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Abandoned Seaview Hospital Revisited

This place is really great!  A number of us were here before and want to do it again.  Also some of you were "out of town" or something on that last visit so we want to make sure you see it before it is fancied up and all the art & decay is swept away.   Over grown buildings, great graffiti, ruins.  If you want a preview, check out pics from our first visit there.

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  • Larry

    If anyone is interested in going to Seaview let me know because I could go this Friday. I was there today.

    November 19, 2014

  • Cyn M

    Hi. Is anybody planning a trip here soon? I would go alone but then I figured it might not be safe. I hope there would be another meetup soon! :)

    November 3, 2014

    • Cyn M

      Me, too. Please let me know if anybody plans to go. Or maybe any other abandoned places!

      November 11, 2014

    • Larry

      I'm available tomorrow, if anyone is interested please let me know.

      November 13, 2014

  • Hope W.

    Sorry folks, but I am MOVING December 1st - one block away - but bc no car, I'm doing it with hand truck and shopping cart each day I can, so taking me a long time. Cannot go back to Seaview YET but will be better after December 1st!!! Have a great time!!

    November 4, 2014

  • Matt P.

    Im going here this weekend, I just need to know how to get here, I'm a bit confused.

    July 9, 2014

    • Matt P.

      @John I didnt get it, try adding me on Facebook and sending it to me.

      July 11, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Did you go Matt? Did you find it easily? Hope you had fun.

      July 22, 2014

  • Kenrick L.

    How did i miss this?!?!?!?!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • Monzeeki

    i have been posting additional photos on flickr.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/electonica_monica/sets/72157640406480815/ Need to now get school/work finished so I will catch you all at the Snug Harbour meet. Again, was a lovely hang with you all. Take care till then.

    February 2, 2014

    • Maalik A.

      Great job, very nice captures.

      February 2, 2014

    • Alex

      Interesting photos. I will follow you.

      February 2, 2014

  • Larry

    This place is a gold mine for photographers. Great pictures thus far

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • Monzeeki

      werd. i think this visit just meetup my butt - had major assignment due for revision this tues, then hanging on sunday. i was feeling so uninspired till now! I cannot thanks yous enough for making these meetups happen. Exploring is what inspires me, and I cannot always discover on my own. Totally saved my butt!! haha

      1 · February 2, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Be sure and keep us posted on your assignment results.

      February 2, 2014

  • Hope W.

    THANKS for a great day everyone! So glad I moved here in Oct, and met such an interesting/adventurous group of photographers! Looking forward to our next outing February 22nd to Eastern State Penitentary(?). Today met a female poet, Virginia Allen, who lives at Seaview Hosp and spoke at the Unitarian Church "Tale of Two Islands: Staten Island's Unitarian Abolitionists and the Lives of People of Color" for Black History Month.

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      That sounds interesting. So glad you joined us yesterday..

      February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone. This was so much fun and everyone was so welcoming--I'm looking forward to spending the weekend editing my 400+ photos.

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Wow, really? 400? I only got 200. It was great to finally meet you Jodi. Love the way you think.

      February 2, 2014

  • James W.

    Got some good photos!

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Yes you did. Please join us again. Sorry we didn't see much of you.

      February 2, 2014

  • Maalik A.

    Great location, great group!

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      It was so good to see you again Maalik. don't be a stranger.

      February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    More photos on Instagram. Follow me at marifromdetroit
    Awesome good fun today!!

    February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Glad you had fun. Hope we see you again soon.

      February 2, 2014

  • Frank P.

    A great shoot of old crumbled buildings which may not be up much longer. A bit of history.

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • Larry

    This group is also on FB - Join us - Staten Island Meetup Photographers Group :)

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Monzeeki

    Super awesome fun times! Thanks again!

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • DeHaven C.

    It was such a great day. Thank you all for coming out. I know it wasn't easy for some of you to get there. And so many new faces! I hope we see you again and again.

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Didn't see that tab. I'll upload miss later. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing others. People were putting lots of effort into some great angles. Would love to see the results.

      2 · February 1, 2014

    • Larry

      The tab is in the upper right hand corner - it says "upload."

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, that was so much fun. Sorry I left before saying good-bye. It was great to meet some of you and I am eager for our next big outing.

    2 · February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Glad to hear you're planning on more. We can all say good-bye after the next one.

      February 1, 2014

  • Larry

    I want to thank everyone for their support, it was an awesome turn out. I've collected 20 dollars, so we are about half way done for our quarterly dues. Thanks DeHaven for posting this meetup :)

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Mariya

    So glad i woke up early :) It was totally worth it!!!

    February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      We're glad too! Hope we see you again soon!

      February 1, 2014

  • Frank P.

    Great if you like empty, old crumbling buildings.
    Really, who doesn't? Only problem is the No Trespassing
    sign, which I never saw on the way in due to the gate being swung all the way open.
    How the hell would we have gotten out if the surveyors had locked up?

    February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Frank, if you look to the right side of the gate as you leave, there is no fencing so you just walk straight out. Almost too easy and takes a lot of the adventure out of it.

      1 · February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is everyone?

    February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Together. Right where we said we would be. I don't think that is the question.

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Guys,
    Had a great day taking shots and meeting new friends,
    Thanks
    Jeff

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffkww/12255334774/

    February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      It was wonderful to see you there and so glad you had a good time.

      February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Went thru your photos. They are beautiful!

      February 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tell us more.

      February 1, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Oh my! Will read when I get home. Thanks Larry.

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great photo venue. Enjoy. Dickensian. Reminds me of Estella's loony guardians decrepit home. I want yo do a photo book for kids. I have a story written.

    February 1, 2014

  • anne b.

    I am so sorry I can not go tomorrow, have a great time.

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Larry

      Next time Anne

      February 1, 2014

  • Ed J.

    Sorry, I will not make tomorrow.

    January 31, 2014

    • Larry

      Next time Ed

      February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Larry - Do you know about how long you'll be there and if I were to show up late would there be any way of finding you all? Thinking of coming but don't think I could make it quite by 10 with the schedule because doing public transportation and coming from CT; the bus alone from ferry to hospital is like 42 min. Let me know your thoughts; thanks......Lori

    January 31, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Larry; don't see your number anywhere, can you message it to me on FB? If you do not get a text tomorrow morning that I am on the 8:30 ferry then I didn't make it to the city. If it was later in the day would be a definite - I will have to leave home around 5 am or shortly after to make it to the 8:30 ferry.

      January 31, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Larry's number is down there but here it is again. [masked]

      January 31, 2014

  • Monzeeki

    Hi everyone, I have never been to Staten Island before and i have just been told its a bit tricky to get around. Can I hitch a ride with anyone from the ferry per chance?

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • Larry

      Yes, you have to be on the 8:30 boat to meet me at 9. When you get off the boat, go the passenger pick up area. I'll be in the Black Honda.

      January 31, 2014

    • Monzeeki

      my photo is super recent, i am easy to spot with pink hair. :) thanks again. and see you then. my number is[masked]

      January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we need permission/clearance to enter this property? or is this taken care of? Just curious... don't wanna get arrested for trespassing that's all.

    January 30, 2014

    • Maalik A.

      My advise is if your scared, stay home!

      1 · January 31, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Thanks John. You are so well informed! and I am still laughing. Looks like we may have selected a good date then. But I will fix my hair & makeup for the photo just in case. It is so exciting anticipating a new adventure that I might add to my"Things I Have Done" list. Kind of a shame to come up on 70 without a mug shot.

      2 · January 31, 2014

  • Monzeeki

    Anyone coming from manhattan? (Last ditch reach out!)

    January 31, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Hi Monzeeki. I'm excited you are coming. Did you take Larry's phone number? Looks like there may be another woman coming over on the same ferry with you, so see if you can hook up with her. Her name is Lori and she will be coming from Ct. If you want, why not send her an email. I already send her a message about you.

      January 31, 2014

  • Larry

    Just in case, my number is[masked]

    2 · January 31, 2014

  • R. B.

    Sorry everyone can't make this one.

    January 30, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      We'll miss you Bobby. Enjoy your weekend and The Game!

      January 30, 2014

    • Larry

      Next time :)

      January 31, 2014

  • Alison V.

    I am sorry that I will not be able to attend this photo event on Saturday. I will miss everybody and will have to catch you on a future photo event.

    January 29, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      So sorry, we will miss you.

      January 29, 2014

    • Larry

      Next time :)

      January 31, 2014

  • Larry

    The profile photo on our meetup group page is a shot of some of us at Seaview, the abandoned hospital.

    January 31, 2014

  • Larry

    I posted this the last time we went: Ok, this trip has its dangers - Go at your own risk! I went alone over the weekend and was pretty nervous, but I love exploring stuff like this. It's really an amazing place. Just imagine the entire Snug Harbour being totally abandoned - lots of land, paths, short buildings spaced out - all empty and falling apart. I don't recommend going inside the buildings, but I suggest taking photos of the buildings from the outside. However, I'm going in, so if you do, do so at your own risk. Not a trip for everybody. If you plan on going inside the buildings, bring a flashlight.

    January 31, 2014

  • Monzeeki

    Excited bout this all week!! And I just got a somewhat decent ultra wide lens I have been dying to use!!!!

    2 · January 31, 2014

  • Sandra F.

    Sorry I am missing this again. I already signed up for two events in NJ and paid.

    January 31, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Oh Sandra, so sorry, I was looking forward to catching up. Next time.

      January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first trip with the group. I am excited and cant wait. Hope it snows. See you Saturday.

    2 · January 30, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      So glad to see you so excited, Joanne I always feel that way too. We should have a good day, but you may be disappointed with the weather. It now looks like it will be too warm to snow. I just hope what was already there hasn't melted. See you Saturday!

      January 30, 2014

  • Larry

    We will meet at this parking lot at 10am:
    Geenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Ave, Staten Island, NY[masked]

    January 28, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Thanks for correcting the address for me Larry.

      January 28, 2014

  • Larry

    I'm going to drive by the place today to make sure the gate is still open

    1 · January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      "dungeons." Yummy.

      2 · January 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm just kidding. . I love creepy. That's the whole idea, isn't it?

      2 · January 27, 2014

  • Hope W.

    I hope we can get through the fence and that it is not buried under two feet of snow!! Maybe we need snow shoes??? Thanks, Larry, for driving past yesterday to see if it is still open!

    January 27, 2014

  • Maalik A.

    Anyone driving over from Jersey?

    January 27, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Hi Maalik, sure miss seeing you. So glad you plan on joining us. Tom is from Point Pleasant in case you want to contact him.

      January 27, 2014

    • Maalik A.

      Hey Dehaven, I'm sorry I missed the first meeting but thing have been crazy lately. I look forward to joining you guys, this looks interesting.

      January 27, 2014

  • Frank P.

    Is it one or three dollars? Noroblem either way. I have a 9:00 appt at Quest for blood work, but should be able to make it.
    Meeting point?

    January 17, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      It is One Dollar Frank. I thought Three was fair but he insisted it be less. Larry has pretty much been carrying the Meetup costs on his own, so this is to help him keep our site up and running. Sorry if I confused you.

      January 17, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      We are meeting in the parking lot. But if you are late just follow the yellow brick road and whistle a lot.

      January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't have a DSLR camera at the moment but would like to be kept in the loop for the future.

    January 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Today's cell phones are very capable.

      1 · January 26, 2014

    • Monzeeki

      "The best camera is the one on you"

      2 · January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the suggested equipment list for something like this?

    January 26, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Because there is plenty of room to walk around and you won't interfere with anyone, bring what ever best helps you express yourself. You are only limited by what you can carry. Tripod and a sandwich aren't a bad idea. Comfy shoes and clothes that are easy to kneel & climb in.

      January 26, 2014

  • Larry

    Here is a link for the history of this place. The link also shows a map of the place. http://nycnpc.org/db/bb_files/1985NYCFarmColonySeaviewHospHistoricDistrict.pdf

    January 26, 2014

  • Hope W.

    I just moved here off Bay St in Rosebank. Can anyone tell me how to get to Seaview via bus/train? S51 and then what? Thanks!

    January 16, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      Hope, forget trying to get there by bus, especially on the weekend. You are not that far from me. I will pick you up. Last time I went with Bob & Alison and he did the driving. I will bring my GPS and we will figure it out together. Want to give me your number and I'll call you so we can set it all up.

      January 16, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      You don't have to post it here. Send me an email.

      January 16, 2014

  • Hope W.

    Oops. Tried looking for online bus directions but does not look like it will be possible, so will just have to wait and see closer to event. Thanks anyway.

    January 16, 2014

  • anne b.

    Can I bring a friend to seaview....

    January 15, 2014

    • DeHaven C.

      I answered this earlier but it seems to have disappeared. You betcha!!! Bring as many people as you want.

      January 15, 2014

    • anne b.

      Thank You for the answer :-)

      January 15, 2014

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