Greenpoint Hospital in Brooklyn, New York was established in 1915 with six buildings to serve those injured in nearby factories and warehouses. In the 1930s, two more buildings were added to the site. By the 1980s, the hospital had fallen into disrepair and was closed in 1982.
Since then, one of the buildings has been converted into the Barbara S. Kleinman Residence, a shelter for the homeless. Four other buildings were converted into affordable housing in the 1990s. Another building became the Greenpoint Renaissance Center in the 2000s. However, the rest of the hospital campus has been left abandoned for many years.
In 2017, there were reports of squatters taking over parts of the main hospital building. In response, the city issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) and chose a development team to rejuvenate the abandoned campus. Construction is expected to begin in 2021.
In the meantime, the abandoned hospital has become a source of fascination for those interested in the paranormal. Rumors of ghosts and hauntings have circulated for years, making the Greenpoint Hospital a popular destination for paranormal investigators.
Street Trash: A Hometown Hero
The 1987 cult classic film Street Trash, directed by James M. Muro, filmed scenes in front of Greenpoint Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The movie, which follows a group of homeless people living in an abandoned junkyard, is known for its over-the-top gore and dark humor. The scenes filmed at Greenpoint Hospital added to the film’s grim and desolate atmosphere, and the abandoned hospital has since become a popular location for fans of the movie to visit.