How have you settled into the new lifestyle? Any regrets?
Nick: Settling into life upstate has never been an issue, absolutely no regrets. If it weren't an easy train ride into the city, it may have been much different. There's a psychological comfort in knowing that we can wake up any day and easily be in the city within 2-3 hrs.
Paul: The pace is definitely much slower and we spend a lot more time outside. We feel much more connected to ourselves, nature, and our community here. Hudson also is a town that has attracted people from the city for decades - it has a big design and art scene, so the sophistication level is high. Sometimes we joke that we're just in another, much further neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Nick: The one thing we miss is quality international cuisine and that daily sense of surprise you get in the city. We both always loved that even if you took the same route to work everyday, you were always confronted with something new and different. We also have many weekend visits from friends in the city, and we actually feel that we have better quality time, than a rushed, after-work dinner.