RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- A luxury inn and spa brand launched in the Finger Lakes community of Skaneateles in 2000 will open its newest property in the Hudson Valley village of Rhinebeck in 2019. The newest Mirbeau Inn & Spa will have 50 rooms (like the original each has its own fireplace, walk-in shower and claw-foot soaking tub), plus a 12,000 square-foot spa and fitness center, conference space and French-themed bistro and bar. Opening is scheduled for late fall 2019 on 2.8 secluded acres in Rhinebeck, within walkiing distance of the village center's shops and restaurants. It's two miles of the Rhinecliff-Kingston train station, which serves the Amtrak Northeast Corridor line. Mirbeau's Rhinebeck project will be the third inn, and fourth spa, in the company's portfolio. It's the first new property to be proposed since Mirbeau announced plans to open more French-themed resorts in 2017. Designed to look like an elegant French countryside inn, Mirbeau in … [Read more...] about Central New York-based Mirbeau Inn & Spa expands to the Hudson Valley
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Character Study ByCorey Kilgannon July 11, 2018 Ira Gershenhorn was in a full sweat by the time he bicycled up to his swimming spot on a recent sultry afternoon. He stripped down to his bathing suit, put on a yellow bathing cap and slid into the Hudson River, off Manhattan’s rocky western shoreline, around 104th Street. “Ah, feels great,” said Mr. Gershenhorn, 66, as if he had just dived into a pristine swimming hole and not a sometimes unsanitary stretch of the Hudson plied by tugs, tankers and barges. Users of the nearby bike path did double-takes to see a bather in these waters long considered dirty and unsuitable for swimming — a perception that Mr. Gershenhorn, a clean-water advocate and a regular swimmer in the Hudson, calls outdated. “When I tell people I swim in the … [Read more...] about The Hudson Swimmer
HUDSON, Ohio - The first time Chris and Lisa Foster laid eyes on the stately Tudor Revival in Hudson, warm memories came rushing. "Seeing it was like being back in Europe," Lisa says of the stucco and stone Cotswold Tudor, built in 1928, and so-named because the style mimics homes in the Cotswold region of England. "We met in Heidelberg in 1986 while we were both there as business students. Even now, although we've lived in the house for 13 years, it still makes us feel like we're away." Nostalgia for the time when the couple was younger and falling in love wasn't the only appeal. The home's romantic medieval elements hadn't faded, yet there was room for some renovating to make it the family's own without damaging the character of the original architecture. Plus, it had an in-ground pool. "As soon as we walked in the front door we could see straight through to the backyard, and there were pear trees and a pool," Lisa remembers. "When we moved back to Hudson 13 years ago … [Read more...] about Cool Spaces: Cotswold Tudor Revival one of nine homes on the Hudson Home & Garden Tour: photos
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByAlexandra S. Levine June 5, 2018 Good morning on this iffy Tuesday. Don’t judge a river by its color. It’s a little something we learned from the River Project, a group studying and restoring the Hudson River Estuary. “A lot of people look at the river and talk about it looking dirty, and obviously it’s not like pictures of the Caribbean,” said Nina Hitchings, who oversees the project’s wetlab on Pier 40. But, she said, that murkiness is a good thing. “There is a lot of algae and phytoplankton and zooplankton in the water column, making this a super productive ecosystem and making this a nursery for fish,” Ms. Hitchings told us. “Hundreds of years ago, before many people came, it would’ve been the same color.” (June, in … [Read more...] about New York Today: The Hudson River Isn’t Dirty. It’s Alive.
West New York Mayor Felix Roque, left, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari and North Bergen Mayor and state Sen. Nick Sacco are among the hundreds who jammed Union City Mayor and state Sen. Brian Stack's 2016 fundraiser at the Palisadium in Cliffside Park. Today they all politically stand farther apart.Courtesy of Agustin C. Torres Politics these days is like the weather with warmer climes as evidenced by some sprouts and onion grass. Consider what follows below just some notes from the political botanical gardens. Of course most of the jottings are about thorny subjects, notes that were enhanced by a bit of expert reading of the tea leaves in capital letters. Specifically we are browsing the field guide for the West New York ecological habitat where there is battle between competing Democratic Party county committee slates in what is a garden variety proxy fight. It seems that town Commissioner Cosmo Cirillo, who has decided he no longer wants to be a second banana elected … [Read more...] about Field notes from the Hudson County political woods: Political Insider