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Sat May 7, 2016, 09:14 AM

 

Amazing Website: Forgotten New York - Infrastructure of a Lost Metropolis

This is an amazing website, I have been visiting this site since just after it's debut. I have always enjoyed urban exploration, mostly in New York (my home town.)



Forgotten New York is a website created by Kevin Walsh in 1999, chronicling the unnoticed and unchronicled aspects of New York City such as painted building ads, decades-old castiron lampposts, 18th-century houses, abandoned subway stations, trolley track remnants, out-of-the-way neighborhoods, and flashes of nature hidden in the midst of the big city.

In 2003, HarperCollins approached Walsh with the idea of turning the website into a book; Forgotten New York was published in September 2006.

Walsh released Forgotten Queens, a collaboration with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, in December 2013 on Arcadia Books and is currently working on a Forgotten NY e-book and plans a Forgotten NY app. He is also currently working on other projects within the site as well, such as a Forgotten Boston website.

On March 2, 2015, The Guides Association of New York City awarded Forgotten New York its first Outstanding New York Website award.


There are many sections, including a series of links to urban exploration websites around the nation and the world. The main pages do not look like much, but if you open the articles, you can spend almost an endless amount of time reading the articles and admiring the detail work the author does.

Main site - http://forgotten-ny.com/

Subways (my favorite) - http://forgotten-ny.com/category/subways-trains/

Neighborhoods - http://forgotten-ny.com/category/neighborhoods/

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