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Hudson’s Best of 2010

Best new food items: ciabbatas and baguettes at Loaf

Best cheaper lunch/early dinner: Park Falafel and Pizza

Best parade held during a heat wave: Hudson Pride

Best ongoing renovation of two matching residential buildings by people who otherwise don’t have much to do with each other: 201 Union Street and the adjoining house next door

Best new multimillion-dollar performance space/ restaurant/ meeting place: Helsinki Hudson

Best glass of wine for $7: Michael Sullberg Cabernet at pm Wine Bar

Best reporting on a blog (ok… Best Blog, period) : Carol Osterink’s Gossips of Rivertown

Best animal fundraiser for under $50: Animalkind’s fashion show at Club Helsinki

Best Red Dot-style Halloween party not held at The Red Dot: The bash at the Cannonball Factory to benefit the Valley Alliance ( www.hudsonwaterfront.org), which is an organization behind the…

Best Community Uprising: The ongoing struggle against industrial expansion on (and continuing degradation of) the Hudson waterfront

HONORABLE MENTION:

Every great new store that relocated, opened, or expanded this year on and around Warren Street, maintaining it as a vital, world-class shopping destination during difficult economic times: Tommy’s Nails, Loaf, The Bee’s Knees, Shana Lee Jewelry, Albergo Delmar, 12 Modern, TK Home and Garden, Hudson & Laight Gallery, Bernbach Jewelers,  Chris Lehrecke, Tishu, Diehl and Denis, Look Apparel,  Regan and Smith, History Laboratory, Sideshow, Park Falafel and Pizza, John Doe’s Vinyl and Books, and Diamond Street Antiques.    –-Scott Baldinger

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