FR8 Chronicles 30 – Island Stomp 8

May 1st, 2015


The Octagon, Roosevelt Island – 2005 reconstruction

April 30th, 2015


Publish Date: 8/7/2005

We make our way around and find an entrance right by a security trailer. This security trailer... it bugs me out a bit. I can't tell if anyone is in it, but I know someone's in this building we're heading for. You can just sorta feel that sort of thing sometimes. You can almost smell it...
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The Octagon, Roosevelt Island – 2002 – Abandoned Remains

April 24th, 2015


The octagon was NYC's first mental health hospital. It was closed in the 1970s and was set on fire multiple times. The wings of the building were knocked down, leaving only 'the octagon' shaped building that was previously the main entrance.
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An evening stroll

April 19th, 2015


I told my wife I was going out for a walk... I didn't mention it would be underground.
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Goldwater Hospital, Roosevelt Island NYC

April 9th, 2015


It's a warm summer night and we're waiting, lurking in the dark along the shore of Roosevelt Island. Tonight we've got a crew 6 deep with a single target: the old Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island. (more…)

FR8 Chronicles 29 – CSX Inbound

April 1st, 2015


100 years ago today the most delightful subway construction accident took place

March 27th, 2015


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FR8 Chronicles 28 – Island Stomp 7

March 1st, 2015



2 for one special- because oil trains are kinda boring with all the new tanker cars in use and untagged.

Forget the air train or a subway extension – build a Busway from Manhattan to LaGuardia

February 6th, 2015


The idea:
We should build an entirely new bus-only (or maybe light rail) route to LaGuardia (LGA). (more…)

Kings County Building G

February 2nd, 2015


On January 31st, 2015, a massive fire ripped through a warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront that contained troves of government records. This highly suspicious fire involved an early morning FDNY response to a small fire, which rekindled and exploded into a full 7 alarm blaze after firefighters left.
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