deejayforte Today we explored two abandoned structures, two hours away from one another. I'm looking forward to sharing the history of them to you all. They're really quite special • #exploringforever #exploreny 7h

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deejayforte We're starting a band, I'll be playing the 1980s word processor.

Bldg: "Indoor Sports Arena."Offices have turned into disaster areas. Invoices, records and cancelled checks have found their way out of crates and filing cabinets onto the floor. The ice rink and "indoor sports arena" have both been converted into makeshift storage areas, while the dining area, lounge and bar have been completely gutted.
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deejayforte Blood Oath • #exploringforever.

Bldg 4: Dining Hall, Kitchen & Bakery building. Built in 1914, number 4 is one of the five buildings that will be rehabilitated during the upcoming reconstruction. It was the largest of the early Farm Colony buildings, having used a decorative motif drawn from the Colonial Revival style. (PC @brittanyjones)
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deejayforte It’s very easy to fall into a state of bitterness and contempt, but it takes a bigger person to forgive and forget. Keep your eyes ahead. 1w

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deejayforte Empire State Building, where are you? #ifognyc #nyc #justgoshoot 2w

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deejayforte For small creatures such as we, the vastness [of space] is bearable only through love • Carl Sagan.

Today, the human species will be making history by landing a spacecraft lander module, Philae onto comet 67P/CG for the very first time. We humans are capable of greatness.
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deejayforte I've met a lot of amazing people through Instagram over the years, many of whom I consider great friends. Their warm, genuine personality and support continually make me grateful for their friendship. I hope I do my best in reciprocating my appreciation to them.

I met Mike this past weekend for the first time after months of talking back and forth about exploration, having met while scouring through the #urbex hashtag. It's great meeting a photographer who respects and values the places he visits. I look forward to more trips in the future.
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deejayforte Each victory is only a prelude to another • Carl Sagan.

The disrepair, decline and abandonment of Penn Hills is one shared by many resorts in the Poconos. Air travel became far more affordable through the '80s and '90s, and driving a few hours into the mountainous hills of Pennsylvania for $300/night was no longer considered a vacation getaway.

At the age of 102, Frances Paolillo the resorts owner passed away in 2009. Penn Hills closed two months later, leaving many workers without their last paychecks; owing $1.25 million in back taxes to Monroe County.
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deejayforte Phoenix Rising.

Bldg: "Penthouse Towers." A three-story suite over looking the main wedding bell shaped pool, featuring a heart shaped bathtub, floor to ceiling carpeting and a "custom" circular bed surrounded by mirrors.

PC: @brittanyjones
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deejayforte Founded as a Tavern in 1944, Penn Hills Resort was a honeymoon resort in the Pocono Mountains region, catering to swingers, young couples, and the newly married.

Billed as a "Paradise of Pocono Pleasure" and a place of "unbridled passion," the 500 acre resort expanded to include a ski resort, a golf course, and opened over a hundred rooms by the 1960s, before closing in 2009.
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deejayforte I found a white wall and these great new pair of oxfords. Am I doing this right? #sos 2w

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deejayforte #FromWhereIFallToMyDeath. Yesterday's post was suppose to be my last in regards to NYCFC, but with my dormitory 1 post, this picture has reference.

Admissions to the Farm Colony by 1926 were ascribed to the following causes of dependency: senility, destitution(poverty,) paralysis, crippled, epileptic, dumb, blind, deaf, deaf and dumb and cancer.
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deejayforte This weekend I'll be traveling to Pennsylvania to explore a 500 acre abandoned honeymoon resort; it was catered to "swingers, young couples and the newly married. 3w

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deejayforte Bldg 1 & 2: Male Dormitory. Described by it’s architect as “the nucleus around which the institution should grow," dormitory 1 & 2 were finished in 1904 and housed over 200 male residents, doubling the campus’ resident population. It boasted modern plumbing and showers, and was the prototype for all subsequent construction prior to the 1930s. Today, the building's nearly completely destroyed, with no roof or floors; only the brick walls and main support beam remains. Trees, shrubs and vines have taken root. • #exploringforever #nycfarmcolony 3w

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deejayforte We often neglect to take moments to reflect on those who are there for us. I met @Brittanyjones when we were very young, when our parents used to workout at the same gym; leaving us in the gym's nursery room. We also went to the same high school! It's great to know she's someone I can count on.

Also, she's a single gal looking for a non-bullshit/serious relationship, guys.
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deejayforte Built in 1829 in the borough of Staten Island, New York City Farm Colony was a 45 acre dependent community for the elderly poor and mentally handicapped until it closed in 1975. Layers of graffiti, dirt and debris dominate the campus since its closure 40 years ago, however 5 of the 11 buildings on the grounds will be renovated in 2016 for a future senior citizen retirement community.

Bldg 3: Dormitory for Male Help, built in 1905. (Collapsed due to vagrant fire and building erosion. The building's interior is completely gutted, with no roof, floors, or support. Trees, shrubs and vines have taken root.)
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deejayforte Someone once taught me that people use quotes and visit places with such haste that time isn't utilized learning the cultural story behind it. It's true, we often disregard the history of what inspires us in the adventure of seeking 'originality.' We shouldn't lose sight on this importance and it's something I would like to focus on in future posts.

Bldg 5: Laundry, Workshop and Industrial Building. Built in 1914 and used primarily for laundry until it was converted into a shop for printing, carpentry, tailoring, and carpet making in 1917, when laundry services moved to SeaView Hospital.
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deejayforte Just standing here stoically. collapsed building, completely normal. • #exploringforever (pc: @brittanyjones) 3w
  •   courtneyjacquln I like this. 3w
  •   deejayforte @courtneyjacquln Thanks Court! 3w
  •   high.vltg No doubt @deejayforte 3w
  •   juliajames You have to take me on one of these adventures with you someday! 3w
  •   deejayforte @juliajames Okay, deal. It's always great to have more friends who want to come on adventures with me/us. 3w
  •   yupitsmichael nice feed bud ran into you yesterday at pennhills haha 2w
  •   deejayforte @yupitsmichael Thanks man! Yeah, it was pretty rad running into you guys. My friends and I are pretty respectful towards these places, we just want to explore. CC @high.vltg @brittanyjones 2w
  •   yupitsmichael hell yea bud same I'm just there to take pictures I usually shoot out film pre90s I got a t80 a few old camera I enjoy shooting with , you guys seem pretty fun hope to see you all around or explore in the future I know of a lot of places to pass onto you if you every want to know of any new places just ask 2w

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deejayforte Find some place to get lost • After three weeks without being able to get out and explore, it feels really great to do something I'm passionate about. #exploringforever 3w
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  •   ieota Nice glad to see you urbexing again! And where did you get that sign ?? :) 3w
  •   pauldriscoll123 Ah glad you finally made it here 3w
  •   deejayforte @ieota Ah, it feels really good to get out! :) The sign is actually a bandana from a clothing brand that I admire called Iron and Resin. 3w
  •   deejayforte @pauldriscoll123 Yes! You were the one who recommended it right? Awesome suggestion. I still have to go over to SeaView's side. I only had enough time to check out the Colony's grounds. 3w
  •   pauldriscoll123 Yupp! Glad you enjoyed. Seaview side is pretty cool also. Ever check out north brother island? I think that's my next trip once kayaking season is back. 3w

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deejayforte Hi! I have a new 30 second visual effects short on Vimeo; link in profile. Hope you like it!
EDIT: Video at Vimeo.com/DeejayForte
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  •   jimmyogle Nice! What happened to the jib shot? 4w
  •   deejayforte @jimmyogle Haha! Thanks Jimmy. I didn't feel right about using it since it was shot under APR's budget. I'm not with APR anymore, so I used the same concept except without myself as the titular character/robot from space invasion. I took a picture with my iPhone and then cut out all the buildings; spreading them out throughout Z-space to give it the parallax effect. 4w
  •   deejayforte @juliajames Thank you :)! Hope the move goes well! Let me know when you're situated. 4w
  •   lukemoellman Dope dude 4w
  •   deejayforte @lukemoellman Thanks mang. Waiting for some new tunes by you! Always a fan. 4w
  •   saganyc Ummm this is very kool!! I'm impressed 3w
  •   deejayforte @saganyc Ah, Sandra. Thank youu! It took about 3 months to make ಥ_ಥ. It's a view from the roof of my apartment building, kind of thought destroying the upper east side would look interesting. 3w
  •   saganyc 3 months! Wow I was about to be like let's collab on a SAGA campaign. Anyway this is worth the work you out into it 3w

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