The Brooklyn Bridge white flags & exploring.

July 25th, 2014 by

Earlier this week, someone changed the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge - replacing them with white flags of surrender. I don't care who did it or why. I think it is awesome that they did. It's a fun prank that harmed absolutely no one and is certainly not worth all the slow-news-week press it has been getting.
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Tomb of the Unnamed + Repent Tunnel

June 16th, 2014 by

The end of this tunnel was once filled with the ashes of many unnamed victims. Ashes of those who met a horrid death that I watched with my own eyes and could smell and taste for days beyond. You don't forget something like that, ever.
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The Mary Murray

May 6th, 2014 by


Here are some words you don't want to hear someone yelling at you on a Sunday morning at 9AM: "Hey! You were down in the marina! Stay right there I'm calling the police".

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Fact: NYC’s Graffiti artists were the original U.S. “urban explorers”.

April 25th, 2014 by


Occasionally we here at LTV get snarky, extremely ignorant comments tossed in our direction from 'urban explorers' for the 'hideous' crime of posting Graffiti related content to this site, and for having published 2 highly regarded books exclusively about NYC Graffiti, and a 3rd that covers both exploring and graffiti within NYC's subway system. What these 'urban explorers' don't realize is one clear simple fact:
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The RKO Keith

April 21st, 2014 by


The RKO Keith is one of NYC's most infamous abandoned buildings.

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Coffee Bean Castle

April 15th, 2014 by


We've been spoiling you all lately with posts full of deep location research and explicit details, so it's time for a post that leaves everything to the imagination.
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New York Dock

April 8th, 2014 by


Red Hook contained one of NYC's tallest abandoned industrial buildings, with one of the best graffiti galleries and a rooftop view unparalleled in awesomeness. Today, it is being converted into apartments.
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Abandoned 1925 vintage Staten Island Rapid Transit car 353 – 2003.

April 2nd, 2014 by


In 2003 me and Rebel SC came across this very long abandoned Staten Island Rapid Transit car.
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Q Cars

April 1st, 2014 by


In 2001, I came across a set of 3 old wooden subway cars parked in Sunset Park, across the street from the old Davidson Pipe storage facility (which today is a Costco store). As luck would have it, they were parked in a small former SBK yard with no fence. These were the last wooden subway cars in use within the NYC subway system.
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5 Pointz Explored

March 25th, 2014 by

5 pointz. It's more than just a name of a building in Long Island City. It is an idea, a symbol, and unfortunately, soon to be nothing but a memory. As explorers, it was our sworn duty to explore and document its interiors before it was gone. As an L.I.C. native with a lifetime love of graffiti, there was no way in hell I would be stopped. Before I get into our unabated hours of adventure in 5 pointz, let me drop the history for anyone that doesn't know.
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