Last week, we got excited over the news that Grossinger's, the fabled Catskills report that inspired "Dirty Dancing," might reopen someday soon. But until that happens, it lies in ruins.
Marisa…Scheinfeld has photographed Grossinger's and many other similar Catskills leisure centers today, as they are being reclaimed by time and nature. Her book,"The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland ," was published by Cornell University Press in October 2016. She shared some of her best photos of Grossinger's today with Kveller—from the laundry to the… >> Read More
Nostalgia is in the air: The owner of the property that houses the ruined Grossinger’s resort in the Catskills, which was the resort that inspired "Dirty Dancing," is hoping to reopen the property…as a hotel, spa and conference center. Um, yes. According to JTA, Louis Cappelli is the real estate developer who has owned the former resort property for two decades. He is looking for state funds "to clean up the site as a first step toward reopening Grossinger’s." The resort closed in 1986, so the reopening… >> Read More
There is a lot to be nostalgic for the '90s right now. Sure, plaid and overalls and weird patterns with lots of colors and shapes have come back in style, but there's something about that grunge,…DIY-esque culture—plus a lack of feeling that a nuclear apocalypse was imminent—that can't be replicated. Here are some reminders that will make it pretty clear you grew up in the '90s (and make you feel kind of old): 1. One of your favorite shows was (and still kind of is) "My So-Called Life." Claire Danes… >> Read More
Disney is about to take all of its content off Netflix, so be prepared to have to find new ways to stream your kid's favorite films.
But you can still enjoy them in the meantime (And hey, there's…always YouTube and Amazon to rent movies on, it's actually really not the end of the world)! According to CNBC, this move is happening with the launch of a new ESPN video streaming service in early 2018— the Disney streaming service is set to launch in 2019. Basically, it kind of seems like all these separate… >> Read More
If you're a new momor expecting parent who is chained to the couch for long periods of time (or you know, just a mom who likes to watch movies), you may want to watch something you feel pertains to…you but that isn't too serious. Sure, you liked "Moana" and "Dunkirk," but what about laughing at the daily grind of being a parent? Well, this is why I rounded up some of my favorite movies, mostly comedies, that you need to check out with a tub of ice cream and/or popcorn (you can also… >> Read More