Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ice Caves, Cragsmoor, NY

With temperatures rising above 90 in the Hudson Valley and above 100 in New York City, we decided to cool off by going to the Ice Caves at Sam’s Point Preserve in Cragsmoor, NY. Rock fractures and boulder piles trap … Continue reading

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Trinity Church, Albany

All Over Albany reported on the recent collapse and subsequent demolition of Trinity Church in Albany. James Renwick, Jr., architect of the Smithsonian “castle” in Washington DC, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, designed the church which was … Continue reading

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Northgate Cleanup

A few days ago I participated in a cleanup at Northgate, the Cornish estate in Cold Spring. Thom Johnson organized the effort, aided by the Friends of Hudson Highlands State Park and with the approval of the New York State … Continue reading

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Strang-Melbourne House, Yorktown

The Journal News reported today that the Strang-Melbourne House in Yorktown will be demolished by the end of this month. The Melbourne Farmhouse Bicentennial Committee has been trying to convince the Yorktown Central School District to not demolish the seemingly … Continue reading

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Beekman Meeting House, Lagrange

The Poughkeepsie Journal published an article today about the ruins of the Beekman Meeting House, built in 1809 by an orthodox Quaker society in Lagrange (Dutchess County). Much of the house has collapsed but one standing section can still be … Continue reading

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