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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.

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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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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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Of Dust and Tails: an abandoned subway tunnel from a forgotten era.

August 1st, 2017

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Under Chinatown, there’s a stretch of mostly disused subway tunnel unlike any other in NYC. It is relatively poorly documented, not appearing on any publicly available subways maps.
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The long death of the old Kosciusko Bridge

July 26th, 2017

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On the evening of July 25, 2017, the main span of the K bridge was finally lowered onto a barge to be shipped off for recycling. It was an evening ten years in the making.
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