Have you ever wondered what lies behind the rotting walls of an abandoned building?
Empire State of Decay: Discarded New York offers a rare look into forgotten spaces that offer visual wonder, beautifully decaying sights, and an insight as to what happens when the public walks away.
Follow one woman’s adventure through forgotten hospitals, poorhouses, and resorts in the Empire State—documenting its history through poignant photographs. See what’s left of the formerly bustling Catskills, what’s forgotten in Staten Island, and how nature reclaims her space throughout New York. While sometimes dangerous, these spaces have stories to tell. Hidden from the public, visit these blighted spaces suffering from years of neglect and disrepair.
Author Alex Gulino offers an inside look as she slides down icy hallways, runs across fields, and crawls under fences to explore and document these lost spaces. See the history that lives on in quiet desperation with hopes that you, too, see the beauty in decay.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Alex Gulino born in New Jersey, is a photographer, cat mother, and traveler. She is always on the hunt for her next adventure. Ruins and abandonment are the focus of Alex’s photography, and finding and researching her next abandoned building is half the fun. Graduating college with honors, she studied photography, but eventually majored in English with a focus in theater arts. When Alex is not venturing off in some dilapidated building in the Northeast, she enjoys hiking and beating her friends at Uno.