According to The Internet, we all just love seeing shit fall apart. Not just seeing it, staring at it. The total destruction is so appealing to some of our twisted brains. The impermanence, the fleeting nature of things, history is history, all we are is dust in the wind, etc.

"What's that you say, a building that used to be new is now abandoned? Is the paint peeling? Are the walls crumbling? Is the light beaming through a broken window that a young girl used to stare out of, dreaming?" Yeah, that's the stuff. Dim the lights and put on a Steely Dan record.

In honor of this intrigue now having "scientific facts" behind it, we present some of our favorite New York City ruin porn. Enjoy, you sick puppies!

UPDATE: More here, from Governors Island.