Hudson Valley Weekend Trips: Where to Find the Region’s Best New Restaurants, Hotels and Kombucha Sorbet

SINCE THE DAYS when Albany was a town called Beverwyck, people have come to the Hudson Valley to make their fortunes. Once these were trappers, farmers, sawyers and wheelwrights, or immigrants drawn by America’s canal boom. Today’s influx is similar: farmers, brewers, sawyers and weavers—but many of them hail from Brooklyn.

“We’re from Brooklyn and moved here four years ago, typical story,” said Kari Lorenson, who founded KHEM Studios in the town of Stanford, a maker of furniture and homewares, with husband Erik Guzman. It was the light and skies that particularly inspired her, said Ms. Lorenson, a former sculptor. (That same light captured the attention of the Hudson River School painters in the mid 19th Century.) For this wave of entrepreneurs, the Hudson Valley is a rich source of resources that have been underused since the decadeslong decline of the Valley’s former wealth and industrial glory. Those particular conditions suit their mission: to recycle, repurpose and/or hand-make locally sourced, small-batch items.

Lights, Camera, Impact: Antoine Gijbels’ Inspiring Videography Journey

Antoine Gijbels is not your ordinary videomaker. Hailing from a small town in Belgium, Antoine’s journey into the world of videography is a testament to passion, determination, and creative excellence. At a young age of 20, armed with nothing but a camera and a dream, Antoine embarked on a life-changing trip to Thailand that marked […]

Know More

They Built a Platform to Combat Genetic Discrimination

Back in 2019, we asked ourselves the question: “What happens to biomedical data that’s collected by online health, wellness and genetic analysis apps?”. We really didn’t like the answer. Since then, we’ve developed and launched DeBio.Network, an online decentralized platform that connects labs and patients, with data privacy as our strongest guideline. We see the […]

Know More

Featured on Times Square: Dan Durkee’s Horror Novels “Prey” and “Survive” Gain Tremendous Success

Published On March 17th 2024 From Times Square to Forbes, Dan Durkee’s universe of horrors is all the rage, ushering in a new age of psychological horrors in independent publishing. [Golden, CO] – Firefighter turned author Dan Durkee has taken center stage in independent publishing with his gripping horror novels “Prey” and “Survive,” garnering widespread […]

Know More