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Jan. 13th, 2009 | 02:38 pm
posted by: razorart in abandonedplaces

It's great to find a community on LJ that is devoted to the joys in trespassing!

Last winter, my friend and I took the tram over to Roosevelt Island's crumbling Small Pox Hospital.
Of course just looking at it would never be enough in our world. My friend and I somehow managed to get past two fences, over a ton of rubble and weeds 3 feet taller than my head (in platform boots, no less) to explore the ruins.
It was freezing and windy as hell, but SO WORTH IT. We spent over an hour in there walking around what is left of this amazing place.

I only had my blackberry camera on me, so these aren't the greatest quality, but at least documented our adventure.







The Skyline as seen from the ruins.












I also grabbed a souvenir, a piece of what seems to be scrolled iron grating, completely rusted of course.

For those who aren't skeptical, I kept seeing odd images come up on these, but take that as you wish.

When I first opened this on my phone, the image of a forlorn emaciated person's upper half with their face leaning on their hand jumped out at me from the left side of this picture. Then the image of a small boy on the right of the black hole in the middle was pointed out to me. Now that it's been lightened in photoshop and enlarged, I can see even more faces.




My friend told me that he felt someone tapping him on the shoulder, turned around to find me several feet back, but didn't mention it until we had left.
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MapDark

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from: mapdark
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh!

sorry if I sound like a total dork . But they did reproduce that place very well n grand theft auto 4

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A Rhapsody In Black And Blue

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from: razorart
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Wow, I had no idea...it almost makes me want to rent it.

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MapDark

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from: mapdark
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
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You should , not only the game is fun , but I actually hang around the city to look at reproductions of real life new york buidings ^^

This one is on "Colony Island" the gta iv rendition of Roosevelt island.

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the obvious child

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from: ghosttt
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
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i definitely see the boy's face in the bottom picture... CREEPY
i have always wanted to go here. i'll have to do it someday...

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A Rhapsody In Black And Blue

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from: razorart
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
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I'm sure I don't need to tell you, but be careful because it's all under surveillance. Not as high surveillance as Admiral's (Officer's) Row at the Navy Yard, for obvious reasons, but still. Oh, how I'd KILL to get in there.

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the obvious child

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from: ghosttt
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
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center top. there's like two white stones with a gap between them... right below the gap

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Molly

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from: vanityfacade
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
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i didn't see it until i read this comment but when i did see it it made me gasp. probably because i just saw a movie about creepy little kids.

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operatic_diva

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from: operatic_diva
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
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I can see a face in the bottom right corner too....Although it's probably camera flare. Creepy though. Small pox and TB freak me out.

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JJ_MacCrimmon

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from: jj_maccrimmon
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
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Just a note, we don't officially advocate illegal tresspass. Only creative & safe access. ;)

Edited at 2009-01-13 08:26 pm (UTC)

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A Rhapsody In Black And Blue

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from: razorart
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
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gotcha :)

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I ain't no damsel in distress

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from: solitaryfairy
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
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SUCH a beautiful building! The details on it are amazing!

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Some Slut I Used to Fuck

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from: filthy_lily
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
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LOVE Roosevelt Island. They actually open up that part of the Island for July 4th and you can photograph the building without having to jump over the fence. Cool photos :)

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A Rhapsody In Black And Blue

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from: razorart
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
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LOL

I have to laugh b/c this is so typical of me. Like, I could just see myself risking life and limb to get to North Brother Island only to hear that DUH, there are boats you can take over on LABOR DAY ;)

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Joanna

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from: onlineoffline
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
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That was a stunning building, and is a very spectacular ruin.

That was a spooky adventure.

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A Rhapsody In Black And Blue

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from: razorart
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Remember, we DID go "inside," although technically, there is no more "inside" LOL. My photos came out too dark to take any detailed photographs, though :(
Oh, that was one of the best nights EVER!!
Remember when we went in that abandoned building by Lucky Cat? It's leveled now!

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slpmary

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from: slpmary
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
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What a great building and I love your paranormal story that makes it all the more interesting!!!!!! "And I saw the face.....Now I'm a believer",......

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Laura

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from: tikibirds
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
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Cool pics :D

althoug I am not seeing anything intersting in the last pics. To me it looks like a brick wall with a hole in it :(

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On closer inspection, I do see whatlooks like a decapitated head on the top of the pic...creepy

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*Mrs Angela*

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from: glass_doll
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
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oh wow that place looks so very creepy. I would love to explore there but dont think I have the courage to do it at night!!

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interit

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from: a_muse_d
date: Jan. 16th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
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hm, i don't see any figures.


i'm going to take that as a good thing, as i'm about to go to bed and don't need the images. ;p

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