Abandoned NYC
Fort Totten Park is one of Abandoned NYC.

1. Fort Totten Park

7.9
Totten Road (15th Rd.), Queens, NY
Park · Bay Terrace · 18 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The intrepid explore inside the crumbling officer's quarters but also look out for what the soldiers carved into the walls of the forts. See more at: Read more.

Glenwood Power Plant is one of Abandoned NYC.

2. Glenwood Power Plant

201 Ravine Ave, Yonkers, NY
Building · Northwest Yonkers · 4 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: One of the easiest abandoned places to break into, this enormous plant was built by the NY Central Railroad, later operated by ConEd. See photos from our expedition inside: Read more.

Ellis Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

3. Ellis Island

New York, NY
Island · Ellis Island · 80 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Hiding in plain sight, the abandoned South Side Hospitals were one of the largest public health undertakings in US history. See photographs of the amazing buildings at Read more.

High Line is one of Abandoned NYC.

4. High Line

9.6
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1254 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Did you know there's still a section of the High Line that's still abandoned? We can't officially tell you how to break in but you can read about it and see photos here: Read more.

City Hall Park is one of Abandoned NYC.

5. City Hall Park

9.3
17 Park Row (btwn Broadway & Centre St.), New York, NY
Park · Downtown Manhattan · 107 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: A beautiful decommissioned subway stop sits below the park. See it on a tour with the Transit Museum or stay on the 6 train after Brooklyn Bridge station. Find out more: Read more.

5 Pointz is one of Abandoned NYC.

6. 5 Pointz

4623 Crane St (at Jackson Ave.), Long Island City, NY
Art Gallery · 86 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This is the largest legal aerosol exhibit in the US, possibly the world. It was founded in '93 as a haven for aerosol artists to hone and showcase their craft. See more: Read more.

Smallpox Hospital is one of Abandoned NYC.

7. Smallpox Hospital

8.7
Main St (Road 3), New York, NY
Monument / Landmark · Roosevelt Island · 8 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The abandoned hospital was designed by James Renwick and is a landmarked ruin. Help support its preservation: Read more.

Sandy Hook (Gateway National Recreation Area) is one of Abandoned NYC.

8. Sandy Hook (Gateway National Recreation Area)

9.1
Sandy Hook Visitor Center (Gateway National Receation Area), Highlands, NJ
National Park · 49 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: In addition to surf, sand and swim, the beach is also home to a military fort dating back to 1902 that protected for New York City until World War II. See photos here: Read more.

Fort Tilden National Park is one of Abandoned NYC.

9. Fort Tilden National Park

8.5
New York
Park · Breezy Point · 4 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This formerly nuclear-armed beach protected NYC with canons, Nike, Ajax & Hercules missiles. It's now an explorer's heaven of crumbling buildings and battlements. Read more: Read more.

Beard St. Warehouses is one of Abandoned NYC.

10. Beard St. Warehouses

141 Beard St., 481 Van Brunt St., 499 Van Brunt St (Beard and Van Brunt Streets), Brooklyn, NY
Warehouse · Red Hook · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Look for the abandoned trolleys on the pier. The cars are actually from Boston and Norway, part of an effort by one man to bring back trolleys to Brooklyn. Find out more: Read more.

Kullman Diner is one of Abandoned NYC.

11. Kullman Diner

357 West St, New York, NY
Historic Site · West Village · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Quite possibly the smallest diner in NYC, its wedged between two buildings. Empty since 2006, the chrome and green diner is now canvased with graffiti. See more: Read more.

The Keller Hotel is one of Abandoned NYC.

12. The Keller Hotel

150 Barrow St, New York, NY
Boarding House · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Keller’s was once a hotel for sailors and later an SRO. Today all that's left is its sad state of vacancy and a retro HOTEL sign still attached. See more: Read more.

North Brother Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

13. North Brother Island

New York
Other Great Outdoors · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: An island of rich history: a smallpox hospital in the 1850s, where Typhoid Mary died, a home to WWII veterans, and a drug center in the 1950s. It's now abandoned and off limits to the public. Read more.

Staten Island Tugboat Graveyard is one of Abandoned NYC.

14. Staten Island Tugboat Graveyard

Rossville, New York, NY
Harbor / Marina · South Shore · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The city’s only remaining commercial marine salvage yard. Wear good shoes and explore are your own risk. Some pictures of the amazing place: Read more.

Brooklyn Navy Yard is one of Abandoned NYC.

15. Brooklyn Navy Yard

8.9
63 Flushing Ave (at Cumberland St), Brooklyn, NY
Factory · Brooklyn Navy Yard · 18 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The fabled Admirals Row saw demolition in Jan '12 but you can still see the two last townhouses and crumbling manufacturing buildings. Read about what'll happen to the yards: Read more.

JFK AirTrain - Lefferts Boulevard is one of Abandoned NYC.

16. JFK AirTrain - Lefferts Boulevard

Lefferts Boulevard, Queens, NY
Airport Tram · Jamaica · 17 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Part of the abandoned QueensWay, or the "Queens High Line" is just nearby. For the intrepid, it's worth an exploration along the old train tracks. Read more.

Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island) is one of Abandoned NYC.

17. Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island)

8.8
New York
Castle · 16 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Castles? In New York? Why, yes! These ruins are a must, built by the Bannerman family as warehouse facility for their military surplus business in 1901. Get there by boat or kayak, tours available. Read more.

Kings Theatre is one of Abandoned NYC.

18. Kings Theatre

9.5
1025 Flatbush Ave (btwn Tilden Ave & Duryea Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Theater · Flatbush · 39 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This abandoned theatre, once one of the five “Loew’s Wonder Theaters", opened on September 7, 1929 and was designed by Rapp and Rapp and decorated by Harold W. Rambush. Read more.

Keith's Theatre is one of Abandoned NYC.

19. Keith's Theatre

25 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
Historic Site · Flushing · 2 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The Spanish Baroque Revival styled theater opened on Christmas Day, 1928. It's been in a state of disrepair since 1987, but plans are underway to demolish it and build a 17-story tower in its place. Read more.

Queen City Ridgewood Theatre is one of Abandoned NYC.

20. Queen City Ridgewood Theatre

55-27 Myrtle Ave, Ridgewood, NY
Movie Theater · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The abandoned Ridgewood Theatre opened on December 23, 1916 and was the oldest continuous first run movie theater in the country when it closed in 2008. Read more.

Hamilton Heights is one of Abandoned NYC.

21. Hamilton Heights

New York, NY
Neighborhood · 8 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Moss and Brill’s abandoned Hamilton Theatre opened in 1913. Since it stopped screening movies in 1958, it has been used as a sports arena, disco, retail space and warehouse. Read more.

Avenue B is one of Abandoned NYC.

22. Avenue B

New York, NY
Road · Alphabet City · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: At 12th St, Ave B, there's an abandoned theater called The Bijou (Charles) Theatre that was built in the fall of 1926. It is currently being demolished for a church and apartment. Read more.

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk is one of Abandoned NYC.

23. Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

9.3
Surf Ave (Stillwell Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Beach · Coney Island · 319 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The nearby Shore Theatre opened as the Loew’s Coney Island Theatre on June 17, 1925 and closed in 1973, after decades of showing motion pictures, burlesque, adult films and vaudeville performances. Read more.

New Utrecht Avenue is one of Abandoned NYC.

24. New Utrecht Avenue

Brooklyn, NY
Road · Bensonhurst · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: At 4515 New Utrecht Ave, there's an abandoned Loew's 46th St Theatre, which opened in Oct 1927. Many famous people played there when it was a concert venue, such as The Bee Gees and Gladys Knight. Read more.

Dead Horse Bay is one of Abandoned NYC.

25. Dead Horse Bay

7.0
Belt parkway, New York, NY
Scenic Lookout · 6 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Having served as both land dump and horse rendering plant, this area is dotted with bottles, horse bones, abandoned boats, and vintage nicknacks including creepy toys and old hand guns. Read more.

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of Abandoned NYC.

26. Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

329 Greenpoint Ave., New York, NY
Government Building · Greenpoint · 10 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: When you're visiting here, don't miss the abandoned Long Island Railroad Penny Bridge Station along the creek next to Cavalry Cemetery. Read more.

No Longer Empty in LIC is one of Abandoned NYC.

27. No Longer Empty in LIC

7.8
29-27 41st Avenue (Queens Plaza), New York, NY
Public Art · Long Island City · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss the vaults and a very special shower in the basement! Find out more of the secret history on Untapped Cities Read more.

Gowanus Batcave is one of Abandoned NYC.

28. Gowanus Batcave

187 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY
Factory · Gowanus · 2 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Recently closed off for renovation, this was once home to teenage runaways living the dream in an abandoned MTA powerhouse on the shore of the notoriously toxic Gowanus Canal. Read more.

US Post Office - James A Farley Station is one of Abandoned NYC.

29. US Post Office - James A Farley Station

6.7
421 8th Ave (btwn 31st & 33rd St), New York, NY
Post Office · Chelsea · 83 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This post office, which once supported 16,000 workers, is now the office of less than 200 people. The building is filled with abandoned rooms and offices! Read more.

Green-Wood Cemetery is one of Abandoned NYC.

30. Green-Wood Cemetery

9.3
500 25th St (at 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Cemetery · Greenwood Heights · 67 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Across the street from the cemetery, there is a small abandoned greenhouse from 1895. Check out this Victorian treasure before the restoration process begins! Read more.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is one of Abandoned NYC.

31. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

9.4
Great Lakes Ct (Dwight Eisenhower Promenade), New York, NY
Park · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 71 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The Space Age design of the New York Pavilion was intended to inspire visitors with the promise of the future, but today it serves to firmly plant the structure in the context of the 1960s. Read more.

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center is one of Abandoned NYC.

32. Creedmoor Psychiatric Center

6.2
79-25 Winchester Blvd (at Union Tpke), Queens Village, NY
Hospital · Bellerose · 10 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Creedmoor Psychiatric Center’s Building 25 was once a haven for New York City’s mentally ill, but today it houses a much more reviled and equally misunderstood breed of New Yorkers— pigeons. Read more.

Domino Sugar Refinery is one of Abandoned NYC.

33. Domino Sugar Refinery

1 Federal St, Yonkers, NY 10705, Yonkers, NY
Factory · Downtown Yonkers · No tips or reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Situated in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, the derelict Domino Sugar Refinery remains one of the most recognized monuments of Brooklyn’s rapidly disappearing industrial past. Read more.

Roosevelt Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

34. Roosevelt Island

New York, NY
Island · 70 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The abandoned smallpox hospital was designed by James Renwick and is a landmarked ruin. The team behind FDR Four Freedoms Park hopes to stabilize it for a visitor’s center. Read more.

Red Hook is one of Abandoned NYC.

35. Red Hook

Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood · 14 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: It’s been nearly fifty years since a freighter docked at the Red Hook Grain Terminal; now black mold overspreads its concrete silos like a mourning veil. Read more.

Bergen Street And Flatbush Avenue is one of Abandoned NYC.

36. Bergen Street And Flatbush Avenue

(Bergen Street And Flatbush Avenjue), Brooklyn, NY
Intersection · Prospect Heights · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: In Brooklyn, an abandoned level below the Bergen Street station is a favorite spot for urban explorers, one of many New York City subway stations that have abandoned platforms. Read more.

North Brother Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

37. North Brother Island

New York
Other Great Outdoors · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Established as a city hospital for quarantinable diseases in 1885, it became a disreputable rehab center for adolescent drug addicts prior to its abandonment in the 1960s. Read more.

Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center & Home is one of Abandoned NYC.

38. Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center & Home

460 Brielle Ave, Staten Island, NY
Medical Center · 4 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Throughout its history, the grounds of the Staten Island Farm Colony were often associated with society’s ‘unwanted’. This farm area housed the poor, infirm, mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Read more.

Bayley Seton Hospital is one of Abandoned NYC.

39. Bayley Seton Hospital

75 Vanderbilt Ave (btwn Bay St & Tompkins Ave), Staten Island, NY
Hospital · Stapleton · 3 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The grounds of BSH house Staten Island’s first hospital, an historic colonnaded structure built in the 1830s to serve ailing retired naval and merchant sailors. Read more.

Abandoned Seaview Hospital is one of Abandoned NYC.

40. Abandoned Seaview Hospital

460 Brielle Ave, Staten Island, NY
Historic Site · 3 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Seaview Hospital was once the largest tuberculosis sanatorium in the country, now listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is also a U.S. Historic District and NYC landmark. Read more.

Hoffman Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

41. Hoffman Island

New York
Other Great Outdoors · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Hoffman and Swinburne Islands were constructed from landfill in the 1870s, and served as designated quarantine stations for arriving immigrants who were found to be suffering from contagious diseases. Read more.

MTA Subway - 42nd St/Times Square/Port Authority Bus Terminal (A/C/E/N/Q/R/S/1/2/3/7) is one of Abandoned NYC.

42. MTA Subway - 42nd St/Times Square/Port Authority Bus Terminal (A/C/E/N/Q/R/S/1/2/3/7)

W 42nd St (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Metro Station · Theater District · 95 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: It’s unclear why the the lower level of the A/C/E track was constructed, it never operated as part of the IND or IRT systems. Read more.

Kings Park Psychiatric Center is one of Abandoned NYC.

43. Kings Park Psychiatric Center

7.9
Kings Park Blvd. (E. Main St.), Kings Park, NY
Mental Health Office · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Beginning in 1885, the hospital served as the largest state-funded psychiatric ward for over a century. Most tenants were relegated to agricultural duties. This was considered a therapeutic activity. Read more.

Chimney Sweeps Islands is one of Abandoned NYC.

44. Chimney Sweeps Islands

New York
Other Great Outdoors · No tips or reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: It is no surprise then that the Chimney Sweep Islands, whose name was probably derived from the fact that they look like chimney sweep tools, have never been inhabited by humans. Read more.

Shooter's Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

45. Shooter's Island

New Jersey
Outdoors & Recreation · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: According to the NYC Parks department, “George Washington used the island as a drop-off point for messages, and the place became a haven for spies." Read more.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is one of Abandoned NYC.

46. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

9.4
Great Lakes Ct (Dwight Eisenhower Promenade), New York, NY
Park · Flushing Meadows-Corona Park · 71 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Designed to accommodate the 50 million visitors of the 1964 World’s Fair, the three levels of observatories can be accessed through a stairway rising up the central column of the superstructure. Read more.

Port Morris Gantries is one of Abandoned NYC.

47. Port Morris Gantries

East River (East 138th Street), Port Morris, NY
Historic Site · Port Morris · No tips or reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Historically they were used in relation to unloading and loading ferries to North Brother Island and North Beach in Queens, to aid the neighborhoods manufacturing sector in both goods and manpower. Read more.

NY Central RR Remains 69th St Transfer Bridge is one of Abandoned NYC.

48. NY Central RR Remains 69th St Transfer Bridge

New York
Bridge · Lincoln Square · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The 69th St Transfer bridge was once a transfer terminal for the New York Central Railroad, facilitating the movement of freight from railyards to river barges known as “car floats.” Read more.

North Brother Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

49. North Brother Island

New York
Other Great Outdoors · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This gantry received shuttle service from the Port Morris Gantry, located in the southern portion of the Bronx. Read more.

Hotel St George is one of Abandoned NYC.

50. Hotel St George

100 Henry St (Clark St), Brooklyn, NY
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo) · Brooklyn Heights · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The hotel St. George came to a rather tragic end, when in 1995 after much of the hotel was converted to residential housing, a massive fire broke out devastating a large portion of the structure. Read more.

Carroll Gardens is one of Abandoned NYC.

51. Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood · 7 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: On Court Street in Brooklyn in the middle of 3rd and 4th Place in Carroll Gardens, is an abandoned storefront where you can still see the remnants of a shoe-shine shop from the dusty windows. Read more.

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Tour is one of Abandoned NYC.

52. Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Tour

130 Atlantic Ave (at Court St), Brooklyn, NY
Other Great Outdoors · Brooklyn Heights · 8 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: In 1844 when the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel was built, the City of Brooklyn was not one of the five boroughs...the Cobble Hill Tunnel was meant to reduce the congestion caused by a street-level train. Read more.

Hart Island is one of Abandoned NYC.

53. Hart Island

Hart Island, Bronx, NY
Cemetery · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Hart Island was a center for removed citizens, often taking drug rehabilitation as an alternative for hard jail time. Read more.

Fort Tilden Beach is one of Abandoned NYC.

54. Fort Tilden Beach

8.7
Bayshore Blvd W, Queens, NY
Beach · Breezy Point · 39 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Fort Tilden was actually predated by a blockhouse built in the Rockaways during the War of 1812, though there was no large-scale defensive installation on the peninsula until Fort Tilden’s arrival. Read more.

QueensWay is one of Abandoned NYC.

55. QueensWay

Abandoned LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch (btwn Austin St. and Liberty Ave.), Queens, NY
Other Great Outdoors · Forest Hills · 2 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Part of the line was absorbed as part of the A train in 1956 and is now the southern terminus of the potential QueensWay. Another section lives on as a part of the LIRR’s Rockaway Beach branch... Read more.

High Line is one of Abandoned NYC.

56. High Line

9.6
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1254 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Section 3 of the High Line is one of the 40 locations in this year’s Partners for Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Read more.

Red Hook Grain Terminal is one of Abandoned NYC.

57. Red Hook Grain Terminal

80 Halleck St, Brooklyn, NY
Factory · Red Hook · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This now defunct facility was built in the Port of New York to invigorate the underused waterway—a state-run grain elevator in the bustling industrial waterfront of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Read more.

Waldorf Astoria New York is one of Abandoned NYC.

58. Waldorf Astoria New York

8.9
301 Park Ave (btwn E 49th & E 50th St), New York, NY
Hotel · Midtown East · 276 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Waldorf-Astoria has an abandoned train track under it! It was built atop one of Grand Central Terminal’s many early platform lots through a lease of air rights. Read more.

MTA Subway - 96th St (1/2/3) is one of Abandoned NYC.

59. MTA Subway - 96th St (1/2/3)

Broadway (btwn W 96 St & W 94 St), New York, NY
Metro Station · Upper West Side · 35 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: 96th St was in service since 1904 and was part of the first subway. But with a 200 foot platform, the station was retired in 1959 for similar reasons as the abandoned Worth Street & 18th St stations. Read more.

MTA Subway - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall/Chambers St (J/Z/4/5/6) is one of Abandoned NYC.

60. MTA Subway - Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall/Chambers St (J/Z/4/5/6)

Centre St. (at Chambers St.), New York, NY
Metro Station · Downtown Manhattan · 25 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: There was also a Rockaway Beach service that originated from Chamber Street from 1913 to 1917, operated by the Long Island Rail Road and Brooklyn Rapid Transit. Read more.

Coney Island Creek Park is one of Abandoned NYC.

61. Coney Island Creek Park

Bay View Ave. (Btwn Sea Gate Ave. And W. 33 St.), Brooklyn, NY
Park · Coney Island · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Before the advent of affordable airline tickets, boats––like railroads––played a much more central role in transportation.The advent of other, faster transport methods rendered boats obsolete. Read more.

Beach channel drive is one of Abandoned NYC.

62. Beach channel drive

New York
Road · Far Rockaway · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: On Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways, across from where we recently started our jet ski tour around New York City, sits an abandoned court house being taken over by the elements. Read more.

Queensboro Bridge Pedestrian & Bike Path is one of Abandoned NYC.

63. Queensboro Bridge Pedestrian & Bike Path

9.0
Queensboro Bridge, New York, NY
Scenic Lookout · Roosevelt Island · 7 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Whats that roller coaster looking thing, Just under the Queensboro bridge? Turns out it’s an abandoned art installation by Alice Aycock, itself sitting atop an abandoned waste transfer station. Read more.