Curating the Changes
Nancy Felcetto is having a blast running the Hudson Valley outpost of leading metro realtor Halstead with her sister Robin. "We had fun working Tribeca, lunch at Maxwell's and 21, all that, but after a while I was walking around talking to myself," she says. "Had to get out. So we bought a place in Ghent and started to think we could bring a little city up here with us—and I've just kept meeting people. I met my husband (Roy, owner of popular Hudson restaurant Ca'Mea) up here.
"My mother was one of the founders of the National Organization for Women; she worked with Bella Abzug and for Eugene McCarthy's campaign, so we were stuffing envelopes and marching on Washington when we were 10, 11 years old. She raised us to stay humble, empathize, and take care of ourselves; nobody will come along and do it for you. So we guide without pushing, we make transitions comfortable, and we stay attentive. The capitalist system has done great harm to agriculture and health, and I pay attention to that."