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06.22.15 Bucky Turco

Not guilty! That’s the verdict a jury handed down for the most serious charge a trio of BASE jumpers who dove off 1 World Trade Center in 2013 were facing. Prosecutors attempted to hit Andrew Rossig, 34, James Brady, 33, and Marko Markovich, 28, with felony burglary raps for entering the building with the intention […]

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06.10.15 Bucky Turco

Photographer Victor Thomas aka @vic.invades loves to explore places most people wouldn’t dare to go. The Brooklyn-based, NYC native shot and posted a short video to YouTube detailing some of his latest urban exploring hijinks. In one unsettling clip, he can be seen sliding down a steep roof. I asked the 20-something lensman if he […]

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06.09.15 Liam Mathews

The trial of Andrew Rossig, James Brady, and Marko Markovich, the men who parachuted off 1 WTC in 2013, began on Monday. The three daredevils are facing charges of burglary, reckless endangerment, and violating the city ordinance against BASE jumping. The outcome of their case could have important repercussions for all urban explorers in New […]

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04.17.15 Liam Mathews

The New York Post reports that four teens, all 16 or 17, were caught scaling a staircase up to the lowest tower of the abandoned New York State Pavilion from the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. They were given summonses for trespassing. “These acts of trespassing go beyond simple rule-breaking. The towers are not […]

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03.30.15 Bucky Turco

Days after his height-soaring exploration of the Triborough Bridge generated alliterative headlines and a public scolding from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, a teenage adventurer poked the hornet’s nest yet again by conquering another bridge. Over the weekend, the young man who goes by the by the alias @icarus_nyc on Instagram, along with an accomplice, climbed […]

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03.27.15 Liam Mathews

The MTA and NYPD will be fast-tracking new security measures on the city’s bridges, CBS reported Thursday, thanks to ANIMAL’s photos of the Triborough Bridge. Authorities have been on alert over illicit bridge-climbing since last summer, when some artists climbed the Brooklyn Bridge and swapped the American flag at the top for a white one, […]

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03.25.15 Aymann Ismail

Overlooked by tourists and free of heavy traffic due to its $7.50 toll, the Triborough Bridge complex makes a great destination for urban exploring. What makes it more interesting than say, the Williamsburg or Manhattan Bridge, is that the Harlem span moves. Its draw-bridge system raises for big boats that need to pass through the […]

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03.04.15 Bucky Turco

Filmmaker Jeff Seal tagged along with some of New York’s most ambitious and youngest urban explorers, all in the pursuit of Instagram greatness. The social media platform is apparently a big motivator for these thrill-seekers and the reason why there’s so many photos of feet dangling over ledges, people spinning steel wool on fire, and […]

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02.02.15 Bucky Turco

After giving the world a look inside the world’s largest Tiffany’s clock and an unauthorized view of Grand Central Terminal, the NYC-based urban explorer who goes by the villainous-sounding Instagram handle Dark Cyanide shows us what it’s like to visit the only part of Times Square that’s worth checking out. The self-professed “thrill seeker and […]

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01.06.15 Bucky Turco

Humza Deas is Instagram-famous. Recently profiled by New York magazine, the 17-year-old urban explorer and photographer has amassed over 94,000 followers on the social media platform with gripping images of abandoned places, off-limit areas, and iconic spans all over the city. But it was a recent photo showing someone who appeared to be subway surfing […]

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