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. […]
Wyndcliffe, the once-grand 1852 mansion in Rhinebeck NY, is going on the auction block on September 21, and will be sold to the highest bidder. If you intend to bid, listen up, because pictures – and marketing materials – can be deceiving.