Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hudson in New York Magazine

In June 2010, New York Magazine featured Hudson as the destination for The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan: "Meet Hudson's Emerging Artists and Photographers." Back then, The Gossips of Rivertown, in existence for only six months, was included in "Links": "Get Hudson's inside dirt on the Gossips of Rivertown, a blog started by an in-the-know local with a penchant for the area's history."

This past Friday, Hudson was once again the destination for The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan: "Chow Down in Hudson." Don't mistake my snarkiness for chagrin over being left out, but you have to wonder if the author of this new piece, Sierra Tishgart, ever set foot in Hudson, or if she did when. 

In "Where to Stay," she mentions Hudson Merchant House and Union Street Guest House and says of the latter: "One block from the main house, there's an entire bungalow, complete with four bedrooms as well as a few common rooms and a screen porch." The bungalow in question, once part of the Union Street Guest House complex, is now leased as a private residence. She mentions The Barlow as well and says that the hotel's proprietors, Russell Gibson and Duncan Calhoun, also operate Croff House, "a B&B right next door." The Barlow is on Warren Street; Croff House in on Willard Place.

In "Where to Eat," she mentions Bonfiglio & Bread and the dish served there that everyone raves about: poached eggs over avocado. She calls Fish & Game "Hudson's only fine-dining restaurant." What about Swoon and The Crimson Sparrow? What about DA|BA and Ca' Mea and Vico? She's entitled to her opinion, of course, but she makes an unfortunate factual error when she describes Hudson Food Studio as "the perfect place to while away the afternoon with friends." The restaurant doesn't open until 5 p.m.

Photo: Paul Lowry, via Flickr, via New York Magazine 
The most egregious blooper (in my opinion, at least) comes in "Insider's Tip," where the C. H. Evans mansion is cited as the most notable of the "architectural marvels scattered throughout Hudson." A picture found on Flickr is used to accompany this section, which shows the house before it got its new all black slate roof. It a good thing the address of the house is included, otherwise the average weekend visitor would have a devil of a time finding the house they were meant to admire.

Congratulations to Sideshow, The Spotty Dog, and Hudson Vintage for getting mentioned in "Oddball Day" both in 2010 and again in 2015.

Gossips Update: Miraculously, since this post was published, the piece about Hudson in New York Magazine has been edited, and most of the errors pointed out here have been corrected.

1 comment:

  1. Why no mention of Club Helsinki or The Restaurant at Helsinki??