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  • Overlooking the Mountain House

    Exploring the Overlook Mountain House ruins involves a short sharp hike and a respect for Timber rattlesnakes but you are rewarded with an accessible ruin and, should you hike a little further, a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley.

  • Exploring Mold Manor: From Dream House to Toxic Nightmare

    Set on a back road in the deep Catskill Mountains is a house that defies descriptions. Part suburban “dream home,” part mold-infested death trap, this sprawling residence looks like a little like the Brady Bunch house and a little like something out of the Black Lagoon.

  • Sanita Hills: Summering with NYC’s Sanitation Workers

    Nestled in the woods near Whaley Lake, NY, are the last vestiges of a one-time summer camp for NYC sanitation workers and their families.

  • The Long Goodbye: Reflections on Hudson River State Hospital

    “HRPC is a reminder of the the state sanctioned non-voluntary commitment of thousands of human beings and the torture of those mentally ill of the 19th and 20th century.” – Robert Foresman