The NYLON Guide To Hudson, New York


Where to stay, eat, shop

When you live in New York, a city that never slows down, you'll take any and every opportunity to escape. Which is why, come summer and long weekends, you'll find lots of NYC dwellers decamping to easily accessible towns like Kingston, Hudson, and Beacon. Only a few hours away from Manhattan, these destinations feel like an easy retreat from the chaos of a bustling day-to-day—one with quality food (many NYC chefs have found second homes here), good shopping, and gorgeous scenery.

With an Amtrak train delivering New Yorkers directly into town in two hours, the town of Hudson has become a popular spot for travelers in search of calm. Add to that the many antique stores, art galleries, and restaurants populating Warren Street, its main thoroughfare, and great hiking (the High Falls Conservation Area waterfalls are nearby)—and Hudson makes an ideal getaway for anyone looking to recharge for the weekend.

Ahead, where to stay, eat, drink, and shop in Hudson.

Photograph courtesy of Wm Farmer & Sons.

Where to Stay

Rivertown Lodge: Having undergone renovations, Rivertown Lodge is now one of the most popular places to stay in Hudson. A converted '20s movie theatre marked by a cinema-like front, the 27-room property features cozy chic rooms with brass light fixtures, custom-made beds, and various knickknacks (books, vinyl players...); a communal kitchen with a stovetop and dining room table; pantries stocked with snacks and beverages; and an open-plan lobby that is just as inviting for your morning coffee (free for guests) and brunch as it is for a midday work session and nighttime cocktails by the wood-burning stoves and well-stocked bookcases.

Wm Farmer & Sons: Best known for its farm-to-table restaurant (probably the most famous in the area) with a menu that changes weekly, Wm Farmer & Sons also offers stays in its 1830s Mansard-style main building, a historical 4-room side house with a back garden, and two annexed suites. No matter where you stay, the rooms, all named after historic figures and professions, are impeccably designed with elegant antique-inspired furnishings and decor, striped linens, and Instagrammable bathrooms with clawfoot tubs. If you don't make it to the tavern for dinner (it's not cheap), make sure to at least stop by for a drink at the fashionable bar that mixes expertly prepared craft cocktails.

The Wick: Housed in a former candle factory, The Wick is Hudson's new waterfront boutique hotel that's conveniently located just a block away from the Amtrak stop. While the rooms are modern and minimal, the best perk in our eyes is the fact that the property is nestled on a side street, a block away from the hustle and bustle of Warren Street.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.