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    Haunting labyrinth, frozen in time: the ex-leper colony in Hell Gate, near the Bronx

    Amazing pictures and the rest of the story at the link below:

    Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx (Daily Mail)
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    Just 350 yards from the crowded tenements of the Bronx, North Brother Island was first employed as a quarantine centre in 1885.

    It was soon a home to six lepers. Its most notorious resident was 'Typhoid Mary' - the first healthy carrier of any disease ever to be identified - who spent years confined in its bleak woods.

    North Brother Island was also witness to America's worst disaster until the 9/11 attacks - the 1904 fire onboard the passenger ship, General Slocum which killed 1,021 people, mainly women and children on a church outing.

    Closed in 1963, it is now a haunting labyrinth of crumbling ruins.Protected birds are its only inhabitants and the waters around the island are patrolled by armed coastguards who ensure the sanctity of the former quarantine zone is never violated

    Meanwhile, the hospital, staff and patient quarters and forced drug rehabilitation centres are slowly reverting to nature.
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    a "don't miss" for those who enjoy what's sometimes called "ruin porn"

    one of the pics

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    Cool!!

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    Here's, from Wiki, the General Slocum disaster referred to in my copy-and-paste above. A hellish one in the straits of Hell Gate.

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    i've seen a few sights with pics of abandoned buildings and such. they are haunting and really neat to look at. especially if its by someone that really knows how to take photographs and not just clicks pics...

    some of these places need to be restored with all the history behind them. unfortunately others are so beyond repair they're lost forever.
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    Awesome. Frozen indeed. So cool and sad all at once.
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    First comment beneath Mail article:
    You think there is a remote chance of you contracting any diseases just by roaming around there?? Its kind of neat to see places frozen in time. I'd just be afraid to touch anything and catch some whacky disease.
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    I used to do research for a book store wonder what the books are, it says they are books from Queens public library , they could have value, they could be worth a $1 or $10k you never know.
    It's almost been a year since we did our last show.Jay Bush my partner has been auditioning for the show Shark Tank and so this has put the show on hold. If he gets on Shark Tank, we will be terribly delayed. Good luck Jay. Either way we will one day continue the show and have the coolest global independent radio station out there. This is just a small video we did with one of our artists.Waiting for One and their tune 35 years. Check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by legalmania View Post
    I used to do research for a book store wonder what the books are, they could have value.
    I wondered that too, having once made a bit of a living selling books. Probably too weather-worn, condition-wise, to be worth much.

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    fascinating

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    I looked at the books and thooooooooooooooooooooooooo/8888 (that was my cat on the keyboard lol)

    I thought, what a waste - all of it but especially the books, even if they were castoffs


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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    I looked at the books and thooooooooooooooooooooooooo/8888 (that was my cat on the keyboard lol)

    I thought, what a waste - all of it but especially the books, even if they were castoffs
    You never know with books, I was asked to help a friend go through some books that were left at an abandoned house. They were at that house for some 20 yrs with a leaky roof. I thought what a waste until I found one book written by Robert Frost that was worth 3k. So I never say what a waste until I've went through it all.
    It's almost been a year since we did our last show.Jay Bush my partner has been auditioning for the show Shark Tank and so this has put the show on hold. If he gets on Shark Tank, we will be terribly delayed. Good luck Jay. Either way we will one day continue the show and have the coolest global independent radio station out there. This is just a small video we did with one of our artists.Waiting for One and their tune 35 years. Check it out.
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    We hope to be doing a radio show with all our artists real soon. Hope you can join in the fun. Please bare with us while we improve the show especially the sound.
    Laserdog Enterprises would like to bring you our version of a Tribute to the Angels of Newtown. Another school shooting in Georgia thankfully no children were hurt.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axOGOBT77Xs

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    According to the photo caption, this were ex-library copies, so that takes the value way down right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Amazing pictures and the rest of the story at the link below:

    Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx (Daily Mail)

    a "don't miss" for those who enjoy what's sometimes called "ruin porn"

    one of the pics
    wfgodot...this is a very interesting site if you like this kind of stuff.

    http://www.opacity.us/

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    North Brother pictures look even better here, and more of 'em. (kingstonlounge.blogspot.com)

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    Wow, fascinating!! I love stuff like this! Thanks for sharing the link, wfgodot!!

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