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Revisiting Brooklyn's Abandoned Admiral's Row

It is an increasingly rare thing in New York City to be able to stand inside the ruined remains of a century-old building and look out over a wild forest. In the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the slow collapse of Admiral's Row over the past 40 years has created a unique hidden landscape, obscured behind fences and walls, covered in weeds and ivy. Used as naval officers' housing for over a century before being abandoned in the 1970s, these historic homes along Flushing Avenue have been wrapped in red tape ever since, despite the best efforts of a cohort of preservationists. It may finally be time to say goodbye, as the plan to tear them down moves towards completion.

Curbed NY has the rest of the glorious photo essay. >>