Author Archives: HV-Rob

When Everything Gets Left Behind

The New York Times recently posted an article about dying alone in New York City. Just a few days ago I photographed this house filled with the contents of its last owner. I have no information on why the house … Continue reading

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HVR Lecture August 15, 2015

Please join Tom Rinaldi and I for our first Hudson Valley Ruins presentation since 2012! Our illustrated presentation will be accompanied by a small photo exhibit of ruins found in Ulster County. Saturday August 15, 2015 3:00pm Saugerties Historical Society … Continue reading

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Shadyside, Tarrytown

Up the hill from where I grew up in Tarrytown was an old estate whose mansion was demolished about 1980. The property was left undeveloped and it reverted to woods, though traces of the estate could still be found. Actually … Continue reading

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Demolition Day

Just a quick post to update you all on the rough weekend in Ossining. The biggest news is that the owner of the Brandreth Pill Factory, the Stolatis family/Plateau Associates, demolished the west facade of the c. 1872 factory building. … Continue reading

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A Look Back at “Nobody’s Fool” – Part Two

Picking up from where we left off in Part One, in the Matteawan section of Beacon: 25. Main Street, Beacon I lucked out here! I just walked up the street from the Tip Top Construction site when, rounding the corner, … Continue reading

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A Look Back at “Nobody’s Fool” – Part One

One of my favorite movies, maybe my favorite movie, is “Nobody’s Fool.” There might be a few reasons why I like it so much, but the fact that it draws on familiar and interesting architecture and locations, right here in … Continue reading

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The Croft at Teatown

This past week I was alerted a distressing story of a potential teardown of a beautiful, intact mansion at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. January 25, 2015. The Croft, as it is known, was built c. 1914 by Arthur Vernay, … Continue reading

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West Point Foundry Preserve

In October 2013, Scenic Hudson re-opened the West Point Foundry site after it had been closed for park improvements. Last week I finally made my first visit to the “new” West Point Foundry. The preservation and interpretation of this historically-significant … Continue reading

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HVR 2014

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Halloween Blog Part 5 – Rockland’s Sleepy Hollow Murals

Welcome to the (Post)-Halloween Blog Part 5, the final installment I have planned for this year’s series. Halloween is rapidly becoming something of a new national holiday, and an expensive holiday too – not to mention another PR opportunity for … Continue reading

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