Tag: NY Times

Williamsburg on the Hudson

Interesting article in the NY Times looking at the growing influx of hipsters in the Hudson Valley.

Here is an excerpt:

“FROM the venerable general store his grandparents opened in 1919, where you can get hunting knives, cigars, worms, khaki pants and copies of Vogue, Phil Terni has watched Dutchess County’s passing parade for most of his 68 years.

The store has seen celebrated customers — Babe Ruth, Ava Gardner, Artie Shaw, Ruth Bader Ginsburg — amble in and out. And Mr. Terni has seen Millerton prosper as an agricultural crossroads with three hotels served by three railroads, and then decline toward irrelevance as the milk processing plant shut down and the farms died. Still, none of that has prepared him for what he sees outside his door every day.”

You can read the entire article on NYTimes.com by clicking here.

Carrie Fisher On The Star Wars Holiday Special

Ok, this has nothing to do with Columbia County, or even our planet, but I’m a huge Star Wars fan and this is a blog post I wrote for another website but also wanted to share with you.


Carrie Fisher was recently interviewed by the New York Times’ ArtsBeat and in the interview, she discussed the Star Wars Holiday Special. For anyone unfamiliar with this special, it was a TV holiday special that aired on CBS in 1978 and is, without a doubt, the worst thing to ever legally come out of the Star Wars universe. The holiday in the special is the Wookie celebration of Life Day and the TV fiasco reunited the main players of the 1977 Star Wars movie with some spliced-in footage from that movie and added a handful of television “stars” including Art Carney, Bea (Beatrice) Arthur, Harvey Koreman, Diahann Carroll and musical guest – Jefferson Starship.

In the ArtsBeat interview, Fisher talks about the Holiday Special and how she made Lucas give her a copy, one of the few in existence.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t embed the video of the interview but you can watch it by clicking here. It’s short and definitely worth watching if you are a Star Wars fan.


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Columbia And Dutchess County Residents in The Times

A recent article in the New York Times discusses the allure of weekend homes in our two counties for city dwellers who love to garden. The article’s author, Stephen Orr, spoke to residents from both Columbia and Dutchess Counties for the piece.

You can read the article now by clicking here.

From The Times Travel Section

The travel section of today’s NY Times has a great article about lighthouses that now feature some sort of guest accommodations. The article centers on The Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River – a two room B&B that time warps it’s guests back to a more simple era.

If you haven’t already done so, read the article here.