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Willowbrook State School, Staten Island, NY - I watched a documentary called Cropsey that was about Willowbrook and children that had gone missing in the area, it was quite sad.


When Real-Life and Horror Intersect

One of the buildings of the Willowbrook State School on Staten Island that was in operation from the 1930s until it closed in 1987 due to allegations of abuse of the disabled.


Truely one of the most frightening places I have ever been. Here lie the slowly rotting wards of old Seaview Hospital, the former property of the horrific Willowbrook State School, and our destination today, the windswept ruin that was the New York State Farm Colony.fcbuilding1


Willowbrook State School was a state-supported institution for children with intellectual disability located in the Willowbrook neighborhood on Staten Island in New York City from 1947 until 1987. The school was designed for 4,000. By 1965 it had a population of 6,000. Public outcry led to its closure in 1987, and to federal civil rights legislation protecting the disabled.


Student film to revisit the horrors of the Willowbrook State School


The story of Willowbrook State School is a terrifying true tale depicting the tragedy of thousands of children


Pilgrim State Hospital, Brentwood, NY - Life at the doctor's residences. Pilgrim State Hospital is mentioned in the 2009 documentary movie Cropsey, as having reportedly housed the mother of convicted child kidnapper Andre Rand.[7] One of Andre's supposed victims, Jennifer Schweiger, was found buried in a shallow grave behind the grounds of the abandoned Willowbrook State School which was built under the same design as Pilgrim State Hospital.