News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Historic Preservation: An Uphill Battle
There's a new tenant at 203 Warren Street, the storefront briefly occupied last year by the Hip Hop Chop Shop. The new business that has hung out its shingle is a general contracting firm that does, according to the signage, Renovations & Restorations. Sadly, in the middle of Hudson's national, state, and locally designated historic district, where the restoration of original wood windows should be encouraged and supported, among the few things now on display in the space are replacement windows--vinyl and wood.
This blog takes its name from the 1850 novel by Hudson author Alice B. Neal. The original Gossips of Rivertown cast a gimlet eye on Hudson society in the mid-19th century. More than a century and a half later, the new Gossips carries on the spirit of the original, but in a different genre and with a different focus.