Documenting the Jumping Jack Pump Plant
For a long time, this venerable and formidable pump house has withstood the treachery and explorations of many urban explorers. Only a few have ever found its true location within the state lines of New York. Before, only well researched urban explorers found this pump house long before it graced the pages of Will Ellis' Abandoned NYC's long heralded and well-published website. It has stood for many years from the gaze of any unsuspecting explorer travelling within the state who may by happenstance found it just by driving. Unfortunately, you cannot "drive" and see this pump house. This place is located deep in a mixed-use neighborhood encased in businesses no one unsuspecting would find for it to be located there at the end of the adjoining driveway.
Once inside, the treasures to behold can be found. Inside you will find old boilers, coal dust, century-old coal, a flooded basement, three entombed car frames and an infinite supply of remarkable graffiti artwork. This place will not disappoint the most ardent explorer out there. But be forewarned, inside has become wildly dangerous as stairs rust and fall to the ground and crumbling ceiling walls give way to the encroaching elements.
One of the most sought after and most photographed has to be the remnants of the forgotten chop shop located on the ground floor. Based on historical findings by Will Ellis, the ground floor housed a vibrant chop shop before being sealed up by authorities during the crime clean up during the 80's and 90's. The one complete car frame forlornly sits on two bricks leaned to one side. This Chevy Citation has now received three coat of paints on the side of the driver's store since its location has become more knowledgeable to other explorers and vandals.
Inside is a smorgasbord of incredible lines and old machinery tucked inside. This power plant was once a humming energy conduit for the nearby neighborhood but has long been forgotten. I've spent countless times trying to find the true name of this abandoned power plant but all my research has pointed to future developments of a different type of modernised power plant for this up and coming neighborhood.
In addition, the plant holds some iconic and legendary graffiti artists such Klops and other unknown artists I've yet to identify. If anyone out there knows any of the following below, let me know so I can update this post so they can be recognised. You definitely know good graffiti from the amateur since many people respect it so well they do not erase or cover up with their own works. Respect earns mutual respect.
|A very weird piece but very interesting.|