Hasidim on Hudson
The Hudson Valley, which stretches from the northern boundary of New York City to Albany, contains numerous diverse communities with equally diverse development trajectories. With its proximity to New York, it has long attracted tourists. Since its connection to the Erie Canal, the Hudson Valley became a hub of industry and manufacturing. Areas of the Lower Hudson Valley in particular have seen the development of affluent suburban communities. Over the past few decades, the Hudson Valley, like much of the nation, has seen significant deindustrialization. Towns in decline have thus seen two types of revitalization, one from the influx of largely Latino immigrants, and the other through amenity development driven by luxury real estate investment targeting more affluent newcomers.