The Garnerville Company Town

This article was previously and originally featured in the Rockland County Times. Photos by Thomas McGuire. To find a true, growing and bustling economy in Rockland County, one must look to the 19th century. Prior to Euclidean zoning rules, which effectively ended real economic growth in the suburbs and thereby forcing further dependency on New … More The Garnerville Company Town

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Celebrate National Cupcake Day at Bella Sophia Sugar Crafts!

Today is National Cupcake Day! Yes, seriously, there is such a thing. And the best place to celebrate in the Lower Hudson Valley is Bella Sophia Sugar Crafts in Haverstraw. The dessert parlor and bakery sells their mouth-watering (and gorgeous) desserts, hosts classes to create your own, and takes orders for more substantial treats (like wedding cakes; Bella is renowned for their cakes and have been featured on The Knot, etc.). … More Celebrate National Cupcake Day at Bella Sophia Sugar Crafts!

The Widest Point on the Hudson: From NYC to Haverstraw

Written by Debbie Ali   Emeline Park Pier, Haverstraw Bay, Haverstraw, NY. Photo taken by Debbie Ali. It was a warm mid-summer day when we pulled up to our house, and saw luscious green grass, a beautiful Japanese maple tree, and an enchanting craftsman bungalow with a wrap around porch. This was it. This was … More The Widest Point on the Hudson: From NYC to Haverstraw