Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking into the future. Seriously, it’s been a month since my last post here and it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. Some things have to take a back seat and I’m sorry to say my blog endeavors are spinning their wheels without a driver. I’m writing, so I don’t feel at all guilty, really.
Until I have time to gather a new series of cool abandoned images, I’ll leave you with these gorgeous pics found elsewhere. Enjoy!
Located in between Queens and the Bronx, in 1885 the island was used to build a hospital complex to quarantine and treat people suffering from smallpox and typhoid fever. In the 1950’s it was turned into a rehab center. The entire island has been abandoned since 1963.
After the city closed down the hospitals they tried to sell the island to private investors in the 70’s but the cost of construction, transportation to the island, installing a sewage system, and the noise from Laguardia airport discouraged anyone from buying it. In the 80’s they tried to build a prison on the island but scrapped the plan because it was cheaper to build in upstate New York.
Abandoned for 50 years now, Mother Nature is slowly reclaiming her territory.