Smallpox Hospital Rehab

This is the old smallpox hospital at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island…

The building has been designated by the City of New York and the Landmarks Preservation Commission as being a landmark, which I’m almost certain means that it cannot be torn down – but it sure as heck looks as though big pieces have been removed from the eastern side of it over the past couple of weeks…

I hope that it’s just a rehab of the old beauty, and not a “we screwed up, this old thing is past being saved and needs to be torn down” sort of thing.

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  1. I’d like to use your photo of the Renwick Ruin in The Main Street WIRE, Roosevelt Island’s community newspaper. Do you have it in higher resolution?

    Incidentally, it’s not being torn down. It’s a rehab project to keep it from falling down.

  2. Thank you for the news Dick.

    I’ll have to look up the Renwick Ruin to see if I can see it, but I might never get a good shot of it due to a long story involving a pay dispute – in other words, this might be my very last comment from this view.

  3. That is really fricken cool that you have a Smallpox hospital still standing. Love the pictures!

  4. Dick, sorry about that, my mind is elsewhere today. I’ll get back to you regarding use.

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