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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
The Hole

This is an image I took while visiting a little-known neighborhood in New York City known as The Hole. This neighborhood gets its name from being below local street-level, and its primary characteristics are its flooded streets and many abandoned houses and lots. This picture in particular shows a patch that reportedly had been used as a mafia dumping ground in the late 70s -- largely due to the isolation of the region.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Queens, New York, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Helen Galioto