Second Avenue Sagas and ArchPaper explain why the Queensway shouldn’t be compared to the High Line, even though both are abandoned rail lines.

Untapped Cities founder, Michelle Young quoted in New York Times about Citibiking from parties. Curbed and Gothamist amazed nobody has written about the topic before.

An empty prison in Chelsea is now a valuable piece of real estate. It was evacuated after Hurricane Sandy and closed after, because it was just too expensive to put prisoners in fancy Chelsea. We previously covered the prison in a roundup of the prisons sitting right around us in New York City.

20 Abandoned Places to Visit in NYC.


The group, We Are the Oracle whom we previously profiled for the party they threw in an abandoned chateau in Paris, is hosting an “underwater” party in one of Paris’ glorious public pools, the Piscine Pailleron. Here’s a video teaser for the event, which took place last night.


The last wooden escalator in London’s tube system [London Underground], looks like the ones in Macy’s Herald Square!

Delaware High School Students complete World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 112 feet [Inhabitat], breaking the previous Guiness World Record by the 106-foot Prague Tower replica.

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