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Rare Look at Less Touristy, More Terrifying Part of Ellis Island

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[Photo: Jacques Toussaint Benoit/Pasilalinic-Sympathetic Compass]

The off-limits south side of Ellis Island, where the creepy hospital and creepy psychiatric buildings and creepy quarantine wards and creepy?well, you get the picture?are located, is opened to the public for Open House New York once a year, but even then access is limited. Unfiltered looks at the crumbling structures (which the Save Ellis Island group is working to restore) are very rare, which makes this amazing photo essay over at Pasilalinic-Sympathetic Compass even more amazing. Can't you just see the next "Friday the 13th" movie being set here?
· The South Side of Ellis Island [Sympathetic Compass]