Not anyplace in the country can boast an ex-President and a Secretary of State as neighbors…..
Except upstate Chappaqua, N.Y.
The ex-President is from Arkansas…..
And the Secretary of State is from Illinios….
But their new home has been New York for several years…
And the Clinton’s and their neighbors are getting alone fine……
And there seems to be no complaints about the guys and ladies with the black SUV’s, sun glasses and ear pieces…..
It was widely considered a strategic move to a politically appropriate suburban address when the Clintons, on the eve of Mrs. Clinton’s 2000 Senate run, bought the Dutch colonial on Old House Lane for $1.7 million. (They pay just over $50,000 a year in property taxes.) Since then, Bill Clinton has gone from embattled president to Democratic icon and head of an international foundation. Mrs. Clinton has gone from first lady to senator to presidential contender to secretary of state.
Given Mrs. Clinton’s statements that she will step down next year whether or not President Obama is re-elected, there is inevitable speculation about where the Clintons will spend their time in their next phase. But despite grueling travel schedules and being around less often than in the past, they have become remarkably involved with Chappaqua and its residents in a way that almost no one could have anticipated.
For most of the past decade, since Mrs. Clinton has been working in Washington, where she and her husband have a house in the Embassy Row area, the former president has been the more conspicuous of the two here.
He orders a decaf venti at Starbucks (and always tips) and stops in at Lange’s Little Store and Delicatessen and chats with everyone there. When Mrs. Clinton is around, they go to movies at the Jacob Burns Film Center in neighboring Pleasantville and are reliable diners at local restaurants like Le Jardin du Roi, Crabtree’s Kittle House and the Chappaqua Restaurant and Cafe, where they were mortified a month ago when a customer picked up their check.
Their chocolate Labrador retriever, Seamus, and toy poodle, Tally, are both groomed at Wags and Whiskers.
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