Catskills in decline

The once-bustling vacation community north of New York City has been in steady decline since the 1980s. [20 photos total]

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An abandoned business is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 8, 2014. The Catskills, which was a bustling vacation community north of New York City, has been in steady decline since the 1980s. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned house is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned business is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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A gas pump is seen at an abandoned gas station in the Catskills region of New York October 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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The interior of an abandoned business is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned house is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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A warning sign is stapled to an abandoned house in the Catskills region of New York October 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned business is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned house is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned business is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Fallen ceiling tiles are seen in an abandoned building in the Catskills region of New York October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned house is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Peeling paint is seen at an abandoned resort hotel in the Catskills region of New York October 4, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned resort hotel is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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The interior of an abandoned house is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An burnt abandoned building is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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A fall leaf floats on the surface of the Willowemoc Creek in the Catskills region town of Roscoe, New York October 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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Deer graze on a harvested corn field in the Catskills region town of Roscoe, New York October 7, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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An abandoned house is pictured in the Catskills region of New York October 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #
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A fly fisherman fishes for trout at the Willowemoc Creek in the Catskills region town of Roscoe, New York October 7, 2014. Roscoe is nicknamed "Trout Town USA" with a number of top ranked trout fishing streams in the area. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) #

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