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Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and L...

wikipedia - 14 Sep 2016
Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers, were two American brothers who became infamous for their bizarre natures and compulsive hoarding. For decades, the two lived in seclusion in their Harlem brownstone at 2078 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 128th Street) where they obsessively collected books, furniture, musical instruments, and myriad other items, with booby traps set up i
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New challenge highlights this year's Hyannis Marathon

Cape Cod Times - 24 Feb 2018
Last year's men's marathon and both half marathon winners took home extra prize money for breaking course records. But the Collyer said there's no prize money this year, saying that he only offers it every once in a while. “Last year we had a strong ...
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US Mass Shootings May (Finally) Lead to Gun Control

The Market Mogul - 14 Mar 2018
The mentally ill individual also is far more likely to be the victim of violence, and the mentally ill gun owner is far more likely to commit suicide then go on a mass shooting spree. In 2016, more than half of the US gun deaths were suicides. Hoarding ...
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Movie guide: Capsule listings

Pocono Record - 15 Mar 2018
“Furlough” — A young female prison guard accompanies a wild-eyed inmate to see her dying mother on an out-of-control road trip. With Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg, Anna Pauqin, Edgar Ramirez, La La Anthony. Written by Barry Strugatz ...
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The Troubled Legacy of Dodd-Frank

Ricochet.com - 13 Mar 2018
It has been almost ten years since the financial crisis of 2008, which threw the financial system into turmoil with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. After two years of tumultuous debate, the legislative response to the meltdown was the enactment of the ...
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LA movie openings, March 16

Los Angeles Times - 11 Mar 2018
Directed by Laurie Collyer. R. Advertisement. The Happys. A young Los Feliz woman deals with her imploding relationship by getting to know her eclectic neighbors. With Amanda Bauer, Jack DePew, Janeane Garofalo. Directed by Tom Gould, John Serpe. (1:27 ...
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Eagle-Tribune - 18 Mar 2018
Directed by the Erwin Brothers. (1:50) PG. “In the Land of Pomegranates” — Documentary on young Palestinians and Israelis participating in a “Vacation from War” retreat in Germany. Directed by Hava Kohav Beller. In Arabic and Hebrew with English ...
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Collyer Brothers Park

Atlas Obscura - 23 May 2013
Homer Lusk Collyer was born in New York City in 1881, with his brother Langley born three years later. Their father, Herman, was a successful Manhattan gynecologist and their mother, Susie, was a former opera singer. Both brothers attended Columbia ...
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Shining a light on hoarding

Plumas County Newspapers - 04 Nov 2017
Patrick Arbore briefly discussed the home of two brothers. Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer and Langley Wakeman Collyer died within just weeks of one another in 1947. It was up to the city of Harlem, New York, to clean up their brownstone at the corner of ...
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Strange Things Found in Hoarders' Houses

BBC News - 06 Oct 2017
He'd been lying there for 20 years. The smell of decay from waste food masked his smell. Tragically, corpses found in hoarders' homes are not uncommon occurrences. One of the earliest recorded instance is the Collyer brothers, Homer and Langley, who ...
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Read all about famous reclusive hoarders the Collyer Brothers

A.V. Club - 11 Jan 2016
Langley quit his job to care for his brother, and the two began to have less and less contact with the outside world. Wikipedia speculates that the brothers were reluctant to travel around the neighborhood as it became rougher during the Great ...
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Hoarders: How firefighters battle 'Collyer conditions'

The Journal News | LoHud.com - 16 Dec 2016
The Collyer brothers were the subject of “Homer and Langley,” a book historical fiction by longtime New Rochelle resident E. L. Doctorow. While Healy said the use of the phrase “Collyer mansion conditions” is ubiquitous, a 2006 report in The New York ...
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My Spring Cleaning: Clutter, an Old Bowl, and the Collyer Brothers

Huffington Post - 24 Apr 2015
It's spring cleaning time. I leave off a moment with my bright yellow little vacuum in my kitchen, to reflect how far I've come since a couple of spring cleanings ago. Back then there was no spring cleaning here. No cheerful yellow vacuum. Just an ...
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The hoarder's anguish and inability to discard things

The Straits Times - 27 Oct 2017
The Collyer brothers and their stupendous hoarding have since become the perennial classic case study in the annals of compulsive hoarding. The scholarly and scientific work in the last two decades has been pivotal in establishing hoarding as a ...

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