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Newburgh Urban Market Coming this May

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This is just one of many exciting things in the offing, not just in Newburgh but in…well, we’ll tell you about that other thing tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Newburgh Urban Market is coming! The first date set for the new outdoor market is May 31st. Newburgh Restoration mastermind/ultimate purveyor of Newburgh renovation porn/illustrious Upstater contributor Cher Vick hipped us to the good news, and they need vendors. From Vick: “The market will be catering to vendors who sell: Vintage and antique items, food trucks, farmers, crafts and handmade items, vintage furniture and housewares, potted and fresh cut plants. Vendor stall spaces are 10X10. Interested parties may go to www.newburghurbanmarket.com to fill out a vendor registration form.” Did you get that, crafty readers? Sell your stuff at the Newburgh Urban Market, which will be held at Liberty Street next to Washington’s HQ (GMAP).  Meanwhile, the rest of us non-vendors will start saving our couch change and marking our calendars. Need more dirt? Email newburghurbanmarket@gmail.com for more information.


Category: Newburgh, Orange County, Town of the Week

By: kandyharris | 18 March 2014 03:00 PM | 3 Comments

Town of the Week: Back to Catskill

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Around here at Upstater, we’re quite familiar and fond of the Greene County town of Catskill and all of its wiles and charms. Although we dubbed it our Town of the Week waaaaaaaaaaay back in 2011, it’s been a while since we checked out the market, sniffed around the houses, and explored the village outside of the occasionally post on Five-Figure Fridays. Catskill rarely disappoints when it comes to inexpensive properties, and the village is really starting to come into its own these days with destination spots like art galleries and shops. If you haven’t poked around in a while, spring’s a-comin’. Might be time to head up for a visit, walk around the waterfront park, and check out the antique stores (don’t forget to stop at Catamount People’s Museum).  The most recent edition of Upstate House offers a community profile of Catskill. You can read it here. Although named Catskill, the town is not actually in the Catskills but situated in the foothills along the Hudson River Valley. Catskill is located approximately 20 minutes north of Saugerties (it’s on the west side of the Hudson) and about 40 minutes south of Albany.

Category: Catskill, Town of the Week, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 10 March 2014 09:30 AM | 6 Comments

Hamlet of the Week: Bovina Center

bovina ny

Located in the middle of Delaware County, the town of Bovina was once a busy town…well, busier than it is now. Bovina, so named because of a proliferation of dairy farms back in the 19th century, was quite the mover and shaker in the dairy industry back in the day with over a hundred dairy farms cranking out the goods. These days, the dairy farms number considerably less. Just a few remain, in fact, but a drive through the hamlet of Bovina Center along Route 6/Bovina Road clearly shows the pastoral nature of the area, perfect for cattle to lazily graze upon it. What Bovina Center does have, though, are some great looking older properties.

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Category: Bovina, Delaware County, Town of the Week, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 20 January 2014 09:30 AM | 1 Comment

Town of the Week: Clinton Corners

clinton historical society

Clinton Historical Society

Not content to leave the countryside behind with last week’s farmhouse extravaganza, we decided to stay in a rural pocket of Dutchess County known as Clinton Corners. Located in the southeastern portion of the town of Clinton, the hamlet of Clinton Corners is about as idyllic as it gets, resplendent with pastoral allure and charming old farmhouses. Clinton Corners also love its horses, and the equestrian-minded will do well here, if they’re looking for a place to paddock.

Settled in the mid-18th century, Clinton Corners has lots of great historical properties, such as the 1777 Creek Meeting House, the Quaker-built structure that houses Clinton’s vast collection of photos, documents, and all manner of ephemera related to the Dutchess County town. The hamlet also used to be a stop on the Poughkeepsie and Eastern Railroad.

clinton corners station

Clinton Corners Railroad Station

Amenities-wise, you’ll find farms in Clinton Corners, not to mention horse-related stuff, a vineyard, churches, an Agway, and, of course, a place to get French tarts. The Omega Institute isn’t far away, too. As we said, it’s rural, so don’t expect to stroll around town. In terms of real estate, the average listing price, according to Trulia, is around $700,000, so it’s not really a place to bargain hunt. But the offerings are delightful if a little on the pricey side.

Oh, one other thing we found whilst poking around Clinton Corners: It’s home to a very cool treehouse (our feelings about treehouses are pretty well-known by now), which was featured on the Animal Planet show Treehouse Masters. Seriously, look at this video and tell me you’re not drooling a little over it.

Clinton Corner is about 20 minutes northeast of Poughkeepsie, 20 minutes southeast of Rhinebeck, and about 90 minutes from NYC.

clinton corners capture

Category: Clinton Corners, Dutchess County, Town of the Week, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 6 January 2014 09:45 AM | No Comments