Developers who failed to land a casino license at the site of an old Borscht Belt hotel in the Catskills hope to build a smaller sports and gambling resort there.
A panel tasked with reviewing applications for casino licenses in upstate New York is beginning its deliberations following three days of public hearings on the 16 different proposals.
The fire broke out around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at a bungalow colony on State Route 55 in the Town of Liberty.
Casinos are a jackpot of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to begin with. And for the Catskills, a chance to reclaim the glory days of the old lavish resort hotels.
The struggle for control of a small town in Sullivan County has drawn the attention of federal agents.
An iconic mountain resort in the Catskills was temporarily shut down Friday, after an illness there left hundreds of people sick.
More potential competitors for upstate New York casino licenses are emerging despite an increasingly crowded Northeast market.
The approval of Proposition 1 in Tuesday’s voting allows for the building of four non-American Indian-owned upstate casinos in the Southern Tier near Binghamton, the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley region, and the Saratoga Springs-Albany area.
Casinos or no casinos – that the question. When New Yorkers go to the polls next month they will be asked to change the constitution to legalize gambling on non-Indian land. It’s contentious.
Thrill-seekers don’t have to go far to get their adrenaline pumping. New York Zipline Adventure Tours runs several courses in the Catskills mountains.
The back-to-school essay, “What I did this summer,” took on special meaning this year for a bunch of kids from New Jersey.
The Catskill Park Resource Foundation is running a contest asking people to come up with a new slogan to promote tourism in the area.
Arthur Morris and his wife Madeleine died in Andes, New York after trying to make nine fruitless calls from a cell phone for help when their car slid 60 feet down an embankment.
New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.
Cuomo calls for “comprehensive reform of our tax code” to promote investment in jobs in New York. He doesn’t mention raising taxes or adjusting the tax code to raise taxes for wealthier New Yorkers.