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Abandoned Leper Colony in NYC (23 pics)

Pics | 2 Feb, 2012 | Views: 9977 |  +16   |  

This leper colony was abandoned 50 years ago. It was opened in 1885 and used to be city's only official leper colony. It's hard to believe but the colony located just 350 yards from the crowded tenements of the Bronx.

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№1 Author: percytard (2 Feb 2012 02:54) Total user comments: 91


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it's shame that they don't gut the place and refurbish it. some of the architecture is beautiful...
№2 Author: bowlervtec (2 Feb 2012 03:04) Total user comments: 1270


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ghost adventures should go there. if they havent already.
№3 Author: Jimmy Johnson (2 Feb 2012 03:08) Total user comments: 5509


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Yes, let's refurbish a leper colony.
№4 Author: adzhoe (2 Feb 2012 06:30) Total user comments: 14087


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that last pic pretty good.
№5 Author: boink (2 Feb 2012 09:22) Total user comments: 1055


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It's astonishing how no rich guy has bought the island and made it a paradise on earth...
№6 Author: Jinxaruny (2 Feb 2012 09:52) Total user comments: 10324


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Wonder what it was like back in the day...
№7 Author: quackers (2 Feb 2012 12:43) Total user comments: 4827


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A very sad place i would imagine.,,.
№8 Author: mahedi (2 Feb 2012 13:13) Total user comments: 10701


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Dead area 15
№9 Author: mashie5 (2 Feb 2012 13:45) Total user comments: 1357


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i hate when websites disclose locations so blatantly. im an urbex'er and have seen locations just like this ruined due to vandals and scrappers.
great photos though.
№10 Author: Hypertension (2 Feb 2012 14:38) Total user comments: 955


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looks like the zombie colony. must be so creepy at night.
№11 Author: fairmania (2 Feb 2012 14:55) Total user comments: 1377


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Don't worry mashie5, I very much doubt there's anything left to take anymore. The scrappers might go in for the iron stairs, but I suspect the building will collapse on them before they finish.

This site has been featured on a couple of the 'abandoned places' sites, and the location was disclosed a fair while ago. I have seen it on two sites I'm sure.

A sad end, and as mentioned, a missed opportunity for someone with a few quid to creeate something of lasting beauty.
№12 Author: micliapu (3 Feb 2012 01:45) Total user comments: 2973


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№13 Author: mashie5 (3 Feb 2012 13:48) Total user comments: 1357


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fairmania,
yeah i know, it was more of a rant for abandoned places in general. i have bittersweet feelings about that abandoned show on the history channel too. most locations are known but not right there in the open, a little digging and pretty much anyone can find them. good thing i got into scranton lace a two years ago
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