Sadly, this view looking north on Cebra Avenue in Stapleton, Staten Island will no longer be available next month as the Samuel R. Smith Infirmary, formerly Staten Island Hospital, is being razed after over 30 years of abandonment.
Let The Kingston Lounge tell the sad tale of why it wasn’t landmarked, as well as take a peek inside.
The Infirmary has long been a Forgotten NY “touchstone” as I marveled at it on my trips to Staten Island even before I began the website. My camera was drawn to it like a magnet, with its quadruple turrets situated on one of Staten Island’s higher hills. We visited it on ForgottenTour 16 in April, 2004.
Sick transit, Gloria.