From Manhattan and Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhoods to the far-flung edges of the outer boroughs, I've spent the last three years photographing and researching the lost and lonely corners of the United States' most populous city. Abandoned NYC is packed with 150 large, full-color photographs of sixteen of New York's most beautiful and mysterious abandoned spaces, paired with detailed essays on the fascinating history of these forgotten sites.
"Will Ellis hauntingly captures the forsaken city in “Abandoned NYC,” a ghostly photographic album."
"Ellis’s photographs lay bare the mechanics of decay with almost medical specificity."
"Photographer Will Ellis keeps the spooky wonder of the boy adventurer alive with his photos of urban ruins and rubble."
"Ellis puts a lot of research into each location, pairing the gorgeous, gritty images with equally fascinating tales of their past."
Rays of sunshine light up the Freedom Tunnel.
For fans of AbandonedNYC (the blog), the book includes five new locations never released online, with updated essays and new images from many of your favorites.
A dormitory lingers on the verge of collapse in the Staten Island Farm Colony.
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"Step inside the New York you never knew, through crumbling institutions, defunct military posts, abandoned factories, railroads, schools, and waterways. Uncover the forgotten history of New York's most incredible abandoned spaces, and witness a seldom seen and rapidly disappearing urban landscape. Explore the ruins of the Harlem Renaissance, sift through the artifacts of massive squatter colonies, and find out how the past is literally washing up on the shores of a Brooklyn beach called Dead Horse Bay. This book is for anyone who's ever wondered what's behind the "No Trespassing" sign."