(photo credit: Elizabeth Kenney)
The photo shows the footbridge that spanned over Amity Street between Henry and Hicks Street, combining two of Long Island College Hospital's two beautiful old brick buildings being taken down.
Many here in South Brooklyn will remember using this bridge when staying at the hospital, visiting a patient or just keeping an appointment with a doctor.
The dismantling is all part of the demolition of Long Island Hospital, a once proud institution that served the community for over 150 years. During a short affiliation that started in 2011, the hospital was shamelessly plundered by Continuum Health Partners. It was further undermined when it became part of SUNY Downstate's University Hospital of Brooklyn, which sold some of its assets and then closed the facility altogether. The remaining complex was purchased by Fortis Property Groups, which is currently dismantling many of the buildings so that new high-rise condos can be built in their place.
Here is a photo of the bridge between the two buildings taken by Michael D. D. White of Noticing New York in 2013.
(photo credit: Michael D. D. White of Noticing New York)
How incredibly depressing is it to see the hospital being dismantled?