El Bracero and “Oaxakeepsie” 

By Loren Pacheco, Geography Major, Class of 2024. In 1990, the Mexican restaurant El Bracero opened on Main Street in Poughkeepsie. In the decade that followed, the city’s Latinx population more than tripled, going from 3.8 percent to 10.5 percent in 2000. By 2020, the U.S. Census figured that 21.1 percent of Poughkeepsie’s population was… Continue reading El Bracero and “Oaxakeepsie” 

Glebe House, Poughkeepsie’s Oldest House

By Charlie Blim, Urban Studies, Class of 2024. On Main Street, in Poughkeepsie, stands Glebe House, the oldest building in the city. It’s been there far longer than the Family Dollar next to it, the popular Pete’s Famous Restaurant across the street, and the arterials that encircle them all. Glebe House dates back to the… Continue reading Glebe House, Poughkeepsie’s Oldest House

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

9-12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie By Julia Maisel-Berick, American Studies, Class of 2024. When the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center opened as an artistic and community hub in the late 1970s, the site already had a long history of providing space for cultural and philanthropic efforts in Poughkeepsie. Divided between two buildings, 9 Vassar Street and 12 Vassar… Continue reading Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center