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Inside The Haunted Abandoned Wyndcliffe Mansion in NY’s Hudson Valley

The abandoned Wyndclyffe Mansion broods over the Hudson River in Rhinebeck, New York. Photo by Will Ellis/Abandoned NYC

The Hudson River Valley is home to more than its share of formidable ruins, but few match the spooky appeal of Rhinebeck’s Wyndclyffe Mansion. Its beetle-browed exterior is blessed with that beguiling combination of gloom, ornamentation, and extreme old age that only …

Architecture / Featured

San Francisco’s Spooky Abandoned Sutro Baths

Crumbling stairways at San Francisco’s Sutro Baths.

The Sutro Baths opened to the public in 1896, when the west side of San Francisco was a vast region of all-but-unpopulated sand dunes.  The sprawling indoor swimming complex was the pet project of Adolph Sutro, a wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of San Francisco who became widely known as a …

Architecture / New York

A Baseball Graveyard in Queens’ Forgotten Railroad

An overgrown overpass at Union Turnpike and Woodhaven Boulevard, part of the proposed Queensway project.

Abandoned for half a century, the old Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Railroad is stirring debate today as opposing visions for its future emerge.  Before it’s reactivated to serve beleaguered Queens commuters, or converted …