New York City is a gigantic place where it’s extremely easy to miss things, even right before your eyes! Don’t fret; today we’re revealing to you one spooky secret site that most New Yorkers don’t even know about! They might have passed by a thousand times but never realized its existence. Maybe it wasn’t in clear sight, or maybe the hustle and bustle of New York has clouded too many visions.
Staten Island Boat Graveyard is one of the spookiest places in the 5th borough. Off the shore, in a swampy patch of FreshKills Park lays an abundance of decomposing abandoned ships ranging from various age and size. The old remnants of wood and steel look like rusty skeletons solemnly protruding from their watery graves. They are half submerged and half afloat, untouched and eerie as they wait to either be scrapped of salvaged.
The air and salt water rips through them and they are quickly decayed until the point of no return. Things in the Graveyard certainly do not stay the same for too long. At the point instability the boats are either chopped up or sunken into the muddy waters as new boats are brought in. However, through the dirt, rust, and decay there is beauty in these milky banks. The abandoned passenger ships, tugboats, barges and ferries become natural sculptures to the land. They spread mystery and a bit of melancholy onto the location.
It is paradise for photographers who are looking for a mystifying atmosphere to shoot their film. More so, it is wonder for spectators too take a glance at the unseen and unknown part of Staten Island. The Boat Graveyard is located near the town of Rossville, on Arthur Kill Road, so go and discover this hidden secret of New York City.