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  1. Eleanor Celentani
    July 30, 2018 @ 1:27 am

    This was so upbeat and interesting! thank you.

  2. Naomi Brooks
    August 2, 2018 @ 11:08 am

    Oh, there’s more! much more! you have to come back. Architecture and history, industrial ruin, vibrant art scene, food food food …

    so for example, this first weekend of August: First Friday with food, art, music, fireworks; O+ festival of art, music and wellness; La Guelaguetza traditional Oaxacan food, dance and music; free open air movie under the Walkway …. I’m sure I’m missing something.

  3. Liza
    August 6, 2018 @ 7:36 pm

    It’s so nice to read your take on Poughkeepsie. I was the NPS employee who took your picture with Doris, and as someone who grew up in the area, I’m so glad you were able to explore and more importantly, enjoy this wonderful place! And next time I’m in Rochester I’d love some suggestions!

  4. Yvonne Laube
    August 7, 2018 @ 9:38 pm

    If you are looking for a great, used-bookstore be sure to check out the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library Book Store (located behind the Boardman Road Branch Library at 141 Boardman Rd in Poughkeepsie)! Not your typical used book store – we have over 20,000 quality, used books – most $2 or less! We are an all volunteer organization and the money we raise from the book sales goes right back to the Library District! Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays from 10 AM – 4 PM. Cash, credit (MC, Visa, Discover) and check with id accepted.

  5. Bill
    August 11, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

    What a WONDERFUL article! Very much appreciated from an “elderly” born-in-Poughkeepsie guy!

  6. Mary Flad
    August 11, 2018 @ 1:10 pm

    You captured some of it — it’s really a great place, a good place to make your home. Newcomers welcome!

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