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Things That Are Confused – A Hudson Guide

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Olana   olana

The sprawling estate of Hudson River School master Frederic Church,  the centerpiece of which is the painter’s wildly designed Persian-inspired home.

HOH-4-10-_006Alana (Hauptmann)       

The demure, dulcet-voiced proprietor of the Red Dot Restaurant and Bar, which opened in 1999 and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this upcoming Bastille Day.



Towne & Country

A wholesale food outlet (open to the general public ) that offers comestibles such as home-made sausages and lasagnas, as well as a big supply of ketchup, beverages, and party favors.

Town & Country Realty

Part of lawyer and former judge Brian Herman’s triumvirate of businesses, which also includes the kosher and vegetarian Park Place Falafel and Pizza.


Fern         6a0134884a362e970c01901e362a31970b                                                              

Gail Peachin’s store of “personally picked objects, including folk art, photographs, primitives, textiles, useful and useless objects, with great form and texture.”


Fern     harvest_table_1-146x110

A handcrafted furniture showplace that specializes in wood furniture and accessories, as well as lighting and weavings.



A realty company with a “small team that comes from the creative and design professions”  who “approach real estate from an artistic perspective.”


The Warren Street branch of a store with a “mix of Asian antiques, ceramics, Buddhas and folk art, furniture, one of a kind objects, tabletop, jewelry, home accessories, baskets, pillows and textiles.”  The other branch is in South Egremont.

 Hudson Home

A multilevel store “filled with products chosen for their tactile qualities, integrity of materials, and organic nature.”


Route 9      Route 9     Route 9G     Route 9W     Route 9H 

Do me a big one:  Figure these out on your own on Google Maps.


imgresColumbia Memorial 

Hudson’s own hospital complex, with more divisions, specialists, and services than even they may be able to keep track of.

Columbia Presbyterian

A university hospital in New York City affiliated with two Ivy League medical schools: Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College.




Rural Residence

A retail destination for all rooms of the home,“founded on the pursuit of beauty derived from a refined perception of the sentiment of nature.”

Rural Intelligence

A webzine that focuses on Dutchess, Columbia, Berkshire, and Litchfield counties.


Red Chair   


A store with “a concentration of Swedish, Belgian and French antiques” that “provides a cool palette of grays, blues and whites.”

Red Chopstick

A Chinese takeout restaurant just a few steps down from ….

Red Dot                     

(see “Alana” above),  which potentially is just a few steps away from the…..

imgresRed Door

A 13-bed halfway house in Hudson, NY for adult men from Columbia and Greene Counties who suffer from chemical dependency.


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4 Responses to Things That Are Confused – A Hudson Guide

  1. Excellent. I would also add Hudson, NY vs Hudson, NY 12534. The Hudson 12534 zip code covers a much bigger area that includes much of Stockport, Livingston and Greenport, etc. This causes people (mostly realtors and visitors) to claim many surrounding towns and locations as being Hudson when they are most definitely not. i.e. “Planet Fitness Hudson” may be in the 12534 zip code, but it is most definitely in Greenport.

  2. Greenport, NY. The suburb that engulfs the City of Hudson.
    Greenport, NY. The quaint nautical village on Long Island’s North Fork.

  3. Just to add to the confusion…

    Speaking of Olana/Alana: Don’t forget Elena (Mosley), Executive Director of Operation Unite.

    As to House/Home/Hudson Home: Don’t forget Marx Home, the kitchen store on Warren.

    And all the Reds, which I saw as a Hudson theme until Crimson Sparrow obviously didn’t get the memo and broke the red thread. Close but no cigar. Now its time for Scarlet.


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