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Where & When: Game 46

Hello again to the latest round of Where & When. It’s been a pretty busy (and somewhat lame) week so far with the big club, so let’s try to spin things around a bit and see what we come up with when we look at this:

Where & When Game 46

Yes, it’s contemporary. I just like the picture a lot because of the clue. And here’s another: after the first two games this season, we can agree that if this place were still in prime condition, the Yanks could use a lot of what it would have. A whole lot.

So there you have it; it’s in the area, but it may take you some time to figure out where unless you happen to see it on a regular basis. By the way, this is not the best picture of the location, even from the website I referenced; inside is an explorer’s fun park or a developer’s almost literal pipe dream.  After I confirm the answer, I invite you to take a peek at the site from the photo credit’s link to see and learn more about it.  I geek out at a place like this for quite a few reasons.

On that note, the first person who determines the location will win a barrel of Barq’s root beer; Barq’s being my favorite and again, I like this place for what it could become if someone had the gumption to do it.  The rest of us will get Virgil’s cream soda and a cool place to look at from the comfort of our seats; mind you that you don’t let images of the current Yankee Stadium mix in with this though; it’s way too early to be that cynical… >;)

No peeking at the photo credit until after I say okay!

[Photo Credit: AbandonedNYC]

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1 rbj   ~  Apr 4, 2014 8:55 am

Oh wow. I've got no idea. Am-Trak in the foreground, but it's not a train station. Two towers in the back, steam power plant? (Yankees could use some power)

2 rbj   ~  Apr 4, 2014 9:07 am

"steam power plants along am trak" leads to an image of the Port Morris power plant. Which leads to this site:

3 RIYank   ~  Apr 4, 2014 9:56 am

Wow, that was fast.
And really interesting -- for some reason I've been to several re-purposed power plants, mainly made into museums. (There's one in Sydney, and one in Providence, for example.) There's something kind of bright and optimistic about huge-scale re-purposing of big old buildings.

4 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Apr 4, 2014 11:31 am

Yonkers power plant

5 rbj   ~  Apr 4, 2014 11:49 am

So apparently it goes by many names, from Port Morris, to Yonkers to Glenwood:

6 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 4, 2014 12:30 pm

Good job, rbj! Okay, you can peek at the photo credit now...

7 Emily   ~  Apr 4, 2014 1:07 pm

@rbj, Port Morris was a different place. The New York Central had two plants built, one on the Harlem Division (Port Morris) and one on the Hudson Division (Yonkers). The original name was Yonkers, but it later became known by the part of Yonkers it was located in, Glenwood.

Thanks for the link to my site though :)

8 rbj   ~  Apr 4, 2014 1:49 pm

[6] Root beer floats for all!

[7] Thanks for the clarification and you're welcome.

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