Oyster Bay, NY Real Estate News

  Tonight, I sang with the choir at the Tenebrae service at St. Dominic Church in Oyster Bay.  What is a Tenebrae Service?  It is a Service of the Shadows.  Tenebrae is a latin word for shadow.  It is the most moving service of the Holy Week.  The purpose of the Tenebrae service is to recreate the passion story. The story is left unfinished because it is not over till Easter Day. The first time I joined the choir and we sang at the Tenebrae service, I found it so emotional.  It is my favorite service.  It is also a very short service.  It starts with seven candles on the altar.  The first reader reads the assigned reading  which is "The Betrayal", then extinguishes the candle on the extreme right of the candelabra.  At the same time, the lights on one section of the church are turned of...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Copyright © 2009.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved.. *MY GARDEN IN SPRING*   If you are interested in selling or buying a home in East Norwich, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Brookville, Muttontown, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck, 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"
  Oyster Bay, NY looks like a very quiet town but from all the events that are going on, it does not seem so.  Here is the list of things residents and visitors can participate and enjoy themselves.      FRIENDS OF THE BAY LECTURE SERIES 2 Townsend Square (Next to Il Piatto), Oyster Bay Wednesday, April 1 at 7 pm - Discussion of the Coastal Resilience Project featuring Sarah Newkirk of the Nature Conservancy detailing the tools that can help guide decisions impacting rising sea levels and coastal hazards.  Pre-registration not required, but is appreciated (922-6666 or info@friendsofthebay.org).  Suggested donation of $5.    WATERFRONT CENTER SPEAKER SERIES Tuesday, April 14th-  The People Side of Sailing (It's Not All About Technology), presented by John Rousmaniere, author of The Annap...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Oyster Bay is a small picturesque town on a peninsula on the North Shore of Long Island with Victorian homes from bygone era on a tree-lined street.  Oyster Bay has a lot to offer the residents and visitors alike.  Besides the beautiful beaches, Oyster Bay has magnificent parks, arboretum, and museums.  It is one of the most attractive places to live, work and play in Long Island, New York. Oyster Bay is rich in culture and history.  The town of Oyster Bay is Teddy Roosevelt town.  Everywhere you look, there is a footprint of Teddy Roosevelt.  There is a park called Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and the elementary school is named Roosevelt Elementary School.  Teddy Roosevelt had his summer white house here at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay Cove from 1902 to 1908.  He worshiped at Chri...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Oyster Bay Long Island New York--No More Feng Shui? There is always so much to see and do in the lovely town of Oyster Bay Long Island and I spend a great deal of time there.  I often write about it and show pictures of my favorite places. That ended today.  Despite the cold temperatures, Laura and I decided to stop for a breath of fresh air on our way back from a Feng Shui Consultation.  One of our favorite places is The Planting Fields, a historic site in Oyster Bay New York. In New York if you want to visit many places, you must pay an Entrance Fee.  Seems fair and we're used to them rising every year.  If you want to visit Jones Beach in Wantagh Long Island, you pay a fee.  Most parks are like that as well and we both purchase passes each year so we don't have to pay every time we'd...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
A Feng Shui Consultant in Oyster Bay Long Island Sometimes I believe Long Island has Feng Shuied itself.  Just a tiny glimpse of the wonderful Spring that we've all been waiting for came on a day that was predicted to break a record and hit 60 degrees.  The weather men were off a bit.  Long Island hit 70! I don't believe ANYONE stayed home.  Laura and I decided to head up North to the lovely town of Oyster Bay.  It was time to reconnect with Nature, spend time OUTSIDE after a very long winter.  As you can see in the photos, the snow hadn't even melted yet after a whopping 14" had hit our area. If you wander just beyond Oyster Bay, you will end up in a beautiful place called Oyster Bay Cove.  We are doing a Feng Shui Consultation in Oyster Bay next week...and doubt we'll have the weather...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Oyster Bay is a quaint little town loaded with history where residents enjoy a tree lined residential streets, historic landmarks and beautiful waterfront area. The downtown area called the Hamlet has small shops, restaurants, hair salons, hardware stores, few banks, houses of worship of different denominations, museums and within walking distance to the Long Island Railroad station, the town park and the beach.  If you love the water, there is the Waterfront Center where you can stroll and enjoy the new landscaping, park, a gazebo, boardwalk  and walkways with benches along the way where you can just sit and relax and watch the boats go by. The town park has tennis courts, beach area, and picnic areas for everyone to enjoy.  A new railroad museum just opened this week near the Post O...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
   At this time of the year, we are all getting tired of winter and starting to think of spring.  It is the best time to contemplate on what roses to plant and where to get them.  I always buy my roses from mail order suppliers.  They have more varieties to choose from.  I'm putting a list below of mail order suppliers and they are all excellent sources.  For the benefit of novice rose gardeners who for the most part believe that only Jackson & Perkins sells good roses, there are other mail order suppliers that's are as excellent if not better.  Ashdown roses, P.O. Box 129, Campobello, SC 29322, Ph - 864-468-4900; Tool Free - 877-ASHDOWN(274-3696); Website - www.ashdownroses.com. Chamblee's Rose Nursery, 10926 US Hwy 69N, Tyler, TX 75706-8742, Ph - 800-256-ROSE(7673); Website - www.cham...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH Thursday, February 26th -  Personal Stories in Honor of Black History Month.  Seniors will share their personal stories, with Nick LaBella as a featured speaker. Doubleday-Babcock Senior Center, East Main St., Oyster Bay, NY, 12:30 P.M.  Call in advance for luncheon reservations-  922-1770.  Friday, February 27th -  A Program of Remembrance and Praise  (in honor of Black History Month). Hood A.M.E. Zion Church, Oyster Bay, NY (corner of South Street and Summit Street, next to State Bank of Long Island), 7 P.M.   FRIENDS OF THE BAY LECTURE SERIES 2 Townsend Square (Next to Il Piatto), Oyster Bay Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 7 pm - The Status of River Otters on Long Island featuring Mike Bottini, veteran naturalist, writer, and environmental consultant discussing...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
Copyright © 2009.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved.. *SPEECHLESS SUNDAY - "BETTY BOOP" ROSE* If you are interested in selling or buying a home in Brookville, Muttontown, Oyster Bay, East Norwich, Oyster Bay Cove, Syosset, Laurel Hollow, Bayville, Centre Island and Mill Neck, 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"
    As we celebrate Valentine's Day, legend has it that Cupid gave red rose to Harpocrates, the god of silence to bribe him to secrecy over the dalliances of Venus and so the red rose become the symbol of discretion, love, passion and romance.  Roses were henceforth painted on the ceilings of banquet halls to remind all gathered there that whatever was said there, should not be repeated which became the expression sub rosa (under the rose).  Another legend says that while Aphrodite was running to the dying Adonis, she was scratched by a rose bush and her blood falling on the roses turn it into red.  Other account says that Adonis turned his blood into red roses. Whatever legend strikes your fancy, there is nothing in our garden at this time of the year but the florist and even the super...
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  Brookville, one of the most sought after address on the North Shore has a lot to offer clients with discriminating taste.  Price ranges from $1,398,000 for a ranch to $5,450,000 for a colonial.  Most of the properties in Brookville are on flat ground with very few exceptions that sit on a slope.  Brookville is only minutes to major highways and Syosset branch of the Long Island Railroad is close by. Brookville is located south of Muttontown, north of Jericho, west of Syosset and east of Greenvale and Old Westbury.  Brookville does not have its own post office but shares with Glen Head - 11545.  The demographics are majority Italians with a sprinkling of Russian, German, Polish, Irish, English and other minority groups. School districts for Brookville residents can be Jericho, Locust V...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  As of February 13, 2009, according to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, there are 26 homes for sale in Brookville in various architectural styles.  There are 12 colonials, 3 contemporary, 1 expanded ranch, 1 farm ranch, 1 raised ranch, 2 post modern, 3 ranch, 2 split, and 1 classified as other.  19 homes for sale in Brookville are in the Jericho School District and 7 homes for sale in Brookville are in the Locust Valley School District.  BROOKVILLE HOMES FOR SALE - JERICHO SCHOOL                 ADDRESS LIST PRICE STYLE BRs BATH 2487 Cedar Swamp Rd., Brookville, NY  $      1,398,000.00 Ranch 3 2.5 21 Wenwood Dr., Brookville, NY  $      1,499,000.00 Split 4 3 14 Quaker Ridge Dr., Brookville, NY  $      1,590,000.00 Colonial 5 3.5 29 Farmstead Ln., Brookville, NY  $      1,69...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Per the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, there are 16 homes sold in Brookville, NY in 2008 compared to 24 homes sold in Brookville, NY in 2007.  Out of the 16 houses sold in Brookville, NY in 2008, 2 went for full price, 2 went over the asking price.   A ranch went over $2,000 over the asking price while a colonial went over $125,000 over the asking price.    The average sale price for Brookville homes sold in 2008 is $1,904, 844.  Average sale price of homes sold in Brookville, NY in 2008 was 7% below the asking price.  In 2007 however, out of 24 homes sold in Brookville, NY, 2 houses went for full price, one went for $5,000 above the asking price of $1,595,000 for a farm ranch.  The average sale price for Brookville homes sold in 2007 is $2,274,583.  Average sale price of ho...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
 Residents of Oyster Bay enjoy the diversity of activities geared for total immersion in cultural experiences that only a small town and dedicated residents can offer. HOOD A.M.E. ZION CHURCH CELEBRATES FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH Sunday, Feb. 1 - 4 pm - Consecration of Slaves' Graves at Young's Cemetery, Cove Rd., Oyster Bay Cove All other events listed below are at Hood A.M.E. Zion Church (corner of South Street and Summit Street, next to State Bank of Long Island), Oyster Bay Saturday, February 7th-  Lecture/Power Point Presentation Re: Impact of Black Americans on Long Island, including Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and others.   Saturday, February 14th- Hempstead Acapella Choir Saturday, February 21st- Soul Food Dinner     FRIENDS OF THE BAY LECTURE S...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
For people who wants to live in Oyster Bay but does not want the maintenance of a house, there are plenty of choices.  Buying condos, coops or townhouses are the best choices.  There are five areas in Oyster Bay where you can buy condos, coops or townhouses.  Right now, there are 32 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 7 coops for sale.  Price ranges from $160,000 for 1 BR, 1 Bath to $295,000 for a 2 BRs, 1 Bath coops.  These coops were built on the 60s. 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 $529,0...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
  Sale of homes in Oyster Bay Cove has gone down by 20% this year, from 25 homes sold in Oyster Bay Cove in 2007, down to 20 homes sold in Oyster Bay Cove in 2008.  Right now, there are 39 homes for sale in Oyster Bay Cove.  At the rate it is going, it looks like we have almost a two-year inventory assuming we do not get another listing which is improbable.  It is a good news for buyers who want to move in this area.  Prices range from $1,250,000 for a ranch style home to $4,600,000 for a colonial style homes.  Oyster Bay Cove, an incorporated village next to Oyster Bay, is one of the beautiful places on the North Shore of Long Island.  Most homes in Oyster Bay Cove are on two acres lot so if you want your privacy, you can find them in Oyster Bay Cove.  Oyster Bay Cove is so different f...
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By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady"
    Copyright © 2009.  By Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady".  All rights reserved.. *WORDLESS WEDNESDAY - MY ROSE GARDEN IN WINTER" 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"
  We are now half way into January 2009 and the market is still slow.  There is no home closing in Oyster Bay the first two weeks in January.  Though there are two homes in Oyster Bay that went into contract last week.  One is a colonial and the other one is a split ranch.  There were 37 homes sold in Oyster Bay in 2008 compared to 58 homes sold in Oyster Bay in 2007.  Below is the list of homes sold in Oyster Bay in 2008.   HOMES SOLD IN OYSTER BAY IN 2008                             ADDRESS LIST PRICE SOLD PRICE STYLE BRs BATH LIST DATE TITLE DATE 243 Mill River Rd., Oyster Bay  $      259,900.00  $      239,000.00 Colonial 2 1 10/29/2007 3/19/2008 55 South St., Oyster Bay  $      329,000.00  $      268,000.00 Colonial 4 1.5 1/7/2008 11/19/2008 117 Summers St., Oyster Bay  $      339,...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
On a call I received recently on the North Shore of Long Island for a Feng Shui Consultation, my client could FEEL that the energy in his home had changed.  Along with new financial issues and relationship problems, he knew about Feng Shui and KNEW the renovations had something to do with what he was feeling.  He had recently moved to Oyster Bay from Manhattan. He told me he had searched the Internet and come across my name-and that he'd found my blogs and read many of them.  They made sense to him he said and told me he'd been reading about Feng Shui for quite a while but needed an "expert." When a prospective Feng Shui Client tells me they can FEEL the Energy is off in their space, even if they don't know WHY, I believe them.  I do believe you can feel subtle changes in your environme...
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