2. Staten Island Farm Colony

Rendering of Landmark Colony by Vengoechea+ Boyland

The Staten Island Farm Colony, originally the Richmond County Poor Farm, provided room and board to indigent populations in exchange for their labor. The site has been vacant since 1975, but the NYCEDC has been working on a redevelopment project for the site. In January 2016, the property was sold for $1 to a Staten Island developer, NFC Associates and to come will be Landmark Colony, a mixed-use development with age-restricted senior housing, affordable housing, and public space.

See photos of the Farm Colony in its current abandoned state and the plans for its future.