Join us Sunday, November 21st for only one hour….
Rally to Save the S.I. Castle
formerly S.I. Hospital – Smith’s Infirmary
Sunday, Nov. 21st
2 to 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Save the S.I. Castle Committee of the
Preservation League of Staten Island.
MEET UP: Across the street from the site at the Corner of Castleton Avenue and
Oxford Avenue and Cebra Ave- New Brighton, Staten Island, NY. In front of 100 Castleton Avenue.
This structure was built in 1890 and is the first voluntary hospital on Staten Island. It was vacated in 1979 and condos were planned for the site. Unfortunately, the condo development was never completed and thousands of dollars of tax liens accumulated. The site is managed by HPD and the disposition of the property will be decided in court.
The Save the S.I. Castle Committee is committed to the preservation of the Castle-like structure and the adaptive reuse of the 6 acre site in New Brighton. Members have worked with past and current elected officials to advocate for the preservation of the historic building. The entire site is 6 acres and offers opportunities for redevelopment, but it must include the reuse of this community landmark, a community anchor for three intersection communities of New Brighton, Tompkinsville and Silver Lake. The community must continue to be involved with future plans for this site. The Save the S.I. Castle Committee advocate a ‘multi-use’ approach for the redevelopment of the site. There is a need for housing, school and community services, all of which can be housed at the six acre site.