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Pine Bush, NY

Updated on January 19, 2015

About My Town - Pine Bush

I live in a place called Pine Bush, NY. I've lived here since I was born, in 1989. (I've lived in 2 different counties, but always in Pine Bush.)

It is a hamlet that is located in the Town of Crawford and Shawangunk, in Orange and Ulster Counties. It's located about 1 1/2 hours north of New York City, and 2 hours south of Albany.

You may have heard of Pine Bush if you're at all interested in UFOs and aliens, it's the UFO Capital of New York, previously the UFO Capital of the World!

Here are some facts about the town:

- Zip Code: 12566

- Telephone Exchange: 744

- Area Code: 845

- Population (as of 2010): 1,780

Pine bush is at the intersection of Routes 52 and 302.

Map of Pine Bush, NY - Directions to Pine Bush

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That Small Town Charm

Pine Bush is a small town in size, but not in heart. Especially in recent times, we have seen how wonderful our community is in times of need. Many times now I've seen the townspeople rally together to help their neighbor. They go above and beyond, and it's just a wonderful thing to see and be a part of.

Aliens and UFO's

Pine Bush is the UFO Capital of NY!

Pine Bush has been knows as an alien hot spot for a long time.

There have been hundreds of UFO sightings, and many stories of abductions and encounters.

These stories and experiences are swapped at the monthly meetings.

Image Credit: Squid Art Too

UFO Sightings - in Pine Bush, NY

Alien Day 2011

Every year, Pine Bush has it's Alien Day Festival & Parade. This is such a fun event! Here's a video of the 2011 festivities.

A Talented, Crafty Bunch

Our town is full of talented artists and craftsman. We have a wonderful gallery located on Main Street, and are treated to mini concerts by the locals at all sorts of events.

Notable Alumni

  • Joe Nathan - professional baseball player for the Texas Rangers.
  • Mike Kiselak - former NFL player for the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, and Dallas Cowboys.
  • Cleanthony Early - professional basketball player for the New York Knicks.
  • Joe Landolina - inventor, entrepreneur, and biomedical engineer.

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We Inspire People!

Perhaps not Pine Bush specifically, but small town life in general has been the topic of so many popular songs. John Mellencamp's "Small Town" and Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett's "Small Town Throwdown" are great examples. Check out these 2 videos below for some awesome music!

John Mellencamp - Small Town

Brantley Gilbert - Small Town Throwdown ft. Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett

Comments, Question? - Tell me what you think!

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      Alicia 5 years ago from New York

      @whiteskyline lm: I know, I plan to go take some pictures soon while it's still nice enough to walk around.

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      whiteskyline lm 5 years ago

      Someone needs to get out there with a better camera, that was pretty cool :)

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      Alicia 5 years ago from New York

      @LisaDH: No I have not. But I know a lot of people who say they have!

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      LisaDH 5 years ago

      So have you ever seen a UFO in your town?