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St. Saviours: The Historic Church that the NYC Government refused to save.

10 years ago, the NYC government had an opportunity to save a historic church in Maspeth, Queens. Nearly every elected official involved either dropped the ball or did not care.



Astoria’s Abandoned Funeral Home

For a hot minute in 2011, Astoria had its very own abandoned funeral home.



“QNS” Lower Montauk transit plan remains vague and deceptive two years later.

I really want to be explicit about this: I am one of the biggest transit advocates you’ll ever meet. Strong transit options are what made NYC a great city, and could be leveraged further to make it one of the most ecologically sustainable cities on the planet. Unfortunately our subway and rail systems have not […]



Brooklyn’s long forgotten railroad, Part 2

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.



Brooklyn’s long forgotten railroad, Part 1

1884 Route Map of the New York and Manhattan Beach railroad, showing the Greenpoint segment of track.



Croton Aqueduct: NYC’s longest abandoned tunnel.

NYC’s first major water supply came from a aqueduct tunnel that was abandoned in 1955



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

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.



The long death of the old Kosciusko Bridge

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

This past week, the LIRR finally began scrapping their old freight intermodal bogies. So just what the hell is a bogie, anyway?