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The Best Things to Do in Jimmy Fallon's Hometown

offMetro.com | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
offMetro.com

The area's deep-rooted agricultural heritage has meshed with kitchen savvy to make Saugerties a stomping ground for culinary geeks. If that's not enough to entice you, Jimmy Fallon was raised here and locals couldn't be prouder or more pleased to chat about their hometown boy.

Gaming Talk in the OC: No Dice on Economic Development in Catskills

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

There are a few weeks to go before the selection process begins to site a number of casinos in upstate New York. Now, suddenly, there's a well heeled drive by casino developers in affluent Orange County to steal those proposed $500 million destination resorts from contenders in the Catskills.

Cold Days, Warm Nights at These Five Great American Ski Towns

BnBFinder.com | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Great ski towns these days aren't just about great slopes. While that is of supreme importance when choosing a mountain to ride, it isn't all that matters when deciding on a ski getaway destination. A beautiful and quaint town, artisan boutiques, friendly locals and personalized lodging are just a few of our criteria.

Out-of-Control Mayor and Village Board in Monticello Need to Resign

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

In the Village of Monticello, it just seems to get worse and worse, stupider and stupider. Every week, the absurd gets more absurd. Residents ther...

Relighting an Upstate Broadway: It's Time to Rebuild the Catskills with Casino Gaming

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Legalized casinos are surely not the cure-all to reviving upstate New York's economy or the Catskills, but in 2013 it's the only viable shot in the arm to rebuild a third world Monticello and allow Sullivan County to begin to evolve.

ReThink Review: When Comedy Went to School - Comedy History in the Catskills

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy
Jonathan Kim

Comedy icons like Jerry Lewis, Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, and even Woody Allen were able to work and hone material during weeklong stands in front of packed, tough crowds, creating the style and rhythm of what we now consider modern stand up comedy.

A Call to Action: Rally 'For' and Support Legalized Gaming in Catskills and New York State

Steven Kurlander | Posted 10.07.2013 | New York
Steven Kurlander

During the last 40 years, one of the hopes to revitalize our Catskill Mountains has been the legalization of gaming in New York State and the building of casinos in Sullivan and Ulster Counties.

Hippie-Hipster Woodstock Love

Fathom | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Woodstock will forever be associated with the 1969 music festival that happened in nearby Belden, and there's plenty of hippie kitsch around town as a reminder. If you look past the tie-dye emporiums and energy healers, though, Woodstock has its own laid-back sense of style.

Rural Musings

Barbara Gunn | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Barbara Gunn

In an isolated rural spot, one can sit outside in the early morning and try to blend in with everyone else scooting about taking care of their morning.

Catskills Journeys: Guarded Memories of the Holocaust

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Steven Kurlander

I have lived the Holocaust my whole life. Early on, my consciousness was considerably wrought by my relationship with my survivor mother, her often intense and destructive interactions with her family and the different ways she and they coped with their past.

Catskills Journeys-Waiting: 38 Years Working at the Miss Monticello Diner

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Steven Kurlander

In this day and age, it's very hard to find a dedicated employee who has worked for one company that long. What really makes Connie unique? She is a professional waitress, through and through.

A River Runs Through It: 12 Amazing Riverside Hotels

Oyster | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Oyster

"Sun and surf" might be the stuff of summer, but that doesn't mean a trip exclusively to the beach is in order. Some of our favorite summer destinatio...

Over-the-Top Themed Hotel Rooms and Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Hotels often incorporate themes into their rooms, but these so-called themes are usually "classic elegance," "boho chic," or "understated luxury." In ...

5 Favorite Summer Spots in New York

Travelzoo | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

Those of us in Travelzoo's New York office are eagerly awaiting summer and its street festivals, rooftop lounges and concerts at Central Park. However, we're far from the only ones who love these spots, and sometimes we need a break from the crowds.

Nature's Silent Currency

Giulio Boccaletti | Posted 05.25.2013 | Green
Giulio Boccaletti

Unfortunately -- as we stare down a future that may require as much as 40 percent more water than today's accessible supply -- our traditional process is proving increasingly unsustainable.

City Boy Meets Country

Barbara Gunn | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York
Barbara Gunn

When we bought a place in the northern Catskills, we had our reasons.

Potter Hollow, Rural View

Barbara Gunn | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Barbara Gunn

Twenty years ago after a long search in rural upstate New York, we found an old farmhouse on a hill with an incredible view of the Catskills.

Ron Dicker

Dad Forms Pro-Gay Scout Troop

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2013 | New York

Just as the Boy Scouts of America motto preaches, Brooklyn, N.Y., dad Todd Schweikert likes to "be prepared." And he was prepared to actively disag...

Prepared by South Florida living for Hurricane Sandy

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Steven Kurlander

Riding out the storm in a shaking house in New York, my hurricane angst returned. I worried about whether or not my roof would stay put and whether or not the huge oak tree next to my daughter's room would end up crashing and destroying my home -- and my new life.

PHOTOS: Former Borscht Belt Resort Sits Abandoned

Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Grossinger's Resort in the town of Liberty in New York's Catskills was famous back in its heyday. The resort was part of the so-called "Borscht Bel...

"Welcome to Kutsher's": A Catskills Documentary and the End of an Era

David Fagin | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
David Fagin

In the documentary Welcome to Kutsher's: The Last Catskills Resort, filmmakers attempt to revisit a time gone by and answer the question, "What was it about the Catskills, and Kutsher's in particular, that made going there such a unique and cherished experience?"

Boycotting Rat Infested Wal-Mart Not the Answer

Steven Kurlander | Posted 08.14.2012 | Business
Steven Kurlander

Recently, the news dominating the Catskills Mountains of upstate New York has centered on ongoing health violations at the local Monticello Wal-Mart -- and some are advocating a boycott of the store until they clean up their mess.

Lucas Kavner

The Newest Indie Scene Is Where You Least Expect It

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.31.2012 | Home

Plenty of attention has been paid to the "cabin in the woods" component of Bon Iver's success. "Musician down on his luck heads to secluded cabin and ...

Elderly Couple Dies After Car Gets Stuck In Area Without Cellphone Service

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York

ANDES, N.Y. — An elderly Manhattan couple whose car became stuck near their wooded Catskills vacation home died after nine fruitless attempts to...

PICS: Amazing Postcards From The Vanished Catskills 'Borscht Belt'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.14.2012 | New York

From the 1920s to the 1970s, the Catskills were full of resorts popular amongst New York Jews--so popular in fact, the area came to be known as "The B...