On Tuesday, Gossips shared the press release announcing the launch of HudsonDots, the affordable housing program initiated by The Spark of Hudson. Yesterday, Roger Hannigan Gilson reported in the Times Union that The Spark of Hudson is purchasing and renovating the last of the properties that made up Phil Gellert's Northern Empire in Hudson: "Major Hudson landlord bought out, but current tenants can stay."
Over the years, Gossips has done a few posts about Gellert and his holdings in Hudson. In 2010, he owned twenty buildings, which Gossips inventoried in a post called "Gellert Gallery." In 2016 and again in 2018, Gossips revisited some of the Gellert properties that then had new owners. An example of a Gellert survivor is 514 State Street, which Gellert sold (not to The Spark of Hudson) for $485,000 in July 2018.