From DNA Info:
Since Parkway Hospital closed nearly six years ago, it has fallen into a state of disrepair, with boarded up windows on the ground floor and walls tagged with graffiti.
Last June, it was supposed to be auctioned off through Queens Supreme Court, but the listing was removed shortly before the property was set to go under the gavel.
And there appears to be no end in sight for the woes of the dilapidated building, which has sat vacant since closing in November 2008.
“It’s disgusting,” said local Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz of the structure at 70-35 113th St., near P.S. 196.
Koslowitz said she has been trying to contact the owners for months, but was not able to reach them.
According to the Department of Finance, the 70,000-square-foot property, built in 1963, belongs to Parkway Hospital Associates. It has an outstanding lien of nearly $15 million, according to published reports and filed for bankruptcy in 2005.
After learning that the hospital was to be closed in 2008, the owners sued various state agencies in state and federal court, alleging that it was not given a chance to be heard prior to the revocation of its operating certificate. The status of the lawsuits was not immediately clear.
The last work permits were filed in 2009, data provided by the Department of Buildings indicate.
(St. John's and Mary Immaculate Hospitals are also empty and in shoddy shape.)