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Unused Railroad Tracks
These abandoned LIRR tracks that run through Midwood might not seem like much of a landmark. They're virtually impossible to see unless you are specifically looking for them, but it's the negative space they create (all throughout Midwood, Avenues H and I end in dead ends because of the tracks) that make them important. These tracks are an interesting, though humble, landmark because they are felt more than they are seen. And how many landmarks do you know that aren't in your face? Not many probably. We hope the city never builds over them, ruining what might be the most unobtrusive landmark on this list.