Formerly, Fort Tilden was a nuclear-armed beach that protected New York City with canons, Nike, Ajax & Hercules missiles. It’s now an explorer’s heaven of crumbling buildings and battlements. See more.
Michelle is the founder of Untapped New York. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide,New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture.