Monday, November 9, 2009

The Times Does Croton

Praising it's "ahh-inspiring views" and waterfront parks, Sunday's New York Times' "Living In" feature took a look at Croton. The article missed a lot about the town and what makes it special, but nonetheless did a good job of creating a simple snapshot. One thing the reporter got right is the fact that the real estate market is in a "slump." The article notes that the median sales price of a single-family home fell to $486,500 in October, down from $529,000 in October 2008. What bothered me about the article was the description of Maria Elena DiBella's winter activities as going to the malls in White Plains or Rockland County. Ms. DiBella is quoted as saying that she would "like to see a little more activity in town.” While Croton is a bit sleepy—and perhaps far too much so for a young single person like Ms. DiBella—there is actually a fair amount going on in it. And there's certianly lots to do in the immediate area all year round without setting foot in a mall. Perhaps if Ms. DiBella read this blog, she'd be a bit happier.

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