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US OPEN: CENTRE COURT SERIES ADVANTAGE: 18 CRANBERRY LANE

With the 2014 US Open in town, we found nearby homes that are equipped with all you need to perfect that grand slam-winning backhand serve, since before you become the next Serena Williams or Roger Federer, the world’s greatest tennis stars would not be here without an appropriate place to practice on. Halstead Property presents the Centre Court Series Advantage at 18 Cranberry Lane in the Hamptons.

On the grounds of the original Devon Colony in the Highlands of Amagansett, this exquisitely landscaped 5.2 acres of land includes a Har-Tru American Red Clay tennis court that  is oriented North-South to provide minimum sun glare during a match. These courts are irrigated and sit to the East of the Main House separated by mature plantings as to not disturb the easy living of family and friends in the main house, dining on the patio or relaxed enjoyment in the heated pool.

The residence is one of five original homes in a historic enclave, and is ripe with original architectural details from decorative columns, to French doors and a tiled fireplace in the main living room. Best of all, when it’s time to rest your weary muscles after a long day of tennis practice you can rest easy in the lofty en-suite master bedroom that boasts unparalleled views of the tranquil blue-green waters of Gardiners Bay. Imagine waking up to the aforementioned views, combined with the anticipation of sitting down to eat breakfast in a storied outdoor setting of your choice – from a uniquely proportioned parterre garden and an elevated brick patio with decorative fountain to any spot that suits you on the vast, and vibrant green lawn that seems to blend straight in to the ocean. In addition, the property includes a two bedroom, one bath guest cottage and a newly renovated studio to accommodate a healthy number of guests.

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Click here to learn more about this Amagansett property with Centre Court Advantage, or contact Halstead Property’s local Hamptons agents, Cornelia Dodge over email and John Scott over email

TOP 10 HIDDEN GEMS OF GRAMERCY

By: Ivana Tagliamonte, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Halstead Property Village Office.

Gramercy Park is one of New York’s most historic and unique neighborhoods. The area is centrally located on Manhattan’s East Side and extends from 14th to 24th Street between Fifth and First Avenues, and is filled with beautiful 19th century townhouses, Victorian brownstones, and prewar buildings. Gramercy Park gets its name from the only private keyed-park in the city. Known as the oldest residential neighborhood, Gramercy is also home to many fabulous restaurants, trendy nightspots and lots of great shopping including my Top 10 Hidden Neighborhood Gems listed below:

1. Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon – The perfect place for high tea and scrumptious treats, try one of their scones and you won’t regret it.  Located at 56 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003.

2. Pure Food and Wine’s Back Terrace – A magical spot – the raw food menu is incredible, especially the lasagna! Located at 54 Irving Place (between 17th and 18th streets)New York NY, 10010.

3. Piccolo café – The coffee is divine, and the tarts and sweets are hard to resist. Located at 157 3rd Ave (between 15th and 16th Street) New York, NY 10003.

4. Stuyvesant Square Park – Featuring a beautiful selection of plants and flowers thanks to Mary the gardener, frequent community events like Tango and outdoor movies plus a fantastic dog run on the East Side. Located at Gramercy Park, New York, NY 10003.

5. Gramercy Park Hotel – The Rose Bar is an excellent place for an afternoon meeting, the roof top bar, Gramercy Terrace, is a  neighborhood hot spot, and the bar at Maialino’s is an excellent place for to linger over a frothy cappuccino and brioche in the mornings. Located at 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

6. Bedford Cheese Shop (67 Irving Plaza) and Lamarca Cheese Shop (161 East 22nd Street) – Featuring imported cheeses as well as fresh breads.

7. Warshaw Hardware Store – A neighborhood institution, well organized and always helpful. Located at 248 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10010. 

8. Block Beautiful – East 19th Street between Irving and Third Avenue incorporate a beautiful mix of historic homes thanks in large part to Frederick Sterner. 

9. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site – Just a block from Gramercy Park South. Located at 28 East 20th Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway.

10. Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon – Known for its excellent pilates and gyrotonics instructors. Located at 190 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003.

Share your Hidden Neighborhood Gems with me over email and visit my agent website to learn more about Gramercy Park, and for all of your New York City real estate needs. 

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Thoughts and opinions presented in this post are those of Ivana Tagliamonte and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Halstead Property, LLC. 

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR EMPTY NESTERS

By: Team Hermann, Licensed Real Estate Salesteam at Halstead Property’s Washington Heights Office.

As Labor Day approaches, many parents are in the thick of getting their children ready for school, but there are some parents who are having a very different experience. Their status has changed, they are empty-nesters. All the kids are grown up and have moved out. 

What to do? DOWNSIZE! 

When empty-nesters come to us to begin the search for their new home, they are very excited to do so, but they all have the same question,

 What do we do with a lifetime’s accumulation of possessions?

George and I are well prepared to help because we did this ourselves. 

We had already embraced the well known saying that less is more. Our goal became to create the clean lines and calm we always felt upon stepping into a freshly made up, well-appointed hotel room, (within the parameters of real life!). 

Visualize yourselves in the space that would make you happy. Here are some real-life tips to help you start un-encumbering yourselves from your no doubt lovely, but excess of possessions: 

1. The good china you have packed away, up on that high shelf, do you love it? Make it your china, period. Use it daily and for company, but If it’s not dishwasher safe, replace it. Now, moving along to salad bowls and platters, do you really need enough to cater a State Dinner? Our children were very happy to take some of those, and you can donate the rest.

2. LOVE that big, brilliant red coat you last wore, once, December of 2012? Keep it, but be prepared to go through all of your clothes, and be scrupulous about your decision on every single item, whether to keep or donate. Local charitable organizations would be very happy recipients of your gently worn donations.

3. Not the books! I was adamant that I could not part with a single one of the 14-foot tall, floor-to-ceiling bookcase worth of books. That is, until I went through them. I survived, and some local libraries and community centers were very happy to receive wonderful selections to sell in their bookstores or put into their circulation.

4. Break the chain. Insisting that our children take things could be passing on the burden of owning too many possessions. Let them chose what they like, and that’s all! The fabulous carpet we couldn’t use remained rolled up until we got the message. 

5. Time to go shopping! This may sound counter-intuitive, but it’s very necessary. Now is the time to go check out all the wonderful new designs and components that have been designed with city apartments in mind. Downsizing does not mean your family will not have a place to stay when they visit. We have 2 love seats that turn into twin size beds simply by removing the pillows and lowering the arms. As for that oversized credenza you walk passed all the time, the one that is full of things you rarely if ever use, it may not work in your new apartment. Measure it. If it does not fit on paper, it won’t fit. It is far easier to find a new and very appreciative home for it before you move. 

Happily, you will find that what you do keep instantaneously becomes much more special. You will be reminded of the value of all of your lovely, special, meaningful things. Moving is known to be stressful; Fulfilling a longtime plan to downsize and begin a new wonderful time in your life does not have to be. In fact, here is how we describe the experience,  it’s LIBERATING! 

Some of our favorite resources for interior furnishings that will look great, while providing the ease of living that you are aiming for include ISS Designs and Resource Furniture.

Visit Team Hermann’s website and connect with RoseAnn Hermann over email, and George Hermann over email to learn more.

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Thoughts and opinions presented in this post are those of RoseAnn and George Hermann and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Halstead Property, LLC.

US OPEN: CENTRE COURT SERIES ADVANTAGE: 260 SOUTH LAKE DRIVE

With the 2014 US Open in town, we found nearby homes that are equipped with all you need to perfect that grand slam-winning backhand serve, since before you become the next Serena Williams or Roger Federer, the world’s greatest tennis stars would not be here without an appropriate place to practice on. Halstead Property presents the Centre Court Series Advantage, starting with 260 South Lake Drive in Stamford, CT.

A world-class tennis court is yours for the taking whenever you need it at this sprawling gated estate on over 8.5 gorgeous acres of impeccably manicured land. The newly renovated court is built with post tension concrete and classic turf sport surface material that suits tennis, basketball and multi-sport courts, and the versatile high-tech cushioning system allows for less physical wear and tear on players, as it is 30% softer than asphalt or concrete. While we cannot guarantee your tennis-playing skill level, we can guarantee it is this kind of court that allows for customized speed of play, and provides 100% consistent ball bounce – thus increasing your chances to excel.

With grounds that boast the highest-quality, all weather sport court available, and is as attractive as Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open, this is an athlete’s paradise complete with a private, fully-equipped in-home fitness center that offers all the comforts a budding tennis pro needs to stay in good health including a sauna, steam shower and cabana kitchenette. The 2,500 square-foot lower level fitness area conveniently flows out onto the poolside tennis court, ideal for when you need to take a refreshing dip in the free-form pool after a long and sweaty practice session. Inside features more than 9,000 square-feet of interior living space with striking details found in every room. 10-foot high vaulted ceilings welcome you into a master bedroom that has its own fireplace, while 5 additional bedrooms are located throughout the remainder of the house. A brick colonial living room and a separate family room with vaulted ceilings each reveal their own fireplace, and last but not least, rich cherry-wood built-ins decorate the gracious library and home-office.

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Click here to learn more about this Stamford property with Centre Court Advantage, or contact Halstead Property’s local Stamford agent, Bill Olsen to inquire over email

EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: ENCHANTING PARADISE

Poised high in the hills of Millbrook, NY in the midst of 85 acres of luscious, gardens and landscaped terrain, this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home takes full advantage of stunning long range Berkshire Mountain views from all around. Arrive by land and enter the gates, or arrive by air on your private heliport where a half mile drive to this secluded paradise takes you through three ponds, rolling green hills, two brooks, and many open trails that are just waiting to be explored.The immediate acres surrounding the main property are filled with fascinating gardens, fully lit sitting areas, two waterfalls, and both a tennis and basketball court, in addition to a secluded garden and gazebo behind the in-ground swimming pool and Jacuzzi that are enclosed by an electric ceiling for year round use which can be accessed from the main living level.

The main house boasts multi-level terraces all with imported French stone natural pavers, stone walls, hand forged railings, sky lights, and countless glass windows and entrances to display the beauty of every season. On the second level lies 1 of 2 master suites with a private entrance and a 35 x 40 art and entertainment center, while the next level hosts the 2nd  master suite complete with a meditation room, and an incredible sky lit bath. Hidden near the main home is a private guest house with its own decking, gardens and parking.

Click here to discover so much more about this captivating New York estate.

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YOUR EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: Old World Charm

From the stone façade to multiple paned windows and mahogany front door, this 1932 old world style home has undeniable character. Its location on over an entire acre of land above the Goodwives River in Darien, CT allows for lush, and beautiful vegetation and landscaping in addition to plenty of privacy. The home boasts 5 bedrooms and a master suite with an incredible stone fireplace that mirrors the equally as impressive fireplace in the lower level family room, and we can picture ourselves spending many lazy afternoons relaxing on the wraparound patio and deck.

Click here to learn more about this inviting Connecticut property.

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EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: CHIC AND SECLUDED OASIS

Complete privacy abounds at this designer-owned 1950’s style cape house set on over 1.5 acres of lush, ivy-covered land in East Hampton. Style and character found inside the two-bedroom home can’t be denied, starting with striking floor to ceiling subway tiles in a custom eat-in kitchen that leads to a wood-burning fireplace in an inviting and open living area. Relax by the massive in-ground saltwater pool outback, and enjoy alfresco dining or sip on refreshing summer cocktails on the spacious, poolside cedar patio complete with an elegant outdoor seating area.

The best Hamptons attractions and amenities like pristine beaches in Amagansett are not far from this secluded paradise.

Click here to learn more about this East Hampton escape.

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YOUR EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: HISTORIC FARMHOUSE 

Welcome to the historic George and Mary Smith House in Norwalk, Connecticut. Built in 1840, this three-bedroom, two-bath home is one of the first on Keeler Avenue.  The robin’s egg blue facade, wooden window shutters and inviting wraparound porch enhance the farmhouse’s vintage charm. The .59 acre property includes carnation, rose and vegetable gardens as well as original stone walls. Step inside to beautifully remodeled interiors complete with casual, country-inspired décor. A rear porch and stone patio are located off of the eat-in kitchen proving that 11 Keeler Avenue offers ample space to relax outdoors.

Click here to discover more of this historic property.

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YOUR EYE CANDY OF THE DAY: PRETTY IN PARK SLOPE

Acquaint yourself with the perfect blend of contemporary and classic at this 2 bedroom condominium in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Designer touches can be found throughout starting in the kitchen built with a beautiful porcelain tile backsplash, and a stainless steel sink with a Nottingham faucet to hardwood floors and double-paned windows that offer a constant stream of natural light. Private outdoor space can be found just beyond the living area for even more sunlight, in addition to a private storage unit. Last but not least, the location cannot be beat with iconic landmarks such as Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum located just blocks away. 

Click here to learn more about this fine Brooklyn home.

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THIS SUMMER MAY BE ENDING, BUT FiDi IS SIZZLING!

By: Jenet Levy, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, SoHo Office. 

As a native New Yorker, I have seen many neighborhoods change, develop and transform in all sorts of ways over the years. I have to say, though, that the metamorphosis of the Financial District over the last 10 years has truly been formidable. 

After 9/11, the government was afraid New York City would become a ghost-town, particularly the area immediately surrounding the World Trade Center. They gave incentives to builders to produce residential developments. There was considerable inventory of obsolete office buildings in the Financial District. Builders took advantage of these tax abatements and renovated many of these structures, creating condos.  The new developments have modern, elegant finishes and are replete with a variety of upscale amenities. Many of these buildings opened in 2006 and 2007 and were well-received. The sponsors often sold most of the units pre-construction and before the buildings were finished. With each new wave of apartments released, the prices would escalate.

Then, in September of 2008, Lehman Brothers crashed and this progress came to a screeching halt. The buildings that sold well stayed afloat.  Some that were “late to the party” turned rental.  Prices plunged.  There was a standstill for some time, and then the uptrend returned. As our residential real estate market picked up, the Financial District saw the completion of the new World Trade Center and the notable Gehry building on Spruce Street, which became the tallest residential tower in NYC. A much-anticipate and well-rated school opened.  New parks were added. The new Fulton Center subway hub linking 11 subway lines in one location, and hosting retail, is being referred to as “a Downtown Grand Central” and is scheduled to open soon. More new condo, rental and hotel developments are breaking ground and starting construction. FiDi has truly become a destination of choice as a place to work, live, play, eat and shop. 

“Shop?” you say? 

Oh, yes – the retail renaissance will be discussed in my next post, so please come back and keep following my posts about FiDi’s finest!

Connect with me over email and visit my agent website to learn more, and for all of your New York City real estate needs. 

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Thoughts and opinions presented in this post are those of Jenet Levy and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Halstead Property, LLC.

DO YOU KNOW THIS BUILDING? 

By: Deborah Zavon, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Park Avenue Office. 

Tortoise and the Hare at 1040 Park Avenue and 86th Street, Upper Eastside, Manhattan.

I have shared my enjoyment of the rats climbing the Graybar building, and here is other architectural fauna that I glance at whenever I pass, more appealing in theme, though not less frenetic.

Above the third floor windows at 1040 Park Avenue and 86th Street on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside, the tortoise and the hare have been chasing each other around the building’s façade for almost a century.

Design legends Delano & Aldrich are architects known for building upper-class town houses and clubs, were employed by developer Joseph L. B. Mayer in 1923 to design this residential building at a time when apartment development above 86th Street on Park avenue was just taking off. The architects gave it a chaste limestone base of three floors and they happily included some whimsy in the design with an amusing third-story frieze of tortoise-and-hare figures.

In 1991, former New York City Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern founded the American Association for the Advancement and Appreciation of Animals in Art & Architecture which conducts safaris to view the most beautiful local examples of animal sculpture in architecture, and have adopted the well-known frieze as their official logo.

There are many surprising architectural finds in the city that are intriguing and interesting to come across. Share your own “Do You Know This Building?” photo with me in the comments below, or over email.

Visit my agent website to learn more and for all of your New York City real estate needs. 

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Thoughts and opinions presented in this post are those of Deborah Zavon and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Halstead Property, LLC.

HALSTEAD PRESIDENT JIM GRICAR DEBATES HOME AFFORDABILITY ON FOX BUSINESS NEWS 

Halstead Property President Jim Gricar recently sat down for a video segment with Fox Business to discuss a new report on home affordability. While numbers show that homes are becoming less affordable for families across the country, Halstead Property President Jim Gricar explains the context in which these numbers should be interpreted in is crucial. In New York City, for example, affordability is especially challenging due to unique variables such as shear infrastructure, and the acquisition of land which is a lengthy and time consuming process in Manhattan. In addition, Gricar touches on the fact that in New York City, developers are catering to a hyper-luxury product that is the average Manhattan buyer, which gives the impression that there is nothing affordable for family buyers, and in defense of New York City Mayor de Blasio’s new initiative, Gricar says that “adding housing units to our city is something that we desperately need, it’s a growing city.” He reminds us that the product of housing for middle income does exist in Manhattan, and Mayor De Blasio’s plan seeks a balance of middle income housing in Manhattan which is a priority that all in the real estate industry can agree on. 

Click here to watch the full video segment on Fox Business, and to learn more about Halstead Property President Jim Gricar, visit his webpage

Stress Free Moving Tips For The New Yorker

By: Ross EllisLicensed Real Estate Salesperson, East Side office. 

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, out of a population of 282,556,000 people, 40,093,000 moved. That’s an overall percentage of 14.19 percent annually.

Congratulations, you’ve finally closed on your new home! You’re excited but now it’s time to call the movers, pack and get rid of clutter that you won’t need in your new home.

With everyone so busy these days, moving can be an organizational challenge.

Moving is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do, with most feeling the stress build from the moment the decision is made. It’s a daunting task with a myriad of to-dos. There are so many pieces to the moving puzzle and you need to make sure you don’t leave any part of that puzzle out.

Whether you’re one person or an entire family, consider what will help you make your move in and out — the most comfortable and hassle-free experience.

Professional Organizer Donna David recommends:

  • Start the moving prep 8-12 weeks prior to moving
  • Do your homework on finding a reputable mover- ask for recommendations etc. Hire your mover weeks in advance….really good ones, especially in peak seasons are booked months in advance. Get an on-site estimate.
  •  Decide who will be doing the packing.
  • Make piles for Selling, Donating, giveaway to family and friends or tossing if damaged.
  • Make a To Do List of all the tasks that need to be performed before move day. Examples include: contacting utility companies, government offices, subscriptions, school; post office for mail forwarding; credit card companies etc.
  • Do keep an itemized list of contents per box. Number each box and designate the room where contents will be going on side of box- easily seen for the movers to unload and appropriately place. Label boxes too- fragile etc.
  • Have a last out, first in box- the box you want off the truck first. Clothing, towels, toiletries, coffee maker etc.
  • Hand carry jewelry, important documents and medications
  • If the thought of moving is just overwhelming or you don’t have the time, hire a Professional Organizer. From inception to completion, they will make your move a pleasurable experience.
  • Your real estate agent or broker can likely recommend someone they work with. 

As a real estate agent, I depend on Donna David & Co for my clients moves. Donna and her company have moved many of my clients and I am delighted for the thanks I receive for the recommendation because everything went perfectly.

Once you’re settled in – enjoy your new home!

For a no-charge consultation feel free to contact Ross Ellis over email and feel free to follow her on Twitter at @NY_RealEstate 

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Thoughts and opinions presented in this post are those of Ross Ellis and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Halstead Property, LLC.

FARM TO TABLE ABOUNDS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT 

By: L.J. Wilks, Licensed, Associate Real Estate Broker, Halstead Property Westport Office.

Fairfield County, Connecticut is bursting with Farmers’ Markets.  Locally grown food has superior quality, pretty much guaranteed freshness and is good for you!  And while you’re feeling good about what you’re eating, you’re supporting local business, smaller-scale farmers and might even learn about how our food is grown!   Here is an introduction to a sample of local farms and farmers’ markets: 

Ambler Farm, Wilton – Ambler Farm is a year round working farm with Farm Stands, Historic Buildings, Animals and Facility Rentals and dates back to 1794 when Josiah Raymond and his son purchased 300 acres.  In 1999, with taxpayers support this working farm was purchased by the Town of Wilton. Two of their most popular events of the year are:

Ambler Farm Day 2014Sunday, September 28th, 12:00-4:00pm. This is an iconic fall festival!  Enjoy the Apple Slingshot, Farm Animals, Make-Your-Own-Scarecrow, Hay Rides, Trebuchet (aka “Punkin’ Chucker”), and Children’s Crafts, Pumpkin Patch + more!

Fright NightFriday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th from 6-8pm. Drop off the kids (grades 3-5) for haunted activities and frightful (and not so frightful) storytelling. Past attendees still talk about the ghost dog that frequents the Farm! Additional activities include a Moonlight Hay Ride, Guessing jar to win the Farm’s largest pumpkin, and games, if you dare to play. For more info, click here. 

Wakeman Town Farm, Westport - The Wakeman Town Farm Sustainability Center is an organic demonstration homestead open to the public. Activities include educational workshops, student internships, hosting after school environmental clubs, children’s summer camp programs, growing fruits and vegetables, animal husbandry, providing a farm stand and CSA pickup location.  Special Events include:

Fall Harvest Dinner & FundraiserSaturday on September 13, 2014, Sukkot onSunday, October 5, 2014, Holiday Tree Lighting and Tree Sale on Saturday, December 6, 2014. 

Millstone Farm, Wilton - This working farm uses sustainable agriculture to cultivate local, regional and global communities. The Millstone Experience includes Farm-to-Fork onSeptember 7, 2014 – 7 pm. Workshops held at Millstone Farm include: 

Canning & Preserving Tomatoes on September 27, 2014, Family Day/Farm Sunday on September 28, 2014, and Pickles and Preserving on October 18, 2014.                          

Silverman’s Farm, Easton  Silverman’s Farm was founded by Ben Silverman in the early 1920’s.  Throughout the years, Silverman’s farm has grown into a fruit farm featuring ” A Widespread Orchard, Scenic Tractor Rides and a Petting Farm with Farm Animals” and hosts many events throughout the year such as pick your own pumpkin from September through Thanksgiving where you can enjoy the decorated pumpkin patch full of twenty different varieties of colorful squashes, gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, scarecrows for all your decorating need and weekend tractor rides through the orchards in October where you can enjoy the beautiful New England view and you can even see Long Island Sound on a clear day. The winter Holiday season from November through December features Hot cider, Fresh precut Christmas Trees, poinsettias, wreaths and gifts. 

Farmers Markets:

Darien Farmers Market -Wednesdays, 11am-4pm until Christmas 2014.

Fairfield- Greenfield Hill Farmers Market, May 17- End of October on Saturdays from 11 p.m. – 4 p.m.  

Greenwich Farmers Market - Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. through the Saturday before Thanksgiving. 

Old Greenwich Farmers’ Market Wednesdays from 2:30-6 pm.

New Canaan Farmers’ Market - Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through November 22, 2014.  

Stamford Farmers’ Market (French Market) -  Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – through October 25, 2014. 

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Farmers Market - Sunday from 10-2 pm through October 5, 2014.  

Westport Farmers’ Market – Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – through November 6, 2014. 

Wilton Farmers’ Market - Wednesdays, 12:30-5:00 – through October 1, 2014.

You can connect with me over email, or visit my agent website to learn more about Westport and for all of your Connecticut real estate needs.

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Thoughts and opinions presented in this post are those of LJ Wilks and do not reflect the official opinions of Halstead Property, LLC.

QUOTE OF THE DAY - BAN LEOW TO THE NEW YORK POST 

August 5, 2014

Our very own Ban Leow of our Bedford Stuyvesant Office was interviewed by the New York Post last week on the recent surge in bidding wars and home prices in Bed-Stuy—a Brooklyn neighborhood populated with stunning limestone and brownstone homes. Ban also spoke about how brokers are introducing a new wave of buyers from Manhattan, New Jersey and Connecticut who can afford the historic townhomes in the once crime-ridden neighborhood. Two of his clients can attest to this growing trend: a former Vogue editor and restaurateur sold their Park Avenue penthouse and moved into a $1.8M townhome in Bed-Stuy, according to Leow. Our Quote of the Day perfectly captures Ban’s interview on Bed-Stuy’s real estate upswing. 

Read the full article here.

Connect with Ban over email and click here to view his current listings in Bed-Stuy and other sought-after Brooklyn neighborhoods. 

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