A Peaceful Afternoon in Andes, NY

I arrived in Andes, NY for the second time in late August afternoon in search of a moment of clarity and peace that I got the last time I came here. For one, my phone says “No Service” here (and unlike some of my friends, this makes me happy). Plus there’s a cidery I always wanted to check out.

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Local general store with a gas station
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Andes tourist guide map, beautifully painted by a local artist
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This coyote made a mistake — he passed in front of me” — a middle-aged man told me with a grin on his face as I was passing by
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A new gallery , Les Gitanes, showcase works by local artists (open on weekends only)
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As I was passing by a local library, I saw a sale sign and couldn’t miss it
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Right outside of Andes, Catskills Regional Harvest & Butcher Shop is a delicious spot for local meats, sandwiches, fruits, and produce
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HASBEENS & WILLBEES, a showroom of an auction platform selling unique objects and art
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On the way out from Andes, in Bovina, NY…

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Bovina Museum, closed in 2015 because the building was considered structurally unsafe
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Brushland, a new and impeccable restaurant and BnB with a Brooklyn vibe

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The menu us year-long but a handful of special is added weekly (Like shrimp toast, yumm!)
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A chicken farm in the back of Brushland
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Russel’s General Store, a charming authentic store and sandwich shop
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