Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Luxury Brooklyn Rental Haunted...Former Hospital

I wonder if anyone attempted to 'clear' the location before building?

Doormen have been quitting their jobs at a luxury rental building in Brooklyn that was once a hospital, sources said, spooked by eerie visions, sounds and even smells — sparking talk that the high-rise is haunted.

The 123 On The Park building on the southeast edge of Prospect Park was built on the site of the Caledonian Hospital, which closed in 2003.

After developers transformed the Flatbush building into a luxury rental and reopened its doors in July 2014, tales emerged of strange voices and mysterious footsteps — which are being blamed on the ghosts of former patients, sources told The Post.

At least three doormen have left in the past six months, according to a janitor who works in the building.

Aleksandra Scepanovic, managing director of Ideal Properties Group, confirmed that there has been high staff turnover at the building and said, “They’ve had issues renting.”

One doorman who still works there told a superintendent in a nearby building that On The Park “is a messed-up place to work because it’s haunted.”

“He said he was doing routine security walks in the basement and the back of the building, and every time he would go down there by himself, he would hear footsteps echoing around him,” the superintendent explained.

“He told me he felt like a presence was following him.” - Ghosts are scaring staff away from this luxe rental building


What ever happened to Caledonian Hospital?

Developers Joseph Chetrit and David Bistricer, who are turning the Bossert in Brooklyn Heights back into a luxury hotel, have just made an empty Flatbush hospital building into an apartment house.

An old Caledonian Hospital building at 123 Parkside Ave. is now a luxury rental called 123 on the Park. It has unobstructed views of Prospect Park, a very fine amenity indeed.

(By the way, residents with apartments that face away from the park can gaze upon it from a landscaped, furnished roof deck. Other amenities include a fitness center with a yoga studio and a playroom for kids.)

Caly, as some Flatbush residents called the hospital, closed in 2003. It had been a neighborhood fixture since its 1910 opening. For a while after its closing, it was replaced with a diagnostic and treatment center. Continue reading at What ever happened to Caledonian Hospital?

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