Every city has its ghosts. From Manhattan and Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhoods to the far-flung edges of the outer boroughs, Ellis captures the lost and lonely corners of the United States' most populous city. Step inside the New York you never knew, with 200 eerie images of urban decay, through crumbling institutions, defunct military posts, abandoned factories, railroads, schools, and waterways. Uncover the forgotten history behind New York's most incredible abandoned spaces, and witness its seldom seen and rapidly disappearing landscape. Explore the ruins of the Harlem Renaissance, sift through the artifacts of massive squatter colonies, and find out how the past is literally washing up on the shores of a Brooklyn beach called Dead Horse Bay. This book is for anyone who's ever wondered what's behind the "No Trespassing" sign.
Will Ellis is a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer. Since 2012, he's documented the beauty and history of dozens of New York's abandoned spaces, which he posts regularly on his blog, AbandonedNYC.com.