Pilgrim Psychiatric Center aka Pilgrim State Hospital


Check out this drone video of what was once the world's largest psychiatric hospital, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Novice Quads.  It's called the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, and it's located in the New York City suburb of Brentwood on Long Island.  Opened in 1931, at its peak the facility had a resident population of nearly 14,000.  While parts of the facility are still operational, most of its buildings were shut down as institutionalization fell out of favor as a treatment method for the mentally ill.  

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    Mike Israel

    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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