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Friday, July 17, 2015

News of Pelham

Weekend Update, Friday July 17, 2015 #PelhamNY @NewsOfPelham
          Our newspaper with familiar Back to School news and photos drops September 7, 2015. Visit Print ad reservation discount ends Wednesday, July 22. To reserve, visit IT'S FREE TO RESERVE AND LOCK IN THE DISCOUNT!
          Some DoPs and MoPs will be richer tonight than they were this morning. OOMA's IPO drops today on NYSE.
          Next week is motion submission in a Supreme Court suit against a Pelham Real Estate Broker. You may sign up for updates on the case via eTrack at the link.
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          Hard to believe, but we've had 31,523 pageviews! Gotta be true -- Google says so. (We've been posting for almost a decade.)
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          Finally, DoPs has been buzzing with comments about the proposed new Pelham Manor shopping center across from BJs. One DoP, a veteran commercial real estate broker from town, was quite circumspect in posting
"There is no plan, just BS.
The numbers, the site work, the DEC, the stupid zoning change, the threat of condemnation do not make sense for retail, especially a home improvement / garden center. UPS, Fedex, and Pepsi all wanted the site -- but the rocket scientist previous board members were foolish.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Safe and Sound Pelham Village Fire Department

Annual Checkup Pelham Village Fire Department Ladder 2

Went to park at Kravitz Realtors this morning. Giant erection on Village of Pelham fire truck parked in Lot 7. Friendly man explained he was doing annual safety check on equipment. Good to know Pelham's Bravest are taking care.

Watch short video of test in progress and feel free to "Like" on Facebook.feeling safe.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

101 Grievances and Pelham's Best Kept Secret

Yesterday, June 17, 2014, was "Grievance Day" in The Town of Pelham. It's the day when property owners filed papers and came to argue, protesting their proposed assessments for the next tax year.
When the proposed assessments are published early in June, owners may file a complaint that their assessments are too high. The complaints are heard by the Town's Board of Assessment Review, which meets every year in Town Hall at 34 Fifth Avenue. Grievance Day always falls on the third Tuesday in June.
This year, only 101 Grievances were filed by property owners. The number of Grievances filed was lower than last year, when reportedly 110 Grievances were filed.

For the first time in several years, residential assessments were increased, because the Assessor believed that home values increased in comparison to last year. Many commercial property owners file Grievances every year, and they often receive reductions when their cases are appealed to Court with a Certiorari Petition.

At this time, it isn't known how many of the Grievances filed yesterday were for commercial property and how many were for residential property.

But the fact that the total number of Grievances only was 101 suggests that most property owners here in Pelham were satisfied with their proposed assessments and did not file a formal protest.

When it comes to real estate taxes, it's Pelham's best kept secret that at two of the Condominiums in town, taxes are extremely low. That's because of a loophole in the tax law: While new Condos are taxed at full market value (the same way taxes are calculated on homes) converted Condos are taxed differently. The tax formula is based upon their value as rental properties, because the converted Condos originally had been investment properties that were rented to tenants by landlords.
Here's a link to a 1997 New York Times article reporting on "Pelham Manor's Last Rental Conversion." It's about The Fairways Condominium, which is near The Pelham Country Club on Wynnewood Road. The other converted Condo in Pelham is Witherbee Court, across the street from The Fairways.
We have a 1-Bedroom apartment at The Fairways for sale priced under $200,000, with annual taxes of approximately $2,692. And that's before a STAR (School Tax) reduction, which effectively wipes out the school tax bill of $1,734 (last year's bill), leaving a STAR-qualified owner with an annual tax bill of {drum roll} approximately $1,000.00. For details, contact your REALTOR, or just click here and then click the blue 7-digit "MLS" number.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Gazebo Raising, Pelham NY, May 12, 2014

 Gazebo raising, Pelham, New York, May 12, 2014.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Shop Small in Pelham - American Express $10 Credit for Registered Cardholders

Support our local publishers and small businesses

From The Pelham Weekly
     The Pelham Chamber of Commerce is encouraging local businesses to join the “Shop Small” program on Saturday, Nov. 30 sponsored by American Express to promote shopping locally the day after Black Friday.
American Express offers free promotional materials to merchants.
     The Nov. 30 event was one of several announced at the Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday night. Others include:
     • Monday, Dec. 2: “Mom’s Secret Shopping Day” gift show from 11:00am-2:00pm at Infusion Restaurant featuring items for sale from local merchants and raffles with proceeds to benefit PAZ (Pan American Zoonotic Research and Prevention).
     • Saturday, Dec. 7: Prasanthi Studio (yoga) Holiday Boutique. 
Free Parking Downtown

     To encourage holiday shopping in downtown Pelham and at the request of the Pelham Chamber of Commerce, the parking meters will be covered and two hour parking will be free on Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Dec. 6 and again on Wednesday, Dec. 18 through Friday, Dec. 27.


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ECG - Signs of the Times - Take 2 - Pelham Manor NY

Okay, when I first saw it from a distance, it reminded me, "Buy eggs."
(Rosalie called earlier and asked me to pick up a dozen.)

Next thought: "Well, that's kind of ugly. Doesn't fit in Pelham Manor."

Earlier this fall, Pelham Preservation and Garden Society raised and donated nearly $30,000 for traditional, non-obtrusive traffic light poles at Four Corners

So why did these metal signs suddenly pop up on poles on Pelhamdale?

Bicycle Paths! ECG is East Coast Greenway!

The bike path runs through the Manor estate area, down Shore Road, past Bartow Pell Mansion Museum, Pelham / Split Rock Golf Course, and on to City Island and beyond.

East Coast Greenway Alliance is based in Rhode Island. The non-profit's mission is

from 2009 Tax Return - East Coast Greenway Alliance
a 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organization

They have a Cool Web Site with contact information.

So now when we sell homes in Pelham Manor on or near the ECG, not only can we point out the bicycle path, but also the shiny new signs.

22 are for sale as of this posting in Prospect Hill (the homes, not the signs) priced from $495,000 to $1,995,000. Here they are, just in case you're interested.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

gallery opening tonight in pelham ny

gallery opening tonight in PelhamNY next door to
Pelham Art Center
across from Bistro Rollin
welcome the gallery to Pelham, New York
6pm - 8pm — at 153 Fifth Avenue Pelham NY 10803
DMA Gallery, member Pelham Chamber of Commerce

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings Monday at Sound Shore Medical Center

It's a good idea to find out what's up . .

This is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and here in Pelham we're raising awareness and participating.

Sound Shore Medical Center is offering free prostate screenings Monday, September 30. An advance appointment is required; Call Barbara Rohonczy at 914-365-3754. Appointments are limited and are available on a first-call, first-served basis.

Pelham Civics member Joe Nunziata has been spreading the word about prostate screening for the past three years. September's Pelham Post announced that Joe volunteered his agency's creative and marketing talents to Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure charity and to the New York Yankees with creative radio, TV and posters promoting National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month at Yankee Stadium, where the team hosted free screenings earlier this month.

Wednesday at La Fontanella Ristorante, I ran into Joe and he told me how simple it is to get screened. "Such simple steps we can take, like learning about the disease and getting screened," Joe explained.
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Lately screening has become controversial. President Obama declared this "Prostate Cancer Awareness Month," but last May the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer.

As a result, many primary care physicians no longer include PSA screening as a part of general or annual physical exams. But urologists continue to recommend it. NY Times article on prostate cancer screening.

Last weekend, Rosalie and I visited Lake Placid. At the beautiful Conference Center of Lake Placid, physicians were attending a continuing medical education update on Primary Care and Neurology.

I sat in briefly. One of the topics was "To Screen or Not to Screen for Prostate Cancer." An Internal Medicine MD PhD presented statistics demonstrating no net benefits from screening, and a Surgery Professor MD explained why he believed in screening for Prostate Cancer.
Don't be.
My suggestion?

Call and schedule your free screening by Dr. Stephen Trauzzi, Sound Shore Chief of Urology and the Medical Center support staff.

The urological exam most likely will include a manual check of the prostate and if something feels wrong to the doctor, he is likely to discuss it with you.
. . Hope to see you there Monday.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Village Building - Pelham, New York

Construction continues behind Rockwell's American Restaurant on Wolfs Lane in Pelham NY.

The Village of Pelham's new Department of Public Works building is almost complete.

Additional work at the site will continue in the coming weeks.

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