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Great Bones! Exploring Dr. Bronson’s House

Great Bones! Exploring Dr. Bronson’s House

Where else but the Hudson Valley can you find a house that was once a shining example of Hudson River school aesthetics, later part of a penal colony and reform school for girls, and recently featured in both a big-budget Hollywood movie and an Anthropologie catalog? In Hudson, New York, work is under way to save the(…)

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Five Places You Must See Before the Polar Vortex

Five Places You Must See Before the Polar Vortex

With record snow and epic cold, last winter was rough on all of us, but many abandoned places felt the impact particularly hard. Many ruins experienced significant damage, from crumbling walls to buckling floors. In some cases, entire structures were destroyed by wind and snow. We hear from Hudson Valley Weather that this winter is not(…)

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Long Last Looks at Bennett College

Long Last Looks at Bennett College

While rumors continue to swirl about the imminent demolition of Halcyon Hall, one thing is certain, the hopes for a Bennett renaissance are over. With ever higher gates, many topped with barbed wire, significant removal of overgrown trees and shrubs and boarded up windows, the new owners have made it perfectly clear that change is coming.(…)

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Wandering the grounds of Fairfield State Hospital

Wandering the grounds of Fairfield State Hospital

The (largely) abandoned Fairfield State Hospital in Newtown, Connecticut, is not unlike Letchworth Village in that the grounds are open and visitors are free to wander among the buildings. Entry into the buildings is strictly – and sadly – verboten, since, like Letchworth Village, one can only imagine what went on behind those closed doors… The(…)

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This Week on the Web (7/19/2014)

This Week on the Web (7/19/2014)

From Business Insider: Interior/exterior shots of Harlem Valley Psych From Scouting NY: How to visit Pawling’s Nuclear Lake From Business Insider: Inside Brooklyn’s destined-for-demo Domino Sugar Factory From the New York Times: The beautiful, brutalist Orange County Government Center may get landmark status From Matador Network: HDR-heavy but cool pics of abandoned buildings in South Korea From(…)

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Focus on… Photographer Graeme Leaf

Focus on… Photographer Graeme Leaf

At just 17 years old, Graeme Leaf has seen more than his share of abandoned places. Armed with a trusty Nikon d610, Graeme can often be found on the streets, under the bridges and in the back alleys of his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, looking for shots others miss, or in the countryside near Rhinecliff, NY,(…)

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