As ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ gets its prequel, Jon Stewart prepares to make his exit. But the two have more in common than just timing. Andrew Dubrov takes us down the rabbit hole.
After closing in 2013, Kutsher’s — famed as the inspiration for the fictional “Dirty Dancing” Borscht Belt resort — is to be reincarnated as a $250-million yoga center.
Masha Leon’s last stay at Kutsher’s was in 1997. With the iconic resort set for demolition, she remembers a place filled with laughter, Yiddish — and yes, a celebrity or two (or three).
Kutsher’s, the fabled Catskills resort hotel, is set to be demolished later this month.
When Abigail Jones set out to explore what is left of the legendary Catskills resorts, she thought it would be simple. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Jews once flocked to the great hotels of the Catskills. Marisa Scheinfeld has dedicated herself to preserving memories of the Borscht Belt, one stunning photo at a time.
Don Byron’s tribute to Borscht Belt musician and comedian Mickey Katz brought him plenty of attention 20 years ago. Now, the clarinetist looks back on his role in the klezmer music revival.
Helen Kutsher, the face of her family-owned resort in the Catskill Mountains for decades, has died.
When it comes to Catskills tourism, it seems that everything old is news again. The mountainous region of upstate New York is trying to unbuckle itself from its “borscht belt” pigeonhole as a destination for Jewish city families by girding itself with new amenities to attract a hip and with-it tourist of today. The story’s got all the makings of a classic travel trend article–so classic, in fact, that it’s been written about once a decade since 1974.