Articles on Sullivan County in the city press aren't rare. But the author "getting us" is. That's what makes Jhoanna Robledo's "Get in on Sullivan County" spread in NY Mag's 2014 Summer Guide such a delight. Her thumbnails of Roscoe, Livingston Manor, Callicoon, Narrowsburg and Barryville are on target, sprinkled with quotes from second homers and city transplants about why they love it here.
We couldn't have wished for a better snapshot heading in to the summer season. I spoke with Jhoanna a few times, and her original thrust was to highlight upstate second home areas that are more affordable than the brand name locales in the Hudson Valley. So I was a little surprised by the final article — it wasn't so much that Sullivan County is one of the most affordable places within a few hours of NYC (we are), but that we're a pretty great place as well.