Kings Park Psychiatric Center: A Journey Through History

Volume I

by Jason Medina



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 19/02/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 470
ISBN : 9781543479751
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 470
ISBN : 9781543479737
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 470
ISBN : 9781543479744

About the Book

This book is the definitive history of the Kings Park Psychiatric Center, which at one time, was the largest state hospital in New York. Located on Long Island, it occupied nearly 873 acres of land and was in operation from 1885 to 1996. At its prime, it housed up to ten thousand patients. Today, much of its former land belongs to the Nissequogue River State Park, but its many abandoned hospital buildings have become a magnet for urban explorers, ghost hunters, and scavengers.

About the Author

Jason Medina is an active member of the Yonkers Historical Society and team leader/founder of the Yonkers Ghost Investigators. Since retiring from the NYPD, after 23 years of service, he has focused his time on writing, photography, and researching local history. He has also written several fictional novels.