Saturday, July 30, 2022
Friday, July 29, 2022
In February, James Ribaudo of Arterial told the Historic Preservation Commission that, at the suggestion of someone he did not identify, they now planned to use the Central Park settee, the bench design being used at Promenade Hill, in locations along Front Street.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Once upon a time, a city had to pay for everything itself. No federal or state grants, and no borrowing. Every amenity had to be paid for up front. The same financial arrangement applied to the maintenance of those amenities. Cash up front, or your sidewalks would be left to crumble. In this environment, cities and towns were conservative. They didn't build sidewalks until they knew they had enough money to build and maintain them in perpetuity.
The Mayor from the Street Committee to which was referred the petition of H. Macy and others for a sidewalk on the south side of Union st., westerly of the lot of Hiram Macy, reported in favor of deferring the work until another season.
The Hudson city directory for 1866-1867 indicates that Hiram Macy lived at 309 Union Street, which, became 547 Union Street after all the house numbers were changed to implement 100 blocks in 1889. (The mayor at the time was J. W. Hoysradt, who then lived at 59 Allen Street.)
Resolved, That the Street Committee are hereby authorized to have and cause the side-walks from Warren-street to Long Alley, on the westerly side of Fourth street to be re-laid and re-paved under their direction, and in case of a refusal of lot owners to comply with this resolution, then that said Committee be authorized and directed to present an Ordinance for the re-laying and repaving of said side-walks, at the Regular Meeting of the Common Council; the same to be re-laid and re-paved on a grade to be fixed and given by the City Surveyor.
Resolved, That the side-walk on the easterly side of City Hall Place, between Warren street and Cherry Alley, also the side-walk on Warren street in front of lot now occupied by Abram Harris be re-paved and repaired under the direction of the Street Committee, and in case of a refusal of the owners of said lots so to repair and repave, then the Street Committee be and are hereby directed to report by Ordinance at the next Regular Meeting of the Council for such repairing and repaving, and that the Clerk be directed to serve the necessary action on such lot owners.
Resolved, That the plank sidewalk on the easterly side of Fifth street be repaired and relaid under the direction of the Street Committee, and that the Clerk cause copies of this resolution to be served on the several lot owners.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
|Photo: West Side Rag|
In 1659, Thomas Mayhew, a Puritan leader, purchased a portion of Nantucket directly from the Wampanoags who inhabited the island. Mayhew, in turn, sold the island to a group of nine English settlers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who wanted to develop their own community outside the boundaries of Puritan control. Among the buyers were Thomas Macy, Mayhew's cousin, and Tristram Coffin, father of the Coffin family in America. This group of families became the "original proprietors" of Nantucket.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
|Photo: Broadway Mall Association|
The sculpture now installed in the square along West Court Street is called "As Always Yours." In the exhibition on the Upper West Side, it was installed at Broadway and 117th Street.
|Photo: Broadway Mall Association|
Gossips' guess is that this is one of the Isherwood sculptures from Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway, a public art exhibition installed on the Upper West Side, in the malls on Broadway between 72nd Street and 157th Street. That exhibition was in place until July 15.
|Photo: West Side Rag|
Task 1 BFJ will assist the Housing Justice Director in analyzing the financial feasibility of an inclusionary zoning or set-aside policy by looking at the baseline feasibility of multifamily development under the Section 325-28.2G Affordable Housing Bonus [in the city code].
Task 2 BFJ will look at the City's existing Vacant Buildings law and make suggestions on potential changes based upon best practices from other municipalities around the country. Potential fees from the vacancy law could be used to provide revenue for the Hudson Housing Trust Fund.
Task 3 Community Land Trusts provide an instrument for creating long-term affordability for affordable housing ownership opportunities. BFJ will provide an outline for a governance structures [sic] based upon best practices for community land trust that could help the City to create permanently affordable housing that could be used in the analysis of the five multifamily rental sites identified as part of the 2021 Affordable Housing Development Plan.
Task 4 BFJ will look at potential for any temporary affordable housing overlays in the interim while the City pursues a new comprehensive plan and zoning code update.
- Trio Candela playing lively traditional Latin music from around world
- Bangladeshi Songs sung by Haroon and Valina Rashid
- Tony Kieraldo, pianist and composer, performing his Hudson Ragtime Piano Suite
Monday, July 25, 2022
Today, I noticed that, behind the netting that enshrouds the house, the stuccoing has been going forward.
- On Monday, July 25, the Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency (HCDPA) holds a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. The agenda for the meeting can be found here. The principal business of the meeting is to approve paying the bills and authorize a contract with BFJ Planning, the group that did Hudson's LWRP (Local Waterfront Revitalization Program) more than a decade ago, to do consulting for the Housing Trust Fund. The meeting takes place virtually. Click here to access the meeting.
- At 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, the ad hoc Sidewalks Committee holds its monthly meeting. The meeting is a hybrid--taking place in person at City Hall and on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting remotely.
- On Tuesday, July 26, Peter Frank, Kate Treacy, Hillary France, and Lucas Krump are hosting a meet and greet for Josh Riley, congressional candidate in the newly drawn NY-19. The event takes place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at WYLDE Hudson, 35 South Third Street. To attend, RSVP to email@example.com.
- On Wednesday, July 27, from 5:00 p.m. until sunset, it's Waterfront Wednesdays. This week, the sloop Clearwater will be in Hudson. Performing are Ujima Drum Circle at 5:30 p.m., Kyle Marshall Choreography at 7:00 p.m., and Heard World Jazz Band at 8:00 p.m. Also this Wednesday, the team from the Hudson Valley Collaborative and eDesign Dynamics will at the waterfront to exhibit their latest design for waterfront park and gather input.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Saturday, July 23, 2022
To learn more about the Hudson Dog Park, visit the dog park's website: hudsondogparkny.org.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
No person shall use or pretend to use or have any skill in physiognomy, palmistry or like crafty science, or pretend to tell destinies or fortunes.