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Closer photo of Roosevelt Island's Renwick Smallpox Hospital. Abandoned in Manhattan, New York.

Thrillist-reading New Yorker might not know about. These are the 21 most secret spots in NYC

21 New York City secrets you didn’t know existed

NYC "secrets" including The abandoned Track Secret Train Platform Under the Waldorf-Astoria in Manhattan

Abandoned leper colony just 350 yards off Bronx on North Brother Island.  Never heard of it .... wow.

Inside the lost island of New York - abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx on North Brother Island.

The New York City Subway is the fifth busiest rapid transit system in the world and the busiest in the western hemisphere, offering 24 hour service, 365 days a year.  So once again it’s not surprising that a few old stations have fallen off the grid.  Like London and Paris, New York City has several ghost stations, but none more beautiful than City Hall.

9 Ghost Stations and Abandoned Subways

abandoned city hall station new Ghost Stations: 9 Abandoned Subways and Rapid Transit Systems

The Smallpox Hospital (sometimes referred to as the Renwick Smallpox Hospital and later the Maternity and Charity Hospital Training School) is an abandoned hospital located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Designed by architect James Renwick, Jr., the 100-bed hospital opened in 1856, when the area was known as Blackwell's Island. A century after it opened, the hospital was closed. The building eventually fell into disrepair.

History and photos of the abandoned Renwick Smallpox Hospital, in Manhattan, NY. Also known as The Maternity and Charity Hospital Training School, The Renwick Ruin

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The Second Phase Of NYC’s High Line Is Even Better Than The First [Slideshow]

The High Line, Manhattan. Abandoned rail structure transformed into a landscaped pedestrian pathway. A collaboration between James Corner Field Operations (Project Lead), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and planting designer Piet Oudolf. Photo by Iwan Baan,

North Brother Island, abandoned leper colony in NY.  Story and photos

An iron staircase in the now abandoned North Brother Island, located in the East River between the Bronx and Riker's Island, was once home to Riverside Hospital and Typhoid Mary. Photo by Ian Ference

NYC's hidden subway station. Under the streets of NYC lies a forgotten and beautiful secret. This amazingly preserved station, unused since the 1940's, features arched tile ceilings and brass fixtures. "City Hall Station" was closed down due to compatibility problems with newer subway cars and general lack of use. Ride through the station on the Number 6 train as it makes its slow turnaround through the old station; you can't get out, but you can see a largely untouched relic of NY's Golden…

New York City’s Hidden Subway Station

City Hall Subway Station in New York City, New York. (photo by John-Paul Palescandolo) The City Hall Subway Station opened in October 1904 and was part of the first line of the New York City Subway.

Long time symbols of the great American road trip, the rise of motels during the 20th century mirrored the advent of the motorcar and hosted all manner of travellers

Abandoned Motels, Diners and Gas Stations

Sachs's Dannville Diner--Long time symbols of the great American road trip, the rise of motels during the century mirrored the advent of the motorcar and hosted all manner of travellers

At the south end of Centre Street, directly under New York City Hall, is the City Hall Loop and its abandoned station, which was the southern terminus of the original IRT subway line. Closed since 1945.

City Hall Station (Nrw York, NY) : At the south end of Centre Street, directly under New York City Hall, is the City Hall Loop and its abandoned station, which was the southern terminus of the original IRT subway line.

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