New York Archdiocese to Close 24 Schools

“Upstate: Holy Name of Jesus in Valhalla, Our Lady of Fatima in Scarsdale, St. Casimir in Yonkers, Our Lady of the Assumption in Peekskill, St. Theresa in Briarcliff Manor, St. Joseph in Millbrook, St. Peter in Haverstraw, St. Joseph in Kingston and St. Mary of the Snow in Saugerties.”


Is It Too Classy for Pancakes?

“But with 800 acres, a weekend house would carry a higher tax burden than he wanted. The land had not been farmed or cleared since the Civil War, leaving Mr. Turner with at least 20,000 mature sugar and red maples.”


Party at the Source, in the Hudson Valley

“Who needs the East End? On Saturday night, a high-profile gathering formed alongside a vegetable patch in Staatsburg, N.Y., not far from Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, where a wall was covered in photographs recently taken by Annie Leibovitz.”


In Cluttered Home, a Dark Secret 3 Decades Old

“And so as mold crept up the walls and dark rumors circulated, Mr. Nichols kept living on Vassar Road, perhaps because he could not sell the house, perhaps chained there by its walled-up secret.”


36 Hours in the Hudson Valley, New York

“When Stockade Tavern opened three years ago, selling sophisticated cocktails in a one-time Singer sewing machine factory in Kingston’s 17th-century Stockade District, the bar’s arrival foreshadowed changes for New York’s former capital.”


Is New York Only for the Successful?

“‘New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling,’ she told an interviewer. ‘But there are other cities: Detroit, Poughkeepsie. New York City has been taken away from you. So my advice is: Find a new city.'”


An Upriver Current

“Furious competition for fresh ingredients, he said, is one of the obstacles to opening a restaurant that seem to be insurmountable in New York, and nonexistent in Hudson. ‘The product here makes the city folks jealous.'”


James Truman, a Crown Prince in a New Kingdom

“He is a creative adviser to Francis Ford Coppola on his wine business and growing hotel empire; with the hotelier André Balazs, he has been running an organic farm upstate called Locusts on Hudson, which supplies organic foods to the Standard Hotel; and with Sunny Bates, an entrepreneur involved in the TED Conference, he started a short-lived circus that Ms. Bates described as a ‘kind of mashed-up TED, Burning Man and the circus coming into town.'”


Art You Can Live With

“As for Hudson, N.Y., that mecca of antiques dealers, he said, ‘People from Rhinebeck go to Hudson to rummage.'”


Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town’s Schools

“‘If you want your kids to hang out with more Jewish children or have more tolerance,’ he added, ‘why would you pick a community like Pine Bush?'”


Revivals Victorian, Gothic and Civic

“Ms. Brooks joined dozens of former New Yorkers who in recent years have decamped for Newburgh, hoping to rescue one of New York State’s most notorious cities by way of architectural restoration.”


A Tasty (and Cheap) Escape to Dutchess County, N.Y.

“We arrived in the area midmorning, and immediately headed out on a self-devised tour of the area’s farm stores (ending with that mini-lunch in Rhinebeck).”


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