The transformation of Staten Island’s Seaview Hospital campus, and the New York City Farm Colony across from it, are two of the biggest planned projects for the borough. While these sites have been largely closed off to the public for several decades now, filmmaker Matthew Chirico is offering us a peek at these locations like we’ve never seen them before.
A new aerial video shot by the Staten Island native captures the several abandoned and derelict structures within the two sites, located at the center of Staten Island. Untapped Cities first reported on the video.
Seaview Hospital served as the largest treatment center for tuberculosis in the early part of the 20th century, and the Farm Colony operated as a poor house, until it was closed by the city in the 1970s.
In early 2016, the city approved a plan to convert the Farm Colony site into hundreds of condos for seniors along with open landscaped space; and in late 2016 the city announced its intention to transform Seaview into a health-focused development with residences, and farm-to-table restaurants.
Before that all gets underway, Chirico is offering us a look at these long-abandoned establishments. Checkout the full video below.