Category Archives: Rockland County

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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Halloween Blog Part 1 – The House of Weird Noises

In June 1923, the Chelsea Presbyterian Church organized a summer camp at Rockland Lake, a resort town in the summer and a place of commercial ice harvesting in the winter. Two families who arrived first set up camp near an … Continue reading

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Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Art by Edith Downing

In this post I present the artwork of my grandmother Edith (Stein) Downing, particularly her images of the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Edith S. Downing, Tarrytown, NY. As you may well know by now, a new Tappan Zee … Continue reading

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Yonkers Power Station proposal

The Journal News yesterday reported on a plan to redevelop the Yonkers Power Station. New owner Ron Shemesh and his company Glenwood POH plan to create a hotel and conference center within the existing buildings of the power station. The … Continue reading

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HVR News – October 14, 2012

A few updates here as there have been recent additions to the Hudson Valley Demolition Alert. KOSPA FARMHOUSE, EAST GREENBUSH In August, a house in East Greenbush (Rensselaer County) presumed to date to the 18th-century was burned down by four … Continue reading

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Hudson River Neon – Part 1

Head on over to Tom Rinaldi’s New York Neon blog for this week’s entry “Hudson River Neon, Part 1 – Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties.” Tom generously offered to make this post a collaborative effort inclusive of my photographs of … Continue reading

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HVR 2011

A calendar of heretofore unpublished photographs from 2011. JANUARY Yes, there is an abandoned house (partially) in this photograph. Rockland County. FEBRUARY Frank Chevrolet, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County. Actually I took this shot in early March. Apparently I didn’t shoot … Continue reading

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