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Once again, real estate opens up its coffers for Cuomo | Armonk Real Estate


Top New York real estate players continue to funnel their considerable financial resources to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign, a review of the latest state campaign finance filings show.

Leading the pack by a comfortable distance was Leonard Litwin’s Glenwood Management, which gave $169,200 between July 12 and August 4, according to campaign finance records. In total, Glenwood, which has a rental apartment empire on the Upper East Side and is a vehement opponent of the under-construction East 91st Street waste transfer station, has given the governor over $1 million since 2011.

Retail real estate mogul Richard Baker of NRDC Equity Partners gave Cuomo $50,000 between July 12 and August 4. NRDC, through subsidiaries, owns both Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Entities associated with the Fisher Brothers — which was recently hit with subpoenas by the now-defunct Moreland Commission over 421-a tax abatements that were carved out by Cuomo for the firm — gave at least $40,000. BFC Partners, which is developing the $580 million Empire Outlets mall project on Staten Island, gave $25,000. East Coast Plumbing LLC, which shares a Paramus, NJ-address with a Vornado Realty Trust-controlled entity, also gave $25,000, as did entities associated with Ron Moelis’ L&M Development.

Brokers who opened their wallets for Cuomo in this period include Cushman & Wakefield’s Bruce Mosler, who gave $10,000, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Brian Waterman and Michael Ippolito, who each contributed $5,000.

Overall, Cuomo raked in just under $1.1 million in this filing period.

The Fisher Brothers and Mosler made their donations on July 24, the New York Observer noted, just a day after a New York Times investigation revealed that Cuomo may have interfered with an anti-corruption panel that was looking into his ties to the real estate industry.

In the first half of the year, Cuomo’s four top donors all came from the industry, as TRD reported.

– See more at: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2014/08/13/once-again-real-estate-opens-up-its-coffers-for-cuomo/#sthash.3Rmx3MRj.dpuf

Local Farmers Markets | Armonk NY Homes



Fresh Fish & Bread Return Full-time at Tarrytown Farmers Market;
Recycle Sack Program Begins in Ossining;
Chef Maria Reina Hosts Cooking Demo in Croton-on-Hudson + MORE

August 7-13th, 2014

What’s New, In Season, and On Sale This Week
$1 OFF Round Soaps
Regularly $4 each; now $3!

Sisters Wicked Good Soap

$2 OFF purchase of 5 products Select from chuneys & frozen
kofta, saag, samosa, & rajama

Bombay Emerald Chutney Co.

Taliaferro Farm

Blueberry Honey
Honeybrook Farms

Gajeski Produce
Mead Orchards

Almond, Chocolate, & Traditional
Wave Hill Breads

Fishkill Farm

Taliaferro Farm

Fishkill Farm

Fishkill Farm

Honey in the Rough
Honeybrook Farms

Just Crust Chips and
Rustic Croutons

Garlic, Naked & With a Kick
$0.50 OFF/bag this weekend!

Wave Hill Breads

Kabuchi Squash
Gajeski Produce

Monkey Bread
Wave Hill Breads

Alex’s Tomato Farm
Mead Orchards
Migliorelli Farm

Mead Orchards


Taliaferro Farm

Fishkill Farm
John D. Madura Farm
Migliorelli Farm
Rexcroft Farm
Wright Family Farm

Shawungunk Honey
Honeybrook Farms

Spring Meadow Honey
Honeybrook Farms

Summer Squash Ravioli
Made w green & yellow squash, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, &
onions – all from Newgate Farm
Trotta Pasta

String Beans
Gajeski Produce

Alex’s Tomato Farm

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New Rochelle

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Headed to the city soon?

Visit a Down to Earth
Farmers Market in NYC!

New Rochelle – Friday, August 8th

Only TWO chances left to meet a Rockstar (under age 9, that is…)! The Beth El Day Camp Rockstars, girls ages 7 and 8, will serve as Food Ambassadors to New Rochelle’s Down to Earth Farmers Market tomorrow and Friday, August 15th. Between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm, you can find the girls with their latest recipe made from fresh market ingredients. Tomorrow they’ll feature FRUIT KABOBS. They make the recipe and offer free samples – and free recipe cards – for everyone to recreate it at home. See you there!

Ossining – Saturday, August 9th

Recycle Sack: With the goal to eliminate plastic bags from the farmers market, this Saturday, the market manager in Ossining will begin accepting donations of clean, reusable shopping bags that people would like to drop-off. The donated bags will be offered to customers as an alternative to plastic bags for their market purchases. For each bag donated, customers can enter to win a $25 gift certificate for the market, and a winner will be drawn every 2 weeks!

Croton-on-Hudson: Sunday, August 10th

Chef Maria Reina of Bella Cucina Maria will host a free cooking demo from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. She creates healthy, seasonal dishes with fresh ingredients from the market. She has a wonderful recipe for this week that features pasture-raised eggs and peppers, but that’s the only hint we’ll give for now. Stop by to sample her dish and gain new ideas for cooking from the market!

For additional events, visit our Down to Earth Markets Event Calendar.

Stay tuned to all market happenings via our Down to Earth Markets Facebook page
and follow us on Instagram and on Twitter @DowntoEarthMkts.

Feed Your River: How Riverkeeper and Down to Earth Markets Are Teaming Up
to Support Local Food and Clean Water
by Jeremy Cherson of Riverkeeper
Hudson Sunset
Hudson River sunset as seen by the
Ossining waterfront

Riverkeeper, New York’s clean water advocate, and Down to Earth Markets are teaming up this summer and fall to present the Feed Your River Series, a partnership between neighbors to promote local food and the importance of clean water. The first event takes place this Saturday, August 9th, when Riverkeeper will appear at the Ossining Farmers Market to discuss our latest initiatives with market customers.

Did you know that over 100,000 New Yorkers get their drinking water directly from the Hudson River? Another 8 million New Yorkers depend on the good health of the Catskills for their drinking water supply.

Come visit Riverkeeper at these Down to Earth Farmers Markets:

8/9: Ossining Farmers Market
8/16: Tarrytown Farmers Market
8/31: Piermont Farmers Market
9/7: McGolrick Park Farmers Market (Brooklyn)
9/7: Park Slope Farmers Market (Brooklyn)
10/11: Morningside Park Farmers Market (Manhattan)

The connection between clean water and healthful food is readily apparent for our friends at Down to Earth Markets. Their farmers markets bring the finest produce of the Hudson Valley and surrounding area to the people of the metro region.

Farmers in the Catskills and Hudson Valley rely on clean, plentiful water to provide us with nutritious food. Supporting farmers at a Down to Earth Market helps farms within the NYC watershed stay in business and thrive. Ultimately, stewardship of farmland is an important component of maintaining water quality on the Hudson and its tributaries.

Riverkeeper will be featured at select Down to Earth Markets throughout the estuary to engage communities about the importance of protecting the Hudson River and our drinking supply. Stop by the learn about our ongoing campaigns to stop dangerous oil shipments down the Hudson, prevent the raid of clean water funds to finance the Tappan Zee Bridge, and keep fracking waste off New York roads. Everyone can make an impact. Find out how by visiting Riverkeeper at your favorite Down to Earth Farmers Market.

Riverkeeper relies on extraordinary heroes like you to raise the red flag and educate the public on threats to our river. We need you to join our volunteer team to help the Feed Your River Series thrive and grow. Click here to join our outreach and education volunteer team. See you at the markets!

Rotating* Vendors This Week
*Vendors who rotate through various markets during the season.
They enjoy getting to know many communities, and here’s where to find them this week:

New Rochelle – Friday, August 8th

Trotta Foods (Locally sourced Italian specialties)

Larchmont – Saturday, August 9th

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
Calcutta Kitchens
Flourish Baking Company
Trotta Foods (Locally sourced Italian specialties)

Ossining – Saturday, August 9th

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
Hudson River Apiaries
Sisters Wicked Good Soap

Tarrytown – Saturday, August 9th

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery

Piermont – Sunday, August 10th

Simple Eats with Chef T
#Freedom Craft Brewery

Rye – Sunday, August 10th

Bombay Emerald Chutney Company
Kontoulis Family Olive Oil
Trotta Foods (Locally sourced Italian specialties)
Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery

Boom! Richard Sherman Buys Seattle-area Home from Jamal Crawford | Armonk Real Estate


It’s been a big year for Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. First, he helped lead his team to its first-ever Super Bowl victory — a crushing 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. On June 6, it was announced he would be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 15, a popular video game series. And lastly, he recently went home shopping and landed himself a nice deal.

Source: Wikipedia

The famously outspoken All-Pro defender has bought a $2.3 million mansion in the Seattle area from Jamal Crawford, a Seattle native and star guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. The sale was first reported in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the sale is recorded in property records.

Crawford lost $1 million on the 4-bedroom, 6.25-bath home in Maple Valley, WA. He bought it in April 2006 for $3.231 million.

Maple Valley is about 45 minutes from Seattle and convenient to the Seahawks practice field in Renton.

After an extension deal announced last month, Sherman is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL, with a four-year, $56 million contract.

The private, gated Mediterranean mansion has a curved staircase, “Tuscan columns,” and two stone fireplaces. A red game room has a pool table and wet bar, and three bedrooms have private decks. There’s also an indoor swimming pool and a basketball court.


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Cute Clinton Hill Townhouse Asks $2.6 Million, and More | Armonk Homes


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↑ First up on the Roundup is this cute little townhouse in Clinton Hill. Built in the 1860s, it has carved marble mantels, ceiling plasterwork, oak flooring, 10-foot ceilings, and exposed beams. There’s also a planted garden. Asking price is $2.599 million.

More townhouses in Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Park Slope after the jump >>

↑ Up next is this two-building property in Boerum Hill. The lot includes a brick townhouse, a contemporary carriage house, and a very nice landscaped garden. The 1800s townhouse has original wide plank floors, tin ceilings, and marble mantles, while the carriage house has a huge kitchen and three floors of living space. It’s asking $3.3 million.



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4 Fairfield County Towns Among Top Spots For Renters Raising Families | Armonk Real Estate


Darien, Wilton, New Canaan and Ridgefield have all been named to Rent.com‘s Top 25 Cities for Renters Raising Families.

The towns “boast some of the nation’s best school systems, beautiful parks and affluent communities,” according to a press release. Darien ranked the highest of Connecticut towns at No. 6. Wilton was ranked 12th, New Canaan was 18th and Ridgefield was named 24th.

Rent.com has assembled the Top 25 Cities for Renters Raising Families with the help of New York-based Onboard Informatics 2014, a data and technology company.

“This list is based on cities and towns with a high concentration of family households (greater than 70 percent), population greater than 10,000 and a median household income of $50K or more,” according to the release.

Rental data and median rental rates based on Rent.com data. Cities with fewer than 1,000 rental dwellings were eliminated.





Ridiculous Brownstone in Brooklyn Heights Asks $16M | Armonk Real Estate


↑ We might as well end the Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup, because this completely unreal brownstone in Brooklyn Heights makes the rest of this week’s entries look like a bunch of crackhouses. Located right above the Promenade, 192 Columbia Heights—a designated landmark built in 1859—is 25′-wide with 14′ ceilings, two terraces, a landscaped backyard, and some pretty spectacular views of New York Harbor. It has three working fireplaces with period mantels,  floor-to-ceiling bay windows, a walnut-and-cherry staircase, original oak parquet flooring, and walnut wainscoting. Oh, and according to The New York Times, Norman Mailer once had a “private writing aerie” on the fifth floor. It’s asking a whopping $16 million, which would set a record for single-family homes in Brooklyn Heights. Yikes yikes yikes.

North Castle Hosting Zero Waste Day | Armonk Real Estate


The Town of North Castle is showing why it is one of the most environmentally friendly towns in Westchester.

The town is hosting its 10th Zero Waste Day on Saturday, April 26 behind North Castle Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents can donate gently used items to be reused and also recycle scrap metal and electronic waste. A shredder will be on hand to shred personal papers.

Groups like the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Adopt-a-Dog, Recycle-a-Bicycle and Furniture Sharehouse.

The event used to be held twice a year, but the recycling committee decided to hold it once a year to increase participation.

“This is all for a good cause,” Linda Trummer-Napolitano, the co-chair of the North Castle Recycling Committee said. “It keeps things out of the waste stream.”




North Castle Supervisor Schiliro Report | Armonk NY Homes


Supervisor’s Review
Here’s What’s Going On………
From Supervisor Michael Schiliro:

Economic Development



  • Armonk Square – A few more stores have opened, namely Bowls (soups and salads), JP Morgan Chase and the children’s store Jagger and Jade. The final location, Peachwave (frozen yogurt) will open sometime in April.

  • The site of the North White Plains Diner is currently under construction and will re-open under new ownership. (pictured above right)

  • Bristal Assisted Living – Is open for business and plans on a Grand Opening event later this year.

  • Restaurants – Amore has settled into its beautiful new location. Coming soon to its old location is Fattoria Dinner House which will have a coastal Mediterranean menu. Roberto’s/Zero Otto Nove of Arthur Avenue will be opening a new restaurant in Town at the former “RTE 22” location
  • CVS – All the permits are in place and outdoor work will resume once the weather improves

Public Works Update


  • Con Edison is winding down the Line Hardening Project for the “Armonk Loop”, securing a more reliable system. In January, the Town limited tree cutting to 10 per private property and instituted a review of designated trees along Town and NYS right-of-ways.
  • Record snowfall: 18 snow events totaling 77 inches, and sub-freezing temperatures took a toll on our trucks and our roads. The Town Board has authorized the purchase of two new Highway vehicles in addition to two ordered in late 2013, and an additional Parks vehicle to replace older equipment.
  • Pot-hole repair has been ongoing. In addition, road improvements will be assessed early to mid-April in conjunction with the 2013 Pavement Management Study. Scheduling of  repairs will begin later this Spring.
  • The Town board conducted a work session to explore options for additional Parking in Downtown Armonk.
  • The Windmill Water Main Project is on schedule to go to bid in April for construction proposals.  At the same, time the three Windmill structures maintained by Water District #2 will go out to bid for repair and rehabilitation.

Town Council Corner


A Message from Town Councilman Barbara DiGiacinto:


Attention North White Plains Residents


On the first Saturday of each month, Councilwoman Barbara DiGiacinto meets with North White Plains residents at the Community Center. Schedules permitting, Supervisor Schiliro, Councilmen D’Angelo, Reiter, or Berra are in attendance.


The next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 5 from 11:00 AM until 12:30PM. Please consider stopping by the Community Center and sharing your concerns and visions for the Town of North Castle as well as for North White Plains.

In addition, Councilwoman DiGiacinto is creating a North White Plains email list. Please send your name and email address to:  bdigiacinto@northcastleny.com


Please mark your calendar with the 2014 North White Plains meeting dates: May 3, June 7, July 12*, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1, and December 6.  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

(*Second Saturday due to July 4th Holiday Weekend.)




Upcoming Community Events
Saturday  April 5 (Rain Date 4/12) – EGG HUNT EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Time:           10:30am SHARP at Community Park Track Field                      205 Business Park Drive, Armonk


12:30pm SHARP at North Castle Community Center Fields                     10 Clove Road, North White Plains



Saturday  April 26 – Zero Waste Day!  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  North Castle Town Hall



Sunday   April 27 – 2014 Annual Town Wide Clean Up!  9:00 – 11:00 AM

*Community Center North White Plains – 10 Clove Street

*Town Hall in Armonk –  15 Bedford Road

*Banksville Fire House in Banksville


Note:  Town wide clean up day is a great day for families and friends to take pride in our town.  It is as simple as picking any part of the Town, a particular street or park, grab some free bags from the locations above, and help keep our town beautiful.  Thanks in advance for participating.




In Conclusion….
It has been a wonderful first three months serving as your Supervisor.  I want to thank the Town Board members for being fully engaged and committed to serving “you”, our residents. We are all supported by a great staff in the Town who work hard to deliver the services we all expect.  And finally, I want to thank you, the residents for your continued support and input.  Keep the ideas coming!