A Bright Future for Local Theater

Shades Repertory Theater, where Harps is the artistic Director, resides in the lower level of the Central Presbyterian Church on the corner of New Main Street and Hudson Avenue in the Village of Haverstraw, New York. With Tiffany stained glass windows and American Chestnut (now nearly extinct) ceilings, the church itself is a proud and substantial entity as you enter the village. … More A Bright Future for Local Theater

How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages

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

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

Sound Off: How will high energy costs affect the Village in the future?

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?