The Renwick Ruin was originally built in 1856 on Roosevelt Island as part of a series of prisons and hospitals constructed on the island.
A typist wearing a flu mask in New York City in October 1918. Photo from National Archive Ever since New York
In New York City, there are few remnants of the quarantine hospitals that once treated the city’s sick during pandemics.
If you love cats even half as much as we do here at Untapped Cities, you'll want to head over to Roosevelt Island to visit New York City's only cat sanctuary.
Even pragmatic New Yorkers could not resist referencing the architecture of European nobility and the architecture in NYC clearly shows a castle-like influence.
Amidst the over 1600 landmarks in NYC are a fair share of quirky ones, including trees, amusement rides, a ruin, a fence, historic clocks, and more.
NYC's Roosevelt Island has a fascinating history and many secrets, from former lunatic asylum, abandoned hospital, underground tunnels and quirky statues.
10 of NYC's abandoned hospitals, a remnant of a darker past when the diseased and undesirables were placed far from civilization, by Will Ellis of Abandoned NYC
Here is a gkibak list of ten lesser-known historical ruins including the only one in New York City–Renwick Smallpox Hospital on Roosevlet Island.
Our most popular list on Foursquare is our Abandoned NYC list. Some places are break-in-able, some open to the public, some only for the intrepid.