Thursday, August 10, 2017

Of Interest

These days, there are more articles and mentions of Hudson in travel and style magazines than it is possible to keep track of, but an article that appeared last month in Condé Nast Traveller is getting attention and raising some hackles on Facebook this morning. Written by Steve King with photos by Julien Capmeil, the article gives our cool, quirky, rurban little city yet another distinction: "Hudson: The Trendiest Town in New York State." 

Photo: Julien Capmeil


  1. The tourism industry is devastating what's left of any sense of original "place" on the planet. From the Guardian today, anti-tourism spreading across Europe:

  2. The tourism industry, ie places being forced to become tourist destinations as the primary source of income, is devastating what little is left of any sense of original "place" on the planet. From the Guardian today - anti-tourism is spreading across Europe:

  3. From a great place to live, to a nice place to visit.

  4. When Stottville becomes trendy and full of hipsters, then we'll know that it's over for the Hudson Valley.

  5. When Paris bans tourists from the Eiffel Tower, and Venice gondolas are become off limits, then Europe can be a continent of boarded up storefronts, derelict factories and unemployed locals with empty pockets; much as Hudson was before the advent of tourism. If you seek to restore our sense of "place" be careful what you wish for.

    1. Hudson was boarded up before the advent of antiques dealers, not tourists. They came much later and are reaping what the antiques dealers have sown.

  6. I talked at length with Steve King who wrote this article and he got some of it right - more so than a lot of superficial articles about Hudson's revitalization

  7. So wishing to be able to afford to live in the community where extended family lives, where the church or synagogue you grew up in and celebrated traditional milestones in, is located, and where one can volunteer is a bad thing? Hmmmm

    Not everyone is meant to hopscotch the world, and most definitely not everyone has the means to do so.