Tag: west side highway

Wikipedia has some cool old images of the former elevated highway that came before today’s West Side Highway. This particular section shown here is 23rd street and features asymmetrical ramps to the highway. Tons of photos to check out.


I’ve posted photos of the abandoned Westside Highway before but I had no idea that there was ever a bridge that was part of it that crossed Canal Street. Pretty spectacular stuff judging by these photos. Reminds me of the bridges spanning the LA River.

Amazing footage of the old elevated West Side Highway which was left abandoned for quite some time after a portion of it collapsed in 1973¬†under the weight of a dump truck. For a few years after, the highway was open to anyone that dared venture onto it. It became a dump lined with the occasional […]


This is so cool. Flickr user wavz13 has uploaded some scans of images showing the former elevated West Side Highway in its abandoned state in the mid ’70s. For those who don’t know, the West Side Highway was once a rarely used roadway that served portions of Lower Manhattan (before Battery Park City was around). […]


I had no idea this existed right alongside the West Side Highway in NYC. The Keller Hotel, now a landmark building, is an abandoned former hotel that sits at 150 Barrow Street. The building is steeped in rich NYC history, completed in 1898 and serving as a home for travelers arriving at NYC ports. I […]


I love this write-up from ScoutingNY about the small and partially hidden abandoned diner at 357 West Street on Manhattan’s West Side Highway. It’s apparently gone through several diner versions (that’s the best word I can come up with at the moment) and it was a running business as recently as 2006. But since closing […]