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Pop Culture in Hudson Valley

Here’s Where to Go on a Day Trip to Troy

The happening riverside city is a must-visit for local history, gourmet grub, and funky nightlife.

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7 Quick Tips To Get Your House Ready To Sell This Fall (And 7 Pitfalls To Avoid)

Homeowners have heard it before, but the importance of staging for selling can never be overstated.

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Goshen Farmer Gets 2 Years for the Death of 9 Horses

A 10-year-old stallion was also found alive, but severely malnourished.

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Catskill's New Art Center Brings Celebrity Talent to the Valley

Alan Cumming and Savion Glover led a rousing grand opening of the Greene County venue.

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Be Productive and Meet Friends at Local Coworking Spaces

If you work remotely or run your own business, you’ll love these hip Hudson Valley workspaces.

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Stress Less With These Affordable After-School Programs

With back-to-school season in full swing, find a budget-friendly after-school program your children will love.

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Here Are All the Food Festivals You Need to Hit This Weekend

Two wine and food fests, a riverside hootenanny, and more from this week’s top picks for things to do in and around the Valley.

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8 Tips to Make the Most Out of Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Because an epic weekend of local feasting and sipping requires a plan.

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A New Bakery Sweetens Newburgh’s Dining Scene

The husband-and-wife team behind Liberty Street Bistro begins yet another flavorful endeavor.

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3 Local Restaurateur Brothers Raised Over $50,000 for Autism

The Maniscalchi family hosted its sixth annual golf outing in Orange County.

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New York to Lose $14 Million If "I Love NY" Signs Aren't Removed

Cuomo's administration spent more than $8 million on the 500-plus signs from Long Island to Buffalo.

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Here's Where to Eat, Explore, and Shop Near SUNY Albany

When you’re not cramming in a late-night study session, take a break from the Great Dane campus to explore the vibrant upstate city.

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Our September Hudson Valley Hero Uses Equine Therapy to Heal

Deanna Mancuso helps people help horses heal people in Dover Plains.

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A Black Box Theater Opens (the Fourth Wall) in New Paltz

The performing space brings innovative, intimate performances to the Ulster community.

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These Are the Latest Hotels to Hit the Hudson Valley

A group of new hotels, planned to open anytime from this fall to 2019, provide memorable vacation spots and wellness retreats for locals looking to get away.

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5 Ways to End Your Summer With a Bang

Day trips, festivals, and fairs are the perfect way to spend the last days of summer.

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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