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Places edited in Worcester, Massachusetts
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Bronx, New York

Hart Island

The loneliest island in New York.
40.8536, -73.7704
From Shell Road under the IND Culver Line.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Creek

Waterway populated with abandoned projects, included a submarine.
40.5798, -73.9899
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164
The Brooklyn Old Trolley Cars on the Beard Street Pier. (Wikimedia Commons)
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Old Trolley Cars

Four cars from the old system were once on display, but were removed in 2014.
40.6739, -74.0175
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
39.9535, -75.1768
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
40.6729, -73.9901
Asbury, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
40.2177, -74.0011
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Staten Island, New York

Tugboat Graveyard

Final resting place of two dozen New York City harbor ships.
40.5544, -74.2179
Plymouth Street in Vinegar Hill
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
40.7026, -73.9811
Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles.
40.5780, -73.8886
The remains of Riverside Hospital at North Brother Island
Bronx, New York

North Brother Island

Home to the infamous "Typhoid Mary" and the worst loss of life in New York's history until September 11, 2001.
40.8007, -73.8981
Wardenclyffe Laboratory
Shoreham, New York

Tesla's Wardenclyffe Laboratory

An unrealized dream to wirelessly electrify the entire Earth.
40.9475, -72.8981
A boat being serviced using a dry dock. (amberjol/Flickr)
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
40.7026, -73.9698
Brooklyn, New York

Admiral's Row

Abandoned 19th century homes once occupied by naval officers, soon to be demolished.
40.6986, -73.9791
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
40.7515, -73.9596
Willowbrook State School.
Staten Island, New York

Willowbrook State School

Failed state-supported institution meant to rehabilitate students with intellectual disabilities.
40.5834, -74.1496
Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester State Hospital

A spooky and decrepit mental health facility is slowly being replaced with newer digs.
42.2784, -71.7692
Norwich State Hospital
Preston, Connecticut

Norwich State Hospital

Underground tunnels remain beneath this abandoned mental asylum.
41.4903, -72.0719
Athens Lunatic Asylum
Athens, Ohio

Athens Lunatic Asylum

An abandoned hospital incorporated into a college campus.
39.3292, -82.1013
Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned asylum which sparks interest with the morbid and the ghost hunters.
39.0384, -80.4673
Danvers Hospital in 2008.
Danvers, Massachusetts

Danvers State Hospital

Basis for H.P. Lovecraft's horror stories and Batman's Arkham Asylum, now a horrifying condo.
42.5824, -70.9775