Hudson, N.Y., is a city of about 6,700 people on the banks of the Hudson River, two hours north of Manhattan by car or train. It has historic mansions, run-down boarded-up houses and antiques shops. It’s also home to a correctional facility and will soon be the site of Marina Abramović’s Rem Koolhaas–designed performance art academy.
Artists have been settling in the area in recent years, and one of the newest arrivals is Gerard Malanga, the poet and former Andy Warhol collaborator, who moved from Brooklyn. “I used to live at Metropolitan and Graham,” he told us last Friday evening in Hudson. “I was a morning habitué at [Fortunato] Brothers Café in Williamsburg. They treat me like family.”