Category Archives: Non-ruins

Gallery Tours November 18 / What To Do In Albany

Greetings all! “Hudson Valley Ruins” remains on view at the New York State Museum in Albany through December 31 of this year. Tom Rinaldi and I will lead two more gallery tours on November 18, at 1pm and 3pm. Once … Continue reading

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Harmon Railroad Shop

Commuters along the MTA Metro-North Hudson Line should have noticed that the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Maintenance Shop at Harmon (Croton-on-Hudson) is undergoing substantial demolition and reconstruction. The work will include demolition and replacement of the eastern … 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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Camp Chi-Wan-Da and some sites around Milton and Kingston

Camp Chi-Wan-Da, Ulster Park I don’t assume I’ve been to every notable ruined site along the Hudson, but it’s still a pleasant surprise to find out about an expansive property containing a number of ruins in various states of decay. … 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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Hudson Valley Moon Houses

In his landmark 1939 publication The Hudson, Carl Carmer wrote “The lands on the Hudson in the last fifty years have been absorbed to an amazing degree by institutions… The Roman Catholic Church owns more land on the shores of … Continue reading

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Playland Amusement Park, Rye, NY

Westchester County is currently vetting proposals to reinvent the historic Playland Amusement Park in Rye (Bing aerial). Citing financial losses in recent years, County Executive Rob Astorino “invited developers to do away with the amusement park entirely, if they chose, … Continue reading

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Ossining, NY

Yesterday afternoon I walked around Main Street in Ossining and then explored that area north of Main and west of Broadway. There are a lot of great old brick buildings and small wooden houses of diverse architectural styles. Many of … Continue reading

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Planetary Conjunction at Lyndhurst

Venus and Jupiter put on quite a show this week. On Wednesday night I took some photographs of the conjunction at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown while visiting a friend who lives on the estate. It was pretty cool, but there was … Continue reading

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