The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory


The redevelopment of the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory is the anchor project in Hudson River Housing's work to revitalize the Middle Main Street corridor. We renovated this three story, 22,000 square foot building as mixed-use, with two thirds consisting of apartments, and one third as a commercial community hub. 

Our vision is to bring the rich bounty of arts and food in the Hudson Valley into the city of Poughkeepsie, and to use it as an educational tool and community connector.

Here's what's happening:

First Floor/Lower Level:

     Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen (POK): a shared-use commercial kitchen with

     affordable dry and cold storage available for kitchen members at the lower level. 


Hudson River Housing Coffee House, Kitchen & Cafe

Coffee House Hours: Monday -Friday8am-4pm 

Cafe Hours: Monday -Friday 8am-2pm

HRH is now sole operator of the coffee house, which still features food from Earth, Wind & Fuego. Earth, Wind & Fuego offers healthy meals, locally-sourced, and affordably priced. Gluten/soy/dairy/sugar-free options available. Nourish your mind, body and soul!  Visit for more info.

North River Roasters

Poughkeepsie's first coffee roaster, North River Roasters, roasts coffee that is sourced mindfully from farms that provide fair wages and use sustainable farming methods. Visit for more info.

Second Floor:

     PUF (Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory) Studios: Flexible artist studio spaces

     available for artists and artisans on a monthly basis and printmaking open studios

     and art classes for the public all run by the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center

Third Floor:

     The Art Effect: Sparks Media Project and Mill Street Loft, two of the

     Hudson Valley's leading arts organizations have merged and now utilize space in

     the factory for youth arts programming.

Fifteen Loft Apartments:

     A variety of studios and one bedroom apartments for individuals and families to

     work and live. Every unit, on all three floors, is ADA accessible.

Want to know more? Watch this introductory video!

We are capitalizing on this building's history as an innovative center of industry, and bringing it back to life as a dynamic and inclusive community space and a great place to live. This project is ripe with opportunity for those seeking a forward-thinking, innovative space to collaborate, build community, and achieve their #poughtential!

See how this project is changing lives!

Read more about this project!

Think Dutchess Honors the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory - ThinkDutchessHonorsUnderwearFactory-PoughkeepsieJournal.pdf

The Best Way to Spend a Day in Poughkeepsie - Hudson Valley Magazine

First Look at The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory - Poughkeepsie Journal

The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Creates Hope as a New Community HubHudson Valley Magazine

Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory transformation receives two awardsPoughkeepsie Journal


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8 North Cherry Street

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