Stunning Contemporary Home in Cold Spring, NY

By |2020-12-09T21:02:20+00:00September 4th, 2020||

  Perched essentially on the side of a mountain on a quiet country road in Cold Spring, NY, you'll feel a world away from civilization in this architecturally stunning home. And yet it's just about 15 minutes from either Beacon or Cold Spring, two of the most sought after towns in ...

The Best Spring Day Trips from NYC

By |2022-06-16T12:42:08+00:00May 1st, 2019||

After being cramped up indoors for so long, isn't it so incredible to be able to walk outside without immediately freezing in place? (Yes. The correct answer is yes.) Soon after the winter thaw and warmer temperatures, the blooms open up and the countryside bursts back to life, and we're all looking ...

Laurel Farm in Patterson, NY

By |2021-01-06T15:45:52+00:00April 22nd, 2019||

  Laurel Farm, just outside Pawling in in the lower Hudson Valley sits on 7.5 private, rural acres and is surrounded by 168 acres of woodlands and hay fields protected by the Westchester Land Trust. With its restored 1815 Farmhouse and circa-1900 traditional barn, the property overlooks acres of stone ...

The Best Daytrip Hikes from NYC

By |2021-01-06T18:47:53+00:00April 28th, 2018||

You asked, we listened! We get tons of inqueries about the easiest hikes to do from NYC. Here's some of our favorite hikes in New York State: • Mt. Beacon in Beacon, NY: Hike to the ruins of a casino that once stood atop Mt. Beacon and save some extra time to ...

Finally: Affordable Artist Housing in the Hudson Valley

By |2021-01-08T16:13:24+00:00October 17th, 2017||

In recent years, the Hudson Valley has been transforming. As more and more artists, entrepreneurs and other expats burn out on NYC, many set their sights on their neighbors to the north. From Hastings-on-Hudson to Poughkeepsie, the Hudson Valley is a promise of more space, easy access to nature, and a slower pace ...

The Best Hiking Near NYC That You Don’t Need a Car For

By |2021-01-08T16:27:20+00:00March 27th, 2016||

No doubt about it: Denny and I are spoiled New Yorkers. We have a car. But for a long time–the first years of Escape Brooklyn, actually–we didn't. Instead, we somehow managed to launch a travel website without one, making the most public transportation like the MetroNorth, NJ Transit trains, and even Adirondack ...

Escape Brooklyn in Upstater Magazine

By |2021-05-06T06:57:25+00:00December 19th, 2015||

In the past, Upstater.com was a real estate hub geared toward New Yorkers who were looking for weekend homes or relocation upstate, mostly in the Hudson Valley. It was (and still is) a great resource for people–it's short and often witty real estate listings got right to the point, and even ran a ...

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