Red Apple Rest condemned

Red Apple Rest condemned

There are 45 comments on the Journal News story from Feb 9, 2007, titled Red Apple Rest condemned. In it, Journal News reports that:

SOUTHFIELDS, N.Y. - The town of Tuxedo has condemned the Red Apple Rest, a landmark immortalized in films and in the memories of vacationers who for decades stopped in on their way to the Catskills.

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Paul Wick

Albany, NY

#1 Aug 8, 2007
As someone who stopped regularly at the Red Apple from the time I was born in the early 40's thru the 60's, and then occasionally from the early 80's thru the cosing, the Red Apple is a state treasure & SHOULD BE DESIGNATED A HISTORIC LANDMARK AND PRESERVED. It is one of only a very few remaining relics of a grat era in the history of New York.
Tuxedo-born

Long Beach, CA

#2 Aug 9, 2007
Preserved by whom and at whose expense? The conundrum in historic preservation for a site like this is the money. The will might be there, but what about the financial ability?
Waterstone Road Neighbor

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#3 Aug 14, 2007
I DESPISE DEVELOPERS, THEY RAPE THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND BUILD UGLY CONCRETE TOMBS INSTEAD OF HOMES AND HURT THE POOR WILD LIFE AS WELL. IT SHOULD BE PRESERVED. LOOK AT HOW THEY RAPED BEAUTIFUL GREENWOOD LAKE AND TOOK THE ONLY SUPERMARKET TO MAKE A DAMNED DRUG STORE OUT OF IT.
Tuxedo-born

Long Beach, CA

#4 Aug 15, 2007
Waterstone Road Neighbor wrote:
I DESPISE DEVELOPERS, THEY RAPE THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND BUILD UGLY CONCRETE TOMBS INSTEAD OF HOMES AND HURT THE POOR WILD LIFE AS WELL. IT SHOULD BE PRESERVED. LOOK AT HOW THEY RAPED BEAUTIFUL GREENWOOD LAKE AND TOOK THE ONLY SUPERMARKET TO MAKE A DAMNED DRUG STORE OUT OF IT.
Is there any community organization with the ability to save it?
Richard

AOL

#5 Sep 27, 2007
Does anybody know if another business might take over the space?
dee

Watertown, CT

#6 Jan 2, 2008
Hi Paul, do you remember that it was also a motel? My cousin was adopted and her new parents picked her up at the Red Apple and every year they would go there to celebrate. That was back in 1945-1965.
Paul Wick wrote:
As someone who stopped regularly at the Red Apple from the time I was born in the early 40's thru the 60's, and then occasionally from the early 80's thru the cosing, the Red Apple is a state treasure & SHOULD BE DESIGNATED A HISTORIC LANDMARK AND PRESERVED. It is one of only a very few remaining relics of a grat era in the history of New York.

Since: Dec 07

Fair Lawn, NJ

#7 Jan 2, 2008
Tuxedo-born wrote:
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Is there any community organization with the ability to save it?
Have you scene it? This place is in ruins and is an eye sore for the community that has plagued old 17 for a long time. Tear it down, and rebuild something similar, make sure you take the sign on road down as well.

Since: Dec 07

Fair Lawn, NJ

#8 Jan 2, 2008
Waterstone Road Neighbor wrote:
I DESPISE DEVELOPERS, THEY RAPE THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND BUILD UGLY CONCRETE TOMBS INSTEAD OF HOMES AND HURT THE POOR WILD LIFE AS WELL. IT SHOULD BE PRESERVED. LOOK AT HOW THEY RAPED BEAUTIFUL GREENWOOD LAKE AND TOOK THE ONLY SUPERMARKET TO MAKE A DAMNED DRUG STORE OUT OF IT.
I dont get it- So you would rather have a run down non - operable building instead of a new business and tax generating one?
Apple

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jan 15, 2008
If you look up and down old rt 17, you'll notice quite a few empty buildings. It seems that something is going on. There are proposals for development that would triple the population in one project. Forget that it would polute the Ramapo (more than it already is), a water source for 1/3rd of the state of NJ.
Joann

United States

#10 Jan 16, 2008
Holden Steady

Chester, NY

#11 Mar 5, 2008
Paul Wick wrote:
As someone who stopped regularly at the Red Apple from the time I was born in the early 40's thru the 60's, and then occasionally from the early 80's thru the cosing, the Red Apple is a state treasure & SHOULD BE DESIGNATED A HISTORIC LANDMARK AND PRESERVED. It is one of only a very few remaining relics of a grat era in the history of New York.
Have no fear people, the plan to preserve in in the works!
LJKC

Bronx, NY

#12 Apr 6, 2008
No, No one wants a run down building, Why not fix it up, It could still be a gold mine! Tuxedeo residents dont want a new deveopment of homes, But Bet you the town wants it and all the money it brings.We don't want another greenwood lake! But bet you the town does!It all boils down to Money, who has the most will get what they want! If i had the money to fix it up, I would make a gold mine out of it!
LJKC

Bronx, NY

#13 Apr 6, 2008
Another thing, politicians dont care about destroying our water shed or harming the animal life.
George CCHS 1965

Port Jervis, NY

#14 Apr 8, 2008
Holden Steady wrote:
<quoted text>
Have no fear people, the plan to preserve in in the works!
Could you glue us in to what that means?
john

AOL

#15 Apr 30, 2008
I too remember the red apple rest, as a kid, i went to a boy scout camp, the road was just south of the red apple on the left, it was a dirt road, up a mountain.
during the years i ate at the red apple many times
it was a land mark.
too bad it is gone, John
pastina4@aol.com
Ughh

Garfield, NJ

#16 Apr 30, 2008
I crashed my first car on the highway there. Bad memories. Tear it down and don't look back.
Mike in Florida

Tampa, FL

#17 May 14, 2008
As I recall, the Sout Camp up the road was Spruce Pond- we used to sneak out at night - catch some hot coffe and donuts at the Red Apple Rest and wait for the Erie Lackawanna mail trains to come thru at mainline speeds around 1-2 AM in the morning. Great memories - Sorry to hear that it too woll bite the dust.
Richard

AOL

#18 Jun 14, 2008
I hope they can restore the old building...we do not need any new development in the area...you wanna shop or go to a starbucks drive south to NJ...we want tuxedo and tuxedo park staying beautiful and free of over development!!! Not every square inch needs to be developed...its a landmark and needs to be saved.
By the way greenwood lake is a dump now and it was once beautiful!!!!
Kate

Baltimore, MD

#19 Jun 16, 2008
The Red Apple has many memories for me...Used to stop there in the late 50's - 60's on our way to Yankee Lake (our summer getaway)...What a thrill to stop for a hot dog and start our summer vacation. I carried on that tradition even after I was married with my own kids. Hate to see it go!!
Greg

Pawling, NY

#20 Jul 11, 2008
New Jersey Citizen wrote:
<quoted text> Have you scene it? This place is in ruins and is an eye sore for the community that has plagued old 17 for a long time. Tear it down, and rebuild something similar, make sure you take the sign on road down as well.
Yes, and while we're at it, let's tear down the Plaza Building in Radburn, Fair Lawn! The Red Apple is a historic spot that maybe a few people cherish for it's memories. Its decline (along with much of that on old Route 17) began with the opening of the New York Thruway, which 'stole' traffic from the original thoroughfare. Where many, many cars and buses used to stop and refresh at the Red Apple, now they just wiz by a quarter mile away, unaware that the place even exists (anyone see the Pixar movie 'Cars'?). Maybe the state and feds, who are responsible for I-87's existence should subsidize it's restoration. Then it could be utilized and maintained as a community center by and for the locals.

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