Ellis Island

Exhuming the Ghosts Within the Ellis Island Hospital Compound [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 1:33 pm

For 60 years the Ellis Island Hospital complex sat abandoned. The facility, upon construction, was deemed the largest health initiative the United States had ever attempted. Open between 1902 and 1930, it was meant to keep contagious diseases (tuberculosis, cholera, trachoma, diphtheria et. al.) from entering America along with the tens of thousands who departed the […]

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Touring the Creepy Abandoned Hospital Complex on Ellis Island [PHOTOS]

Posted April 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

Creepy. Cold. Intense. Haunted. All apt adjectives to describe the unused section of Ellis Island designated as ruins. It is on the south side of this national park – straddling the state lines of New York and New Jersey – that a maze-like collection of twenty-nine buildings sits. Rotting away from the inside out. Indeed, […]

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‘Tartan Day’ Celebration on Ellis Island This Weekend to Feature Captain Kidd and the Hangman’s Noose

Last modified April 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

The 14th annual Tartan Day celebration is jigging its way to Ellis Island this weekend – time to bust out the bagpipes! This year’s theme has been built around the nefarious Scot, Captain Kidd, a pirate who has significant ties to New York City. Aye. Presented by the Clan Currie Society – one of the county’s leading […]

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5 Essex Street to be Demolished

Last modified December 30, 2009 at 10:02 am

The onetime home of Dembitzer Brothers Electronics and the Chinese New Taoism Association will soon be reduced to a pile of rubble.  Indeed, the DOB deemed the decrepit structure at 5 Essex Street an imminent danger to the community, and unfit for habitation.  An official letter stapled to the plywood, dated November 18, clearly states that the […]