NY Times Declares Hudson River Towns “Hipsturbia”

The article confidently declares that Westchester Hudson River villages of Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Irvington and the like are becoming enclaves of that same Bohemian lifestyle that brought downtrodden Brooklyn back to life. This article is particularly sad because it fully ignores these towns’ history, while somehow comparing the “transformation” of these places to Brooklyn. The villages mentioned in the article are some of the whitest, wealthiest, and most educated zip codes in North America . . . before the word “hipster” existed. This is nothing like Brookyn’s transformation – in fact, it is astroturf.

“Welcome to hipsturbia,” indeed. … More NY Times Declares Hudson River Towns “Hipsturbia”

Sign the Petition! Boost the Ferry!

If you haven’t yet done so, please sign the petition to boost the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry schedule. Currently, the ferry only runs for commuters in the morning and evening. The ferry should be expanded to include midday, late night, and weekends. When this happens, Haverstraw will become another major node in the extensive regional transportation network. … More Sign the Petition! Boost the Ferry!

A Vacation Island in the ‘Burbs . . . with “Shocking” Food

A feisty food blogger from the United Nations of Food (one small man’s attempt to eat food from every country without leaving NYC ) took a weekend excursion with his fiance to Haverstraw where he was admittedly “shocked” by the wide selection of uber-awesome, unpretentious, Hudson Valley, non-yuppie, blue collar Latin/Italian, etc. food. Several times … More A Vacation Island in the ‘Burbs . . . with “Shocking” Food

Reverse Commute

A trip across the widest part of the Hudson River from Haverstraw, New York to the Ossining, New York MetroNorth train station. At the train station in Ossining, you can catch a train into Grand Central Terminal in midtown Manhattan or points north. The whole trip to Grand Central, including the ferry ride, takes about … More Reverse Commute

The Palisades’ Majestic Crown. . . High Tor

Much has been said, filmed, recorded, and written about High Tor Mountain since it was first spotted by Henry Hudson’s crew (and before that, maybe Verazzano’s crew, and before that Native Americans. . .). High Tor Mountain is the crowning peak of the Palisades Escarpment, the network of volcanic rock cliffs and peaks that extends … More The Palisades’ Majestic Crown. . . High Tor