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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.



You can now back LTVSquad via Patreon

We interrupt your regularly scheduled decay for an important announcement. You can now support this website via Patreon.



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?



The Laurel Hill Houses, demolished to make way for the new Kosciuszko Bridge

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.



The 5 Fatal Flaws of BQX.

In February of 2016, New York City Mayor DeBlasio unveiled a plan for the city to build a street car/light rail line along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront in conjunction with an organization known as ‘Friends of BQX”. Since then, there has been no shortage of arguments, some for and many against the proposal. This […]



FR8 Chronicles 50 – Stone Cold Bitch

Stone season is right around the corner.



4 little known facts about the new Second Avenue Subway, and phase 2 budgeting

As the first phase of the second avenue subway finally opens, it is important to note a few interesting distinctions.



L.I.C.’s embarrassing ‘chewed up bubblegum’ sculpture installed.

“What the hell is that? Are they trying to distract drivers more”? This was the first comment I heard from a passerby as I watched a work crew installing L.I.C.’s newest, and arguably ugliest piece of public art. The work, commissioned by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, was first planned over two years ago. […]



Make yourself great again, 2016.

The way to ‘make America great again’ isn’t by kicking and screaming that ‘they took our jobs’. Globalization happened, the horse left the barn over 20 years ago. NAFTA was written by the teams of GW Bush 1, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and Brian Mulroney. You can blame both houses Bush and Clinton for that […]