Saturday, August 28, 2010

What's Happening in Other Places

Someone gave me an article that appeared earlier this month in the Westchester Journal News. The story it tells presents an interesting contrast to recent events in Hudson. The congregation of St. John's Episcopal Church in New Rochelle is in the middle of a $75,000 project to restore their historic church building. One of the first things they did when the project began two years ago was to remove the aluminum siding. Now they're at work replacing rotted wood, painting, and fixing doors and windows.

1 comment:

  1. This different approach to renovation of historic churches is hardly surprising given the vast gulf between New Rochelle and Hudson in terms of overall wealth, education and just about every other measure.

    In the Comptroller's ranking of Socio-Economic Stress Indicators for NY State cities, New Rochelle was #54 out of 62 cities total (rated Below Average re social stress).

    Hudson was #1 (i.e., most stressed city in the entire state -- rated Far Above Average).

    The full report about smaller cities in New York State (December 2004) can be found here:

    -- Jock Spivy