Unique, life-size dog and cat sculptures have been sighted at several locations (often in downtown storefronts) in Downtown Haverstraw! … More Dog & Cat Sculptures Invade Downtown Haverstraw! Be on the Lookout!
Jane Jacobs was one of the first writers to document the effects of cars on urban fabric. By “urban,” I mean “old-fashioned” or traditional towns and downtowns. Densely populated cities and villages throughout the United States were beginning to take steps to incorporate automobiles into the built environment. Planners and politicians began to see parking … More How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages
In your opinion, how might the growing price of oil affect the Village of Haverstraw? Might we see an influx of new residents as suburb dwellers seek ways to avoid driving expensive cars? Might a rebirth in local manufacturing and commercial river traffic emerge? Perhaps the future of the Village will look much like its past? … More Sound Off: How will high energy costs affect the Village in the future?
Quote of the Week: “We realized that if we were going to live in NYC it would have be in the West Village or Chelsea or something. Obviously, that’s cost prohibitive. So, we just decided to live in Haverstraw.” … More Quote of the Week
Anthony Bourdain’s take on the Hudson Valley by boat, and by multi-day feast. … More Tony Bourdain’s Take on the Hudson Valley
“When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held … More When We Build Let Us Think We Build Forever
The myths and secrets about economic growth, revitalization, real estate and change in urban areas are plentiful. One way to understand how your community might develop into one of those places you’ve dreamed of living in and why certain places ascend, and other places decline, it helps to read works by the top experts in the field. … More How to Spark a Downtown Renaissance
I have to applaud Levi’s for taking on this issue. For years, I have been explaining to friends, family, and neighbors that a place like Haverstraw is exciting. It’s a blank canvas, cast in a light that’s filled with incredible history, with which any “pioneer” can make a name for himself/herself. Haverstraw is a place … More There Are Frontiers All Around Us
Haverstraw, N.Y. Built on Brick T-shirts for sale for $15. Canvas tote bags are $5. Order one today! … More Haverstraw Gear!
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
I’m sure you did not know that Haverstraw was the site of the second Communist experiment in the United States. It all happened during a few short months in the summer of 1826. … More Haverstraw’s Hammer and Sickle ☭
Here’s an incredible film (in high speed) of a 1903 trip up the Hudson (the film is incorrectly named “Down the Hudson”) from Haverstraw to Newburgh. Notable sites along the way are Stony Point, the Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield, the Bear Mountain “fjord,” West Point, and the waterfront at Newburgh. The trip, probably aboard … More Vintage Film: “Down (Up) the Hudson” 1903