Quote from rngeneral
Hey! I actually GREW UP living in one of the Quarters 7 on the hospital grounds of the USPHS Hospital on Staten Island, NY. My father was a physisican there. Lived there from 1964-1978. I remember it well. Went through there about 4 yrs. ago and was SO sad to see the state of disrepair of my childhood home....abandoned, open windows (probably full of pigeons), etc. Such a shame that a solid brink facility both the hospital itself and the quarters surrounding it have fallen into disrepair.
After being order closed by Regan, the USPH Hospital on Staten Island was purchased by the Sisters of Charity (they also owned Saint Vincent's Hospital in West New Brighton), and renamed Baley Seton Hospital. The Sisters later sold the hospital to the ill fated Saint Vincent's Healthcare system which went bankrupt. Prior to this the order ran mainly substance abuse and mental care out of the facility in addition to being a "small" hospital. Saint Vinny's nursing school
was moved from West Brighton to the place as well.
Yes, as you say sadly most of the grounds sit rotting away. The Salvation Army purchased a large portion of the lands and buildings intending to build some type of community center. Last one heard no ground was ever broken and the deal has fallen through because SA cannot line up funding.
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There is also a huge fight amount those wishing to preserve the buildings (IIRC many are landmarked or some such) versus those seeking development. Some North Shore residents would like to see another full service hospital open on the site, but given the current state and nature of hospital systems in NYC much less most of NYS don't see that happening anytime soon.