ALISON SPEAR

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  • Architect
  • Home Base: NYC
  • Weekend House: Obercreek Farm

Alison Spear, AIA, lives between New York City and the Hudson River Valley with her family. She is a LEED certified architect and designer with a home in Duchess County on Obercreek Farm – owned and run by her husband, Alex Reese.

Ms. Spear holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. She has received two American Institute of Architects Awards of Excellence. She is a member of the DIA Council.

Alison’s shortlist for Upstate New York

Poughkeepsie Tennis Club

Poughkeepsie, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
To promote the health and well-being of our members through recreational, athletic, and social activities, including tennis, squash, swimming and social gatherings. The Poughkeepsie Tennis Club has a longstanding legacy. More than 125 years in the city, it remains a wonderful hidden gem today.

135 S Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA - map  • 
(845) 471-1120

Obercreek Farm

Wappingers Falls, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
Obercreek Farm is a USDA Certified Organic farm located in the hamlet of Hughsonville in the Town of Wappinger, NY and has been in production since 2013. We grow diversified vegetables for our 100 Member CSA, wholesale accounts in the Hudson Valley and New York City, Farmers Markets, and for our onsite Farm Stand. We grow outside during the season and in four passive solar greenhouses year round. In addition ...read more

New Hamburg Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA - map  • 
(845) 632-3888

Boscobel House and Gardens

Cold Spring, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
Built between 1804 and 1808 on a 250-acre river front site in Montrose, New York, Boscobel is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture in New York. Boscobel’s complex history represents several different periods and restoration philosophies. The house is restored to the Federal style of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and is highly regarded for its quality and authenticity. Boscobel contains one of ...read more

Instagram @boscobelhg

Bear Mountain-Beacon Highway, Cold Spring, NY, USA - map  • 
(845) 265-3638

Dia: Beacon

Beacon, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field:
Last updated March 31, 2020 In order to support the health and well-being of our visitors and staff, and in line with recommendations from public health officials regarding COVID-19, Dia is has closed its indoor artist sites and programmatic spaces in New York and Long Island – Dia Beacon, Dia Bridgehampton, The New York Earth Room and The Broken Kilometer. Public programs across all of Dia’s sites are cancelled or postponed until further notice.  

Instagram @diabeacon

3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA - map  • 
(845) 440-0100

Obercreek Brewery

Wappingers Falls, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field:
At this time, we are open for growler fills only during our regularly scheduled business hours. Updates to our operating status will be posted here first. We are striving to get our beer in the hands of our fans in a clean and comfortable way while abiding by all current laws. We look forward to seeing you and hope we can spend more time together again soon. Thank you for all of the support you have given us!

59 Marlorville Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, USA - map  • 
(845) 632-1078

The Kitchen Sink

Beacon, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
Kitchen Sink features an eclectic mix of global and family influenced dishes, blending local ingredients with modern techniques. We like to put our spin on the classics, while pushing to create new ones. Farm to table isn’t a catch phrase for us, it's a reality. We feature produce from our own family farm and work hard everyday to get as many ingredients from the beautiful Hudson Valley as we possibly ...read more

157 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA - map  • 
(845) 765-0240

Manitoga Russel Wright Design Center

Garrison, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Temporarily closed
Hours of operation:
Hiking trails, are open during daylight hours.
Updates from the field:
Manitoga takes the health and safety of visitors, staff and the community seriously and is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on an ongoing basis. We have currently suspended all public programs including guided tours through June 4, 2020 and will continue to monitor guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Health, Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization. Updates will be provided regarding additional schedule changes as they arise. We are delighted to share that Manitoga’s woodland trails are open to you every day during daylight hours with a suggested donation of $5. Please ...read more

Instagram @visitmanitoga

584 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 - map  • 
(845) 424 3812

Magazzino Italian Art

Cold Spring, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Temporarily closed
Hours of operation:
Thursday - Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Updates from the field:
Located in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino Italian Art is dedicated to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of Postwar and Contemporary Italian Art in the United States. The nonprofit museum serves as an advocate for Italian artists as it celebrates the range of their creative practice, from Arte Povera to the present day. Through its curatorial, scholarly, and public initiatives and partnerships, Magazzino explores the impact and enduring resonance of Italian Art on a global level. Meaning warehouse in Italian, Magazzino was co-founded by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu. The 20,000 square-foot museum, designed by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo, opened ...read more

Instagram @magazzino

2700 US 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516, USA - map  • 
(845) 666 7202

Stonecrop Gardens

Cold Spring, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
"Membership offers free access to this 15-acre paradise for horticultural enthusiasts, as well as invitations to special events and discounts on lectures, workshops, seeds and plants. Most importantly, membership in Stonecrop supports these remarkable gardens and the School of Practical Horticulture, which provides training to both professional and amateur gardeners. Stonecrop members share a passion for plants, and their enthusiasm and support are the lifeblood of the garden. This family ...read more

81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, New York 10516, USA - map  • 
(845) 265-2000

Farmers and Chefs

Poughkeepsie, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Restaurant: Online orders, Call-in orders, Delivery, Pickup, Additional: Gift Certificates
Hours of operation:
Wednesday trough Sunday 3pm -8pm
Updates from the field:
“Farmers & Chefs is open for curbside pick up and delivery Wednesday trough Sunday 3pm – 8pm Our food trucks will also operate and work in these challenging times. We have started our spring with the complimentary lunch delivery to Vassar Hospital ICU staff unit to show our support to the people who are first on the front line of dealing with COVID19 Pandemic . Look for the food truck schedule on our Facebook Page and see us soon in the neighborhood near you . Also feel free to reach out to us for any booking for the food truck ...read more

40 Albany St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USA - map  • 
(845) 337-4949

Vintage Beacon

Beacon, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
Stylist/Owner, Angela Hastings carefully edits this curated little consignment shop, with love an the intention that you'll feel just like you're walking into your most stylish friend's closet. Her selection process is at once ruthless and easy. Partial to high quality fabrics, she stocks special closet essentials that she loves and would actually wear, in a versatile range of styles. Vintage and modern designer labels cherrfully coexist here, from "Celine ...read more

Instagram @vintagebeacon

478 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA - map  • 
(845) 202-7172

United States Military Academy: West Point

West Point, NY

BUSINESS STATUS: Requested, pending.
Hours of operation: Requested, pending.
Updates from the field: Requested, pending

Notes from the website:
The United States Military Academy's mission is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army. The Academy provides a superb four-year education, which focuses on the leader development of cadets ...read more

2 Thayer Road, West Point, New York 10996, USA - map  • 
(845) 938-4034