Showing posts from July, 2016

Abandoned Newark Ironbound Stadium (Urbex)

  Explored a very sketchy part of town to explore this once sports-centered athletic stadium. Various locals and teenagers seem to inhabit the place as a chill spot even though this property's soil is contaminated due to its previous use as an industrial site by Celanese that once stood here. It is one of the reasons that it fell to the wayside once contaminates were found in 1986 on a portion of the site during excavation for a community center next door. I didn't take any photos here due to the association of gangs and criminal activity in the overgrown back lot. One of the sketchiest places that I have ever explored. It even beat out a textile mill I visited the same day where locals and amateur explorers seemed to waltz around on the banks of the river next to the mill. In that place, the paths were enclosed on all sides with various weeds, grasses, and trees. Straight inner city jungle. Update: Nov 2019, the Ironbound Stadium is now the Eddie Moraes Stadium home

Abandoned Industrial Multi-Building Factory Part I

Inside the factory yard. All images have been tweaked in Lightroom 6. This industrial building complex houses a mix of former businesses that all started from nine tenants built and started in the 1800s before being taken over by one company 89 years later. The various three-story buildings housed and manufactured various products such as cotton, buttons, embroiders and steel. A once booming business tenant centered complex now just sits decaying. This site is perfect for the urban explorer trifecta and a few more. Easy access, far from residential houses, little to no foot traffic, surrounded by commercial businesses, abuts a train line and every now and then vehicular traffic. However, the property still has an existing power line service to the right uppermost building. How did I know this? The buzzing emanating from the electrical meter was very telling. This building is locked and may possess past chemical storage, business assets or industrial equipment.  The security ser