So it’s definitley the most exciting thing I’ve done in a while We are climbing a ladder to an old pill box Defending the Atlantic From… the Germans Members of the Barrio What’s going on.. It’s Jon and we are inside of Fort Tilden right now.. An Abandoned Military in Queens.. Right on the Atlantic For the first time.. On this channel We’re going to be doing a little bit of urban exploring And my friend Jacob Carlson is going to be showing us around.. A lot of the secret little areas here.. He’s made 3 seperate videos I’m going to show you a different side of New York A side that I think a lot of tourists probably never would know about.. Let’s check this out.. Look at this place We are in an old warehouse I’m going to bring in Jacob to tell you what’s going on This is an abandoned warehouse.. i’m not sure what it used to be But if I had to guess.. I’d guess it was a service depot for vehicles.. Based on all of the garage bay doors We’ve got Tal here from the Traveling Clatt And it’s both of our first times.. exploring this abandoned warehouse I’m a little bit creeped out.. I don’t know .. I don’t usually explore this type of thing in New York How are you feeling right now? It’s pretty tame.. I’ve been to a few abandoned places Not a bunch It’s pretty tame It’s just a lot of graffiti but.. I like how cool it is And that it was just free to come and enter The graffiti artist left their spray cans here Since Jacob’s been here before He told us that this old stair case That we’re walking up is safe We’re going to go check it out right now.. Keep your head down a little bit here.. Yeah See how old everything is up here Super old radiator Got heaters.. Even the outlets and stuff like that are really old It’s very cool You can see the city to.. You can .. see Manhattan I have a good sense of what’s safe And what’s not And what’s.. legal And what’s not I would definitley recommend coming out to Fort Tilden Checking it out We’ll show you some other stuff that’s a little bit.. More tame And easier.. and more accessible For this kind of stuff I would stay away from this Again i’m more experienced I’ve been in here And been invited before If you haven’t.. just don’t do it Okay.. for informational purposes only.. We are on our way to the old military installations.. The stuff facing the beach This is the stuff i’ve seen pictures of Online And i’m a big history buff.. World War 2..World War All that stuff intrigues me.. We’re going to show you a bit of that history right now Jacob anything you want to tease them with.. We’re going to be.. see everything from supply depots To gun batteries.. like massive massive anti-air gun batteries To underground bunkers It’s going to be really cool Amazing, amazing.. There was a whole rail road system that ran through here That.. took supply trains Essentially from building to building This was one of them You’ll see when we get in there.. How it was sort of carved out in the middle To allow people to work on either side And put stuff into whatever it was Alright you guys ready.. Stop number one.. This whole center area is probably rail road tracks You can see.. They would bring in.. The cars and that kind of stuff And they could load them from the side And then move onto the next place For like ammunition Things like that One thing I will say Will these buildings That you have to look out for Obviously you can see the ceiling is sort of falling in You want to be careful with that.. Also don’t lean on any of these polls You can see that is what’s supporting this Don’t touch that.. good idea Don’t lean on the poles Don’t try to go up to the roof That kind of stuff But otherwise if you’re just walking through here It’s relatively safe Just be careful Visiting New York City You would not expect to find.. This sort of.. structure around It’s part of the history of the city Alright we are exploring.. yet another building here Highly recommend you bring good like hiking shoes Don’t come in here.. in heels or flip flops Or whatever else crazy idea you would have Because the ground is not stable You’re stepping on glass and other things constantly We are approaching one of the really cool parts Of Fort Tilden That i’ve researched… Called Battery Harris And it first went into service.. in 1924 Jacob is going to show us where they had the guns Encased here.. This was actually to point at the beach In case the Germans would attack And it’s just sitting here.. no one else is around This could be one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in New York City Not even joking So imagine this big huge circle Had a massive gun pointing that way.. And you had multiple guys , multiple men that could turn the gun That direction and that direction And it just filled up this whole area And it pointed out that way But like I said The reason they had this big cement structure is to prevent any.. If anybody were to capture this..
The Germans were to storm the beach and capture this. They wouldn’t be able to take the gun And turn it around And shoot at New York City Because of this big cement structure The city actually built this staircase and this little observation area up here.. Totally open to the public And just an incredible view in this direction Of the Manhattan Skyline In this direction of the Atlantic And that’s what the gun down there would have been looking at I also want to note that.. Not only did this have a big historical signifance during World War 1 and World War 2 But also during the Cold War Their were nike missle sites here.. Essentialy Fort Tilden’s job was to guard. New York City and luckily.. It never actually had to be used For those reasons You can see the American flag down there Which is exactly where we’re going apparently According to Jacob… our expert tour guide That is the right direction right That is the bunker That is the bunker folks That is “un bunker” Un Bunker We are about to walk into this old bunker Kids don’t try this at home What do you think.. It’s pretty cool huh? People have definitley lived here For a little while.. I don’t know who? I kind of don’t want to find out.. It’s getting pretty creepy right now.. Look at these two rooms right here.. Dude.. is like a.. old bathroom Is this the bathroom What is this? Stairway to Heaven This last step is a little.. wonky Be careful And then you see how there’s that gap there.. This is where I think they’d store the munitions and stuff. If I had to guess Because they have these cement platforms and stuff.. This is where I would guess.. Oh my goodness This is so freaking cool.. This is the grim reaper pointing And then it’s just that I’m agreeing with Tal I probably wouldn’t recommend you come to this particuluar place.. Unless you’re with someone that knows what they’re doing Me and Tal aren’t those people Jacob is.. So just be very careful Well Jacob’s now run off and he’s going to try and scare us Uh oh That’s fine..
And he’s going to succeed We’ve just come out of the bunker We’ve got one final stop to show you guys.. Actually inside of a pill box Facing the Atlantic And this is the part I was most excited about After seeing pictures and Jacob’s videos We’re going to climb up right now Guys so we are approaching the pill box And as you can see It’s kind of like the perfect spot To be hidden a bit From I guess enemy airplanes Or enemy boats coming here Right amongst the shrubs Guarding the beach for almost 100 years Welcome to the pillbox.. it’s freezing in here.. Minus all the graffiti This actually feels to me like.. You’re in a war movie You’re facing the Atlantic right here. Looking for submarines and ships dropping off troops Even though it never happened As far as troops landing right here Specifically
There were German spies that did make it to long island however Very close by This is where.. You’d put the gun This is your view out to see Look at this Members of the Barrio what an incredible afternoon Spent exploring Fort Tilden It’s this gem right in New York City But it feels a world apart If you’re a history buff like I am You’ve got to put this on your list Just use common sense when visiting here. Please.. Guys make sure to check out my New York City Playlist For a lot of cool ideas about ideas and things to do On your next trip here Thank you so much for watching as always Until next time..