Oyster Bay, NY Real Estate News

  Copyright © 2008.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved.. *PIRATE SHOW AT THE  OYSTER FESTIVAL IN OYSTER BAY* If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island, Brookville and Muttontown, please contact Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"  Ph - 516-385-0584 Email - linda@rosalindamorgan.com Website - www.rosalindamorgan.com  
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  For residents and visitors of Oyster Bay and the surrounding areas who wish to attend the Christmas church service in Oyster Bay, below is a list of the church services today and tomorrow. CATHOLIC St. Dominic's Church Anstice St., Oyster Bay Dec. 24 Family Mass in Church - 4 pm Mass in Chapel - 4 pm Mass in Church - 6 pm Carols sung by Choir - 11:30 pm Mass in Church - 12 midnight Dec. 25 Mass in Chapel - 7:30 am, 9 am Mass in Church - 10:30 am, 12 noon   EPISCOPAL Christ Church 61 East Main St., Oyster Bay Dec. 24 Annual Christmas Eve Pageant - 3 pm Family Eucharist with Treble Choir - 4:15 pm Christmas Eve Service Music at 10:30 pm Service at 11 pm Dec. 25 Holy Eucharist - 10 am METHODIST Community United Methodist Church Route 106, East Norwich Dec. 24 Service - 10 pm PRESBYTERIAN...
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  Copyright © 2008.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved.. *STATUE OF LIBERTY PHOTO TAKEN ON A CRUISE SHIP* If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island, Brookville and Muttontown, please contact Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"  Ph - 516-385-0584 Email - linda@rosalindamorgan.com Website - www.rosalindamorgan.com  
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  With all the snow in the ground and more snow forecast next week, chances are we are going to have a White Christmas.   It really feels like Christmas when there is snow on the ground.   Look at my viburnum tree in front of my house.  It has a pyramidal shape and it is my outside Christmas tree.  One year, we put white Christmas lights along the branches.  It took us 20 sets of lights to cover the whole tree.  We kept the lights for three years.  One spring when it was covered with white flowers, we turned on the light and it was magical albeit weird having Christmas lights on Mother's Day.  Then I had to prune the tree, so we took them all off and never put them back again.  White Christmas was written by Irving Berlin and introduced by Bing Crosby in a 1942 movie called "Holiday Inn...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Christmas season is underway and I don't mean the Christmas shopping season.  Advent is here.  We are preparing for the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  This weekend, I participated in two Lessons and Carols, one on Saturday, Dec. 6 at my own parish, St. Dominic Church in Oyster Bay and the other one today, Dec. 7 at St. Agnes Cathedral.  I belong to St. Dominic Msgr. Collins Memorial Choir and we had Lessons and Carol last night together with St. Dominic High School Choir and St. Dominic Elementary School Children's Choir.  It was great and it was televised by Cablevision and probably will be rebroadcast all thru the Christmas season.  Last year, the Lessons and Carols at St. Dominic was also televised and was shown at Cablevision as "Christmas in Oyster Bay".  I also belong to t...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
Oyster Bay is a picturesque small village on a peninsula with tree lined residential streets, historic landmarks and beautiful waterfront area. The downtown area of Oyster Bay which the residents lovingly call the Oyster Bay Hamlet has small shops, restaurants, hair salons, hardware stores, few banks, houses of worship of different denominations and several museums. The residential downtown area of Oyster Bay is lined with colonial and victorian houses. Nearby is Oyster Bay Cove where Sagamore Hill is located. For people who are not familiar with Oyster Bay, Sagamore Hill was the home of President Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. His graveyard is close by near the intersection of Cove Rd and Cove Neck Rd. Oyster Bay area is served by three schools. There is t...
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Every year since the Interreligious & Human Needs Council of Oyster Bay started, they have the thanksgiving ecumenical service.  I have been a member for 20 years and I only missed it last year because I was out of the country.  It is always held on Sunday before Thanksgiving.  Early on, they used to have the service at 7 PM.  This time around, they changed the time to 4 PM.  There are several houses of worship in town so we rotate the service at different churches or synagogue.  This year we had the ecumenical service at the Community United Methodist Church in East Norwich.  The host church is in charge of the program which is a mixture of prayers and hymns and each minister of church participate.  Today, we were welcomed by the host minister, followed by readings and prayer by the F...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
For the first 30 years of my marriage, I cooked Thanksgiving Dinner for my family.  It started with my brother getting a free turkey from his office and since he was a bachelor, he gave the turkey to me to cook.  I had my mother-in-law, my brother and my husband and me for thanksgiving dinner.  We lived in New York city at that time.  From that small beginning, my family grew.  My other brother came from abroad, then my younger brother followed him.  Then they all got married, have their children and at the last dinner, we had 23 people. I always had chestnut stuffing for my turkey.  It was a hit with the family and we never changed it.  When my kids moved to California and we went there for Thanksgiving, my children wanted chestnut stuffing.  The first time, I did not know if they had ...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  In the caring community of Oyster Bay-East Norwich, plans for the holiday season include program to help less fortunate families, senior citizens and disabled individuals.  Back in 1992, I got involved with the Interreligious Group in Oyster Bay.  At that time, the treasurer of CSAC (Community Social Action Council) which is a committee of the Interreligious Group wanted to retire.  I was new to the club but since I have an accounting background, I was asked to be the treasurer.  I happily accepted the post and I have been treasurer of CSAC ever since.  The CSAC committee is in charge of the Food Drive.  We ask the public to donate food for Thanksgiving and to donate money as well.  We send out about 1000 solicitation letters in October and then money starts coming in.  We have been r...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
There are 29 homes sold in Oyster Bay this year from Jan. 1 to Nov. 17, 2008 compared to 52 homes sold  in Oyster Bay last year for the same period Jan. 1 to Nov. 17, 2007.  That is 46% drop in sales.  Most older homes are harder to sell.  Buyers seem to like mint condition so they can just move in.  It all comes down to price.  If the house is priced right, they will sell.  Below is the list of homes sold in Oyster Bay, New York from Jan. 1, 2008 to Nov. 17, 2008.                Address Sales Price   Style BR Bath Title Date               243 Mill River Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 239000   Colonial 2 1 3/19/2008 117 Summers St., Oyster Bay, NY 332000   Split 2 1 3/17/2008 15 Walnut Pl., Oyster Bay, NY 315000   Colonial 4 1.5 6/6/2008 41 Tooker Ave., Oyster Bay, NY 377000   Colonial 3 1 4/11/20...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
For people who want privacy, look no further.  Oyster Bay Cove is the place to be.  The late Oleg Cassini had a big place in Oyster Bay Cove.  Oyster Bay Cove is so different from the Hamptons because you can  keep your privacy here.   We do not have the glitz and glamour of the Hamptons.  People don't gawk at celebrity here.   Most celebrity who settle here are down to earth people who want to lead a quiet life although they are very involved in the community.  They give a lot to the community through the various charities.  Oyster Bay Cove lies east of Oyster Bay and East Norwich, north of Syosset, and west of Laurel Hollow.  Steamboat Landing, Landing Rd, end of Cove Woods Rd and only part of Cove Rd. have waterfront properties.  Houses in Oyster Bay Cove range in price from $895,000...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
I never marched in a parade before.  I was always a watcher of parades.  Today Oyster Bay had a special homegrown parade to honor Theodore Roosevelt's (our 26th U.S. President) 150th birthday.  I was the treasurer of the Oyster Bay Historical for 6 years and currently serve on the board and at the last board meeting when they asked for volunteers to march, I raised my hand.  Today was the day and it was lots of fun.  The weather was threatening.  It was overcast with a rain forecast.  We felt raindrops while we were lining up at ten of 1PM.  I was one of the banner bearers of the Oyster Bay Historical Society's banner.  We were placed near the front following the Teddy Bear riding in a car.  Our Director was in a blue "George Washington" costume with tri-corner hat complete with a ponyt...
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  Oyster Bay residents are just recovering from last week's event - Oyster Festival - and here we go again.  Are we a party town?  Bully!!!  You can say that.  Teddy Roosevelt's 150th birthday celebration starts this Friday, Oct. 24 with two Roosevelt Art Exhibits at two venues.  Living Roosevelt family artists' work will be on display at the office of Theodore Roosevelt Association at 20 Audrey Ave, Oyster Bay from 3-5 PM on Friday, Oct. 24 and the deceased Roosevelt family artists' work will be on display at the Earl Wightman House, the Oyster Bay Historical Society's home at 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay from 10 AM to 2 PM on Friday, Oct. 24. On Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be a parade at 1 PM.  The parade starts from Berry Hill Rd, right to South St., left to Audrey Ave to the Derby...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  With the inventory so large, it is imperative for sellers to put some efforts to make their home salable. Your house should outshine the rest of houses in the market.  If other factors like location and prices are RIGHT, then the possibilities of your home being in a tip top condition will make the difference.  Some cosmetic changes can influence how quickly your property sells and at what price.   OUTDOORS: Keep lawn neat and mowed and shrubbery neatly pruned.  Remove or replace dead or dying plants.  Add color with blooming plants.  Place some flowering plants near the door.  Store hoses neatly.  Repair gates, fences and sidewalks.  Clean yard of all debris.  Keep driveway and steps clear of debris.  Fix all the cracks.  Apply fresh paint as needed, and replace damaged bricks or woo...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
                                                                                             Driving through the towns of Muttontown, the Brookvilles, Oyster Bay Cove, Laurel Hollow, Mill Neck and Centre Island, one notices the colors of autumn beginning to appear.  Right here in our own backyard, we will soon see this autumnal splendor that Mother Nature gives us.   With this change in the seasons, we have lots of chores ahead of us to get the garden prepared for a long winter nap.  I keep myself very busy until it gets too cold to work outdoors.    We must take advantage of the mild weather that remains to start a compost pile from the falling leaves.  Oak leaves are the best.  If you have a lawn mower/shredder, run over the lawn a couple of times.  You can even spread the shredded oa...
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  The Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay is the East Coast's largest waterfront festival and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming weekend - Oct. 17-19, 2008.  This year, Oyster Festival begins on Friday night, Oct. 17 from 6:30 - 10:30 PM (amusements and rides only).  On Saturday, it opens at 11:00 AM and ends at 7:00 PM.  On Sunday, it opens at 11:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM.   Revenues will help the non-profit organizations in Oyster Bay.  The Oyster Festival is organized and operated by the Oyster Bay Rotary Club and has generated over $5 million for charities during its entire history. Oyster Bay residents are gearing up for a deluge of people this weekend.  If the weather cooperates, there is a chance we can get as much as 200,000 people in the two days (Saturday & Sunday)...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
There are 58 homes for sale in Oyster Bay as of Oct. 9, 2008.  Below is the breakdown of the type of houses and number of homes for sale in Oyster Bay.  Of the houses over the million dollar mark, three of them are located on Mill River Rd, Oyster Bay, one on Schoolhouse Pl, Oyster Bay, one on Harbor Rd. Oyster Bay, and a contemporary on Locust Ln. Oyster Bay.    OYSTER BAY HOMES FOR SALE - 10/09/08     PRICE RANGE   TYPE # OF HOMES LOW HIGH             CAPE 4 319000 775000   COLONIAL 32 319000 4025000   2-STORY 2 369000 889000   RANCH 2 469999 829000   HI-RANCH 4 495000 999777   FARM RANCH 2 507000 629000   VICTORIAN 5 495000 649000   SPLIT 4 549000 698000   SPLIT RANCH 1 699000 699000   CONTEMPORARY 1 1049000 1049000   OTHER 1 2995000 2995000               58                   Most of...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
There are five areas in Oyster Bay where you can buy condos, coops or townhouses.  Right now, there are 33 condos/coops/townhouses for sale in Oyster Bay.  On Lexington Ave., Oyster Bay, the second driveway on your left from Hess Gas Station is the Lexington Estates which are coops.  At Lexington Estates in Oyster Bay, there are 6 coops for sale.  Price ranges from $160,000 for 1 BR, 1 Bath to $295,000 for a 2 BRs, 1 Bath coops.  Landmark Colony is few feet down the road on Lexington Ave., Oyster Bay and they are condos. We only have 1 unit for sale at Landmark Colony for $529,000 for a 2 BRs, 2.5 Baths condo. In the center of this development is a Queen Anne's style home called Derby Estate which was once the home of Ethel Roosevelt Derby, the younger daughter of President Theodore Roo...
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When autumn comes, we in Oyster Bay, NY and the neighboring towns are enjoying the cool weather, the changing colors of the trees and the various festivals to celebrate the season.   One of them is the Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf in Mill Neck which is held on Columbus Day weekend.  This year it will be this weekend - Oct. 11 & 12 from 9AM-5PM.  There will be plenty of apples, cheeses, baked goods, seasonal produce, children's games, facepainting and sign language shop. Mill Neck Manor is an 86-acre estate formerly owned by the Dodge's family.  The manor house is an Elizabethan Tudor mansion from England and was dismantled and shipped to Mill Neck and reassembled in Mill Neck brick by brick.  In the 80's when my husband was very involved with the K...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
There were 26 homes sold in Oyster Bay during the 3 quarters ending Sept, 30, 2008 compared to 45 homes sold in Oyster Bay for the same period in 2007.  Right now, there are 58 homes for sale in Oyster Bay ranging in price from $319,000 to $4,025,000.                     Address Sales Price   Style BR Bath Title Date               243 Mill River Rd., Oyster Bay. NY 239000   Colonial 2 1 3/19/2008 117 Summers St., Oyster Bay, NY 332000   Split 2 1 3/17/2008 15 Walnut Pl.,         Oyster Bay, NY 315000   Colonial 4 1.5 6/6/2008 41 Tooker Ave., Oyster Bay, NY 377000   Colonial 3 1 4/11/2008 40 Singworth St., Oyster Bay, NY 435000   Cape 3 1 6/25/2008 16 Gailview Dr., Oyster Bay, NY 425000   Cape 2 1.5 4/11/2008 135 Summers St., Oyster Bay, NY 460000   Cape 4 2 9/12/2008 128 W. Main ST., Oy...
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