Middle Main

A neighborhood just a little off center

May 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Grassroots efforts are transforming downtown Poughkeepsie

Two more shootings on Main Street recently. No big surprise, right? Why should we expect Main Street to regain its footing anytime soon and approach a new day of commerce and culture and community?

Well think again, because there's a quiet transformation under way in downtown Poughkeepsie that doesn't grab headlines; it just taps into the vision and determination of the people claiming a new downtown where we can all come…


Added by Jenny Coronel on May 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The View from Des Moines

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If you haven't already, please take a look at Jenny Coronel's post…


Added by Andrew Sawtelle on May 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Envisioning a Future Middle Main

Here are some of the concept sheets that were designed in May's Monthly Community Meeting. 

bus shelter improvements…


Added by Jenny Coronel on May 22, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

May 2011 Community Meeting: Streetscape Enhancements in Middle Main

On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, over twenty people were gathered at the Public Safety Building (505 Main Street) to discuss Streetscape Enhancements in the Middle Main neighborhood.

Mayor Tkazyik addressed those in attendance. Elizabeth Celaya presented the agenda for the meeting and…


Added by Jenny Coronel on May 16, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Artists in Residence - Does anyone have an extra bedroom?

As many of you know, I have been working to perpetuate a conversation about the culture of the Hudson Valley. I'm interested in looking at this from a multitude of perspectives that include arts, food, music, and the environment. Culture is what makes us who we are and gives the Hudson Valley its unique character. As most of you know, I believe very strongly in the role that artists should play in helping to develop culture and community. So, I wanted to throw an idea out that has been long…


Added by Matthew Slaats on May 3, 2011 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Youthful energy pours from M*Power culture center in Poughkeepsie

I stopped by M*POWER Center for Cultural Fitness yesterday, and it's always a pleasure to see so much energy in this space... this article in the Poughkeepsie Journal can attest to this fact.

Youthful energy pours from M*Power culture center in Poughkeepsie


Added by Jenny Coronel on May 3, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Art, Culture and Media in our Communities

On April 20th, I hosted a panel talk about the role of media, art and culture in the Hudson Valley.  Speakers Karen Michel, Kiese Laymon, Edward Summers, Children's Media Project, Decora of Readnex Poetry Squad, Leonard Nevarez, and myself spoke about about the role art and media play in the Hudson Valley and how we can foster new possibilities for thinking about these…


Added by Matthew Slaats on May 1, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

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