Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pittsburgh Civic Arena update

This is it. The Igloo will soon be entirely demolished. All of the movable roof panels have been pulled down. The east skyboxes, in place during my last visit one month ago, have been torn down. Most of the ring … 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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Hudson Valley Ruins Lecture April 13

(Download the pdf of the flyer here.) Mill Street Loft Arts Presents Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape Lecture and photographic presentation by authors and photographers Thomas E. Rinaldi and Robert J. Yasinsac Friday April 13, 2012 … 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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Warburton Avenue, Yonkers

The Journal News reported that a once-threatened row of buildings on Warburton Avenue in Yonkers will be preserved. In late 2007, the Greyston Foundation announced plans that would demolish the connected buildings located opposite Philipse Manor Hall (a later proposal … Continue reading

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