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!

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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”