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Report - New York Farm Colony, New York November 2015

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by zombizza, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. zombizza

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    Another one from my recent trip. This really was a series of ruins in a leafy part of staten island.
    Got pretty boring after the first couple of buildings. Nothing really left in here that revealed its past use.
    On leaving we checked out the stuff over the other side of the road and regretted not looking there first. So much to go back for I think. Definitely worth going back.
    This city has so much stuff to see.
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    Abandoned for over 40 years, the Staten Island Farm Colony today is a creepy memento of its dark and troubled past. Situated in the center of Greenbelt’s lush forest, the Farm Colony’s decrepit structures are enveloped in trees and vines, and are only visible from November-May according to AbandonedNYC.

    Throughout its history, the grounds of the Farm Colony were often associated with society’s ‘unwanted’. The colonial farm era in the 19th century witnessed a bout of construction developments catered to housing the poor, infirm, mentally ill and developmentally disabled. Initially, the Farm Colony housed a collective of farmhouses that rehabilitated New York City’s aging poor, until they were replaced by the dormitory structures we see today. Not only where these facilities overcrowded, the employees and staff that worked on the Farm Colony were habitually intoxicated; which means not much work was getting done. Defamatory graffiti scrawled on walls, collapsed ceilings and strewn rubble.
    A 1920s abduction and murder of a seven-year-old boy occurred on the Farm Colony’s grounds. The Farm Colony community claimed they saw an old man and young boy walking in the woods on the day the child went missing, and fingers pointed to legendary serial killer Cropsey as the one to blame. Another incident at the nearby Willowbrook State School fueled the area’s murderous tendencies. Andre Rand, a man who allegedly lived in the tunnels underneath the abandoned site, was responsible for a string of child murders during the 70’s and 80’s. In 1987 the body of Jennifer Shwweiger was found not far from where he set up camp. Upon reading this, we are reminded of Greenwich Village’s turbulent past, which also had its fair share of bloodthirsty activity.


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    interesting that you can recognise this in the pics i took
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    here is the da main man, 'cropsey'
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  2. Jim Sullivan

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    Very creepy and cool! I like that you included the pics of what it looked like before.

    Have you seen the documentary on Netflix about Cropsey?
     
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