NYC Industrial Ruins

Over the last 20 years, we have made a point of exploring every abandoned factory, warehouse and industrial related location within NYC. Here is a sampling of some of these locations, including photos and in depth histories (where possible).

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 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.



What can 72 abandoned buildings tell us about NYC


Recently, our google map of former industrial buildings around NYC has reached 75 locations. There is a lot to be learned from what eventually became of these properties.



Moore McCormack’s Brooklyn Pier


This summer, the abandoned remains of Moore McCormack’s Brooklyn facility are being wiped off the face of the planet.



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.