Calling all Rye City Taxpayers

Contact Marcus A. Serrano
Telephone 914-967-7411


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

If you would like more information about this topic, please send an email to





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



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.

FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS SMART Color Swatch CardFHI Color Guide, Limited Edition Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet


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.


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.


Listing of the day

16 Ridgewood Drive

Rye, New York

Just steps from town and the train this charming updated tudor has it all!

Loving these light floors…..and the exposed brick wall

Those windows

ONE Hotel

Great blog post from Elements of Style blog had me dying to hop right into an uber and head straight to the One Hotel in NYC ! It has also inspired me to bring that rustic modern cool feel into my own home! Follow her blog for more design ideas, amazing!

Read below for all the details!

I made a trip to NYC about two weeks ago for meetings and since my favorite hotel, The Mark, was booked solid I decided to try this cool looking spot, 1 Hotel, located smack dab on Central Park near just about everything! And it was AWESOME.

The former CEO of Starwood Hotels started this new brand to focus on sustainability and an eco-friendly mindset in the hospitality world.


The decor was so cool- all natural and nature inspired- think tons of woods, concrete, greenery, steel,  leather and wovens.


Even the room keys were cool- these little wood disks instead of plastic cards!

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The room was small-ish but so perfectly turned out- with an comfy and adorabel window seat perfect for blogging 🙂  The bathroom was made of steel and glass walls (but with a curtain you could pull for privacy because lets face it, we don;t all want to watch our significant other use the bathroom- ugh).


Wood floors, beams and furniture throughout and amazing marble showers.



They even offered up cozy cable knit socks instead of slippers and had a yoga mat in the room for post- travel stretching. GENIUS.

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Cool industrial bathrooms…


And work spaces…

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1 Hotel, NYC

And the restaurant, Jams, was GORGEOUS, packed with cool people and the food was delicious (granted, I got a room service burger but it was AMAZING).


Even the elevators were cool- with bark covered walls!


I loved this spot (and even got taken to Penn Station in a Tesla, the hotel’s courtesy car!)  And no, they did not sponsor this at all- I paid for everything so this is an honest-to-blog opinion. 🙂

If you love the look of this hotel, here are some suggestions as to how to bring it into your own space:


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House of the Day!

215 Osborn Road

Harrison, New York 


The sophisticated light filled residence set on rarely found, level, private park like 2.16 acres, enjoys an in ground gunite pool with bluestone patio, mature landscaping & offers wonderful flow for entertaining. Located in Sterling Ridge this beautifully maintained home boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and one half bath.

A Must See!!

Harrison House of the Day!


Our newest listing in the heart of Sunnyridge

Six Crawford Road

Harrison, New York

This 4 bedroom 3.2 bath home has it all. The first floor offers a modern eat in kitchen by JWH designs with stainless steel appliances, 2 dishwashers, island seating and granite counter tops. A large pantry closet offers great storage.

The patio with outdoor speakers overlooks the rarely found parklike backyard with room for a pool.

A recent renovation included two new bathrooms with Ann Sacks tile and custom vanities and a 4th bedroom addition, a new garage, all new electrical even a generator hookup. Nothing to be done except move in!

Serenity Now!

We can’t stop staring at these soothing, calming, inviting and peaceful images that showcase the Pantone colors of the year! Hopefully this will influence what’s in store for 2016!

PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2016 - Rose Quartz 13-1520 & Serenity 15-3919

Lee_Eisemann Pantone Color of the Year 2016 ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

8 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Pantone's 2016 Color of the Year: Rose mirrored sunnies.:

Beautiful, delicate and well priced! Rose Quart Arrowhead Edged in 24K Gold by WildPeopleFreeSpirit:

Uma boa alternativa para acender o Rose Quartz é combiná-lo com o cobre, como acontece na sala de jantar com luminárias de Tom Dixon:

Color of the Year Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone 2016. See also:



House of Turquoise: 2016 Pantone Color of the Year: Serenity and Rose Quartz:


Pantone Colors of the Year Rose Quartz + Serenity wedding accents: pantone color of the year. / sfgirlbybay PANTONE Color of the Year 2016: Serenity & Rose Quartz

House of The Day


140 Forest Avenue

Rye, New York


Shingle style home by Paul Varsames in the heart of Rye on a rarely found .82 acres.

This 7 BR & 8.5 BA residence is thoughtfully designed with an open floorplan & today’s cutting edge finishes. Home to be outfitted top to bottom with high end extras such as a 950 bottle wine cellar and an outdoor TV .

Other Highlights include:

  • Bar in the low level with wine cellar
  • Full house generator
  • PVD’s hallmark mudroom is bigger & better with many builtins & storage with a convenient full bath
  • Room for a pool

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Contact April Saxe with any questions


Saltaire is looking good and we cant wait to try it out!

Opening at the end of this month

We popped in the other day and things are coming along, we were not able to look at the menu but were told that the oysters, fresh fish and wine will be out of this world! Click Here for more info !

Not to mention the atmosphere, in an 18th Century historic grain warehouse…30 ft ceilings…oh my

On our list for this weekend….


Our Weekend Escape

If you haven’t paid a visit to The Hampton Designer Showhouse in Sag Harbour yet, put it on your summer to-do list for August. The house, open through Monday, September 7, is filled with design ideas from interior designers nationwide, including Elissa Grayer Interior Design of Rye, NY, who designed a cheerful and colorful entryway around a painting by Yolanda Sanchez.
The home is bedecked in finishes from top names in décor like Circa Lighting, which is opening a new Greenwich, CT showroom in September. Tickets are $35. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Southampton Hospital.  
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