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Using computers to better understand art

The Conversation US | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
The Conversation US

By Ricky J. Sethi, Fitchburg State University How do humans interpret and understand art? The nature of artistic style, seemingly abstract and intuit...

Peekskill NY -- Balancing Growth With a Healthy Environment

Kathleen Talbot | Posted 02.18.2016 | Green
Kathleen Talbot

As a Peekskill councilwoman starting my second term and a life-long city resident, these challenges can seem daunting. But I take the safety and health of our environment seriously and work hard to support initiatives that will move us towards greater safety and sustainability. We are mandated to be good caretakers of our environment and must make energy conservation and sustainability a priority.

Finding Zen in a Catskills Bonfire

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joseph Satto

Flashback to the early 80's. I'm eleven years old, living in a non-descript Long Island suburb with a simple chore; rake and bag a half acres' worth o...

5 Must-Do Hikes in The Hudson Valley

The Outbound Collective | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Photo: Shaun O'Neil Some fresh air, a flowing waterfall, vibrant fall foliage...it can do wonders for the soul. If you're a New Yorker in need of a...

An Art Lover's Road Trip Through The Hudson River Valley

Hipmunk | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Running along the eastern edge of New York State, from Albany south to Yonkers, the Hudson River Valley boasts tons of natural beauty. For art lovers in the tri-state area, the Hudson River Valley also features great works of art, ranging from sculpture gardens to historic estates. Try the following day trip, factoring in at least two hours total driving time from start to end, to see some of the highlights!

A Grandfather's Appreciation of Things Grandfatherly

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

I was recently asked by an editor to explain why I've lived in the same place -- in New York's Hudson Valley -- for nearly 40 years. I could only think to answer the question in the guise I'm most familiar with: as the grandfather of four boys.

5 Hudson Valley Towns That Won't Remind You Of Brooklyn

Food52 | Posted 09.14.2016 | Travel
Food52

I know, I know -- everyone's squawking about how it's an extension of Williamsburg, or giving you their recommendation for the most rustic home goods store in Hudson. But if you peel just off the main drag, you'll find the places that make the area special and worth a little exploring.

Energy Highway Loses When it Comes to Public Policies

Ned Sullivan | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

I've written previously about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Energy Highway" initiative--the proposal to build high-voltage transmission lines through New York's Hudson River Valley.

Hudson River Schooled

Glen Roven | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Glen Roven

I had a house in Rhinebeck, upstate New York, in the '80s, before Bard College had its very own Frank Gehry theater, before there was edible food on Main Street and certainly before nearby Hudson was hip and happening.

90s Rock Goddess Melissa Auf Der Maur

Kate Orne | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Kate Orne

"Music brought me out of my shell, which I am very grateful for. That's the human lesson of Hole that sticks with me every day. Even just from the three people I was in the band with, the three individuals who are major marks on my life."

Drink More Good's Root Beer Syrup: See How It's Done

Sarah Stodola | Posted 01.15.2015 | Taste
Sarah Stodola

How's this for burning the midnight oil: Two nights a week at around nine in the evening, Jason Schuler heads over to the commercial kitchen in downto...

How Gov. Cuomo Can Build On His National Record Of Environmental Leadership

Ned Sullivan | Posted 03.14.2015 | New York
Ned Sullivan

Gov. Cuomo has taken important and courageous steps to protect New York's irreplaceable natural resources and its citizens, placing him in the forefront of environmental leaders nationwide.

To Shop Locally or Not to Shop Locally? That Is the Question

Karen Angel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
Karen Angel

A vibrant Main Street helps make the local economy more resilient and boosts real estate prices. Plus, buying locally means less shipping and a smaller carbon footprint.

A Stroll Down Hudson, NY's Warren Street

Sarah Stodola | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

Perched along the river of the same name, Hudson, New York was once the 24th largest city in the United States, an important trading post and site of Martin Van Buren's first law practice.

Exploring Hudson Valley's West Bank (PHOTOS)

Departures Magazine | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

The Hudson Valley, the historic area of New York State running up and down the mighty Hudson River, has dazzled travelers since the Dutch arrived and mapped the land in the 1600s, and most likely before then, too.

A Visit to the Seed Library

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.05.2014 | New York
Liz Neumark

One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed, "I really don't care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds."

GE: Don't Leave Before the Job Is Done

Ned Sullivan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Now is the time for the state and federal agencies responsible for the long-term health of the river to come together to forge an agreement with GE to achieve a clean Hudson. And now is the time for GE to "bring good things to life" in this American Heritage River.

A Day at Storm King Art Center Sculpture Park (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

Storm King Art Center is one of the world's leading sculpture parks. The park is located one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley.

Seven Years at Katchkie Farm -- and Itching for More!

Liz Neumark | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Liz Neumark

Summer 2007. I will never forget the speed with which our neglected acres came to life. Bit by bit, Farmer Bob plowed and nurtured the soil transfor...

30 Things You Need to Know About The Hudson Valley Before You Move There

Adam D'Arpino | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Adam D'Arpino

Folks in the Hudson Valley have lived the New York City life, gotten their hard-partying, 70-hour-a-week-working, and dank-apartment-living in and put it behind them. Fun while it lasted, but eventually you want to settle down, mow a lawn and not smell pee and garbage all the time, you know?

New York's Leaders Position State to Be National Model for Embracing Clean Energy

Ned Sullivan | Posted 08.09.2014 | New York
Ned Sullivan

New York only receives three percent of its power from coal-fired plants -- the dirtiest fossil fuel -- meaning it will have to look to other energy-saving measures to hit its mark.

Accidental Locavore Gathering: Morel Edition

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.02.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

Foraging for mushrooms is something the Accidental Locavore has wanted to do for years.

School's Out for the Summer!

Simon Watson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

This past Saturday, the teeny-tiny town of Kinderhook, New York, located three hours north of New York City by car, was invaded by hundreds of New Yorkers dressed in their blackest finery for the opening of Jack Shainman Gallery's The School.

Meeting NYC's Energy Needs Can't Come At Hudson Valley's Expense

Ned Sullivan | Posted 07.23.2014 | New York
Ned Sullivan

Does meeting New York City's demand for electricity have to come at the expense of the Hudson Valley?

The 10 Best Fall Biking Adventures Near NYC

offMetro.com | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
offMetro.com

Before the best bike tours increase in price or sell out, cyclists looking for an epic autumn adventure should sign up for one of these 10 organized bike rides.