Exploring the Tunnels, Ruins, and Rooftops of Hidden New York
By L.B. Deyo & David žLeftyÓ Leibowitz
Three Rivers Press, July 2003
Trade Paperback, 260pp, $14.95
In the summer of 2001, the Jinx Project launched Operation C-1609, its most ambitious exploration of New York City. There would be twelve missions, each to a badlands outpost, each offering its own empirical promise. Each target, from the abandoned hospitals of the East River to the live train tunnels below Park Avenue, would provide historical, scientific, engineering, and sociological information. The Jinx team would move upward from the depths, from the intestine labyrinths of the aqueducts and subway lines, through condemned buildings and landmarks up into the bridges and rooftops. Invisible Frontier: Exploring the Tunnels, Ruins, and Rooftops of Hidden New York is the story of this operation. Read an excerpt.