The Metropolitan section of the Sunday New York Times explores this phenomenon called the “Brooklynization of the Hudson Valley” (or as Gothamist more alarmingly/amusingly puts it, “Brooklyn Hipster Virus Spreads to Hudson Valley”). Basically, all the artsy-hipster folks either who can’t afford the city/want more rustic open-space/aim to explore their art, blah blah. are decamping for the quieter back-roads of the historic region of the state. Can’t blame them, really. It’s is beautiful up there, plus there are tons of wineries (go with the whites and ices) and the Dia: Beacon.
But my point here isn’t to make fun of hipsters or the Times. Remember in Season One of Gossip Girl—in 2007 (like FOUR years ago)—when Brooklyn-dwelling Dan and Jenny Humphey’s arty-vintage shopping mom/estranged wife to Rufus was living in Hudson? That Josh Schwartz. Finger—right on the pulse.