By 2019, according to the Daily Gazette, one Guilderland, New York neighborhood was left vacant after a wholesale purchase of more than a dozen homes and small businesses. The plan was to expand Crossgates Mall but that never happened. Take a look at the pictures below to see what this "ghost neighborhood" looks like today.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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A 1998 plan to expand Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY was met by opposition and eventually the plan died. In 2019 there was a new plan to use the property to build a Costco Wholesale Club. As of June 2024 the once thriving neighborhood sits mostly abandoned.

A recent urban exploration by Stringer Media resulted in a video tour of the now lifeless neighborhood once occupied by families, cars in the driveways, kids playing in their yards and dogs fetching sticks.

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As recently as April of 2024 notices were placed on the buildings in this ghost neighborhood. These were memorandums stating the following:

To: Whom It May Concern
From: Crossgates Mall Management Office
April 26, 2024
RE: Tresspassing on Mall Property

"We are providing notice that you are on private property, owned by Pyramid Management Group. You must remove your personal items immediately and leave this property. If you have any questions you may contact the Mall Management Office 518-869-3255."

Entire Albany New York Neighborhood Left Abandoned

This entre Guilderland, New York neighborhood has been vacant for years. Why did these residents leave? Why was so much left behind? Furniture, old photographs and school books still sit where they were last touch, as if time stood still.

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

Abandoned Willard State Hospital

Hospital for the Chronically Insane in Ovid, NY. Why are there unmarked graves on the property and why were there over 400 suitcases left behind once the hospital closed? Let's find out.

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

Abandoned Grossinger's Catskills Resort Hotel "Before and After"

The one time "Queen of the Catskills" was abandoned from 1986 until 2018, when the remaining structures were demolished. Prior to that video footage was captured by JP Videos and others. Here are some of the before and after pictures of Grossinger's in Liberty, NY.

Gallery Credit: Karolyi

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