Castle for sale in upstate NY


23 Responses to “Castle for sale in upstate NY”

  1. Brainspore says:

    …the, er, “basement toy room” needs some help.

    “You call this a sex dungeon??”

  2. Jeremy says:

    I’m from that area (not Amsterdam specifically).  Amsterdam is a city that has been dying slowly for decades.  It’s so bad my high school had an advanced placement Economics class and the course project for each student was to come up with a renovation plan for Amsterdam and the best would be presented to the city council.

  3. Jimb1233 says:

    It must be filled with lead paint and asbestos.

    • Nash Rambler says:

      It’s not much “filled” as constructed from lead-covered blocks of asbestos.  Also, you probably shouldn’t think about the radium showers.

  4. Finally, a place where I can gather mutants like me, and start a school to train them!

  5. thekinginyellow says:

    is that the castle from “the fisher king”?

  6. Matthew Elmslie says:

    Stalagmen? Deep crows?

  7. Nash Rambler says:

    Boington Abbey?

  8. chris jimson says:

    Damn you boingers, this is the kind of thing that makes me suddenly want to buy lottery tickets!

  9. Is Bruce Wayne upgrading to a mansion with a larger Bat cave?

  10. mir amicitas says:

    So where is this kickstarter project?  I am all for helping to fund a castle for boingboing readers to go meet  and share wonderful things.

  11. echar says:

    I wonder what H/V/AC costs for that place? You’d have to be Daddy Warbucks for that alone.

  12. jerwin says:

    The “Tintin au Congo” poster is an … interesting choice.

  13. tyger11 says:

    Dodgeball Academy is a GO!

  14. Antinous / Moderator says:

    It’s not defensible.  Next!

  15. BarBarSeven says:

    Look, look. Upstate New York has tons of great property. And little to economically support it. But my idea—and tons of other folks I know who even live upstate concur—that building a hi-tech hub of some sort would work well.

    I do tech work & can do it remotely anywhere.  I have a full-time job in NYC, but can do it 100% anywhere. I am not alone. And I know employers are okay with working remotely for some tech stuff as well.

    So just build some tech hub in Upstate New York & just watch people flow out of NYC & watch dying towns come back to life.  I swear, I would jump at the opportunity to live somewhere nicer than NYC & have a decent job. We live in 2013. Do it already, people!

    Also, I would like to work in a castle so I can get laid by fair maidens.

    • Fleeyp says:

      Albany is trying just that. SUNY Albany has the college of nanotechnology, and Global Foundries has a plant going in Colonie just north of there. They’re calling the initiative ‘Tech Valley’. Good luck to them.

      • Gina Martin says:

        Our biggest problem up here is that high speed internet is not universal – some areas have decent coverage, but many do not.  You’re pretty okay in the suburbs, and the cities (ish), but many rural areas are still dealing with dialup, and no cell service.  And the high -speed stuff we DO have is expensive.  In my area (Hudson Valley/Northern Catskills about 30 miles south of Albany NY), we get 15 mbps down, but only .512 mbps up.  For around $90 per month, which includes “broadcast basic” cable.  Which doesn’t even have AMC.  It’s a requirement to get the TV cable to obtain internet.  Friends across the river can’t even get this, and the cable company has no plans to build there.  

        • BarBarSeven says:

          Our biggest problem up here is that high speed internet is not universal…BINGO! That is the issue. And I have been baffled about why rural areas are not wired or somehow stuck 15+ years behind everyone else.

          American high-tech infrastructure stinks.

  16. Kirke Godfrey says:

    Peter Ackworth need to be told! 

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