It’s a hot race for New York City Mayor this year. Current Mayor Bill de Blasio can’t run for another term, which I think makes a lot of residents happy right now. But there are a lot of people in the race. At least 9 major candidates and a bunch of others who are qualified for the ballot. Which I can honestly say I know nothing about. And what does this even have to do with the Hudson Valley?

Well, I just found out that one of the notable candidates graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, right here in the Hudson Valley. Eric Adams, who has been Brooklyn Borough President since 2014, got his master’s degree at Marist College in the 1980s. So, even though he’s Brooklyn born, Eric Adams has a Hudson Valley connection, and that’s kind of cool.

Adams is a Democrat who was a New York City Cop for over 20 years, so he definitely knows the city. And as I mentioned earlier, he’s been Brooklyn Borough President for several years. But he’s got some pretty stiff competition, and even if it’s not stiff it’s still a lot of people to go up against in the primary next month. 

To be perfectly honest, I haven’t actually studied up on what Eric Adams stands for and what he’s against because I have a hard enough time trying to keep up with what my own local representatives are saying. But I can’t help wanting to wish him good luck because after all, he’s got a Hudson Valley connection.

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The Hudson Valley, or the new Hollywood? The Hudson Valley has been featured in many movies over the years, and it's not stopping. From recent hits like A Quiet Place (2018) to modern- classic films like The Departed (2006), The Hudson Valley has been a low-key hot spot for locations. Due to tax incentives, beautiful locations, and the growth of independent filmmaking, the Hudson Valley will continue to thrive as a valuable destination for filmmakers.

So, we compiled a list of 25 Hudson Valley locations featured in film. This list includes blockbuster hits and independent films too. We hope you enjoy reading through, and learn more about The Hudson Valley and film!

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