NYC ruins

NYC specific explorations

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. Something I’ve always liked about exploring is how a single thread of information can lead one on a self guided research project, bringing […]



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.



Abandoned Panasonic / Bergdorf Goodman Warehouse (43-30 24th Street, LIC)

One more of LIC’s industrial relics is not long for this earth.



Todd Shipyard Walk Through Video

Something from deep in the LTV archives… For a whole lot more on the history of this shipyard, check out this 10 year old post we did on it.



Brooklyn’s Abandoned 68th and 75th Police Stations

Along the dark edges of Brooklyn lay two abandoned and derelict police stations. Their fate is, as of this writing, completely uncertain.



Allied Extruders

The end of the line for one of LIC’s last large manufacturers.



NYCHA Auto Graveyard: State Sponsored Blight

For one NYC housing project, it’s the 1970 & 80s all over again.



Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (BEDT) – The abandoned years

The Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (BEDT) was a small railroad located along the waterfront. Their property ran from N.4th street to North 11th street.



Keap Street Factory

The history behind this building is, unfortunately, a mystery to me.