Weekend Getaway

Aug 12

Festive Event: Our 5th Annual Cold Spring Community Day

Join the DRIVEN Community for a vacation packed into a day— and it’s just a train ride away. The quaint and adorable Hudson River village of Cold Spring, lined with charming 19th century facades, offers everything you could want in…
Aug 11

Paradise-On-Hudson: An Insider’s Guide To Cold Spring, New York

With all the excitement surrounding DRIVEN’s August 15th Cold Spring Community Day and its participating merchants, it might be a nice idea to explain why we chose this location for our annual event in the first place. Well, it’s similar…
Aug 21

Walk In As Strangers, Walk Out As Friends: Cold Spring Community Day Offers a Transformation

“Getting outside, detaching from devices, and reconnecting with people and nature….it doesn’t get any better than that”. Those are the words of someone who merely saw pictures taken at last Saturday’s Cold Spring Community Day (CSCD), our favorite WAC event…
Aug 09

Hudson Redux: Why I Keep Returning to This Fascinating River Town

A stretch of Warren Street, Hudson’s extensive and historic main business drag. Back in the spring, I had posted an article titled A Place Called Hudson: A Must-Visit for New Yorkers, detailing my weekend getaway with Deborah to the city…
Jul 29

Saugerties by Storm: Small-Town Charm Awaits at the Foot of The Catskills

Exploring historic Hudson Valley villages can become a New Yorker’s hobby. Deborah and I have done our share, and I periodically report upon all the worthwhile nooks and crannies that are just a Zipcar ride away from NYC. One special…
Jul 23

Husband & Wife Natives Add Some Bling to Cold Spring

Joseph’s Fine Jewelry 171 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY Having lived in Cold Spring for over a decade, we got to know a thing or two about who to patronize for higher-end goods. For example, when you’re shopping for fine…
Jul 08

Dustin’ Off Others’ Oldies: Your Collectable Coins & Currency Source on Cold Spring Community Day

Others’ Oldies 93 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY   When it comes to collecting or investing in old money, it’s an absolute must to deal with numismatic experts with a solid track record stretching back for decades. Tom Valentino and…
May 27

5 Restaurants, 3 Vermouths, & an Art Exhibit: The Other Side of Bridgehampton

Last month I raved on and on about the Channing Daughters Winery portion of the trip Deb and I took to the South Fork of Long Island. Having waxed so nostalgic about the week-old experience sampling Refosco and Lagrein, I…
May 08

The Windham Hill Inn Effect: Escape to a Green Mountains Paradise This Spring

Spring may have taken hold for us here in NYC, but spring takes a bit longer to arrive in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Thus, I’ve been holding out all winter to let you in on my newly-discovered staycation destination,…
Apr 28

A Place Called Hudson: A Must-Visit for New Yorkers

For years Goldie and I have been hyping our former home town of Cold Spring, NY as a charming and practical weekend getaway for NYC couples. The slow pace, friendly shopkeepers and mountain views offer the illusion that you’ve somehow…