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Friday, August 04, 2017

Hiding Coconut Grove

I sent a friend this story yesterday about a town called Katonah in upstate New York that literally moved in 1893 because the new Croton Dam was taking over the village and wiping it out. So the townsfolk decided to move the town. I just thought it was an interesting story so I shared it with him.

His response was hysterical: "Nice story. So are you suggesting Grovites move Coconut Grove and just don't reveal its location to greedy developers or egotistical politicians? Or perhaps cast a spell like in the film Brigadoon and have the village vanish and only reaper every 100 years for one day."

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1 Comments:

Blogger Virginia Grovite said...

Upstate is a bit of a stretch... Katonah is as close to NYC as is Fort Lauderdale is to Miami. A typical NYC bedroom community, very well connected to the city and the rest of the county by parkways and the metro.

And, as my home town was only 5 miles away, I can say that Katonah is a lovely hamlet of 1,700 residents in Westchester County. It is surrounded by many nice towns and villages that are all able to govern themselves separately yet still work together for the benefit of the region... perhaps a lesson.

However, I don't think that we want to model such a town or is this a standard post on this site that somehow implies that we'd all like to disappear into the past to some "perfect" time, that never really existed?

Katonah has 1,700 residents, a medium income of about $150,000, an average home price of about $1 million and is 90% white... is this what we want? What are we going to tell West Grove?

Oh, let's not forget that this is where Martha Stewart bought her home and spent her time in house arrest and is now the hometown of George Soros... maybe we want to go back to when John Jay lived there?!?!?

August 04, 2017 4:12 PM  

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