On Friday, April 27th , at 3:45 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the old Hudson River Psychiatric Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, where a fire had been reported. At the time, and in the hours that followed, no one had a sense of the magnitude of the destruction. On Saturday morning, many of us woke up […]
Wishful thinkers speak in hushed tones of the supposed history of this dilapidated roadside attraction. Tales are told of its seedy past as a ‘gentlemen’s club’ whereas the reality is much more glamorous. They made doll houses and accessories! Prior to this it had been a seasonal ski shop and antiques store as well as […]
Nestled in a sleepy Catskills town is an imposing 19th century mansion that looks deceptively ordinary from the outside. Sure, there are some nice architectural flourishes including a dilapidated balcony and various bits of decorative millwork, but all in all, it’s not something you don’t see every day in these parts. Still, we were intrigued. […]
We had but an off the cuff comment, a sketchy location and a tantalizing glimpse of a roof through the tree tops on Google maps but it was enough to discover two houses hidden deep within the thick woodland.