Americana: The Story of Grossinger’s
Grossinger was born in Chicago in 1937, and at age 8 was whisked away to the Catskills by her mother, a member of the hotelier clan first by marriage and then, after her husband died, by economic necessity. In Tania’s telling, the “owner Grossingers” treated her and her mother, who took a job at the hotel, as second-class citizens — but that rarely interfered with her penchant for hijacking rowboats, intercepting guests’ budding romances and palling around with such celebrity visitors as Eddy Fisher, Rocky Marciano and Jackie Robinson.
Unemployment rises in the Hudson Valley
WHITE PLAINS – Unemployment in the Hudson Valley in May rose 1.2 percent over May of last year, the state Labor Department reported Thursday. That is the highest May unemployment rate the region has seen in 14 years. It also rose substantially in the Catskills region.