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.

Dr. David Shokrian – The Doctor of Astounding Plastic Surgery and Above and Beyond Philanthropy Efforts

Dr. David Shokrian is one of the top plastic surgeons in NYC. Over the years, his patients have been more than happy with his work’s stunning results, giving him the nickname “Dr. Snatched”. He has devoted his career to making his patients look and feel better than ever, which he has undoubtedly been successful in […]

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Meet Abel Man: The Multi-Talented Content Creator Exploring the Richness of Hispanic Culture

Abel Ramirez Gonzalez, best known as Abel Man, is an online content creator and cultural enthusiast who has been making waves in the Hispanic community with his short and funny videos on TikTok and Instagram, highlighting accents and cultures from different Spanish-speaking countries. He was born somewhere in Latin America and moved to the United […]

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We read Vick-Knew-Zeus Manga, and it’s amazing, Project Bruja’s title will be revealed later this year. Who is Zeus’s Mystery Character?

We secretly read the first fifty pages of your manga Project Bruja, and it’s the most impressive and yet crazy thing we have ever read. How did you come up with this Manga idea? ( Laughter) Project Bruja became a thing when I heard a lot of black women on the internet expressing their love […]

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