There’s no denying that checking out abandoned buildings is super cool – check out these abandoned american shopping malls if you have any doubt – but do you know what’s way cooler than that? Skateboarding through abandoned places. Jenkem magazine sent skater Rob Miceli down to an abandoned psych ward in New York City to tear it up and the results are creepy as hell but also completely awesome. They even found an abandoned bowling alley in there. Sean Collelo – who cut the piece – explains the situation:
The campus is a pretty huge area made up of about 10 abandoned buildings and 4 buildings that are still functioning.
Psych patients roam around the complex and so do cops. Most of the abandoned buildings are pretty boarded up so you can’t get in, but the thing that’s so sick is all the buildings are connected with underground tunnels, so if you can find a way into one, you can access them all. The nurses used these tunnels to deliver food and supplies to the patients all over the center. It’s surprisingly untouched. You will still find office supplies, files, photos, machinery, and other artefacts.
Once we found our way into the tunnels, we quickly learned it was a giant maze: Loads of dead ends, stairs going up and down, and puddles so big you have to use cinder blocks as stepping stones