Middle Main

A neighborhood just a little off center

July 2013 Blog Posts (5)

"City residents discuss neighborhood revisions"

A free lunch, a block party and a former underwear factory.

Residents of Middle Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie discussed ways to improve the neighborhood — in the near future and with the resources at hand — over a free lunch Saturday in a former vacant lot-turned-pocket park.…

Block party has environmental benefits


Added by Sarah Milone on July 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

July 20th Community Lunch and Idea Workshop

On Saturday July 20th the Middle Main Initiative of Hudson River Housing and a group of about twenty community members met for a third time to dine and discuss plans for the improvement of the Middle Main area. Introductions were made as to who and what the Middle Main Initiative is and what the organization intends to achieve. The facilitators focused on action,…


Added by Sarah Milone on July 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

10 Ways to Improve Public Spaces

I was drawn to #6 on the list: Reinvent Community Planning. We have been hosting community meals every month since May and will host our July community lunch this Saturday, July 20th from 12-2PM at the pocket park by the Underwear Factory (517 Main Street, Poughkeepsie). We hope to spark ideas of neighborhood improvement projects that we can execute within a span of three months. Our first community meal had as its project another installment of the Middle Main walking club, which we…


Added by Jenny Coronel on July 17, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

"Staging:" Food Adventures in Middle Main

When I read this article in the luxury-market magazine Departures, I couldn't help but think about how easily you could swap Houston for Middle Main.  There are lots of parallels here - a city seen as less than a destination, neighborhoods filled with diverse cultures, and of course, an authentic ethnic food scene.  The world-renowned chefs profiled in this article talk about drawing inspiration from the hole-in-the-wall joints in Houston's back-alley neighborhoods, and learning new…


Added by Elizabeth Celaya on July 9, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Oaxacan for a Day - 5th Annual La Guelaguetza

Oaxacan for a Day

Por Mariel Fiori

(5th Guelaguetza 2013 in Poughkeepsie)


Photo by Pilar Roca                            
Photo by Pilar Roca                                 

Around 50 dancers from four different groups of the tri-state area, wearing more than 100 colorful costumes (44 of them donated by the Mexican government) present 14…


Added by Jenny Coronel on July 9, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments

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