From 1951 to 1987, city dwellers seeking relief from sultry summer days and nights might have taken a bus to a little-known part of the Catskills where they could listen to the blues and watch legendary performers take the stage to sing and dance.
The Bannerman Island Trust recently wrapped up another tour season on Pollepel Island and we made a point of tagging along to catch the ruins with a splash of late fall color.
Work seems to be proceeding in earnest to demolish – once and for all – the grim remains of the Nepera Chemical Company plant in Harriman, New York. Opened in 1942 and closed in 2005, the Nepera Plant was once an important economic engine in the area, employing hundreds and producing the modern miracles upon which […]
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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 […]