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

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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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LIC’s obscure, abandoned LIRR Bogies 2017, RIP

June 12th, 2017

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This past week, the LIRR finally began scrapping their old freight intermodal bogies. So just what the hell is a bogie, anyway?
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The Laurel Hill Houses, demolished to make way for the new Kosciuszko Bridge

April 26th, 2017

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NOTE: This story was originally published on an earlier version of this site, in April of 2011. The actual exploration took place in December of 2010. There’s an update at the end.
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The LIC Elks Lodge was destroyed by Slumlords.

March 21st, 2017

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Down to the first floor as of this morning.

A little over one year ago, this website was the first to report the start of demolition work at the former Elks Lodge in L.I.C. Over the course of this last year, we often posted updates on the building’s status to Twitter. The destruction of this building was slow and methodical.
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