Our most popular list on Foursquare is our Abandoned NYC list. These are Untapped Cities’ favorite abandoned spots in New York City and the surrounding area. Some are break-in-able, some open to the public, some only for the intrepid. It features some great summer escapes like Fort Totten, Dead Horse Bay and Bannerman’s Island, as well as some great winter expeditions. Some places are harder to access, like Glenwood Power Plant and the Gowanus Batcave (both of which have recently been closed off for gutting/renovation, North Brother Island, and some of the abandoned theaters.
Here’s a sampling from our Abandoned NYC list:
Seven miles north of the Manhattan stands the ruin of the Glenwood/Yonkers power station, once associated with the New York Central and Hudson River Railroads. Interior demolition has begun, with plans to convert it into a hotel and conference center. See photos from 2012 and 2013.