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Upstate Places We Like: High Falls, NY


High Falls
may be small–population 600-ish–but it packs a lot of services, culture and good looking real estate into a tiny town. We stayed a few miles down the road recently and stocked up on provisions at the food co-op, which was so sweetly hippie-dippy that they had a free produce rack at the front for fruits and veggies on their last legs. Those free browning bananas went directly to my heart.

High Falls is also known for great restaurants, art galleries and gardening shops, and also has a beer brewing and tasting shop. Such businesses should give you a sense of folks who are drawn to the town–outdoors enthusiasts, latte-sippers, folks with second homes, artists, living amid the farmers. Make no mistake: it’s tiny, but cosmopolitan. It’s on my short list. Map on the jump. Read the rest of this entry

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Blogging Upstate Wine, Pottery, Antiques and Vintage Clothes

Out of Town Townie's Antique Stop

My friends and I wandered into a High Falls shop called Dead Relatives this weekend–a vintage and antique place selling reasonably priced jadite bowls and such. We found the proprietress (an ex-Brooklynite who grew up on Bergen Street in a house her relatives paid under $20,000 for and is now worth $1.4 mill) being interviewed by a fellow blogger. Her blog, Out of Town Townie, chronicles vintage clothing spots, pottery stores, vineyards and antique shops in upstate New York, but it’s also about her shifting association with downstate versus upstate; the tagline is “Country girl in the city turned city girl in the country.” Seems like a great resource if you like drinking local vino and wearing grammy’s cast-offs.

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