Category Archives: Westchester County

Gracemere – old photo unearthed

A great benefit of having a website like this is the stream of communication received from persons well-connected with our ruins before they were ruins. Occasionally we receive some piece of information or some photograph or two that adds to … Continue reading

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Building 52, Anaconda Wire and Cable Company

Building 52, Anaconda Wire and Cable Company Hastings-on-Hudson, NY The last remaining building from the Anaconda Wire and Cable Company is again being considered for demolition. This weekend I was forwarded the following email which the mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson sent … Continue reading

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Tarrytown’s Bridge Plaza Shopping Center Neon Signs

It is not often that we chronicle shopping centers here at Hudson Valley Ruins, but now that some centers are well past fifty years old they at least meet the age criteria to be considered “historic.” Whether one of these … Continue reading

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HVR Updates – February 2013

Reynolds Farmhouse, Somers, NY It is not often that we get to report good news but that is what is underway at Angle Fly preserve in Somers (Westcehster County). The Somers Land Trust plans to restore the c. 1776 Reynolds … Continue reading

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HVR 2012

As I did last year, I present a calendar of images not yet published on this website (except possibly for one picture from a month in which I did not shoot many ruins.) [I published this post two days ago … Continue reading

Posted in HVR Annual Calendar, Orange County, Putnam County, Ulster County, Westchester County | 6 Comments

Westchester to Suit Every Interest

Playland Amusement Park, Rye In its December 2012 issue, Westchester Magazine presented a feature entitled “Westchester to Suit Every Interest” – six weekend itineraries from Friday night to Sunday night. Activities, events, sites, and tours are are included for outdoor … Continue reading

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Boyce Thompson Institute – RFP

Press release just in from City Hall: CITY OF YONKERS ISSUES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE ACQUISITION & REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER BOYCE THOMPSON INSTITUTE SITE YONKERS, NY — November 16, 2012 – The City of Yonkers today announced its release … 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

Posted in Albany County, Demolition Alert, Dutchess County, Greene County, Non-ruins, Rensselaer County, Rockland County, Westchester County | 4 Comments

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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