AbandonedNYC Explores the "South Pole" of New York City at Arthur Kill on Staten Island

Abandoned NYC is an über-popular photography blog and photobook from Brooklyn-based photographer Will Ellis that features stunning interior photographs of abandoned buildings and structures in New York City. In this recent post by the photographer, see the abandoned "South Pole" of New York City in Arthur Kills, Staten Island.

From St. George, ride the Staten Island Railroad to the end of the line and you’re only a short walk from the southernmost point in New York State, at the mouth of the Arthur Kill. The name of the waterway stirs the imagination, but its Dutch origins are benign. Achter kill means back river or channel, in reference to its location at the “back” of Staten Island. Intriguingly, the route was carved out by an ancestral iteration of the Hudson River. Glacial activity altered the course to its current position, but the vestigial strait remained, isolating a sneaker-shaped land mass. Staten Island was born.

Head over to the accompanying article for more on Arthur Kill. You should also check out Abandoned NYC on Amazon for more like this.

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