Tag Archives: ruins

Abandoned on the Palisades: The Ruins of Cliffdale Manor

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been scouting the Rockland County area, and every time I drive the Palisades  north… …I notice this strange castle-like structure whiz past out my window: Clearly the ruins of something, it kept bugging me each time I drove by until finally, I had to stop and figure out what it was. I found a ... Read More »

Ruins in the Hudson

Two of my favorite ruins in Manhattan can be found partially submerged in the Hudson River, overshadowed by the nearby West Side Highway and row of ugly, bland Trump apartment high rises. They’re certainly not secrets to anyone who’s ever walked through Riverside Park, but I recently scouted them as backdrops for a film, and was reminded just how great ... Read More »

Forgotten Ruins in Dobbs Ferry

At first glance, it would be hard to figure out what this bland modern nursing home… …has to do with these haunting, castle-like ruins: Incredibly, they are actually within 20 feet of each other! You can see the castle just off to the left: The establishment pictured is the St. Cabrini Nursing Home, located in Dobbs Ferry, NY (a few ... Read More »

The Unbelievable Buried Town on Governors Island

Note: This does not exist anymore! Read the comments for more information! Do not go out to Governors Island looking for it! Today, I finally got on the ferry and went out to Governors Island. For you non-New Yorkers, Governors Island is an island located just south of Manhattan and was once used as a military base. An entire complex of ... Read More »