From the NYT: A new installation by the artists Mike and Doug Starn is constructed from 2,000 bamboo poles lashed together with some 16 miles of nylon rope. At its highest point it skims the ceiling of the nearly-50-foot factory space (the former home of the Tallix foundry, in Beacon, N.Y., known for fabricating sculptures for artists like Jeff Koons, Frank Stella and Louise Bourgeois).
The first pole was posted last September and will be open to the public in May. Read the full article.
From the NYT: In the years since Dia:Beacon arrived, Beacon has solidified its reputation as a destination for contemporary art. Read the full article.
Grappling with its deficit, the M.T.A. said devastating changes are coming unless the NYS legislature acts soon on a rescue plan. Read more about pending fare hikes and service cuts.
March 22 - April 3 (excluding Saturday) A Hudson Quadracentennial event featuring special three-course dinners and lunches at Hudson Valley Restaurants. More information at Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Online.
From the NYT: How Beacon retailers reinvented Main Street and how they are coping in the current economic crisis. Read the full article.
From the Hudson Valley Press: After years of unwavering dedication to the City of Beacon, Councilwoman Thompson has decided to retire from her multiple political and community positions. She plans to relocate to Texas to be near family. She will be missed in Beacon.
The mayor has announced the formation of the Arts and Culture Committee. The committee is charged with supporting Beacon arts organizations and individuals by advising the City Council to develop ordinances, work on specific projects, help to market the arts in Beacon, and more.
For 35 years, our neighbor from Fishkill Farms was the deeply respected district attorney of Manhattan. He was responsible for fighting crime on many fronts and will be sorely missed. Read more about Mr. Morgenthau's career and retirement.
In 1939, Mr. Morgenthau made gastronomic history. When Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt entertained King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at their estate in Hyde Park, Mrs. Roosevelt asked her young neighbor Robert to cook hot dogs. News of the now-famous picnic was published on the front page of The New York Times under the headline: King Tries Hot Dog And Asks for More. Read more about Mr Morgenthau, his family, and their farm.
David and Anka Chan have opened Isamu, a Japanese & Chinese restaurant, at 240 Main Street. Designed by Yuan Lee. Operated by Peter Wang. (845) 440-0002