Noah Rosenberg

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New York Times: Catskill Town, Slow to Rebound, Shows Signs of Energy

December 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Article & Photography

PRATTSVILLE, N.Y. — More than two months after flood waters that engulfed this remote Catskill Mountains town knocked Dave Rikard’s Victorian house off its foundation, it remains frozen in a bow — as if bidding farewell to Main Street after a 100-year performance.

Its yellow, blue and white facade has become a canvas for the swirling and sometimes overlapping array of emotions, rendered in black spray paint, that have coursed through Prattsville since late August, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and other officials labeled it the place hit hardest by Tropical Storm Irene: “God Save Prattsville”; “Tx FEMA …4 nutt’n”; “God bless America.”

Lately, hope has started to enter that mixture, as a long-term plan for a flood-resistant Prattsville has begun to take shape…
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