The Catskill Park: Inside the Blue Line


The Red Apple Rest was a legendary restaurant open from the 1930s through the 1980s on New York’s Route 17. Youngest child of the restaurant’s founder, Elaine Freed Lindenblatt shares what it was like to be raised in the fishbowl of a round-the-clock family operation enhanced with photos, memorabilia and a closely guarded recipe. By Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, softcover, 265 pp., illustrations.



History of New York State’s 1,100-square-mile Catskill Park (established 1904) and Catskill Forest Preserve (established 1885), one of the earliest experiments in conservation in the United States, wherein wildlands coexist with private property within the “blue line” of the Catskill Park. Features 32 pages of color photographs, more than 70 historical & contemporary B&W photos, and the Carpenter Report, an “inventory” of the Catskill Mountains in 1886.