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When you mention anchoring, be aware that anchoring on the Hudson can be a fatal mistake if you are in an area that barge traffic sometimes swings through. Something like five years ago there was a ruckus over a fellow who had anchored, as I recall not in a marked anchorage area, who was hit and sunk by traffic at night.
So you very much want to be anchored in the shallowest most out-of-the-way place you can find, if you're not in a marina or boat club. And considering how many places there are to tie up, with good food available , anchoring might not be necessary.