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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 155 Grovers Avenue, Black Rock, CT Spacious completely updated Colonial near water in desirable Black Rock. New high end kitchen with Wolf range, granite counters, updated baths, and two car garage. 5BR/3+1BA Single Family House offered at $645,000 Year Built 1930 Sq Footage 3,000 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .18 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central heat - Fireplace - High/Vaulted ceiling - Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Family room - Living room - Dining room - Breakfast nook - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Microwave - Granite countertop - Stainless steel appliances - Basement - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area -...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
350 Grovers Avenue, 1G BRIDGEPORT, CT Amazing water views of Black Rock Harbor from 1st flr unit w. garage. Complex has in-ground pool and cabana. 1BR/1BA Condo Listed at $145,000 Sold for $142,000 Year Built 1975 Sq Footage 651 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $236 per month Property Features Central A/CCentral heatLiving roomDishwasherRefrigeratorStove/Oven Community Features Garage parkingSwimming pool(s)Gated property Additional Photos Pool and HarborPhoto 2Photo 3Photo 4Photo 5Photo 6 Contact Info Gail Robinson, GRI,e-ProWilliam Raveis Real EstateLicensed in Connecticutgail.robinson@raveis.com(203) 521-0768 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Spring real estate market continues to be a busy one in Black Rock: 3 single family homes, 11 condo/co-ops, and 6 multi-family properties have sold.  Two single family, 4 condo/coop units, and 2 multifamily properties are Under Deposit.  Two single family and 5 multi-family properties are Pending. The median list price for a single family home in Black Rock right now is $402,000 with prices ranging from $99,900 for a half-duplex on Shell Street to $2,599,00 for a home at 155 Battery Park Drive. The bottom of the market bargains are history for single family homes, but not for condos and multifamily properties. With 43 condo/coop listings on the market and a median list price of $158,000, there are still plenty of bargains, but don't expect them to last. Multifamilies at lower price ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
75 Haddon Street, #2 Black Rock, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, CT Upscale renovation of large 2 BR unit w. exposed brick, limestone counters, marble floor in bath, and much more. 2BR/1BA Co-Op $155,000 Year Built 1919 Sq Footage 900 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $459 per month includes property taxes, heat, hot water     Description Chinese slate floor in kitchen with custom cabinets and center island. Sunroom overlooking courtyard. Large 22 foot long living room/dining room combination. End unit with windows on three sides. Walk to new Black Rock Train Station and to water. Historic complex. Convenient first floor unit. Largest size unit in complex (rarely go on market). Coop Board approval required. Property Feature...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, June 16th5:00 - 8:00 PMBlack Rock Branch New York Times and Essence Magazine Best Selling Author Terrance Dean Please join us for an evening with Speaker, Educator, Author, and Hip Hop Head Terrance Dean. Mr. Dean is the author of the explosive and provocative memoir, Hiding In Hip Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry from Music to Hollywood. Dean is also the author of Straight from Your Gay Best Friend and co-author of Visible Lives. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 10 years with heavy hitters such as Spike Lee, Rob Reiner, Keenan Ivory Wayans, and Anjelica Houston, and with notable television and film production companies such as MTV Networks, B.E.T., Savoy Television, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Sony Pictures.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Tuesday, May 31st6:00 - 8:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Grand Opening of Aidan's Corner at the Black Rock Library Please join us for the  Official Opening of Aidan's Corner,  a children's reading corner in honor of Aidan Lambo who died January 7, 2009 at the age of 4. Built with donated books, hard work and the love of many friends & family, Aiden's Corner has already become a very special place in the library. Everyday the sounds of children's  laughter and delight can be heard coming from  Aiden's Corner as they discover the wonderful world of books  and reading. As part of the official opening two poems dedicated to Aiden will be read and a plaque will be unveiled. Refreshments will be served.
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Wednesday, June 15th1:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Food for Thought - Book Discussion The Black Rock Branch Library's lunchtime book club will hold its second meeting  Wednesday June 15th at 1:00 PM  - bring your brown bag lunch, we will provide coffee, tea and dessert.  Our next book up for discussion is: Water for Elephants: a Novel by Sara Gruen   An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers set in the circus world circa 1932 illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Diamond Award for Most Popular Book. Call the library today and reserve your copy: 203 337-9676
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Tuesday, June 14th12:30 PMBlack Rock Branch Coccygodynia "A Pain the Rear" with Dr. James J. Lehman, DC, MBA, DABCO Coccygodynia has been termed as a "Pain in the Rear."  The painful coccyx first coined as "coccygodynia" some 150 years ago is still a misunderstood symptom that affects women more frequently than men and most often after a traumatic incident.  Sixty percent of patients with common coccygodynia present with mechanical coccygeal lesions that most frequently follow a fall onto the buttocks.  If you or a family member has been suffering with this pain in the rear, come find out if you may gain relief with conservative treatment and avoid surgery. A "Lunch & Learn" program. Bring a brown bag lunch and we'll supply the coffee and dessert.   Dr. Lehman trained to perform intra-r...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, June 2nd7:00 PMBlack Rock Branch Social Media for Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs can now get the attention of people all over the world instantly, making it easier to reduce barriers to entry. The key is in establishing a presence in Social Media that serves their goals. This course will provide an understanding of how the most popular Social Media tools can be used by an entrepreneur to help build their brand. The instructor, Adam Weisblatt, is a consultant with Whiteleaf Consulting and specializes in helping small companies launch affordable and effective learning programs for their employees and customers. Topics:  Establishing an identity Deciding how much time will you invest Becoming a content engine Overview of the Tools: Blogging: Creating a dialog Twitter: Inserting your...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Friday, May 27th3:00 - 4:45 PMBlack Rock Branch - Teen Center Black Rock Teen Center Wii Tournament Teen Center members (Grades 7 and up) are invited to register for our latest Wii Tournament. We will vote on which game! Prizes and Refreshments! Black Rock Branch2705 Fairfield Ave.Bridgeport, CT 06605(203) 337-9676
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, May 26th6:30 PMBlack Rock Branch Great Movies You Might Have Missed - Pan's Labyrinth This chilling fairytale is set against the backdrop of the fascist regime in 1944 Spain. Ofelia is a lonely and dreamy child who finds a magical world inside a stone labyrinth, where she encounters the legendary faun Pan, who tells her she must complete three dangerous tasks to return to her underground home. Ofelia uses this fantasy world to deal with the real world filled with post-war Fascist repression. In Spanish with English subtitles Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Manolo SoloPicturehouse; Directed by Guillermo del TgoroRated R; 112 minutes; 2007
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, May 26th3:00 - 5:00 PMBlack Rock Branch - Program Room 2 Wii Tournament-Ages 9-12 Students ages 9-12 are invited to sign up for our "In Betweeners" Wii Tournament! Prizes! Black Rock Branch2705 Fairfield Ave.Bridgeport, CT 06605(203) 337-9676
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Wednesday, May 25th7:00 - 8:30 PMBlack Rock Branch Is It ADHD or Just Inattention? Presented by Dr. Marcia Eckerd This talk will focus on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Parents often ask how they can really know the difference between ADHD and rambunctious child's play, or a child who just doesn't like to pay attention. At this program Dr. Eckerd will talk about what makes ADHD, ADHD. Dr. Marcia Eckerd is a licensed psychologist working with children, teens, families and schools for over 25 years. She's on the Board of the CT Association of Children with Learning Disabilities and Smart Kids with LD, is on the voluntary staff in Psychiatry at Norwalk Hospital, and has a regular blog, "People Skills" for Psychology Today. This program is co- sponsored by the Connecticut Associa...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Wednesday, May 25th3:30 - 5:00 PMBlack Rock  Branch Learn to Knit at the Black Rock Branch Knitting class for beginners of all ages. Learn basic stitches. Knit a scarf by the end of the course! FREE! Materials provided. Four Wednesday afternoons: May 25th, June 1st, 8th and 15th from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Taught by Jeanette Faison. Classes are free but space is limited to register call: 203 337-9676
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Two of Bridgeport's premier educational and cultural institutions have announced the formation of a new strategic partnership.  Working together, the Bridgeport Public Library and the University of Bridgeport (UB) will provide programs in all five of the city's library locations. Designed to provide enriching educational and cultural opportunities for the entire Bridgeport community, the co-sponsored lectures, workshops, and other programs will be free to the public. They will be conducted by UB faculty and staff who are experts in fields, ranging from business and health, to technology and the sciences, arts, and politics. Events also will highlight the numerous Bridgeport Public Library resources that are available to the public and are suitable for all ages, from the youngest learner...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The Spring real estate market continues to be a busy one in Black Rock: 2 single family homes, 6 condo/co-ops, and 6 multi-family properties have sold.  Eight more properties are Under Deposit and 6 more properties are Pending.  If all properties under deposit/pending close, then we will already have sold as many condos/co-ops this Spring as we sold all of last year (11) and twice as many multifamily properties as last year (5 vs. 10). The average list price for a home in Black Rock right now is $456,500.  The bottom of the market bargains are history for single family homes, but not for condos and multifamily properties.  With 44 condo/coop listings on the market and a median list price of $152,000, there are still plenty of bargains, but don't expect them to last.  Multifamilies at lo...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
In an attempt to spread out the sacrifices in the state budget, legislation just passed to raise the State Conveyance Tax.  This affects you only when you sell your home.  The new rate goes into effect on July 1.  The city/town conveyance tax did not increase.  Bridgeport's conveyance tax remains at .05%.  If you have ever wondered how conveyance taxes are calculated, the next paragraph provides an explanation.  You'll note that the state taxes the portion of a sale price above $800,000 at a higher rate, so the portion below $800,000 and the portion above $800,000 must be added together to figure out the total State Conveyance Tax.  PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2011 State Conveyance Tax (.05% to $800,000)                Calculated by multiplying the portion of sale price up to $800,000 x .005 then ...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
The History Committee of the Black Rock Community Council will present a walking tour of the Black Rock Historical District on Saturday May 21 at 1 pm.  The walk will be led by Charles Brilvitch, local author and historian. The narrated tour will view the earliest Black Rock homes, buildings and landmarks with insightful commentary on the seaport's history. Charles Brilvitch is a past Bridgeport City Historian and a noted expert in the architectural history of the city of Bridgeport. He is the author of Walking Through History: The Seaports of Black Rock and Southport and A History of Connecticut's Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe. The Black Rock Community Council (BRCC) was founded in 1976, and the Council's mission is to promote projects that will enhance the quality of life of Black Roc...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Gail Robinson, GRI,e-Pro | William Raveis Real Estate | (203) 521-0768 87 Ellsworth Street, Bridgeport, CT The elegance of a spacious Victorian home with modern amenities, including C/A, gourmet kitchen, marble fireplace, 9' ceilings, W/D in unit, water vie 2BR/2BA Condo $2,200/month Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Sq Footage 1,970 Parking 2 dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $1 see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES - Air conditioning - Central heat - Fireplace - High/Vaulted ceiling - Walk-in closet - Hardwood floor - Tile floor - Living room - Bonus/Rec room - Office/Den - Dining room - Dishwasher - Refrigerator - Stove/Oven - Granite countertop - Stainless steel appliances - Basement - Washer - Dryer - Laundry area - inside LEASE TERMS 1st, last, & one month's securit...
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By Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT
(William Raveis Real Estate)
Thursday, May 26th6:30 PMBlack Rock Branch Great Movies You Might Have Missed - Pan's Labyrinth This chilling fairytale is set against the backdrop of the fascist regime in 1944 Spain. Ofelia is a lonely and dreamy child who finds a magical world inside a stone labyrinth, where she encounters the legendary faun Pan, who tells her she must complete three dangerous tasks to return to her underground home. Ofelia uses this fantasy world to deal with the real world filled with post-war Fascist repression. In Spanish with English subtitles Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Manolo SoloPicturehouse; Directed by Guillermo del TgoroRated R; 112 minutes; 2007
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