Carbon Neutral Shipping on the Hudson

Against the winds of instantaneous everything, a sailboat crew tries to forge a carbon-neutral supply chain between the Hudson Valley and New York City.

#freight-cargo, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #sailboats-and-sailing, #ships-and-shipping

Upstate Motels Make a Comeback, With an Aim to Captivate

Once a convenience of the American road trip, these classic motor hotels are being restored as vacation destinations by a new generation of owners.

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A Renewal for IBM Campuses Once Home to Punch Cards and Circuit Boards

When Big Blue left upstate New York, economic pain ensued. But the large complexes left behind are ideally suited for large-scale production and shipping, local officials say.

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Inside the Long-Lost Brickyards That Built N.Y.C.

A century ago, brickmaking along the Hudson River was thriving. Then the industry vanished.

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How About a Luxury Tour of Your Own Backyard?

Many group tour companies are trading their international itineraries for souped-up domestic trips aimed at nature-loving Americans.

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Hudson Valley Real Estate Market Still Overheated

New Yorkers scouring northern towns for second homes have pushed prices up and made it harder for locals to find affordable homes.

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Getting to Know You, Again

The pandemic has sent many people back to their parents’ homes, giving both generations new insight and a chance at a different kind of relationship.

#brooklyn-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #glaser-nikki, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #st-louis-mo, #stratford-conn, #vermont

Joanne Michaels, Who Sketched the Hudson Valley in Words, Dies at 69

Ms. Michaels found material for her books and public access talk show in the region she loved. She died of Covid-19.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #michaels-joanne-1950-2020, #travel-and-vacations

Zosia Mamet’s Week: Log Cabin Living

The former “Girls” star, who played a mordantly comic lawyer in “The Flight Attendant,” spends her days at the barn and her nights with David Sedaris and Meryl Streep.

#christmas, #content-type-personal-profile, #girls-tv-program, #hbo-max, #horses, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #mamet-zosia, #television, #the-flight-attendant-tv-program

Welcome to Homeownership

New Yorkers who left the city and bought country homes during the pandemic are discovering there’s a lot to learn (and spend) while taking care of a house.

#catskills-nys-area, #columbia-county-ny, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Halloween’s Not Canceled: Here’s How to Make It Spooky but Safe

Movies, podcasts, cemetery walks and more: Our guide to enjoying a socially distant fright fest.

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Glamping for First-Timers

A novice camper needed a vacation. What are the options during the summer of Covid-19?

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Kingston: A City Remade by the Coronavirus

A writer who moved upstate for a slower lifestyle fears that the latest wave of migrants, fleeing Covid, will bring their worst instincts with them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #kingston-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

A New Style of Country House Takes Root

More developers are bringing contemporary, sustainable design to the Hudson Valley and rural Connecticut.

#catskills-nys-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sullivan-county-ny

There’s No Social Distancing for Dancers. How Can the Show Go On?

Dance, perhaps more than other disciplines, faces an uphill battle with the challenges presented by Covid-19. Our critic votes for patience.

#american-ballet-theater, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #new-york-city-ballet, #washington-ballet

A Run on the Catskills

New Yorkers desperate for more space and fresh air are driving prices up in the mountains north of the city.

#catskill-mountains, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delaware-county-ny, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sullivan-county-ny, #ulster-county-ny

Pandemic Lockdown Halts Hudson Valley’s Booming Film Industry

Filmmakers have headed to upstate New York for two decades, using rustic locales to produce some 500 movies, but production has shut down, threatening development plans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #masterson-mary-stuart, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #shutdowns-institutional

Snow and Cold in May: A ‘Nerve-Racking’ Time for Growers

The coronavirus pademic was already making life on the farm unpredictable, and then came an Arctic blast.

#agriculture-and-farming, #apples, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #new-england-states-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Upstate Will Be First to Test New York’s Arts Appetite

Under the governor’s reopening plan, theaters, museums and community art centers upstate will open well before city venues. Will visitors come?

#art, #chautauqua-ny, #chautauqua-institution, #clemens-center, #cooperstown-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dia-art-foundation, #dia-beacon, #fenimore-art-museum, #glimmerglass-festival, #herkimer-county-ny, #herkimer-county-historical-society, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #jason-conwall, #lou-trapani, #michael-hill, #morgan-jessica, #museums, #paul-s-dambrosio, #politics-and-government, #rhinebeck-ny, #rural-areas, #shutdowns-institutional, #the-center-for-performing-arts-at-rhinebeck, #theater, #thousand-islands-arts-center

Small Farms in N.Y. Are Experiencing a Surprising Boom. Here’s Why.

When the restaurants closed, factory farms lost their customers. Local produce is suddenly in demand.

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