effect the day of the fireworks. Greenwich Point will be closed at 8:30 P.M. or when the maximum number of cars for the available parking spaces has been achieved. Fireworks Display at Binney Park on July 1st at dusk sponsored by the Town of Greenwich to be held at Binney Park.