Dubbed a “Day of Gratitude” and set to take place from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. or so, on August 19 on the town’s Andy Lee Field, on Rock City Road.
Short-term rentals, mostly through the site Airbnb, are a big business in the Hudson Valley. But questions remain surrounding their regulation.
On the surface all is well on a rare bipartisan level in this mountain town.
Meghan Brown thought it was a joke. She’d booked two days and nights at a local hotel for some distraction-free studying for a licensing exam, but when she showed up, she was told she couldn’t check in because she was from Woodstock. “It’s our policy,” was all she got for an explanation.
The Bell’s collection is extraordinary, culled from 40 extensive trips to over 70 nations around the globe. “We found such beauty in the things that people were making for everyday use, and how much of themselves and their culture went into such simple work.”
The sixth annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat, which takes place at Byrdcliffe from July 27 to 31, will present four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers at a quartet of local venues including two restaurants, the Woodstock Library, and Byrdcliffe’s historic Villetta Inn.
Challenges include traffic and parking problems; the town’s loss of mortgage tax income due to the numbers of Brooklynites purchasing homes with cash; a loss of long-term rentals to the Airbnb phenomenon, and shifts to the local equalization rate that are getting fueled by short term rentals which raise the value of local homes not seen until after they sell.
As air conditioners start to hum in some of the region’s warmer spots, families are hunkering down trying to figure
Pharmacy records will move to the nearby CVS.
It’s a Summer Saturday and you’re looking for a parking spot in Woodstock. There’s lots of businesses and restaurants up and down the hamlet’s main streets. There must be something, right?