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Running Police Chase Psych Center

Running Police Chase Psych Center

You're never gonna catch me, you're wasting your time! Forget about it, go do something else. See ya'll next year.

No-Mo Hi-Ho Casino

No-Mo Hi-Ho Casino

One of the most exhilarating and unusual explorations we've ever done. At the corner of Park Place and Boardwalk, the Skyscraper by the Sea was a casino from 1981 through 2012.

Loose Goose Resort

Loose Goose Resort

A sprawling vacant resort anxiously awaits a buyer while it sits exposed to the elements. Semi-active, with a live-in caretaker, and 4 part-time maintenance guys. Difficulty level: so.

Tov, toda Tamarack

Tov, toda Tamarack

It was still fucking awesome while it lasted.

Skyler Inn

Skyler Inn

A long, winding mountain trail leads to this mid-19th century home. A former stage coach stop, The Roosevelts stayed there on several occasions. The home was originally built by a former sea captain, and its many intact architectural features include look out towers, stone fireplaces, carved mantels and railings, paneling from the old captain's boat, secret rooms and so much more. No amount of history nor quirky architecture will protect it from the bulldozers which are coming very soon.

Nanuet Mall Last Call

Nanuet Mall Last Call

Now it's official. Effective January 31, 2012, the mall is closed. While the anchor stores remain open as planned, strangely, the two barber shops and Banchetto Feast decided to occupy the mall, buck the December 31st closing date, and remain open. All have finally closed and the demolition has begun (starting with asbestos abatement). Like the best explorations, it involved hiding from security on multiple occasions.

KHAAANNNN!kord Resort Hotel Leftovers

KHAAANNNN!kord Resort Hotel Leftovers

In 2008, the hotel at this location was demolished; the plan was to re-build the site with a billion-dollar race track and casino (big surprise). Despite that, the hotel's main buildings were concrete and steel construction, the owner spent millions demolishing the place and building new foundation pads for the future casino. None of the contractors got paid, so the work stopped abruptly and the empty lot is a "brownfield" to this day. A few buildings remain, and we explore them.

Goodbye Hotel

Goodbye Hotel

What a waste. After being away for 5 years, I came back to this. Truly the end of an era for exploring and for Catskills resorts. With the Pines Hotel now gone, with one less Catskills resort in the world, hotels in the Catskills are fading into the past faster than ever. But their time was long ago, and at last memories can rest in peace.

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