“In the film ‘Dirty Dancing,’ set in 1963, Max Kellerman, the proprietor of a fictional Catskill resort, laments that the golden era of borscht belt resorts is over. “You think kids want to come with their parents and take fox-trot lessons?” he gripes. “Trips to Europe, that’s what the kids want.”  It was a prescient utterance. Of course, the film — released decades after the Catskill summer resort culture began its decline — benefited from hindsight. But as the strain of recession continues into its second winter, how is the economy of the Route 17 corridor faring?  Read more at NY Times Monticello Journal!

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One Response to “Few Laughs Left in a Catskill Town Struggling to Revive”

  1. \”The Route 17 Corridor\”

    I note with no small degree of Irony that NY 17\’s route is rapidly being renamed as Interstate 86.