The 13 Most Haunting Abandoned Spots In NYC

Photographed by Will Ellis.
Halloween in New York City can be scary for all the wrong reasons. If hordes of inebriates in costume and over-the-top "haunted attractions" aren't your cup of tea, know that there are still a few places left in the city where the true spirit of the season is alive and well. In fact, eerie, atmospheric ruins are tucked away in the less-traveled corners of all five boroughs.
As a year-round explorer of the dark and dilapidated, I've rounded up 13 of the city's most haunting (and abandoned) places, including a few you can actually see for yourself — without risking a trespassing charge.