Rocking Out in the Mosh Pit, With Baby in Tow

“In April, Basilica hosted a drone festival featuring 24 hours of low-frequency sound with attendees fanned out on sleeping bags inside a cavernous main room. Despite the event’s length, River was hardly the only child on the floor; dozens more from across the Northeast joined her daughter, Ms. Auf der Maur said.”


Military Base Near Newburgh Is Made a Superfund Site Over Tainted Water

“In Newburgh, a once-grand Hudson Valley refuge that has more recently been associated with poverty and gang activity, the city manager, Michael G. Ciaravino, said he welcomed the state’s actions.”


In Poughkeepsie, a Convergence of Jazz Greats

“Ms. Smith pointed to the social and psychological benefits to the community, including the residents of the Rip Van Winkle housing project, which is perched on a hill above Waryas Park.”


Katie Couric on Why House Hunting Is Like Dating

“She and her first husband, Jay Monahan, had had another place, an 1860s Greek Revival house in Millbrook, N.Y., that they had bought in the mid-1990s. ‘We’d both gone to college in Virginia, and Millbrook reminded us of it.'”


A Vibrant Upstate New York Town, Set Against a Quaint Backdrop

“Despite giving roots to one of America’s most powerful and well-known families — the Rockefellers — the quaint Columbia County town, home to a population of just 2,000, has remained relatively undiscovered compared to other buzzier Hudson Valley destinations such as Kingston and Hudson (though it benefits from its proximity to both).”


How Dylan Thuras, a Founder of Atlas Obscura, Spends His Sundays

“If it’s a more advanced Sunday, we’ll go upstate. We’ve been thinking about moving upstate. We’re looking at a place in Rosendale.”


A Trove of Hamptons Glamour Finds a New, Humbler Home

“The clothes had journeyed from the seaside to the mountains. Today, her shop, Out of the Closet Vintage, sits in Tannersville — elevation about 2,000 feet, year-round population under 1,000.”


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