Owner of Defunct 'Dirty Dancing' Resort Seeks Clean-up Help - NBC New York

Owner of Defunct 'Dirty Dancing' Resort Seeks Clean-up Help



    Owner of Resort That Inspired 'Dirty Dancing' Needs Help

    "Dirty Dancing," starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, first premiered in 1987. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017)

    The owner of the now-defunct Catskills resort that inspired the film "Dirty Dancing" is seeking government help in cleaning up contamination left behind during the property's glory days.

    A subsidiary of Westchester-based Cappelli Enterprises has asked the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to designate the former Grossinger's resort site a brownfield, according to the Times Herald-Record of Middletown.

    Such a designation would make the dilapidated property eligible for state aid in removing contamination from underground fuel tanks, dry-cleaning chemicals and other resort-related operations.

    The owner wants to demolish the last remaining buildings and construct a 300-room hotel and housing complex.

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    Grossinger's was the most famous of the Catskills' old Borscht Belt resorts, operating for nearly 70 years before closing in 1986, a year before "Dirty Dancing" was released.

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