I Love The Smell Of Asbestos In The Morning

And what a view it was to wake up to Sunday morning! We didn't even really explore this building much during the night, but in the blazing morning sun, it was a sight to see. This building was in even worse condition than the state park ones, but I don't even care, I like the further extremes of decay more than I ever would a pristine place that looked like it just closed last week. After this building, with it still only being 8am, we wandered back along the bike path into town for coffee and breakfast (bagels with lox…

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Kings Among Runaways

While I was in Zuccotti Park, I got an admittedly very unexpected call from one of the people I'd desperately tried messaging through the night, Yossi from Urban Odyssey, who was completely interested in spending a weekend at Kings Park! So we met in Brooklyn, waited a few hours for people we hoped might show up, and took the ride out there on the Long Island Railroad. Getting in was easier than we expected, with open doors on a building right in a state park! I felt right at home among the peeling paint, and thoroughly amazed to be in…

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I Want To Wake Up In The City That Never Sleeps

If it wasn't for the last minute, I'd never get anything done. I'd been planning to go to Boston this weekend but obviously it's not the time to do anything suspicious out there. So I figured it was as good a time as any to try the Catskills again and maybe actually make it to my first Kirkbride asylum. I thought I had some solid plans, but once I was already on the bus to New York, everything fell apart again and I was left scrambling. I sent out a bunch of messages to any explorers I knew in the…

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The Underground Art

It may be trivially easy to access, and everyone's been there, but one of the best things about the Rochester abandoned subway is that every few months, the graffiti changes like the exhibits in a gallery. This time, we were here to remember Seth (HIAR) who took his own life last winter, and try to get pictures of as much of his art as is still around...

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