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Location DB > United States > New York > New Paltz > Halfway House
Halfway House
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created by Steam on 6/30/2007 9:07 PM
last modified by puddlejumper12 on 12/17/2016 2:44 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
The house is quite large with two stories. There are a few guest rooms, a bathroom, a basement, a loft, and other standard rooms kitchen etc.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

New Paltz, New York
United States
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Poision ivy, broken glass
  •  Interesting Features
    The back of the house has a large open space the size of a small barn. There is a loft above that which is surprisingly clean compared to the rest of the house. There is also a moderately sizable basement with a large crawlspace connected to it. Many interesting things are in the crawlspace Ex: old machinery, bottles etc.
     Security Measures
  • Walk on in, door's open
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Beathing mask, long pants / sleeves
    This location appears to be a Halfway house for Squatters heading in or out of New Paltz. Scribbled across many of the walls are general greetings to fellow squatters and short stories about their stay in the house.
    One such message reads: "to all my fellow road dawgs dead or alive I luv you guys"

    located on the second floor of the house is a sports almanac dated from 1976 implying that the house was at least in use until then. There are no modern style furnishings in the house. All furnishings seem to date from the 60's to the early 80's.

    In the front of the house, the loft area, are lots of old letters, magazines and notebooks left from the last occupant. He was an italian man who had immigrated to the United States in the 1930s. At one point, his brother and him had owned a company down in New York City, however once this man retired he moved up to New Paltz and into this home. As he aged he started to lose his hearing. Falling on desperate times, he was unable to afford hearing aids or anything to assist with this limitation. Instead, he used notepads daily. People he would talk to would write to him in order to communicate, this includes family. Located within the house are pads filled to the brim with daily interactions from early 1990 to at least 1995. In them, he talks about how the house is starting to get old and need repair, he cant do it himself anymore, he doesnt have the money to hire out help. His family helps a little bit, but largely leaves him be. His health worsens, he has pains in his legs. Without a car, he walks to the grocery store in town. On occasion, locals help him by letting him borrow cars to visit family. Finally, with doctors in New Paltz unable to help him, and his health worsening, he decides to abandon his cluttered and unkept home in 1996 in order to live with his family in nearby Rhinebeck. He passes away February 6, 2001. He was 94 years old.

    His brother lived in Smithtown, several hours away, and passed away in 1999.
     Media Coverage

     Future Plans
    Left to rot into the ground

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    First trip
    Sat, Jun 30th, 2007
    posted by Steam
    15 pictures
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    3 Trip Accumulation
    Fri, Nov 27th, 2009
    posted by busby
    10 pictures
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    Snowy Playground
    Fri, Feb 11th, 2011
    posted by puddlejumper12
    13 pictures
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    Return Visit
    Sun, Sep 8th, 2013
    posted by puddlejumper12
    5 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Explorer Zero on 12/18/2016 2:16 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 18 16 at 14:16, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Dec 17 16 at 14:44, puddlejumper12 changed the following: Status
  • on Jun 2 14 at 6:51, Steed validated this location
  • on May 26 14 at 16:56, puddlejumper12 changed the following: History
  • on May 26 14 at 16:41, puddlejumper12 changed the following: History
  • on May 26 14 at 16:41, puddlejumper12 changed the following: History
  • on May 24 14 at 15:44, puddlejumper12 updated gallery Snowy Playground
  • on May 24 14 at 15:43, puddlejumper12 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 24 14 at 15:41, puddlejumper12 updated gallery picture DSCN0851.JPG
  • on May 24 14 at 15:28, puddlejumper12 added some pictures to a gallery
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