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Saugerties residents split over proposed RYAN House

Saugerties residents split over proposed RYAN House

None of the people who spoke against a house for people who have competed recovery from drug or alcohol addiction proposed for 19 Barclay Street in Saugerties spoke against the idea of a facility. They said that the proposed location was not the place for it, asserting that the neighborhood already had more than its share of such facilities.

20 years and 82 floors later, Chris Hardej knows fate was on his side on 9/11

20 years and 82 floors later, Chris Hardej knows fate was on his side on 9/11

Two decades have now passed since Chris Hardej, a Bensonhurst resident who, at that time, was 41 and had relatives living in the Shandaken area, told the story on the day after the tragedy of how he walked down all 82 stories, made it out of No. 1 World Trade Center before it crashed down as No. 2 collapsed. He managed to make his way out of the neighborhood and over the Brooklyn Bridge on foot.