The Harlem Renaissance Ballroom was an important meeting place for
The Harlem Renaissance Ballroom. Photo by Will Ellis.

Untapped Cities columnist Will Ellis, author of the book Abandoned NYC and founder of the website of the same name, will be giving a talk and workshop at the Apple Store inside Grand Central Terminal tomorrow evening at 7pm. He’ll share his experiences documenting the abandoned spaces of New York City, focusing particularly on the city’s asylums just in town for Halloween (and even a paranormal experience he had in New England) and share tips about how to photograph these places on Apple devices. Here’s a sneak preview of the images you’ll see on this talk:

The faded grandeur of a former movie palace in Borough Park.
The faded grandeur of the former Loews 46th Street movie palace in Borough Park. Photo by Will Ellis.

Untapped Cities_Abandoned_Architecture_Photography_NYC-3North Brother Island. Photo by Will Ellis.

Untapped Cities_Abandoned_Architecture_Photography_NYC-2Letchworth Village. Photo by Will Ellis.

Untapped Cities_Abandoned_Architecture_Photography_NYC-4Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens. Photo by Will Ellis.

Next, read about 10 of NYC’s abandoned hospitals and asylums, with Ellis’ photographs. Get the book Abandoned NYC