Abandoned motel apartment (East Greenbush, NY) – October 2011


Several years ago, I took photos of an abandoned apartment complex in East Greenbush, New York. The complex consisted of two one-story buildings which faced each other from across a small parking lot. In between was an office, presumably where the landlord or management had operated. As far as I could tell, the building had been occupied as late as 2009, as there were hockey tickets for the local American Hockey League affiliate, which I found on one of the floors. Each apartment could be easily accessed by just pushing the doors open, if indeed they were open. There was a lot of human tragedy I sensed there. This was a place people live in when down on their luck. It’s gone now. Nothing has been constructed on top of it. Because the lot seems to be precariously close to a steep embankment, I don’t imagine many developers would be too interested in it.


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