Peekskill, NY Real Estate News

By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
The Bear Mountain Bridge is yet another photo in my bridge series that I took from a moving train.  This is a suspension bridge over the Hudson River and was put into operation in 1924. This bridge connects  Peeksill in Westchester county on the east side of the river,  to Orange County in the west. The area is very scenic and Bear Mountain Park is a popular recreational destination. Many travel this Bridge to get too and from another well known national institution, West Point, which is located just about 20 minutes from the east side of the bridge.  
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
What do George Pataki and Mel Gibson have in common? Peekskill, NY. Gibson was born here, and Pataki was once the mayor.  I have blogged about Peekskill's market activity previously. We are talking about a historic river town with a lot of charm for those who dig pre war architecture. The place is teeming with activity and forward movement. Many of the old buildings have been restored, and the once dreary downtown is an eclectic mix of Bohemia and commerce. One thing that struck me when I was taking photos the other day was how many people and cars got in the way of my getting a clear snapshot. Then it struck me. That is the picture.  The history goes back to the pre colonial era when the place was a valuable riverfront trading spot. Named for Jan Peeck's Creek, ("kil" is dutch for stre...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
Peekskill, NY now has a wonderful Dog Park! Opened October 31, 2009, the project was started by Peekskill homeowner (and dog owner) Michael Sellers, who devoted a year and a half to getting the city to dedicate unused park land to the project. The park now has a board of directors, a terrific website with plenty of pictures, and 50 visitors a week. It has also made the local news several times, including Journal News coverage of a visit from Santa Claus just 10 days ago (and you thought he just dug reindeer). You can read the story by clicking on the link on the park website.   To take underused parkland and transform it into a place where people and enjoy themselves and build a community is a special undertaking, but then again, you have to know Mr. Sellers like I know him. I sold him ...
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By J. Philip Faranda, Associate Broker / Office Manager
(Howard Hanna Rand Realty)
Overlooking the Hudson River, Peekskill is the only city of all the municipalities in northern Westchester County. When I was growing up it was where you went to do to the Department of Motor Vehicles office and little else. Today it has a far more vibrant downtown with art galleries, cafes and shopping of all kinds. And the DMV is still there.  I started my company in 2005, and the company's first closing was on a home in Peeksksill. I remain in touch with my clients. They have done great things to that house. Like many Manhattan dwellers, Peekskill appealed for the nearby Hudson Line train terminal, the vast array of pre war architecture, Hudson River views and the relatively affordable prices compared to much of Westchester. I continue to do business there.  How has the market in Pee...
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By Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor
(Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty)
Every season, Prudential Rand Realty collects information about community events throughout the Hudson Valley for our clients, colleagues, and friends. For Winter 2008, we assembled this compilation of events, and hope you are able to make the most out of this beautiful Winter Season. Peekskill, NY Events - 12th Annual Holiday Show December 21, 12 - 3 PM Peekskill Parks and Recreation hosts the 12th Annual Holiday Show, the event will be held at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill. 1008 Brown Street. Music, Toys, Characters, and Santa Claus! Toys and donations are welcome to help make this event a success! Admission is free. For more information please call (914) 734-7275 Note: Many thanks to the tourism offices for Westchesterr, Rockland, and Orange Counties, and to the town...
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The Paramount  Center in Peekskill has a history in Westchester County that dates back to the 1930's.  Some programs of note are:March 8th, 2008  Savion Glove with McCoy Tyner TrioMarch 22, 2008   The Four TopsApril 26, 2008     Jessye Norman June 21, 2008    Patti LaBelleFor Special Events, Programs, to buy tickets and directions please check out their web site:The Paramount Center for the Arts     Miriam Bernstein, CRS, ABR, GRI, e-Pro, SRES        Associate Broker, Licensed in the State of New YorkRE/MAX Prime Properties, Westchester County, New York 10583www.MiriamBernstein.com"Content of this blog is solely my opinion"
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By Michael Trinchitella, Putnam Westchester Real Estate
(Putnam, Westchester Real Estate)
    Chapel Hill is located on 100 acres between Peekskill, NY and the Blue Mountain Reservation. Dramatic details such as Boston hips, bay windows and entrance porticos are featured in semi-attached townhomes. The former Chapel was restored and renovated into a 13,000 square foot recreational facility. The old school building was converted into lofts. Location: Off Maple Avenue, Peekskill, NY No. and Type of Units: 72 Semi-attached Two to Four Bedroom Homes, 94 Two to Three Bedroom Townhomes, 28 Lofts in the Historic St. Germaine's Building Projected Completion Date: 2005 Unique Amenities: Recreation Center with Pool, Fitness Center, Meeting Rooms and Lounge, 1.5 miles from Peekskill Train Station, Woodland Trails Search all homes available for sale in Chapel Hill here: Chapel Hill Town...
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By Michael Trinchitella, Putnam Westchester Real Estate
(Putnam, Westchester Real Estate)
Riverbend Townhouses in Peekskill NYA 201-unit luxury townhome complex. On a lovely hillside overlooking a bend in the majestic Hudson River, Riverbend by GDC offers a unique blend of dramatic architecture, lovely water views, a lushly landscaped site, an exciting lifestyle and unmatched value. A Distinctive GDC Community. Very Elegant. Very Dramatic. Very Beautiful.     Search all: Townhouses for sale in Riverbend      Search all: Townhouses in Northern Westchester CountyThe SiteOld Stone walls with ornamental metal railings on South Street greet you and let you know that you are coming to a special place. As you enter Riverbend you drive through a brick-paved circle and pass the community's magnificent Clubhouse. Drive into the heart of Riverbend-awaiting you are a soothing waterfall ...
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By Zef Camaj, Live Your Lifestyle!
(Houlihan Lawrence, Inc)
WOW! This is going to be a great thing for the Peekskill area. This redevelopment should increase tourist traffic and bring in more revenue to the local economy. Here is a breakdown of the waterfront redevelopment plan:The city's Waterfront Redevelopment Plan was developed by the city to promote the reorientation of an underutilized area into a mixed use neighborhood with various water-enhanced uses. The $8.3 million will be used for the following projects: • A new Lincoln Plaza at the base of Central Ave. to the west of Water St. - $1,135,000 The plaza will serve as a focal point for the revitalized waterfront area. The plaza and public gathering space, adjacent to the Lincoln Depot Museum at Peekskill Landing Park, will include a fountain, reflecting pools, benches, and other amenitie...
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By Zef Camaj, Live Your Lifestyle!
(Houlihan Lawrence, Inc)
I always wonder what it was like when the first settlers came here and started laying the ground work for the  rest of us to enjoy. Talk about going out on the leap of faith. Here are some pics that show us what is looked like. Peekskill  Landing, Hudson River by F. Benjamin  Peekskill on Hudson by Moonlight
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By Zef Camaj, Live Your Lifestyle!
(Houlihan Lawrence, Inc)
This is great news for all local residents and for anyone who is looking to move into the area. It looks like the efforts of the community leaders are paying off. Here is a copy of the Press Release issued by the City:Peekskill Achieves 0% Tax Increase for Second Year in a Row.  Revenues Produced as Result of Revitalization Plan's Smart Growth Make it Possible to Prevent Increases Without Cutting Services. Unanimous 7-0 Bipartisan Vote Secures Approval for 2007 Budget; New Tech Position Created, Union Contracts Settled Even Though No Tax Increase is Scheduled. For Immediate Release Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006 Contact: Mayor John Testa 914-734-4105 PEEKSKILL, NY-For the second year in a row the City of Peekskill's aggressive and successful Revitalization Plan will allow for a 0% tax increase....
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