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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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First-Due Battalion Chief: Collyer's Mansions

FireEngineering.com - 19 Jun 2018
Article and photos by Dan Sheridan. Homer Collyer and Langley Collyer were two brothers who lived in an extremely filthy brownstone in Harlem, New York, and compulsively hoarded newspapers, books, furniture, musical instruments, and many other items.
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21 things to do in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Curbed NY - 26 Jun 2018
The name of this antique store in Phoenicia is an Easter egg for history geeks who also love to thrift: Homer and Langley were the first names of the eccentric Collyer brothers, who gained notoriety after being discovered dead in their Harlem ...
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Why, these days, I'm all about making do and mending

British GQ - 06 Jul 2018
In a bid to make amends for my Collyer brothers-esque (look them up) behaviour, I decided to send some of my least-used-yet-most-loved possessions in for refurbishment with smart new company The Restory. Recently opened in Harvey Nichols in ...
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Barbieri off to a solid start at Players Am

Golf Australia - 13 Jul 2018
Other notable Aussie in the field includes Min Woo Lee and Kyle Michel at even par, and Blake Collyer at one over. America Luke Schniederjans, brother of former Amateur world number one Ollie Schniederjans, leads the tournament after carding an ...
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Collyer Brothers Park

Atlas Obscura - 23 May 2013
Collyer Brothers Park is a small pocket park in Harlem, providing a temporary reprieve from the surrounding urban sprawl. But visitors taking a break on one of the park's benches may be surprised to know that the park only exists because of the bizarre ...
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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

Variety - 25 Jun 2018
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record number of new members, extending invites to 928 people. The Academy topped last year's record of 774 new members. It invited 683 members in 2016 and 322 in 2015, which were also ...
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Shining a light on hoarding

Plumas County Newspapers - 04 Nov 2017
The sons of a well-known Manhattan doctor, the Collyer brothers, lived together for their entire lives in a Fifth Avenue brownstone. And they collected stuff. Anything. Piles and piles of it. It filled the home, the rooftop and out the doors. Because ...
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Read all about famous reclusive hoarders the Collyer Brothers

A.V. Club - 11 Jan 2016
But during the Great Depression, brothers Homer and Langley Collyer became infamous in New York City for secluding themselves in their Harlem brownstone, where they lived until they both died there in 1947. Upon their deaths, they were revealed to have ...
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Hoarders: How firefighters battle 'Collyer conditions'

The Journal News | LoHud.com - 16 Dec 2016
Brothers Homer and Langley Collyer lived at 2078 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan for decades. Compulsive hoarders, the Collyer brothers' home contained books, musical instruments, pieces of cars and more. Booby traps and tunnels of trash were set up in the ...
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Junk Out Is Ready for Spring-Cleaning Spree

The SandPaper - 13 Apr 2018
Or maybe you've got a stack of old magazines that would do the Collyer brothers – the infamous hoarders who were found dead in their Harlem brownstone in 1947 surrounded by over 140 tons of items including mazes constructed by bound newspapers and ...
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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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How Did They End Up That Way?

New York Times - 31 Aug 2009
The last name of the title characters of E. L. Doctorow's new novel, “Homer & Langley,” is Collyer, and the book's brothers do, in fact, turn out to be versions of those infamous New York pack rats, whose overstuffed Harlem brownstone — crammed floor ...

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