Certified Concrete, Bronx (Transit Ready Mix)

March 19th, 2014 by

In 2005, I took a ride to the Bronx to check out the abandoned Transit Ready Mix facility located along the Bronx River. Transit Ready Mix was owned by Biff Halloran, who also owned Certified Concrete (thus the title to this article). (more…)

Certified Concrete, Harlem (The Mafia in NYC’s Ready Mix industry)

March 18th, 2014 by

Growing up in NYC in the 70s and 80s, kids would joke about what would happen if you crossed the mafia. 'You'll end up in the east river, with concrete shoes, sleeping with the fishes'. As with all humor, the jokes were based in reality. The ready mix industry in NYC was, for decades, closely tied to the mob.

One of those mobbed up companies was Certified Concrete.
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Canadian National Railway Camp Cars in the Bronx

March 14th, 2014 by


Under a highway in the Bronx, one might find this curious set of seemingly abandoned railroad cars. These aren't just any railroad cars though.
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Cross Harbor Locomotives stored on 1st avenue, Brooklyn

March 13th, 2014 by


Two locomotives sat abandoned along 1st avenue in Brooklyn for many years, from roughly the late 1990s until 2006. This is their story.
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R28 cars 7926-7927 at Fresh Pond & Sunset Park in 2006

March 12th, 2014 by



In the early 2000's the Illinois Railway Museum bought two R28 'Redbird' subway cars. By 2005 they were stored at the Cross Harbor yard in Sunset Park. Within a few months they were moved up Fresh Pond yard.
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Rooftopping Times Square.

February 7th, 2014 by

There’s something awesome about being on a hotel rooftop high above Times Square, isolated from the hustle below, that cannot easily be explained. You are at once in the middle of everything, yet invisible to everyone. High above the crossroads of the world on this rooftop, it’s just you and your comrades, making the first stop on a night full of adventures.
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Terminal Cold Storage

February 6th, 2014 by


Terminal Cold Storage is one of my new favorite buildings in NYC. Located on the far west side of Manhattan, this former warehouse and nightclub space represents one of NYC's most unique buildings.
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The LTV Guide to Looting Heat

January 19th, 2014 by

AYE IT’S FUCKING COLD IN NYC IN THE WINTER. POLAR VORTEXES WILL FREEZE YOUR BALLS OFF! FUEL COSTS TONS OF MONEY, CON ED WANTS YOUR FIRST BORN CHILD, AND IF YOUR RENTING YOUR LANDLORD IS PROBABLY A CHEAP FUCK THAT WON’T GIVE YOU NEARLY ENOUGH HEAT.

FUCK ALL THIS SHIT – LOOT THE HEAT IN THESE 2 EASY STEPS.

LTV RULE NUMBER 3: IF IT EXISTS, IT CAN BE LOOTED!

Who wants to play Bloomberg-opoly?

December 30th, 2013 by

A few years ago a goon I know created this - I thought it'd be nice to updated it a little and bring back for Bloomberg's finally few hours in office.
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The Original Queens Mattress Van

December 29th, 2013 by

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