TERRACE, Grossinger NY

 



 

 

I’m sure they served food here, but the size of tables indicates this was a place for drinking. Knotty pine walls!  Looks bright enough, but that wasn't enough to bring in the young'uns. Alas:

In 1952, Grossinger's earned a place in the history of skiing as the first resort in the world to use artificial snow.[2] By the time Jennie died in 1972, the hotel had grown to 35 buildings on 1,200 acres that served 150,000 guests a year. It had its own airstrip and post office. During his fighting days Rocky Marciano would train at the resort. But in the late 1970s and 1980s, resorts like Grossinger's or the Concord could no longer attract younger guests.


In August 1984, Grossinger’s, in its dying years, promoted a Woodstock weekend to mark the 15th anniversary of the festival. It featured a workshop in tie-dyeing, a musical performance by David-Clayton Thomas, formerly of Blood, Sweat & Tears, a midnight showing of the four-hour documentary "Woodstock," and an appearance by John Sebastian, who advised, "Don't eat the purple tzimmes."[6] Abbie Hoffman, who was thrown off the Woodstock stage by Pete Townshend of The Who for making a political speech, was brought in by Grossinger’s for the promotion.

 

Didn't work. Now: Ruins.