Saturday, November 29, 2008

Smallpox Hospital being rehabbed

As per Beehive Hairdresser, the Smallpox Hospital at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island is being rehabilitated. Only in NYC do we demo perfectly good historical buildings but try to fix a pile of rubble.

Smallpox Hospital Rehab

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The article doesn't say it's being rehabbed. She says she hopes it's being rehabbed.

Queens Crapper said...

Read response #2 by Dick Lutz.

Anonymous said...

The sign outside says they are rehabbing the whole building but that was with Spitzers name on the sign on the gate.We'd rather get screwed by bloomies plan's and care about some ones private frivilous matters like Spitzers family matters.
If your saying thats a building not worth fixing up your wrong.Beautiful castle with a lot of history.But we dont need to waste money to change the triboro name thats for sure.Were all still calling it the triboro.Bloometerd was just trying to piss people off an equal three times a week.

Anonymous said...

To add to my 3 comment, yes I hope its not an excuse to tear it down.Wouldnt be surprised if they just left the very middle part of the building.

Anonymous said...

It was landmarked as a ruin, and a ruin it shall stay.

Artful Dodd-ger said...

The southern end of the island is to be a memorial to FDR (no one has ever explained to me what he has to do with the island - or how the little island at the tip (Belmont Island) is now U Thant Island).

So you can be assured that it will be fixed up.

Anonymous said...

A little late don't cha think? We have money for this?

Anonymous said...

A little late don't cha think? We have money for this?

We always have money for the 'right' things.

Anonymous said...

This was allocated for years ago.Before bloomterd showe us how to "manage a dollar".Spitzer should have investigated wall street.Do you think bloomie doesnt have to pay for it either?Get real.

Anonymous said...

In 1973, the island was renamed again in anticipation of the building of a major United States Presidential Memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The monument was intended - in part - to make the island more attractive to potential residents and visitors. It was planned as a large three-walled granite room open to the sky and facing the water at the island's southern tip, with the Four Freedoms inscribed on one wall. Owing primarily to the untimely death of the architect, Louis Kahn, the memorial was never built. Some still hope to complete the project despite the construction of a Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in the nation's capital.[5] An alternative proposal involving calling for a large public plaza at the site also has been halted.

Hell Gate Kid said...

They should call it Blackwells Island.

Do you have a problem with real history for real NYers?

RK Bridge, JFK Airport, Jackie Robinson Parkway, FDR Drive, U Thant

bullshit all.