Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Smallpox Hospital, or, Renwick Ruin; An Abandoned Symbol of How Far We’ve Come

New York City has its share of abandoned history, but none quite like the Renwick Ruin on Roosevelt Island. With its Gothic facade, the Smallpox Hospital, as it was once known, looks like some forsaken castle lost in time, better suited for the rolling terrain of rural Europe. Indeed, the Renwick Ruin does represent another … Continue reading

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