Tag Archives: Sullivan County

Bottom Fishing in Upstate New York

LIVING IN THE HAMPTONS, as I do part-time, I’m often floored by the low prices of real estate in breathtakingly beautiful upstate New York. Around here, mean little ’70s houses are often priced at upwards of half a mil (they … Continue reading

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Meet ‘Upstater’

1838 Thornton M. Niven House, Newburgh, N.Y., 399K ONCE AGAIN <the blogger said sheepishly> I apologize for the infrequency of my posts of late. Not to worry — I am about to embark on a new, Brooklyn-based gig that has … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.

THERE’S A VERY APPEALING SCHOOL OF DECORATING involving flea market finds, old stoves and farmhouse sinks, distressed wood furniture — all things vintage, from lighting to linens to glassware. As practiced by Randy Florke, whose Restore. Recycle. Repurpose. (Create A … Continue reading

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Catskills vs. Hudson Valley: Talk me down

Friday’s New York Times ran a piece headlined “Catskill Home Prices: How Low Will They Go?”, which pretty much corroborated what I wrote in my blog entry of last week, “End of Year Bargain$ in Columbia County Cheap Cheap CHEAP!!!”  … Continue reading

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