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New York City Farm Colony, photos by Tom Kirsch / opacity.us

History and photos of the abandoned New York City Farm Colony, in Staten Island, NY. Also known as Richmond County Poor Farm

While psychiatric patients from Brooklyn were being moved to the Kings County Farm Colony (later known as Kings Park State Hospital) on Long Island, the borough of Manhattan sought a similar solution to alleviate the overcrowding in their mental hospitals. In 1887 the city purchased 1,000 acres of pine barrens in Central Islip, Long Island. Forty-nine male patients were admitted in 1889, and followed by forty female

Central Islip State Hospital Located in Central Islip, NY US Also Known As:Manhattan State Hospital, Central Islip Psychiatric Center, CISH Location Genre:Psychiatric Hospital years Demo / Renovated:N/A Decaying years Last Known Status:Abandoned

Circular Rooms - Photo of the Abandoned Bannerman's Arsenal

Photo of Central Islip State Hospital by Tom Kirsch / opacity.us

Photo of Central Islip State Hospital by Tom Kirsch / opacity.

Photo of Ravenwood Castle by Tom Kirsch / opacity.us

Photo of Ravenwood Castle by Tom Kirsch / opacity.

Dim - Photo of the Abandoned Central Islip State Hospital

Photo of Saint Mary's Hospital by Tom Kirsch / opacity.us

Treatment room with green tiles in abandoned hospital building;

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