7 Creepy Asylums In New York That Are Still Standing And Still Disturbing

The history of psychiatric hospitals and mental asylums in New York is a sad one. Unfortunately, in the past, understanding of mental health was not as advanced as it is today. Patients were most often institutionalized and segregated from society. The horrors that occurred at these institutions were often unspeakable and would today be considered torture. Thankfully, modern society has moved towards kinder methods of dealing with the developmentally disabled and the mentally ill. Most of these institutions have been shut down. The buildings are large and difficult to fill with tenants, so they often remain abandoned. Check out a few of these abandoned places in New York.

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Creepy! How many of these abandoned places in New York did you know about?

Please note that while many of these buildings are still standing, they are not safe to enter and doing so could result in trespassing charges.

Address: Hart Island, Bronx, NY, USA
Address: Ovid, NY 14521, USA
Address: State Hospital, Buffalo, NY, USA
Address: Poughkeepsie, NY, USA
Address: Thiells, NY, USA
Address: Kings Park, NY 11754, USA