Cityscape: Urban Exploration
New York City is a place of endless discoveries. There’s so much to see and do here. But, some places, you’ll never find on a tourist map.
On this week's Cityscape, we’re talking with a couple of guys who’ve ventured to places that show a side of New York City that couldn’t be any more different than the glitz and glamor of Times Square. Both gentlemen have new books out that take us beyond restricted access and no trespass signs. Matthew Litwack is a co-author of a book that shines a light on a graffiti art scene that exists in a dark and gritty place – the city’s underground. The book is called Beneath the Streets: The Hidden Relics of New York’s Subway System. Photographer Will Ellis spent three years exploring the city’s abandoned places, including decaying asylums and hospitals. He first posted his images on a blog called Abandoned NYC, but now he also has a book of the same name.