"A friend of a friend
A friend till the end
That's the kind of girl she was
-Christopher Cross, THINK OF LAURA
Headphones: Stevie Nicks "Landslide"
Hudson River Valley: Blue Mountain Reservation, Peekskill, New York
Investment in a dying downtown turned Peekskill's historic and abandoned buildings into lofts for artists, which revived Peekskill into a lively place and a canvas for local and international artists. The 20th annual Open Studio took place June 3 and 4.
For Open Studio most of the studios are within a six-block area of downtown. Sites farther afield use a free shuttle bus that make stops at key locations, including the Metro-North station, the Jan Peek Gazebo, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and the Hat Factory, a mixed-use center where more studios and exhibitions are open.
With tons of artist studios and art galleries has come eclectic new restaurants, bars and shops, making downtown Peekskill a destination.
Getting to Peekskill from New York City's Grand Central Terminal is pretty easy via Metro-Rail North. From New York, Peekskill via Metro-Rail North is about an hour and five minutes.
In peaceful downtown Peekskill on Central Avenue about one hour north of Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal and concrete City bustle via Metro Rail North, we discovered Bruised Apple Books and spent hours browsing, reading, conversing with the owners and buying books and CDs. A town without a bookstore, independent or chain, is a town without a soul. Charming Peekskill has many souls...
The City of Peekskill is a city in the New York City metropolitan area, in Westchester County, New York.
The city is situated on a bay along the east side of the Hudson River, across from Jones Point.
The population of Peekskill is 23,988.
Peekskill's first legal incorporation of 1816 was reactivated in 1826 when Village elections took place. The Village was further incorporated within the Town of Cortlandt in 1849 and remained so until separating as a city in 1940.