Manhattan designer looks upstate "for house, not for crack"

The New York Times' House Tour columns can be quite cheeky. In an interview with a Saugerties second-home owner Jeff Blum on Thursday, reporter Bethany Lyttle (who weekends in Roxbury herself), got a pretty fabulous quote:

In 2002 I was living in a loft in Williamsburg when my father passed away, leaving me a little money. I was on the plane coming home from the funeral, and I woke up from a deep sleep, and the first word that came to mind was “Newburgh.” So I started loitering there on weekends. Unfortunately, something about my Miata — maybe its peeling paint — got everyone thinking I was there for crack. So I ended up looking further up north. For a house, not for crack.