It was slated for demolition in 1975, to be replaced with a parking lot. Fortunately, community preservation activists rallied to save the historic building.
One wouldn’t think that people in the business of hunting whales far out at sea would ever have imagined Hudson to be an auspicious place to set up shop. But they did, beginning in 1783, just as the Revolutionary War was drawing to a close.
Did you know that Schodack Island was the site of the central council fire of all the Mahican peoples? Or that British mystic Aleister Crowley claimed to be meditating and writing on Esopus Island, but he may have been spying on behalf of the US government during WWI?
The late Bill and Kay Spangenberger, the hardy outdoorspeople who conceived of the club (both lived to be centenarians), were already well on their way to qualifying when they came up with the idea in 1949.
Earth Day officially falls on April 22, but this year, New Paltz will be celebrating it at several locations the following Saturday, April 27.
Rosendale’s unofficial favorite shortcut around downtown Main Street has been intermittently out of commission for a long while now.
Tasting some unfamiliar cheeses at your favorite deli or wines at your neighborhood liquor store are all well and good; but where do you get to slosh together samples of flavor-infused oils and vinegars to see how different combinations work together? In New Paltz, those in the know will point you to Scarborough Fare Fine Olive Oils & Gourmet Specialties, the North Front Street emporium for serious salad-makers. Only now, they’ll have to point slightly to the south: As of April 1, Scarborough Fare has moved across the street to #15.
“Better Together” was the announced theme of Mohonk Consultations’ Spring Forum hosted by the Mohonk Mountain House last Sunday, titled “Supporting Farmers and Farmworkers in the Hudson Valley.”
Here’s the cast lined up for Jarmusch’s soon-to-be-released The Dead Don’t Die: Adam Driver (star of his most recent fiction feature, Paterson), Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton, Rosie Perez, Caleb Landry Jones, Danny Glover, Luka Sabbat, Tom Waits and RZA. Carol Kane, Iggy Pop and Sara Driver all play zombies. So does a young actress from New Paltz, Sophia Weinman – one of many locals hired as extras for the movie, filmed mostly in and around Fleischmanns in Delaware County.
Saturday, April 13: Amidst the current furor over the inhumane treatment of refugees detained and families separated at the US/Mexico border, public attention has been diverted away from what is undeniably the largest-scale humanitarian crisis of this time: the plight of the millions fleeing civil war in Syria. Following the noon screening, filmmaker Joshua Bennett will join a panel discussion that also includes Lea Matheson, senior advisor on migration and humanitarian issues in the Office of the President at the UN.