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Eight ideas for the Hudson Valley Mall

Eight ideas for the Hudson Valley Mall

With the Hudson Valley Mall being sold last week for a fraction of its assessed value after some difficult years, and additional space likely to open up as more current tenants depart (not to mention the still-vacant former Macy’s and JCPenney’s), it may take some creativity to fill out the space. Here are some possibilities.

Second nature

Second nature

Think of the middle and upper portions of the Hudson Valley not as New York City’s back yard but as its mirror opposite. Where New York is characterized by a dense sea of humanity punctuated by token islands of green, much of the Hudson Valley consists of islands of people within a still significantly green sea. The two struggle in uneasy complement to each other.