Graffiti

Graffiti and Exploring in NYC have been joined at the hip since the very beginning. Graffiti writers explored tunnels to find trains to tag, and industrial areas for buildings to practice painting in.

While we document this relationship, we also specialize in following graffiti on NYC's freight trains and tracks - an aspect of the hobby that was virtually ignored by photographers and blogs until we released 'Brooklyn Queens Freight' and 'Yard Job NYC'.

FR8 Chronicles 16 – Island Stomp 2


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Abandoned 1925 vintage Staten Island Rapid Transit car 353 – 2003.


In 2003 me and Rebel SC came across this very long abandoned Staten Island Rapid Transit car.
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5 Pointz Explored


5 pointz. It’s more than just a name of a building in Long Island City. It is an idea, a symbol, and unfortunately, soon to be nothing but a memory. As explorers, it was our sworn duty to explore and document its interiors before it was gone. As an L.I.C. native with a lifetime love of graffiti, there was no way in hell I would be stopped. Before I get into our unabated hours of adventure in 5 pointz, let me drop the history for anyone that doesn’t know.
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Certified Concrete, L.I.C.


Certified Concrete owned a ready mix plant in LIC, ‘Under the Kosciuszko Bridge’ according to the NY Times.
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Pulp Fixion 14 & 15


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Canadian National Railway Camp Cars in the Bronx


Under a highway in the Bronx, one might find this curious set of seemingly abandoned railroad cars. These aren’t just any railroad cars though.
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R28 cars 7926-7927 at Fresh Pond & Sunset Park in 2006


In the early 2000’s the Illinois Railway Museum bought two R28 ‘Redbird’ subway cars. By 2005 they were stored at the Cross Harbor yard in Sunset Park. Within a few months they were moved up Fresh Pond yard.
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FR8 Chronicles 15 – Island Stomp


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Fr8 Chronicles 14 – BushMaster 2!


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Pulp Fixion #13


Citric Acid…


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