Which one of Lohud's Hippest Towns should you vote for?
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Nyack is the best-known village in Rockland, and the county's gateway via the Tappan Zee Bridge. Haven for artists, musicians, and the occasional celebrity. Weekends attract antique hunters, cyclists (it's a popular stop on the Route 9W ride between the George Washington Bridge and Bear Mountain), foodies, and kayakers. Hipster families by day, bar scene by night.
Vote for Nyack: http://www.lohud.com/story/money/real-estate/lohud-real-estate/2015/05/18/lohud-hippest-town-final-four/27533633/
Yonkers is the true border between the urban and suburban: it borders the Bronx, and the 1 and 4 subways stop just across Van Cortlandt Park. The riverfront area has been developed and filled with young urban professionals. The ongoing "daylighting" of the Saw Mill River, which flows beneath the city, has inserted a park-like feel into the middle of town. The Getty Square neighborhood encompasses nearly a square mile of bars and restaurants — including the sole Westchester offering from Yonkers native Peter X. Kelly. The large Irish-American community in Woodlawn knows they'll find the craic on McLean Avenue (and if you don't know what that is, just come for the pints).
Vote for Yonkers: http://www.lohud.com/story/money/real-estate/lohud-real-estate/2015/05/18/lohud-hippest-town-final-four/27533633/
Dobbs Ferry has emerged from its working-class niche between tony Irvington and artsy Hastings and come into its own as a hip river town without the pretense or crowds. A hilly V-shaped main drag features a diverse mix of shops, galleries, restaurants and a near-constant view of the Hudson (and the picturesque palisades across it). The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail runs through the center of town, a tangible reminder of the connectivity of the river towns.
Vote for Dobbs Ferry: http://www.lohud.com/story/money/real-estate/lohud-real-estate/2015/05/18/lohud-hippest-town-final-four/27533633/
Peekskill is an artsy town in the midst of a bustling riverside city. Art spills out from the galleries, theaters and coffeehouses onto the streets: murals large and small appear on buildings throughout the town, painted tile benches adorn the mile-and-a-half walk from the waterfront to the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and local fiberart vigilantes have even yarn-bombed the downtown gazebo, which the city seems to be in no hurry to rectify. The city hardly needs all the beautification; it sits at one of the most breathtaking bends on the Hudson.
Vote for Peekskill: http://www.lohud.com/story/money/real-estate/lohud-real-estate/2015/05/18/lohud-hippest-town-final-four/27533633/