A neighborhood just a little off center
Food + Community Conversation + IDEAS
Added by Jenny Coronel on May 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
About a mile from the Vassar campus, an abandoned underwear factory stands as the centerpiece of the planned rebirth of a Poughkeepsie neighborhood. And while…Continue
Added by Jenny Coronel on May 6, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Paso bastante tiempo sentada. Sentada cuando…Continue
Added by Jenny Coronel on May 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Middle Main Walking Club is a hit so far! People from as far away as NYC have taken part in our first walks (thanks Desiree!), and we've got a great contingent of people hitting the streets each Tuesday and Thursday. Scenic Hudson, Senator Gipson's office, Dutchess County Planning, and several other groups…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Celaya on May 2, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments
Added by Vince Tacconelli on April 25, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments
Added by Elizabeth Celaya on April 23, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments
GOOD (aka the social network for social good) is sponsoring a new initiative this weekend: NeighborDay.
According to GOOD, "It’s crazy how few of us know our neighbors: their names, their phone numbers, what they’re about. The explosion of online "social" networking has only made it easier to avoid face-to-face contact in the real world. What might we be missing? Collaborators, friends, emergency contacts, sugar? What does this mean for society? As Harvey Milk said,…
Added by Elizabeth Celaya on April 22, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments
My friend and I went out in search for an affordable authentic Mexican meal, and that is exactly what we got. The Spicy Mexican Grill is located on the left side of Main Street if coming from the bridge. BE AWARE; it is very easy to pass if you are not paying attention. Before we arrived at the location my friend and…Continue
Added by Vince Tacconelli on March 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Some of us have been longing for some delicious, handcrafted chocolate inspired by Mexican traditions, and it turns out, we have it right here in Poughkeepsie! Hudson Chocolates has taken up residence in the Cottage Street Enterprise District, and it sounds like they are creating some amazing confections. And did we mention that Chef Francisco Migoya was named one of the Best Pastry Chefs of 2013 by the Huffington Post? Um, yeah. This one is a can't miss. They have just launched open…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Celaya on March 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Here is an article published in the March 2013 edition of La Voz about the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, and the four Vassar College interns who are getting resident input about what would make this project meaningful to residents. Mariesa, Sion, Charlotte, and Maddie are also identifying small neighborhood improvement projects residents will lead in the upcoming months.…Continue
Added by Jenny Coronel on March 16, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Beginning March 30th, staff and volunteers working with Hudson River Housing’s Middle Main Revitalization initiative will be out and about in Middle Main knocking on doors to collect responses to a community survey. The survey is measuring residents’ opinions of the Middle Main neighborhood.
We want to work with residents to help Middle Main become a great, vibrant neighborhood. These surveys will help us design programs and activities that support neighborhood…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Celaya on March 5, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments
Our White Cherry Rose Redevelopment plan is gaining support from a wide variety of sectors - municipal officials, local colleges, neighborhood businesses, and more. This spring and summer we'll be out on the streets in force promoting the effort, interviewing residents, undertaking property assessments, and…Continue
As we count down the final days of 2012, I want to give you an update on our work and call on your support for the Middle Main Initiative. It has been a busy year, with a lot of activity taking place as we begin turning the foundation of knowledge we have built over the past years into action.
Just last night, we…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Celaya on December 13, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments
On Wednesday, November 28th, Mainstay Poughkeepsie hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony in conjunction with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Mainstay Poughkeepsie is a shared working place on 356 Main Street (between Academy St. & Hamilton St.). Mainstay Poughkeepsie is part of the…Continue
Added by Jenny Coronel on November 29, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments
The large industrial factory, built in 1874 at 8 N. Cherry St. in the City of Poughkeepsie, housed various operations throughout its existence.Continue
Added by Jenny Coronel on November 15, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments
Celebrate Your Special Day at Barrett Clay Works!
A Clay Birthday Party is Fun for Everyone!
Each guest receives enough clay for…Continue
Added by Jenny Coronel on November 15, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
If you’ve driven or walked past the 500 block of Main St. in Downtown Poughkeepsie since late October you’ve probably noticed the construction work going on at 517 Main St., a formerly vacant lot near the intersection of Main St. and N. Cherry St.…Continue
Added by Sean Bennett on November 14, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
For those of you interested in learning a little more about the Day of the Dead, and particularly how it is celebrated in Oaxaca, Mexico, where so many of our Middle Main residents hail from, I have posted below an excerpt from “Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico”…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Celaya on November 1, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments