Locations

Exploring location files

The demolished Astoria Presbyterian Church

The Astoria Presbyterian church was located on 33rd street, near 31st avenue. It was demolished in 2010.



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.



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.