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New York City's Most Accessible Abandoned Ruins

11 essential stops on an urban explorer's tour of New York.

By Atlas Obscura

With space at a premium and construction at a fever pitch, ruins in New York City usually don’t last long. But sometimes an abandoned property falls through the cracks—maybe it’s a historic structure, or it’s in a remote location, or its ownership is unclear. The developer’s loss, though, is the urban explorer’s gain, and some are surprisingly easy to get access. 

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