There is an old abandoned factory that can be seen right near where Route 1 and Route 130
South intersect in North Brunswick by Georges Road and Carolier Lane. There is a PNC Bank
next door and a small patch of woods right by the factory which actually has an overgrown
but functional entrance/exit off of Route 130. The huge smokestack and rooftop graffiti
was what caught Rutgers Rarities Investigator Ray’s eye as he passed this site by car. It
certainly looked abandoned from the highway and when the RR Team approached the site we
quickly learned that far from being a deserted ruin, the site was a pit-stop to a number
of grafitti artists who tagged both the exterior and interior walls of the factory. The
SD Krew, Team Nasty (featuring Skit) and Krug were the most frequent taggers and there
appeared to be some some serious debate going on as Krug’s claim of domain was mocked on
the back walls of the factory by KWTC and “the Hobo”. The place also gave clues of being
the site of some violence as there was a seriously dented fire extinguisher lying near
the back entrance and a nail-studded square of wood that was tacked up about head high
with the inscription of “RUN HEAD FIRST”, along with a number of smashed window panes and
shattered remnants of wood from the interior.
The Stress Factory - North Brunswick Abandoned Industrial Hangout
By Jessica Teal
The interior of the factory was easily accessed and had even more graffiti than the
outside walls. The place was huge and it seemed that Skit and Team Nasty ruled on the
inside as really strong tags could be found on nearly every open wall space. There were
staircases leading up to the 2nd floor that the RR Team reluctantly decided to save for
another visit as it was a pretty dark and wet day and we were not 100% convinced that we
were the only ones taking a break inside the site. I personally got a really bad vibe
from the place and I am still not quite sure why. Co-Investigator Ray was in a typically
fearless mood and was all for scaling the crumbling stairs and trying to make a rooftop
inspection, but I’ll admit that I fervently talked him out of it. I couldn’t put my
finger on it, but something felt “off” to me about the place and one thing that Ray and
I have learned in the course of our investigations is to trust our instincts and respect
any negative vibes that we pick up.
In examining the images of the interior in retrospect, I really think that something
screwy went on in this place as a) there were absolutely no signs of any of the usual
animal life- no birds, no mice, rats, nests etc., b) it really wasn’t in that bad of
shape for an old factory, yet had obviously been abandoned and neglected for quite some
time and c) there were just so many places that offered excellent vantage points to
any on-site dwellers who may have resented intruders. I also felt unusually uncomfortable
in several of the small structures outside of the site, such as the large silo that led
right up to the highway and the small storage/paint/hoisting building that was next to
the factory. There also was an interesting partially fenced-off electrical source area
that may have not even still been active, but looked like it could have generated a city
Again, the place clearly had some visiting artists at some point in ‘06 and perhaps served
as a home or shelter to somebody this winter past. It wasn’t the graffiti that made the
place feel strange either and I wish I could better define why I still feel a dread of
the factory’s interior and outlying buildings- I know it sounds crazy but my initial
thought upon entering the building was that either a rape or death took place here-
believe me, this is not based on anything I can explain. Perhaps a closer examination of
the pictures and history of the site will justify my fears or maybe I’m just bein’
yella’, I don’t know...If you know anything of the site and buildings, please let the RR
Team know (email@example.com), as I couldn’t find anything online yet
and I’m sure there’s a history to this one.
Different views of the abandoned factory smoke stack.
Loading docks and tagged up backside of the factory, a seemingly typical hangout for
Some of the stranger buildings on site including a green airplane hangar, some sort of
weighing building, and a concrete silo.
Images of the silo including another rarity - a ladder that co-investigator Ray
Strange fenced-in area containing some type of medeival high voltage torture device.
Interior of the airplane hangar building emptied out except for a few barrels of
Interior of the weighing facility with several rusted high voltage sources.
The mission statement of Krug on the back walls of the factory along with a rebuttal.
Colorful gang tag of the SD Krew next to the door and the bed of nails warning against
entry into the cursed layer of the devil.
Some additional Krug tags and commentary along with an unknown tag.
Closer look at the back door and walls warning against entry into the factory.
Interior of the factory despite warnings to keep out. The factory is in rather good
condition considering it was abandoned many years ago. The question is why.
Front area of the desolate factory with interesting stairway leading to second floor
and possible roof access.
More interior shots of the graffiti walls inside the factory.
Tags from the Team Nasty crew with the majority coming from Skit.
Two of the more elaborate Skit tags.
Two more simplistic Skit tags.
A Team Nasty and some other random tags inside the eerily silent abandoned factory.
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