NYC's borough of Queens is a trove of abandoned places. From psychiatric hospitals and rail lines, to army forts, there's no shortage of places to explore.
Across New York City, there are plenty of remnants of abandoned rail lines, some of which have been defunct for over a century.
Once known for being an epicenter of the manufacturing industry, Long Island City was rezoned as a residential neighborhood in 2001 — causing the area to undergo significant gentrification as new developments such as Hunter’s South Point were erected. Today, Long Island City is known for its stunning waterfront and thriving arts community — being home to MOMA PS1, the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Museum, and Culture Lab LIC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of art in Western Queens.
The Montauk Cutoff is a historical railroad lying abandoned at Sunnyside Yard, Long Island City. Plans are in the making to transform the area into an agricultural haven.