Underneath Atlantic Avenue is an abandoned "Electric Car Shop." Used to repair Long Island Railroad trains, it sits in the footprint of the Atlantic Yards development site, inside the Vanderbilt Railyards. Empty lunch rooms, abandoned offices, ransacked archives, all with the lights still on. The train yard and nearby tunnels are still in use by the Long Island Railroad, but this shop seems to have been empty for years.
Other photos from the railyard have been posted on this blog here and here. More photographs of this space were also taken by Nate Dorr. For more information on this controversial construction project, visit these resources:
- No Land Grab
- Develop, Don't Destroy Brooklyn
- The Atlantic Yards Report
- The Atlantic Yards official site