This is a very great blog post from the 'Weekend Edition Blog.' It is about photographers who take images of city buildings and areas that have fallen into disrepair and basically have been abandoned. Every building has a story and in some cases the pictures that are taken are used to help the restoration process. I always find it sad to see things in ruins, but it also strikes the imagination and helps you to visualize about the past and the who, what, where, when, why and how of the people and the times they lived in. I always applaud people that want to preserve history. :)
Also, for New York History buffs or those curious about NY. This is a fantastic blog right here on blogger called 'The Bowery Boys: New York City History." These fellas really know their stuff and even make free podcasts. Check it out! You will get hooked on their posts.