Apartments Built From Healing Spaces In New York City

May 12, 2017

A multifamily building in Manhattan that was conceived a century ago as a home for low-income tuberculosis patients is now a light-filled, homey abode for middle class professionals.

The New York Times found the histories behind apartment buildings that have been renovated from hospitals and other healing spaces.

A college grad in Brooklyn lives in what used to be a hospital. Among its features are an old-fashioned Victorian gates and a landscaped courtyard. Another man in the Park Slope neighborhood purchased a six unit building that used to be a sanitarium for soldiers returning from the Civil War.

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