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This week on the web (4/6/14)

This week on the web (4/6/14)

From the Guardian.com: Charming New York storefronts replaced by generic crap From Fox News: Debate over preserving or demolishing the 1964 Worlds Fair site From Huffington Post: Eerie photos of an abandoned prison From theotherhudsonvalley.wordpress.com: Inside Bennett College for Women From RUPCO.com: “Paint Can Opening” celebrates launch of Lace Factory renovation  From Kingstonhappenings.org: Andy Milford and(…)

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This Week on the Web (3/31/14)

This Week on the Web (3/31/14)

Work is under way again at the former Harlem Valley State Hospital. The Kirkbride building at Greystone Park Psychiatric Center faces imminent demolition. Old barns for sale, including a real beauty in the Catskills for $7K! Abandonedplaces.com is up and running with some gorgeous pictures from around the world. Superbly creepy pics from an abandoned lighthouse(…)

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Model Citizen: Meet Kingston’s Michael DelPriori

Model Citizen: Meet Kingston’s Michael DelPriori

In an age of 3D printing and computer-generated graphics, you might think no one builds custom architectural models any longer. And you would be wrong. Because on a quiet block in Kingston, NY, model maker Michael DelPriori still works the old-fashioned way, tirelessly hand-crafting  (albeit with the aid of a trusted assistant named Bong and(…)

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This Week on the Web (3|16|14)

This Week on the Web (3|16|14)

From the Daily Freeman: The hidden history of Kingston’s Frog Alley From Preservation Nation Blog: Six reasons to save old buildings From the New York Times: A look at glitzy new plans for a $750m casino in Monticello From the Albany Times-Union: Big box stores are closing down but what will replace them? From the Web Urbanist: Abandoned places(…)

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Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

We love a building that has an air of controversy about it, and no building has stirred quite so many passionate opinions – for and against- as the now-shuttered Orange County Government Center in Goshen, NY. One of our FB fans called it a “fantastic visual design,” while another called it “bleak,” and yet another(…)

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