J.N Adam Memorial Hospital
The J.N Adam Memorial Hospital was opened in 1912 by the past buffalo mayor, named James Noble Adam. The hospital primarily cared for tuberculosis patients, with sun as the primary "cure" for tuberculosis. In 1960 when tuberculosis was cured, the hospital was converted to a psychiatric hospital. In 1993 the hospital closed permanently. Now it lays abandoned because no one is willing to pay the high demo costs or high refurbishing costs.
It looks pretty easy to access, but sometimes the state troopers hang around and try to catch people so make sure to be careful.
Parksville Ghost Town
Parksville, NY was discovered by early New England settlers, and one of the most important settlers was Williams Parks who built mills and created a community in Parksville. The Ontario & Western railway was built right near Parksville and brought people up from the NYC into the Catskills. High end resorts and restaurants started popping up as people from the city started vacationing in the Catskills. When the Catskills "went out of fashion" all the restaurants and hotels became abandoned. People still live in Parksville but many business, hotels, and houses lay abandoned.
The hotel was completely open, but abandoned restaurants and pharmacy are locked up.
The Pines Hotel
The Pines Hotel was built in 1933, as a Catskills Ski Resort. The hotel included an ice skating rink, theater, golf course, baseball field, conference center and indoor and outdoor pools. Pines became one of the largest hotels in the area, and expanded and added 400 guest rooms, nightlife, winter sports, and summer recreation facilities. Right after the new buildings were finished, less and less people went up to the Catskills causing The Pines to close in 1998.
The buildings and ground are pretty accessible and easy to get in to.
The Kutshers family opened the "Kutshers Brothers Farm House" in 1907. From there, they expanded in the 1920's and 1930's the hotel for jewish New Yorkers. By the 1940's, the hotel had expanded to 1,500 acres, 400 room building, condos, bungalow colonies, two summer camps, lakefront, 18 hole golf course, night club, kosher restaurants, and a sports building. Sports was also very important at Kutshers, many pro sports players have played or trained at Kutshers like, Muhammed Ali, Floyd Patterson, and Leon Spinks. Entertainers at Kutsher also included Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Woody Allen and Jerry Seinfeld. Like Grossingers and the other Borscht Belt hotels, Kutshers Hotel started to decline in 1960's as planes became more common. The Kutshers Hotel was called the "Last Castkills Resort", and closed in 2013. Most buildings have been demolished, but three buildings still remain. The legacy lives on as the resort was mentioned in season 2 of "The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel". Soon all the buildings will be torn down to create a yoga retreat.
All buildings that have not been demolished were open, but buildings may be very dangerous with lots of asbestos and black mold.
Grossingers opened in 1914 as a boarding house started by Australian immigrants. The boarding house was called the 'Longbrook House' and had no water or electricity. They then bought a larger hotel with running water and electricity and from their they continued to grow and grow. During 1952 Grossingers made a name for itself by being the first resort to use fake snow. At the time, going to the Catskills was very popular for jewish New Yorkers and Grossingers was one of the best place to stay. Grossingers was described as "to resort hotels as Bergdorf Goodman is to department stores, Cadillac to cars, mink to furs, and Tiffany to jewelers … it has been called Waldorf in the Catskills." Many famous entertainers graced the night clubs, and even actress Elizabeth Taylor married Eddie Fisher in the grand dining room. Grossingers ha d pools, tennis, golf and skiing. By 1972 the resort had 35 buildings and 1,200 acres that accommodated 150,000 guests a year. Jennie Grossinger, the owner of the resort was a legend at the resort, she is known for always remembering faces and names as well as raising millions of dollars for World War ll and has a aircraft named after her. Jennie passed away in 1972 and Grossingers demise started. Air crafts were now more popular and people chose to fly to other destinations and less and less people went up to the Catskills. It closed in 1986 and the golf club was closed in 2018. It was demolished in 2018 and now none of the buildings remain. Grossingers is known to have inspired Dirty Dancing.
Camp Laguardia was built in 1918 as a women's prison, after World War I there was a large increase of women criminals and it's first inmate was admitted in 1924. Years later, women criminals started to decrease, so the prison was closed. The Great Depression had started, and many had lost their jobs and became homeless and drunk. Mayor Laguardia proposed making the prison into "Camp Greycourt" which then opened in 1934. The mayor called the camp a "human repair shop" and 40-50 percent of people who went to Greycourt left and got work. A year after Camp Greycourt was opened the residents voted to make it called "Camp Laguardia" in gratitude to Mayor Laguardia. The camp had 1,000 beds, 6 buildings, and 258 acres of land. Once the depression ended many of the homeless went out to get jobs, and alcoholics replaced the homeless at the camp. Mental hospitals started to close and some mentally ill also joined Camp Laguardia. Residents of the town started to complain about needles on their lawns, and police frequently had to search for fugitives. In 1999, the camp was handed over to "Volunteers of America". A fence was constructed all around when the camp became a very dangerous place, with muggings, and constant drugs. The camp closed in 2006 to reduce homelessness in New York. Orange County purchased the land, to resell it to a developer, when a developer tried to purchase the land and the project was rejected after much debate.
The building looks completely fenced off from the front, but if you go from the back road, there is absolutely no fencing and all the buildings are open.
Seaview Hospital was opened in 1913 as a TB hospital. There were eight wards, 4 for men and 4 for women. It included the only treatments known at that time, fresh air, sleep, sun, healthy diet and a good view. When the hospital opened the New York Times called it “the largest and finest hospital ever built for the care and treatment of those who suffer from tuberculosis.” In 1943 a new medicine for tuberculosis were introduced patient rates drastically dropped. By 1961, Seaview was practically empty. Though some buildings lay abandoned, over 20 buildings on the campus are still used.
Me and https://abandonednyc.com/2015/05/20/the-sea-view-childrens-hospital/
I have been to Seaview three times and had no issues try to get in, but make sure to be careful because there is a lot of things still happening on the campus.
The Wyndcliffe Mansion was built in 1853 by as a summer house for Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones a New York socialite. The estate was very lavish, with beautiful brickwork, 80 acres,24 rooms, and steeple tower. Her beautiful mansion inspired other wealthy people to build their own mansions on the Hudson valley, as well as inspiring the phrase “keeping up with the joneses”.Edith Wharton, Jones niece, used the estate as an inspiration for her book titled “Hudson River Bracket”. In the book she recalls being terrified of the mansion. Wyndcliffe was purchased in 1866 by Andrew Finck and stayed in the family for generations, sometimes being sold from one family member to the other for a dollar. In 1934 the family was forced to sell the property to Anna Rice, and then sold again a few other times, and then was left abandoned. The mansion has now collapsed after being abandoned for 70 years.
Bayley Seton Hospital
Bayley Seton Hospital was constructed in 1830's as a retreat for retired naval and sailors. They then sold it to a catholic health care organization in 1880. It when then renamed after the organizations founder Elizabeth Seton and Richard Bayley. The hospital was used mainly to treat mental disorders and substance abuse, which it still does today. In the 1930's, Roosevelt started a campaign to rejuvenate Public health hospitals, which funded the construction of 7 new buildings on the land. In the 2000's the land was sold again to another Catholic health care center, and half the hospitals services were suspended and the hospital started to decline in bankruptcy with a debt of a billion dollars. The main hospital building remains open but lots of buildings were left abandoned. Some left abandoned were, nurses residences, pysch wards, children wards and a dentistry part of the building. The buildings are on 20 acres of land, and 8 out of 12 are abandoned. The salvation army now owns the buildings and are trying to renovate them. Bayley Setons main building also inspired the Arkham Asylum in the Batman movies.
Haven't been there in a while so this might have changed. All the buildings were very easily accessible, there is security, but they watched me go into the buildings and didn't say anything. There are so many buildings you should be able to get into one. I would definitely recommend checking it out.
The Monticello was a adult home. They closed it due to a flat roof replacement, ceilings collapsing, walls peeling and bubbling, and the halls having water damage. The people who closed it down said "a foul smell of mold permeates the air. Water stains, mold and a generally moist environment are present,”. Inspectors also found bedbugs and and residents with bedbug bites. There isn't much history on the internet about Montecello Manor so if anyone has any additional history please let me know.
Access: The main building was completely blocked off, though there was a big white building on the side, and a chapel that was completely open.