What happened to Kaufmans Bungalow?

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  • #588166

    yoshi
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    I went there many years ago one summer, and I was trying to get some info on what’s going on there these days, and I can’t find anything. When I ask people about it, they never even heard of the place!

    Anyone here ever been there? Anyone know if it’s still around today? Or was that summer all just a dream :'( . . .

    (maybe I’m not spelling it correctly?)

    #622882

    Joseph
    Participant

    I believe Bobov bought it.

    #622883

    Jewess
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    ‘Twas the summer of 96…..it was reality, not a dream. 😉

    I was there for a bit.

    #622884

    Joseph
    Participant

    I believe Bobov purchased it (and renamed it) about 5 years ago.

    #622885

    Joseph
    Participant

    I believe the new name is Mishkanos Bobov and it was purchased in ’05.

    #622886

    yoshi
    Member

    Jewess – I went the summer of 05, that was the one and only summer I went to Kaufmans!

    It’s so funny to find someone else who went there.

    #622887

    Joseph
    Participant

    The colony is on Kaufman’s Road. (The colony is so old, that eventually Monticello renamed the Street its on for the colony.)

    #622888

    REALIST
    Member

    It was named Kaufman Road because the owners of almost the entire road were Norman and David Kaufman and families; Prominent Monticello people. One of them was even Mayor of Monticello for a while. They also owned Kaufman’s Appliances. About 27 years ago the colony was purchased by a frum person, who 3 years ago sold to A. A. lesser from Bobov-48. A lot of the units were sold and rebuilt. I believe the A section has so far remained intact. The Shul building and the indoor pool is gone. Those were the days, my friend…

    #622889

    Joseph
    Participant

    David Kaufman is a former Town of Thompson (the town the Village of Monticello is in) Supervisor. He also was (is?) the Director of the Monticello Housing Authority. Norman was on some “Planning Board.”

    #622890

    just me
    Participant

    The owner ofthe colony was (I think) Chaim Kaufman. He stayed in our bungallow colony a few years. He DIDN’T stay in his place because he said people bothered him too much. My friend’s husband worked for him a few years. He also owned Mintz’s bungallows

    #622891

    REALIST
    Member

    Hey, Just me,

    Nobody bothered Mr. K. too much.

    Where would you stay had you been

    in his shoes and 30 years younger

    than the tenants?

    Also owned Fair Oaks.

    #622892

    just me
    Participant

    Realist, you must be talking about his son. Chaim Kaufman is a good 10 years older than me. If he was older than all his tenants, then he ran a nursing home. 🙂

    That was why he said he stayed elsewhere. Could be also because he had a chevra that stayed there.

    #622893

    REALIST
    Member

    JUST ME,

    I KNOW HIS SON. HE AINT 50 YET.

    MR K. SHOULD BE OVER SHIVIM, K”H.

    SO WHY WOULD HE STAY AT A COLONY WITH

    PEOPLE IN THEIR 20S, 30, AND LOW 40’S?

    #622894

    REALIST
    Member

    JUST, OOPS JUST REREAD MY POST, SHOULDA READ 30 YEARS OLDER.

    SORRY, MY BAD.

    #622899

    klutzy1987
    Member

    I went to Kaufmans for 15/16 years. Every year since it closed I went back there to check it out and visit. Now the Baseball field is gone for more Units, The paddleball cours and Tennis courts i believe too are gone. They were all bought buy Bobov. Their Shul is now where Moshe Kaufman’s and (depnding on how far you go back) Schubert/Bistritz/Gewirtz/Englebergs bungalow is. Nice shul with central air and a fully intact ceiling. Most of the B section and C section has been broken down and rebuilt to be similar to a home. The bungalows that were left intact, have had the dividing wall between adjacent units knocked down. I know this because the nice Bobov person let me see my old bungalow and Barasch/Feintuch’s old bungalow. The shul is gone and the indoor pool has been taken out also. The A section is where the Bobov Kollel is and that is still fully intact. Oh how i miss those good old times.

    #622901

    siegel
    Member

    My sister and I are hoping to visit the kaufman’s Bungalow colony of our childhood and are having trouble finding it. Wondering if this is the same one. I am 49 and we went to Kaufman’s in the 60’s through about ’71 or ’72.

    Back in those days there was a concession that Katz’s Bakery from Liberty delivered hot fresh glazed doughnuts to every morning. In that same building around back was a game room where we only went on rainy days.

    There was a summer day camp for much of the summer where we had organized sports, crafts and colour wars.

    Way at the back of the property was large square clearing with tall grass and a hugh old tree in the center- affectionately known as The Lone Tree.

    I don’t recall a Shul on the grounds in those days. During the week our mom’s played canasta or mah jong and we kids spent the nights around barnfires or telling ghost stories on the screened porches of the bungalows of our friends lucky enough to reside in one of the few bungalows that had a screened in porch.

    Could this be the same place you are chatting about? Very close to the Monticello raceway?

    Thanks

    #1317435

    fred
    Participant

    Yoshi, are you referring to Kaufman Manor,,,,the bungalow colony that was next door to Kutcher’s Country Club? If so, unfortunately it was leveled by Kutchers years ago and the property is now part of there land/hotel. We always went to Kaufman’s. My mother was friends with the Kaufman family too. I definitely miss those happy days.

    #1317454

    CTLAWYER
    Participant

    I never went to Kaufman’s, as my grandparents owned a bungalow colony. That said I was fixed up with a Kaufman daughter back in the 70s. It didn’t work out, much to Mrs. CTL’s joy.

    #1317689

    Gadolhadorah
    Participant

    Most of the bungalow colonies have been demolished or taken over by various chassidus for camps or summer gathering points for subsets of their tzibur. While a few have been renovated, most are in a really sad state of disrepair and are certainly not “luxury vacation villas” which is how I saw one particular place I know in Kiamesha Lake advertised. I think the younger generation of frum yidden is not as interested in packing up the family at the end of June and running off to the “mountains” and instead have discovered that NYC is actually a fun place in the summer when everyone else has run off to the Hamdens on weekends. The NYS Thruway staff have informally indicated that the turnout at the Thursday night minyanim at the rest stop just over the Bridge are slightly smaller this year than in past years, not that is a reliable indicator.

    #1317766

    apushatayid
    Participant

    “we kids spent the nights around barnfires”

    why would you light the barns on fire?

    #1317808

    Joseph
    Participant

    APY, you’re asking the question 9 years after the post. He probably forgot.

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