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Beacon in the NYT: "Williamsburg on the Hudson"

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/07/nyregion/hudson-river-valley-draw...

 

Everyone blanche: the opening picture is of East Main Street, Beacon.

 

But the picture caption says: "Main Street in Hudson, N.Y., shows elements of both the town's economic struggle and its influx of city émigrés."

 

Good read nonetheless.

 

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Comment by Ben Royce on August 5, 2011 at 2:45pm

Thank you, NYT, for the fix. I complained, and now the caption to the top picture says:

 

"Main Street in Beacon, N.Y., shows elements of both the town's economic struggle and its influx of city émigrés."

 

Comment by Attila Szendrodi on August 5, 2011 at 2:23pm

Bud - Would you rather they interview a non-native of Beacon with unrealistic pipe dreams?

 

 

"On a summer Tuesday afternoon, it’s still a ghost town."

Comment by Ben Royce on August 5, 2011 at 12:46pm

i liked this quote:

 

"IF you were an investor wagering on any Hudson Valley city, it might be Beacon, with a world-class attraction in Dia:Beacon, its walkable downtown, and an emerging art scene a 90-minute train ride from Grand Central Terminal.

But you would still be hoping for the best, as you would with almost every place in the area. Maybe the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, a proposed 58-room hotel and spa, with a fancy restaurant and living and work space for artists, will succeed, and revitalize an area of shuttered factories and warehouses. Maybe the historic downtown theater will reopen, and the old incline railroad will be rebuilt. But maybe not.

On a summer Tuesday afternoon, it’s still a ghost town."

 

yup, that's Beacon: on the precipice. But there's still plenty of momentum forward.

 

Comment by Bud Siegel on August 5, 2011 at 12:27pm
I just wish that they found somebody else in Beacon to quote other than someone who was moving to Atlanta because there was no work, and a Main Street shop owner who said the town and the economy is dead and was very pessimistic about the City's future.  But I did think the reference to Beacon as the "East Village" was histerical.  It is as far from the East Village as Nome is from New Paltz.

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