How to Spark a Downtown Renaissance

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

Antoine McGuire’s Oyster & Ale House: Celtic Français at Main & Wayne

Antoine McGuire’s, one of the most unique restaurants west of the Tappan Zee, has made its debut on Main Street. It’s been nearly three months since the pub/salon café/brasserie (whatever you can call it) opened its doors to curious diners, and has become a new hot spot in Haverstraw, a welcome addition to Restaurant Row. … More Antoine McGuire’s Oyster & Ale House: Celtic Français at Main & Wayne

Shouldn’t We Bring Cottage Industry to Haverstraw?

The New York Times has released a fairly interesting article on the revival of cottage industry, which has begun to meld with the world of high-fashion and high-design. Rural Craft is the new “it” for urban dwellers these days. . . and chic is more and more looking like it’s beyond passe. But in all … More Shouldn’t We Bring Cottage Industry to Haverstraw?