Get Away, Take a Holiday

“Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood.” — Billy Joel, “New York State of Mind” Last Friday, I took Billy’s advice and went “up the Hudson River line,” not on a Greyhound, but on an Amtrak train. Greyhound goes up the Thruway. A change of scenery can be therapeutic, especiallyContinue reading “Get Away, Take a Holiday”

Will a New Casino Hotel Help Sullivan County Reinvent Itself?

I went up to the country last week. More specifically, I went to the opening of the Resorts World Catskills casino and hotel, which was built on property owned by the erstwhile Concord Hotel. This was a moment many people thought they would never see. Sullivan County had been trying to get New York StateContinue reading “Will a New Casino Hotel Help Sullivan County Reinvent Itself?”