To paraphrase everyone's favorite chaos theorist from Jurassic Park, "Life finds a way." Indeed, that old chestnut is applicable to the following ten destinations, where animals have found a home in areas humans once tread. Remember, if you want to keep poachers out of your nature preserve, surround it with land mines.
In the 1920s, South Edgemere in Queens was a thriving summertime destination replete with bungalows and a boardwalk. Nowadays, these 20 or so unused blocks have been abandoned to seaside squatters and gangs of wild dogs.