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7 Line L.I.C.

An illustrated exploration of the industrial history of factories along the 7 train in L.I.C. - includes never seen before photos from abandoned factories & rooftops.

How to be an "Urban Explorer"

A completely irreverant yet somewhat tactical guide to becoming the most awesome UrBexOr ever!.

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St. Saviours: The Historic Church that the NYC Government refused to save.

November 15th, 2017

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10 years ago, the NYC government had an opportunity to save a historic church in Maspeth, Queens. Nearly every elected official involved either dropped the ball or did not care.
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Astoria’s Abandoned Funeral Home

October 31st, 2017

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For a hot minute in 2011, Astoria had its very own abandoned funeral home.
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Brooklyn’s long forgotten railroad, Part 2

September 6th, 2017

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LIRR railfan special passes under the present day M line on Myrtle Avenue on September 9th, 1956. Photo by Bill Rugen

Unless you ask a real old timer, most people in Ridgewood have no idea a railroad ran right through the middle of the neighborhood.
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Brooklyn’s long forgotten railroad, Part 1

September 6th, 2017

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LICMB1884map
1884 Route Map of the New York and Manhattan Beach railroad, showing the Greenpoint segment of track.
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Croton Aqueduct: NYC’s longest abandoned tunnel.

August 22nd, 2017

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NYC’s first major water supply came from a aqueduct tunnel that was abandoned in 1955
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