By WP Newsroom on Friday, Apr. 9, 2010 - 3:52 pm
Both the Senate and Assembly have vowed to restore funding to New York's state parks, bucking an effort by Gov. Paterson to help balance the budget by closing dozens of parks. But New York History says the parks will have to close anyway, unless the state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010 - 11:14 am
Say you're in the area of Oneida, Madison, Otsego, Broome, Chenango, Montgomery and Schoharie counties. You're having a tough time getting tourists excited about visiting. "Leatherstocking Region" just isn't bringing in the crowds like it used to. What do... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 26, 2010 - 9:19 am
In the Times Herald-Record today: State Supreme Court judge Mary Work has deemed developer Joel Hoffman unfit to continue to manage the famously decrepit Nevele Hotel, and given the property to Hoffman's former business partner, Mitchell Wolff. In her... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010 - 10:30 am
Last night, Ulster county legislators voiced their approval of the latest plan for a resort to be built near the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center by Dean Gitter, a developer with Crossroads Ventures LLC. The Daily Freeman reports that 27 legislators voted in... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 - 9:21 pm
Being on the NYC bus route has its perks. Margaretville had a big story today in offManhattan, a site that features "car-free green getaways" within striking distance of the city. When the warmer winds of March begin to wind their way around the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2010 - 1:25 pm
Ulster County legislator Mike Madsen reports from a recent presentation by local developer Dean Gitter on the ever-changing plans for the Belleayre Resort. After 11 years and 100 alterations to the project, you'd think the latest version would be a slam-... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2010 - 3:43 pm
Today's New York Post profiles three Catskill mountains--Hunter, Windham and Plattekill--and exhorts New Yorkers to keep hitting the slopes til Easter. (And don't forget Belleayre!) All the late-season snow has been a literal windfall for skiers. Check... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 2:30 pm
Fiberglass cats! Board games! Is there nothing the town of Catskill won't try? Instead of going to jail, as in the original game, players can land in Catskill Town Court. And the most expensive properties on the board are not Park Place and Boardwalk but... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 - 11:21 am
The Chronogram has a profile of the Shandaken hamlet in the latest issue. Located off of Route 28 in the town of Shandaken, Phoenicia is just 30 minutes from Kingston and seemingly chiseled into a mountainside, just minutes away from skiing at Hunter and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 - 11:09 pm
Seriously. They have a whole section called "HDYGTFAJ?" Hotelier (er, motelier?) Greg Henderson breaks it down for Ready Made editor Katherine Sharpe: I guess you could say that we’re re-creating the fantasies of our childhood. I always wanted to live in... Read more


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