Retired Big Apple Circus Animals Prepare for Their Second Act

“The theater, which will be called the Windham Mountain Horse Theater, will be used for private sessions and eventually for circus performances with the horses as the main stars.”


Refugees Welcome. Volunteers Embrace Congolese Family in the Hudson Valley.

“The family was heading north to the Hudson Valley, where Christ Episcopal Church and Vassar College — both in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. — had arranged for their resettlement.”


Steve Miller Sues to Get Out of Buying a House

“Last month, the musician Steve Miller backed out of a contract to buy a sprawling estate in Dutchess County, N.Y., for $6.7 million when a bank appraised it for $2.4 million less than what he had agreed to pay.”


An Early Trump Backer Awaits His Reward

“Mr. Buchan and his wife have maintained a robust social presence in Palm Beach and Millbrook, N.Y., that is often anchored by their enthusiasm for polo.”


Now on Sale: Multiresort Passes for Next Ski Season

“Good for 44 mountains, the MAX Pass blankets the country, and for 2017-18 six resorts have been added, including Gore, Belleayre, Windham and Whiteface in New York.”


Walking Over the Hudson: Lofty Valley Views Where Trains Once Rumbled

“Another route to the walkway is through downtown Poughkeepsie, a riverfront city whose Victorian houses and Main Street facades with ornate cornices speak of its prosperous past as a manufacturing center. Empty storefronts illustrate its current economic struggles, though there is a fair amount of construction to arouse optimism.”


As Nationwide Gangs Fracture, Bullets Fly in New York

“Mr. Lockley was arrested in April 2010 in Newburgh, N.Y., a run-down area so popular with Bronx gang members seeking an escape from the New York Police Department that a local police captain said one neighborhood was nicknamed Little Bronx.”


Tivoli, N.Y.: Authenticity on the Hudson

“Ms. Schwarzbaum was eager to dispel any misunderstandings about Tivoli. The village has a thriving arts community, as well as a bakery, a whiskey bar and students from nearby Bard College. But it is not Brooklyn on the Hudson, she said.”


More Space, and More Projects, in a Place Upstate

“In Ellenville, though, they found a house that looked like its listing photos in every way. The seller, an architect, had redone the interior, which had three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a combination laundry room and office. The asking price was $160,000.”


Extreme Commuting

“As Metro North trains do not offer Wi-Fi, she passes the morning commute reading and dozing. On the way home, dozing is perilous. ‘If I miss my stop I may wake up in Poughkeepsie.'”


Mohonk’s Farm-to-Table Rebirth

“But new purveyors brought new opportunities to showcase Hudson Valley products, and ‘the next challenge for me is to implement more of that into the dining experience.'”


A Tranquil Swimming Hole Is Overwhelmed by Its Own Internet Fame

“Soon, the pool, in Ulster County, about 20 miles from Woodstock, was crowded with more visitors than ever. Many seemed unfamiliar with the conservation practices that had guided most of the backpackers and local residents who had visited over the years.”


Visiting Bannerman Castle

“Many a traveler aboard Metro-North’s Hudson line has probably glimpsed the castle, wondering, ‘what is that?'”


For Some Skiers, It’s Uphill All the Way

“Windham Mountain in the Catskills Mountains of New York offers an uphill ticket for $10 a day or $25 for the season and Killington Resort in Vermont offers an uphill season pass for $20.”


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