The Borscht Belt Flickr Pool

Schenk's Hotel in South Fallsburgh/photo by 1950sunlimited

Schenk’s Hotel in South Fallsburgh/photo by 1950sunlimited

Normally we save space to promote our own Flickr pool, so you can share your favorite upstate New York photos with us. But we were doing a little research this weekend and stumbled across a continually growing collection of Borscht Belt-related images on Flickr, too. Our regular readers know that we are passionate about reviving the area once known as the Jewish Alps (who wants to make a hipster bungalow colony with us?) but we also think it’s important to remember the past. This pool is full of nostalgic images as well as some heartbreakers from the present.

Category: upstate new york

By: lisa | 17 December 2013 01:00 PM | 2 Comments

2 Responses

  1. Hard to imagine that reality considering what is left standing. I’m not sure I know of another region/industry that just doesn’t exist anymore – Even Pittsburgh when steel declined always produced at least a little steel.

    As someone who came up in 2001, the existence of this type of resort vibrancy is impossible to fathom.

  2. [...] homes that for the most part didn’t have the unfortunate decline that happened in the Catskills borscht belt further [...]

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