Kutsher’s, the fabled Catskills resort hotel, is set to be demolished later this month.
The 1,300-acre property near Monticello, N.Y., was sold last year for $8.18 million to Veria Lifestyle Inc., which plans to turn it into a health and wellness resort. The buildings will be demolished in the next week or two, according to the Times Herald-Record.
With the recent passing of NBA great Jack Twyman, obituaries mentioned the love and care of this white man for his black teammate Maurice Stokes (color mattered in 1958), when Stokes suffered a brain injury and permanent paralysis soon after hitting his head on the court during a game. Until his death in 1970, and without an NBA pension, Stokes survived on charity that was mostly raised by Twyman, who became his legal guardian.