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Creedmoor Psychiatric Centre, Queens, NY
Still functioning as a hospital in Queens Village, New York, Creedmoor has a colourful history and several buildings rotting away, most prominently Building 25. The four-story building is now home to pigeons, an indigent tenant. Throughout the years, the pigeons have managed to redecorate the fourth floor of Building 25 with their droppings, some of them several feet high. Creedmoor earned notoriety as a place of abuse during a time when state hospitals around the country were overcrowded and understaffed. A 20-month period in the 1970s saw three rapes, 22 assaults, 52 fires, 130 burglaries, six instances of suicide, a shooting, a riot, and an attempted murder, prompting an investigation. In 1984, a patient was struck in the throat while restrained in a straight jacket and died, prompting hospital officials to close down the ward.