Brilliant photos and history. When I first visited Staten Island, I spent the whole day walking around the island without a map (my favourite way of exploring is by getting lost). It was already dark when I stumbled upon Bayley Seton Hospital and mis-identified it as the infamous Willowbrook State (the 'real' Arkham’s Asylum). Got me scared enough to check my location on Google maps :)

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Aug 11Liked by Rob Stephenson

OMG Lakruana! I haven’t been there since before the pandemic but I’m sure that at $20.99 it’s still a great deal.

Loved the details about Urby and also that your photos captured the area’s super intense utility wire action. What’s up with that?

Also: “Semi-abandoned asylums in a Mayan Revival Style? Forget it.” I know the feeling!!!

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