The 3rd annual The Knickerbocker Art Show™ will be held June 9th through the 12th. Hosted by Reverol & Co., LLC., this third installment of The Knickerbocker Art Show features twelve established contemporary artists whose works explore and define boundaries in photo surrealism, multimedia installation, and video installations.
Some of the artists selected to participate this year include Carvalho, Larko, DeVillamejane, Furuta, Lebreton, Zambrano, Infantino, Oleaga, Villegas, and Bancel. Their work includes sculpture, painting, video, and installations.
Knickerbocker Lofts, a condominium community with towering ceilings and teaming sunlight, offers the ideal backdrop for exhibiting an eclectic display of art. This 1860s structure originally housed the historic Knickerbocker press of G.P. Putnam’s Sons in New Rochelle. Converted into residential lofts, each home displays a bit of history with an eclectic mix of architectural variety in the entrances, windows, and ornamental brick work.
The Knickerbocker Art Show hours are Friday, June 10, 2011, 11am to 6pm. Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11am to 6pm. Sunday, June 12, 11am to 6pm. 55 Webster Avenue, New Rochelle NY 10801. For more information go to www.TheKnickerbockerArtShow.com.
New Rochelle is known as “The Queen City of the Sound”. This pulsating, large community is rich in culture, art, history and education and just a 30 minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal.
History is on display at Glen Island Park and beaches. This 105-acre island is connected to New Rochelle by a drawbridge built in the 1920s. Originally built as a summer resort by John H. Starin, many features from the 1920 are in tact, such as cannons, sculptures, castles, arched openings and round towers from the days when Glen Island was a resort. Today, Glen Island Park offers picnic pavilions, open picnic areas, boat launching, pathways, a catering hall and a restaurant, formerly Glen Island Casino of Big Band era fame.
Bordering the Long Island Sound, New Rochelle features Hudson Park and Beach, located on the south end on Hudson Park Road. Opening May 29th, Hudson Park has everything you need for a summer outing – a grassy recreation area (great for Frisbee and sunbathing) with a bandshell and Long Island Sound beaches. Five Islands Park has a large grassy area, sunbather’s beach, picnic areas, pavilion, large children’s play area with equipment, outdoor amphitheater, also ideal for nature walks. A pedestrian bridge links Big and Little Harrison Island to the main Oakwood Island. This beautiful park has barbeque pits, picnic tables, benches and open air pavilions for rent and a dock for fishing.
New Rochelle enjoys a diverse roster of restaurants from The Post Road Ale, serving up fine American food in a casual setting to Coromandel, an Indian- inspired restaurant with plentiful, fresh food and generous cocktails. The New York Times recently review Alvin and Friends, which true to its name makes a first time visitor feel comfortable and welcome in this sophisticated setting that serves Southern and Caribbean food.
Take a look at Houlihan Lawrence’s Community video on New Rochelle:
New Rochelle features a wide offering of real estate from condos and co-ops to single family homes. Here are a few active listings:
294 Church Street is a ranch style home with entry hall, family room with a door to the backyard and a large basement with washer/dryer area and one car garage. A large living room, dining room, eat-in-kitchen with door to 16×20 deck complete plus 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths complete this home.
120 Bon Air Avenue has old world charm with modern updates. Located ona quiet street, this home features 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, family room, powder room and full Bath and laundry first floor.
423-423 Wilmot Road is a stunning stone manor house, totally renovated in 2004 combining the best of the old and new. Original, museum quality carved plaster ceilings, beautiful sweeping staircase. Formal 30′ living room with original fireplace and bookcases,17 ‘ formal dining room. Gourmet kitchen with two granite islands, six bedrooms, all new baths.
In April, 245 homes closed in Westchester County, a 13% drop from April, 2010. This time last year, the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit was in place and set to expire in April, 30, 2010, creating a surge of activity that was fueled by the approaching deadline. As a result, numbers from the first half of last year are a bit skewed when compared to this year.
The greatest number of closed transactions this April occurred in:
Yonkers – 25 Sales
Scarsdale – 18 Sales
New Rochelle – 16 Sales
Rye – 14 Sales
White Plains & Yorktown Heights tie with 13 Sales each
April’s Highest home sales (listed with Houlihan Lawrence):