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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.



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 LIC Elks Lodge was destroyed by Slumlords.

Down to the first floor as of this morning. A little over one year ago, this website was the first to report the start of demolition work at the former Elks Lodge in L.I.C. Over the course of this last year, we often posted updates on the building’s status to Twitter. The destruction of this […]



The Machine Shop

Within an otherwise empty industrial building in NYC lies this hidden room, filled with intrigue.



Abandoned Coca-Cola Distribution Center & LIRR Glendale Junction, (Queens) NY

Examining the long forgotten history of a Central Queens industrial zone, with one abandoned warehouse in particular.