10 Abandoned Places In New Jersey That Nature Is Reclaiming

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    Howard related because he abandoned his show years ago.

    10 Abandoned Places In New Jersey That Nature Is Reclaiming

    Posted on 18 June, 2015 | In New Jersey
    In such a densely packed state it can be difficult to find abandoned buildings. Many abandoned properties are simply knocked down to make room for more malls or upscale apartment complexes. When you’re tight on space, every square foot matters. Even still, if you know where to look, there are a treasure trove of abandoned places just waiting to be explored. Many of these buildings are on public property; as for the ones that aren’t, we’ll just have to live vicariously through these photos.

    1. Rail Car, Lambertville
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    Once used to transport passengers, this train car is now home to local wildlife and rebellious teenagers.
    2. Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook
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    This former Army base was active between 1874 -1974. Once home to anti-aircraft missiles, the fort now houses Nubian Goats to help combat the poison ivy.
    3. Train Station, Wildwood
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    No longer home to the hustle and bustle of a daily commute, this train station crumbles while awaiting new passengers of the four-legged variety.
    4. Factory, Paterson
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    Flickr/Mike Rastiello
    Paterson is a populous city, but this factory sits on the outskirts untouched. It's a wonder it hasn't been knocked down by now to make way for something new. It might help that in the spring and summer the surrounding trees shade the building from prying eyes.
    5. Church, Spring Valley
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    The ruins of this church now serve as a house of worship for woodland creatures.
    6. Home, Walpack
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    The lines between building and nature are blurred in Walpack; nearly the entire town has been abandoned. At the time of the 2010 census, there were only 16 residents.
    7. School, Lambertville
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    This abandoned schoolhouse has since been demolished. For years it was a favorite haunt of high school students on the hunt for ghosts.
    8. Ruins, Hope
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    Though we don't know what type of building once stood here, we do know that these rocks have found their way back into nature.
    9. Factory, Newark
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    There are quite a few abandoned buildings in Newark but this one is visible off the Turnpike for all the world to see. Look closely and you'll notice tree branches sprouting from the windows and rooftop.
    10. Mansion, Kinnelon
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    Once a stunning mansion owned by stockbroker Milton Untermeyer, the building burned down in the late 1960's. All that remains now is brick and vines.
    In the end, nature always wins.
     
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    Every time I drive by #9 on the NJTP I feel like Tony.
     
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    I once read a non fiction book
    The World Without Us
    It was all about this shit, it was a real good read
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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    My father in law said he was stationed at Ft. Hancock. He's about 80 now.
     
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    "We're goin away folks. And we won't leave much of a trace. And thank god for that."

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    Wow never thought Jersey to be a shithole
     
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    That's awesome, @Quedee! Man, you would love it out here (out West), Arizona (and the rest of the Western states) have a ton of ghost towns and abandoned buildings (just make sure you don't fall into an abandoned mine shaft)...
     
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    You can't not see that kind of stuff in Detroit. Entire blocks look undeveloped as the earth reclaimed what was once there. I took my dad down the street he grew up on and only two houses remain. The sidewalk and all of the lots are completely overgrown. It looks like wilderness.
     
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    House of Depression,Vineland N.J.
     
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    Ive been to 4, 8, and 10.

    Jersey a wild place. Been all over this country and a lot of the world and nowhere like Jersey. We had a water park that killed people. We had serial killers sharks in 1916. We have bears that walk on two legs and look in garbage cans. We got snapping turtles that look like dinosaurs.
     
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    Classic. Will be relevant long after were all dead and gone.
     
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    The first time I realized we're just a temporarily nuisance to this planet is when I saw pictures of Chernobyl 20 years later. A nuclear disaster-site that will be uninhabitable for humans for thousands of years is completely green and overgrown now. Nature doesn't give a shit about us. Sure, it's sad that we ruin the pretty views and dump toxic shit into the ocean and sky, but we mostly fuck ourselves over by doing that.

    Looks fascinating. Added to Amazon wish list.
     
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    #11-Howard Stern rest stop.
     
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    they seem to have forgotten #11: New Jersey, the state abandoned by civilization.

    As evidence and proof, I present:

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    The NJ State Gov about to enjoy a snack.
     
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    Aren't those places dangerous? I always feel like junkies and or crazy people hang out in abandoned places. I wouldn't want to go in there alone.
     
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    http://sandyhookfoundationnj.org/
    Help save one of the best plàces in America. Its what I saw out my bedroom window my entire childhood. Got married there and all.
     
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    I have been the ONLY person out there in the middle of the night.
    Creepy doesn't begin to describe it.
     
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    I'm sure a group of civic minded reggies will band together and pull their resources to turn that urban blight into an oasis.
     
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    Hancock

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