Steve Dolinsky's Blog Posts

Halal Food Comes To Nyack

How many times have you been told to not judge a book by its cover?  Well if you were to pass the new 59 Deli & Mart at 21 Route 59 you would think it was just another convenient store and,

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Cosplay And More At Nyacks First PopCon

Nyack's first pop culture convention kicks off today (Saturday April 1st) at the Nyack Center at 58 Depew Avenue (at the corner of South Broadway and Depew Ave). There will be all kinds of fun

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Hudson HiFi Opens In Nyack

Wait....don't throw that old stereo system out just yet....With the recent resurgence in the popularity of vinyl records and vintage stereos and turntables, Nyack resident and electronics genius,

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Get Your Eyes Checked At Visionworks In West Nyack

Every once in a while you come across a local business that leaves you with such a satisfied feeling that you want other people to know about it.  Visionworks in West Nyack (next door to

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Brooklyn Bread And Sweets Opens In Nyack

You can say that Nyack definitely has its fair share of interesting shops, great restaurants, cool jazz clubs, and hip cafes, however one thing that has been missing in the village was a real

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Vibes Cafe In Nyack

Over the past decade or so, the village of Nyack has transformed into a real destination for foodies in the Hudson Valley.  Well you can now add a new eatery to that list.  Only

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Church For Sale In Pearl River

It's not everyday that a real church hits the market for sale, however, one just did and it's generating a lot of interest.  The historic property that has been the home of the local favorite

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Rockland Roots Kitchen Opening In Valley Cottage

Since 2013, the Rockland Roots food truck has been bringing fresh, locally grown foods to various locations around Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties.  You may have seen chef

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STAR Tax Exemption Deadline Approaching

Remember.....If you have purchased a home recently and haven't yet applied for the STAR exemption, you need to get your application in by March 1st.  And if you or your family members qualify

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Rockland Lake Finally Has A Playground

Being the Father of two small children, I am constantly on the lookout for a great park or playground to take my kids.  We have some really good places in our area....Memorial Park in Nyack,

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Holiday Window Project Coming To Nyack

This holiday season, the village of Nyack will be transformed into a multi-media public art gallery for all to see.   Ten internationally known artists who live locally have come

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Time Hotel Coming To Nyack This Fall

There are many reasons why I feel that Nyack is on the brink of an economic boom.  One reason is the new New York Bridge that will attract thousands of tourists from all over the tri-state area

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Cool Off This Summer At The Palisades Pool Club

The summer heat is upon us!   If you're looking for a great place to take the family this summer, think about joining the Palisades Pool Club.  This will be my 4th season and my kids love

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Nyack Schools Spring Art Show

The "art" of fundraising will be taking place this Thursday from 6-8pm at the Nyack High School, when three local non-profit groups will be exhibiting over 300 works of art from local and aspiring

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Nyack Springfest Street Fair This Sunday

Come celebrate Nyack's Chamber of Commerce annual Springfest this Sunday, April 12th.  The weather is supposed to be 66 degrees and sunny for this wonderful Nyack event.  Let's hope

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Nyack Has A Skate Shop

As most of you may know, Nyack will soon have it's very own skatepark, thanks mainly to the efforts of Sarah Anderson who spearheaded the movement.  However, what you may not know yet, is

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Brickhouse In Nyack Is Awesome

Ok...I have to confess...... I originally left Nyack last night to have dinner at the Yardhouse at the Palisades Mall thinking it was just too cold to walk around Nyack.  ,

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Nyack Street Fair Moves Indoors

You don't have to wait until next Spring to experience the great Nyack street fair.  This Sunday from 10am to 4pm, the Nyack Center will be hosting an indoor version of our famous street fair

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Unique Boutiques And Free Parking In Nyack

The village of Nyack is showing their giving spirit of Christmas by relaxing some of the parking rules for the holidays.  There will be free parking on the following days:

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Walk To The Beat Junior At Nyack Center

Grab a drum!  Get your dance moves ready!  And head on over to the Nyack Center Saturday, November 29th for the Junior version of the fun and exciting Walk to the Beat party.  

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Filming In Nyack

I was a little confused this morning when I tried to walk into the First Niagara Bank in Nyack and saw a sign on the door that showed the hours of an Indiana court house and jail.  I

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Trader Joes Coming To Nyack Area

It might just be another rumor about Trader Joe's coming to The Hub Shopping Center in Central Nyack, however, if it is true, now is a good time to tell Trader Joe's that we want them in our

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Panera Bread Coming To West Nyack

For those of you who are big fans of the very popular Panera Bread company, you'll be happy to hear that they are opening up a location at the intersection of Route 303 and the entrance to the

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Playhouse Market Opens In Nyack

The landmark site of the former Tappan Zee Playhouse and recent Chef's Market has now reinvented itself once again.  The new owners of this fairly young mixed-use building have spent 

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Regal Cinemas At The Nanuet Shops Is Awesome

Up from the ashes of the old mall, Nanuet once again wears the royal crown for the best movie going experience in Rockland County.  The new Regal Cinemas at the Shops at Nanuet

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NYACK IS THE VILLAGE WITH A HEART

The quaint village of Nyack may be known for its antiques, restaurants, and interesting shops, however, on Saturday, February 1st, Nyack will become the Village With A Heart.  In

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Urban Wolf Unleashed In Nyack

The coolest, hippest pet boutique has just opened up in Nyack.  Located at 85 South Broadway, this awesome new pet store is run by husband and wife team (AJ and Gunner), and is one of the most

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Hottest Real Estate Market Since 2007

The numbers are in for the local real estate market for 2013. .... the hottest in 6 years!You may have heard about how home sales have been on the rise.  Well...it's true!  Here are the

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New Apple Store In Nanuet Is Amazing

When I first heard that Apple was leaving the Palisades Mall my first thoughts were that maybe they wanted to lower their rent, or downsize, or that they just had enough of the landlords at the

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The Cube Has Landed At The Nyack Library

Do you have a story to tell about the Nyack Library?   Well you now have an opportunity to record your personal story about the library in a futuristic, stainless steel cube that is

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Cloud Nine Froyo Cafe In Nyack Grand Opening

With the disappointing news of several local merchants recently closing its doors (Baumgarts and Luminesque), it was refreshing to see the new self serve frozen yogurt shop, Cloud 9 Froyo Cafe,

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Largest Floating Crane Ever Used In United States Coming To Nyack

They call it the Left Coast Lifter, and it's on its way to Nyack to help build the new Tappan Zee Bridge.  For the past few years, this ginormous beast of a crane has been in Oakland,&

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Billy Beez Coming To Palisades Mall

If you're a parent of children between the ages of 3 and 12, and you wonder what to do with your kids on those cold, rainy, snowy days, then you will be happy to hear that opening soon at the

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James Franco and Brad Pitt in Piermont

What does James Franco, Jonah Hill, Brad Pitt and Piermont have in common?  A new movie starring Franco and Hill called True Story was being fimed in Piermont this week.  Brad Pitt is one

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Coming Soon to Palisades Mall in West Nyack

As I was walking around the Palisades Mall the other day, I couldn't help but notice that there were several large spaces that were under construction with the proverbial Coming Soon signs.  

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Real Estate Market Setting Five Year Record

As the year winds down for the local real estate market, I decided to take a quick look at the numbers for 2012 to see if we're still on track to break a 5 year sales record.  And as I check

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Rockland Home Sales Up Twelve Percent

The local real estate numbers are in for 2012's third quarter, and there's good news—along with the bad. The good news: Activity is up around 12-percent for the year for single family

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MOJO LOUNGE COMING SOON TO NYACK

Some may think that with all the bars in Nyack that the last thing we need is another bar opening.  However, the new MoJo Restaurant and Lounge opening soon in Nyack promises to be very

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You can live in Rockland Lake State Park

Have you ever dreamed of living inside one of our beautiful state parks?  Well, you now have that chance.  With just a handful of private homes existing inside Rockland Lake State Park,

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Classic Car Show in Nyack a Success

The great thing about Nyack's Classic Car show that took place Thursday evening, was that you really didn't have to be a car enthusiast to enjoy the gorgeous works of art.  This rolling show of

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Real estate market up almost six percent

Being in real estate, the number one question I usually get asked is, so how's the market? My response is typically, depends who's asking.  In other words, if you're a buyer, the market might

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Home of Randazzo Webb and Great Oom

The local real estate market has seen some brisk activity over the past couple of weeks—the region had 19 properties go under contract and 25 properties transfer title. Moreover, the area

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Barz in Upper Nyack for Sale

After 16 years of running one of Rockland County's only alternative night spots, the owners of Barz in Upper Nyack are looking to sell.  This is a unique opportunity in Upper Nyack where there

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House from Stepmom and Bounty Hunter finds buyer

If you ever drove past the beautiful Victorian home at 501 North Broadway in Upper Nyack and wondered why it looked so familiar, it was probably because you had seen it in a movie.  Known

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How to move a house in South Nyack

Around 1991, local builder William Bosley fell in love with what was at the time a decaying, abandoned carriage house between Piermont Avenue and Washington Avenue in South Nyack. But Bosley's plans

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Car dealership returns to Nyack

In 1954, local car dealer, Jack Kurland, built the glass "fish bowl" showroom at 28 Route 59 for his Cadillac and Oldsmobile dealership.   He successfully ran his business there until 1974

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Two hundred thirty one Rockland homes sell

Rockand County's real estate market is right on track with last year's first quarter numbers. For the first quarter, there were 231 single family home sales, compared with 234 homes sold in the

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American Red Cross to sell Nyack Property

After almost five decades, the American Red Cross is selling their historic building at 143 North Broadway in Nyack. The property is being offered at $550,000.  According to the deed, the

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Nyack and Piermont real estate heats up

It's been busy around the local real estate market over the past couple weeks—with the spring market getting an early start, the area saw a whopping 24 new listings hit the market. And

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Flour Buds Bakery in Nyack

Well it took a while but Flour Buds in Nyack has finally opened its doors.  The all natural and gluten free bakery had a soft opening last week, and is currently open with limited hours.  

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Space available at Vanilla Factory in Nyack

The local real estate market had a decent week of new inventory and new sales—12 new listings hit the market, including great commercial space in our featured property, the Vanilla Factory.

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Rockland Real Estate Year in Review

Another year has come to an end, and the real estate market for 2011 is in the books. Here's a look at the local market's numbers for the previous 12 months. Although many people may believe our

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Upper Nyack Home for Eight Million Dollars

The local real estate market usually gets a little quiet during the Thanksgiving week, but last week had a decent amount of activity.   The area saw 7 new listings hit the,

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Sears home in Upper Grandview hits market

Between 1908 and 1940, Sears, Roebuck & Co. sold approximately 100,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. It was a revolution in American home building; middle class families

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If a tree falls in Rockland County

With all the trees that came down in this last freak storm, the issue of who is responsible for a fallen tree has become a topic of discussion.    I have a client who has a large tree

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Listing prices in Rockland County

The local real estate market was busy this week with a steady influx of new inventory. The area had 11 new properties hit the market, including our featured home: a mid-century modern

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Rockland County Homes Sold

Since we are entering the 4th quarter of the year, I thought it would be interesting to take a quick look at the volume of activity for single family home sales in Rockland County for 2011. ; *

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Ding Dong House For Sale

This has been a very busy week for local real estate. The area saw 10 new listings hit the market. And included in those 10 properties is our featured home: the Ding Dong House in Snedens Landing.

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Client introduces me to Natures Products Local Business

I was sitting outside on North Broadway enjoying my coffee and reviewing my emails when I noticed the Bee Alive store opened its doors for the day. The store that my client described to me only the

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Gucci, Prada, Dior Designer Fashion for Less

Do you want a Prada bag but don’t want to spend a fortune? Or maybe a BCBG jacket or splurge on what Carrie Bradshaw struts through New York City in, Manolo Blahnik pumps, lace up ankle

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Vertigo is now Harbor Hill

Well it's been close to two years since we've seen any activity at the now defunct Vertigo night club on Main Street in Nyack. However, I happened to be walking by yesterday and noticed a new sign

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Cash for your household Metals

Stop...don't throw out that radiator, or that old cast iron sink. Nelsons Metals Corp. in Pearl River will give you cash to recycle your old metals. His slogan is they pay ...sky-high prices for

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New City Bowl Designer Alley

You should see all the changes at the ‘NEW’ New City Bowl! You will discover all new state of the art scoring system with flat screen TV’s for every lane! Wait until you set your eyes on

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Happy Summer Days Coming To an End

Happy Summer! I hope you all are enjoying the sun, vacations, an cookouts with friends and family! We must take full advantage living in the Northeast area when the weather is nice. Can

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Nyack and Piermont Live Jazz And Blues

You do not have to travel to Manhattan for a great night or day of listening to live Jazz and Blues artists. In fact, just step out on to the street or off your porch and your ears will be

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Sizzling Salsa Festival July in Nyack

Sizzling Salsa Festival – Nyack Okay everyone get ready to dance the night away!!! At the Best Western located in Nyack, for the first annual Mid Summer Festival beginning July 28th through

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Fine Dining Special Summer Event

Do you enjoy Fine Dining? How about Fine Dining at an extremely affordable price! My Aha to share! Treat yourself to the flavors of Tuscany – Enjoy a three course meal, paired with four

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Weekend Fun and Fireworks

So what did you plan this weekend? Were you like the hundreds of others that packed up and went to the New Jersey Shore? This is what you could be doing right here in your back yard of Rockland

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This week in local real estate

A fresh new crop of listings hit the market this week: the area saw 14 new properties, including an 1858 Victorian on Cornelison Avenue, a gorgeous waterfront property in South Nyack on Edgewater,

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Castle in Upper Grandview Sells

A very active Spring Market week again for local real estate. We had 15 new listings hit the market including three waterfront homes in Upper Nyack and Piermont, a vintage Dutch Colonial on

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Special Evening at Jimmys on Main

Join in the fun! Wine Parings and Home Style cooking, Jimmy's on Main located in Nanuet, New York is having a Special Evening on Monday May 16th between 6 - 9:30p.m. Jimmy has planned an amazing six

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Local Company Helps Celebrate An American Original

Considered the foremost American realist painter of the 20th century, Edward Hopper is a cultural icon- and the Edward House Art Center, located in Nyack, the birthplace and childhood home of the

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Local Real Estate..Five homes over $1,100,000 hit the market.

This has been the week of high-end properties. Nyack, Piermont and the nearby area had seven new properties hit the market this week—and of the seven, five were above $1,100,000. In fact, the

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Local real estate...Tax Grievance Day coming!

It was a quiet week in local real estate, likely due to the holidays. The area only had three new listings hit the market: a starter home on East Street in West Nyack, a low-priced vintage Colonial

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A busy week in local real estate

The Nyack-Piermont area saw nine new listings hit the market this week, including a bi-level in Valley Cottage, a Neo Victorian on Cornelison in South Nyack, a renovated ranch on Palmer Ave in Upper

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Art Cafe in Nyack expands

What's very interesting about the Art Cafe's expansion, is that it's happening during a time when there is a lot of uncertainty in the economy. It's encouraging to see a small family run cafe take

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Family Swim at the Nyack YMCA

Well, I finally took advantage of the swimming available to us Nyack YMCA members. My little 3 year old loves the water, so off we went to go swimming in the middle of the winter...right here in

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BEE ALIVE COMING TO NYACK

I am happy to report that I recently leased 19 North Broadway in Nyack to the local company Bee Alive. For the past 25 years, this family owned business based in Valley Cottage, NY has been selling

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