Sunday, October 27, 2013

SI Farm Colony to become senior housing

From DNA Info:

A long-abandoned poorhouse and hospital in Willowbrook will be transformed into a residential community for seniors, the city announced on Friday.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation unveiled a deal with a developer to overhaul the dilapidated New York City Farm Colony buildings and create a retirement community called Landmark Colony.

Staten Island-based NFC Associates LLC. will preserve some of the historic buildings on the 43-acre site, at 501 Brielle Ave., and will build others to create a 300-unit community for senior citizens.

Of the 11 buildings from the Farm Colony that are still standing, five will be rehabilitated for occupancy and two will be stabilized and preserved. The rest will be demolished after the developer gets approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Abandoned NYC has a great photo tour of the colony.


Anonymous said...

Hope they do more "preserving" than "building."

Anonymous said...

Help for our seniors is a wonderful thing. I'm tired of hearing about tax breaks for rich developers in N.Y.C. !