Bushwick

What ever happened to Bushwick Hospital?

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October 29, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
This Renaissance Revival building was formerly Bushwick Hospital. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

The century-old brick Renaissance Revival building at 41 Howard Ave. housed Bushwick Hospital. It’s now a state placement center for juvenile delinquents.

Teens stay at the Ella McQueen Reception Center for Boys and Girls for 14 days of assessments before being placed in state Office of Children and Family Services residential facilities.

The former hospital is architectural eye candy — though there are coils of razor wire topping the fence around an adjacent basketball court.

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The handsome building, which is located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, was being used as Bushwick Nursing Home by the time the state took it over in 1968.

The state Department of Mental Hygiene acquired it by appropriation at the recommendation of the Narcotic Addiction Control Commission, city Finance Department records indicate.


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