In early April, in partnership with the NYCEDC, we took Untapped Cities readers into the abandoned Staten Island Farm Colony with Nate Gray, a Vice President from the NYCEDC and the architect from Vengoechea+ Boyland Architecture in charge of its transformation into the Landmark Colony, a multi-use complex with senior housing, affordable housing, and new public space. It was a rare opportunity to access the off-limits site, and guests were allowed to roam fairly freely to take photographs and explore inside some of the buildings. Watch the quick video we made above of the exploration and see more photographs and information about the project here.

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