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By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 12, 2012 - 9:56 am
Above: A screenshot from the website of the Catskill Park Resource Foundation, which is seeking to mount a $5 million campaign to rebrand the Catskills region. The CPRF is currently running a contest seeking Catskills slogans; the winner will receive $1,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 30, 2012 - 3:33 pm
For a story in today's paper, Wall Street Journal reporter Joseph Avila made the trek from Manhattan to Middletown to spend some quality time with one of the Catskills' most notorious movers and shakers: Dean Gitter, the developer who's been pushing for... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 - 11:54 am
State Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner Joe Martens announced yesterday, December 7, that the long-anticipated sale of a 1200-acre parcel of land near the Belleayre Ski Center to the state is at last going through. The Times-Union... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 - 4:59 pm
A decaying bathroom at former Borscht Belt jewel Grossingers. Photo taken in 2008 by Jonathan Haeber; published under Creative Commons license. Dean Gitter, the developer whose Crossroads Ventures has spent over a decade trying to build a luxury resort on... Read more
By wateradmin on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2011 - 4:09 pm
Photo of a model of the proposed Belleayre Resort on the Crossroads Ventures LLC website. After a delay of over two years, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has approved the purchase of 1,200 acres of mountaintop land in Ulster County from... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011 - 8:56 am
The latest news in the glacial saga of the maybe-someday-to-be-built Belleayre Resort happened yesterday -- the resort's developer, Crossroads Ventures, filed its revised environmental impact analysis of the proposed Shandaken resort project with the New... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 - 5:30 pm
This week, the Daily Freeman caught up with the still-in-the-works Crossroads Resort development and its backer, Dean Gitter, who told the paper that rumors of the project's demise have been greatly exaggerated: “It has been a while since we communicated... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 - 7:58 pm
When newspapers die, there's no headstone to mark their passing. But I'd like to imagine that somewhere in the Catskill mountains, in a clearing on a hillside ringed with a crumbling stone wall, there's a little plot where mourning readers can pay their... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 11, 2010 - 1:50 pm
In an editorial printed in the Times-Union today, Catskill Heritage Alliance chairman Richard Schaedle points out an interesting coincidence: the cost of keeping the state parks open this summer is exactly the same as the price that developer Dean Gitter... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 7, 2010 - 12:23 pm
A few weeks ago, Crossroads developer Dean Gitter was swearing up and down that state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wasn't holding up a key 2007 Belleayre land deal because of the hefty price tag, never mind what the New York Post had to say about it. Looks... Read more


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