Abandoned New York

Day 140 / Mile 15,835

I showed you my visit to NYC with it's clean and dirty sides, and believe it or not there's more to New York than the Big Apple. I went a bit north, but not all the way to Upstate since I'll be cross that on my way back West. Like some of my Detroit visit, I did a little new-school archeological adventuring, AKA Urbex (Urban Exploring).

 An empty billboard is a NY street artist's canvas for a political statement. 

An empty billboard is a NY street artist's canvas for a political statement. 

 Over in Yonkers is the once world celebrated Untermeyer garden back during the 1920's & 30's. 

Over in Yonkers is the once world celebrated Untermeyer garden back during the 1920's & 30's. 

 It was neglected during the 70's and became a place of Satanic worship. That's gross, but it was a good choice for them, those are 2000 year old pillars that were imported from Italy and amazing to hang out at.

It was neglected during the 70's and became a place of Satanic worship. That's gross, but it was a good choice for them, those are 2000 year old pillars that were imported from Italy and amazing to hang out at.

 Those Satanists sacrificed the head of the horse, but saved the lion.

Those Satanists sacrificed the head of the horse, but saved the lion.

 I don't want to know what sort of things have happened here.

I don't want to know what sort of things have happened here.

 A short ways down the road is/was the Boyce Thompson Institute.

A short ways down the road is/was the Boyce Thompson Institute.

 It used to be a place on the forefront of plant research, now this.  But don't DESPAIR, the plants are still using the place. 

It used to be a place on the forefront of plant research, now this.  But don't DESPAIR, the plants are still using the place. 

 The abandoned greenhouses are still "kinda" working.

The abandoned greenhouses are still "kinda" working.

 Some kind words left behind by the last trespasser. 

Some kind words left behind by the last trespasser. 

 It's an erie place.

It's an erie place.

 While trying to be quiet, you crunch on broken glass from the ceiling. 

While trying to be quiet, you crunch on broken glass from the ceiling. 

 Untitled. 2015.

Untitled. 2015.

 While heading out of town, I stopped at this real spooky looking home. It could be a great set for a horror film.

While heading out of town, I stopped at this real spooky looking home. It could be a great set for a horror film.

 I made it to the Grossinger's Resort, part of the defunct Borscht Belt in the Catskills mountains. 

I made it to the Grossinger's Resort, part of the defunct Borscht Belt in the Catskills mountains. 

 For legal reasons, I obviously didn't go passed this sign. The rest of the pictures were taken by an anonymous photographer.

For legal reasons, I obviously didn't go passed this sign. The rest of the pictures were taken by an anonymous photographer.

 The photographer hiked in through the woods at sunrise to avoid possible security, they said.

The photographer hiked in through the woods at sunrise to avoid possible security, they said.

 Looks inviting, doesn't it.

Looks inviting, doesn't it.

 Roofs falling in, asbestos infested walls, soggy floors collapsing. This is why it's off limits!

Roofs falling in, asbestos infested walls, soggy floors collapsing. This is why it's off limits!

 A quick way out.

A quick way out.

 Somebody isn't following the rules.

Somebody isn't following the rules.

 Just down there is their infamous swimming pool area.

Just down there is their infamous swimming pool area.

 There it is, in all it's decaying glory.

There it is, in all it's decaying glory.

 In the glory days, this place would have been a great vacation spot.

In the glory days, this place would have been a great vacation spot.

 Still some chairs if you need to relax while sneaking around.

Still some chairs if you need to relax while sneaking around.

 There also is still the beautiful midcentury modern chandelier and fans.

There also is still the beautiful midcentury modern chandelier and fans.

 A self-portrait from the anonymous explorer.

A self-portrait from the anonymous explorer.

 Do you dare go down there??

Do you dare go down there??

 The creepiest lobby of all time, complete with haunted baby stroller!

The creepiest lobby of all time, complete with haunted baby stroller!

There you go, the future of archeology, be it illegal.