Monday, September 16, 2013

East Side, West Side

First it was billboards along Route 9G, entering and exiting Hudson, meant to lure people across the bridge to Catskill. Now it seems Catskill, the village, is trying to lure a chef to its Main Street with the promise of a restaurant rent-free for a year: "Small Town Desperate for Chef, Offers Rent-Free Restaurant."  Nina Sklansky, the author of the billboard copy, is quoted in the article, speaking of the goals of Catskill's "rebranding," as saying, "God forbid if the place turns into something like Hudson."

7 comments:

  1. Funny! Great material, and good for Catskill. Clearly Nina was being facetious ... Catskill should be so fortunate!

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  2. All publicity is good publicity.

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  3. Facetious. Ridiculous (see Virginia's comment above). No context. Hudson is obviously a wonderful success story and a fun place, sentiments shared in a long conversation with the reporter. And, did I say, unfortunate? I was as dismayed to see it as you were.

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  4. I pray that Catskill becomes more like Hudson - that it follows its very direction. I live in Catskill. The good thing is that all Catskill needs just five cool shops, a good bar / restaurant, and some people with good taste - and Catskill just might have it's day. As for Nina's comment, "it's a bridge, get over it." Catskill needs all the help it can get.

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  5. Catskill has a lot going for it. Great housing stock, a marina, plenty of boat slips, restaurant on the river, and good promotion - it should surely be happening there before too long. Rob Kalin has the right idea, maybe he can make that fabulous building work.

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  6. If they can promote a good reliable cab service from Hudson that runs into the night ....

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  7. Maybe Tim Grandinetti is missing the Hudson River Valley. That would be nice.

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