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Turnover & Makeover for old Astoria Hotel in Rosendale

Mike Ruger is putting the finishing touches on his latest property venture. The grand opening for the 1850 House, at 435 Main Street in Rosendale, is just around the corner — probably sometime in October. Known locally as the Astoria Hotel, this three-story Bed & Breakfast, located along the banks of the scenic Rondout Creek […]

Rosendale’s festival volunteers leave Main Street spic & span

Last weekend, throngs of thousands swarmed the streets and back alleys of downtown Rosendale, for the annual summer street festival. The two-day festival was marked by sweltering heat, causing lower turnout. On Sunday, temperatures began to break,drawing out more celebrants Main Street. But long after the people have left town, a cadre of dedicated volunteers […]

Rosendale Street Festival, July 23-24, 2011

It’s been thirty-three years since Rosendale held its first festival in 1978. While the event hasn’t happened consistently every year, it’s lately been becoming an annual summer mainstay. This week, tens of thousands will throng Main Street in Rosendale to celebrate two days of free music and festivities. Vendors will line the avenue, while 74 […]

Rosendale Rocks the River, once again.

A decent crowd showed up in late June for Rosendale Rocks the River — the 4th annual summer gig on Ron Parente’s creekside property. Nine bands performed on June 25th, including the Sweet Clementines, Peter Morrison Band, and Pitchfork Militia. Tucked away behind the town building department, the hidden site is accessed via Parente’s setback […]

Zoning changes proposed for Rosendale’s Main Street

The Rosendale town board has scheduled a public hearing for Wed. May 4th at the Recreation Center, to discuss proposed zoning changes affecting the Main Street business district. Local Law #2 of 2011 will open up the east end of Main Street to “mixed use” businesses, and revamp the town sign ordinances, bringing them up […]