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Ian Jane
06-08-2013, 05:27 PM
So a couple of years ago, we drove through Yonkers. We came across this place. Weird, right?
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Ian Jane
06-08-2013, 05:28 PM
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Paul L
06-08-2013, 05:30 PM
Interesting place, Ian. What did it used to be?

Ian Jane
06-08-2013, 05:33 PM
Turns out that this place is Untermyer Park (http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/234/i_am_the_son_of_sam.html). David Berkowitz hung out there.

I didn't know what it was at the time and we didn't want to break in as it's close to a well patrolled hospital with lots of security.

This guy did though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez69DpcAJNc

Weird.

Then down the road you can see this...

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Weird, right? Giant smokestacks and stuff. What is that?

I had no idea. We got in the car and went home, we were running out of time.

Well, it turns out it's this (http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/yasinsac/glenwood/glenwood.html). It's a big ass abandoned power plant. I didn't know so I didn't go check it out, just shot random pictures of lousy quality through some trees a ways back.

But here's what it looks like inside...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOR0coOC4P8

The moral of the story? Yonkers has a lot of awesome weird stuff but if you don't know what you're looking at you probably won't realize it.

Paul L
06-08-2013, 05:47 PM
Interesting, Ian. Didn't know anything about Untermyer Park before.

That power plant is a fascinating structure.

Ian Jane
06-08-2013, 06:07 PM
I really want to get inside the power plant with my camera. It's doable, if illegal, but it really is falling down. Might not be worth the risk.