Situated at the widest level of the Hudson River, the city of Haverstraw is readying for its highlight. It has all the options of a Hudson Valley vacation spot in the making: wealthy historical past, beautiful structure, hip new industries, and artists in search of an under-the-radar, semi-urban haven. However not like its extra well-known counterparts like Kingston and Beacon, Haverstraw has a palpable distinguishing aspect: its range. As of 2015, Haverstraw had the highest focus of Hispanics and Latinos – at 67% – drawn in current many years by reasonably priced housing initiatives. Not solely has this shifted the political profile of Haverstraw, it has created a fascinating panorama of retail and culinary locations which might be refreshingly low key.
The city is accessible through public transit: Metro North Railroad to Ossining, then a ferry operated by NY Waterway (solely on weekdays) from Ossining to Haverstraw. On weekends, take a fast Uber to and from Nanuet, a cease on NJ Transit. You may also get to Haverstraw by bus from Port Authority on Coach USA/Rockland Coaches.
Now, with out additional ado, listed here are ten must-visit locations in Haverstraw.
Casa Hudson is a stunning mattress and breakfast in an impeccably renovated Italianate villa overlooking the Hudson River alongside First Avenue, which is dotted by Victorian and Italianate mansions of a big selection of architectural types. Owned by couple Andrea Caccuro, a former style government, and artist Nelson Diaz, the Casa Hudson was renovated by Caccuro and Diaz by hand. The interiors are fashionable, with large-scale work by Diaz, however the restoration has paid specific consideration to preserving the unique particulars, and in many instances, re-creating features by way of intelligent tromp l’œil. Pay specific consideration to the parquet picket flooring, the facade and the columns – even the driveway – rendered to appear to be different supplies by way of intelligent portray. In 2015, Casa Hudson was awarded the Rockland Historic Society Preservation Advantage Award for Adaptive Use.
There are three rooms in the Casa Hudson, all with non-public baths, named after former house owners like S.C. Blauvelt, the unique proprietor from the 1890s, H.E.P (the Haverstraw Ecumenical Mission), a pre-school that occupied the home from 1970-2000, and the Roma Room, quick for the Knights of Columbus which used the home as a headquarters from 1930-1970.
As Caccuro and Diaz aptly describe, the Casa Hudson is extra akin to a European-style penzione – as hosts, they interact solely as a lot as their company would love. The Casa Hudson additionally hosts a common Chef’s Desk Dinner, exterior subsequent to the vegetable and herb backyard, or in the villa climate relying, concocted by completely different native cooks, and a tomato canning workshop.