New York Farm Colony and Sea View


Sunday, May 7, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT

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You'll learn about:

  • Historic reuse and landmark preservation

  • Context-sensitive urban design 

  • The intersection of public health and urban planning

  • Master planning

Tour two historic Staten Island sites undergoing major change, thanks to the proactive efforts of the New York City Economic Development Corporation: the New York Farm Colony and Sea View Hospital.

What today is the New York City Farm Colony was originally developed in the 1800s as the Richmond County Poor Farm. The colony, which provided room and board to socially vulnerable populations in exchange for their labor, expanded twice between 1900 and 1940 but has been vacant since 1975. In 2013, the NYCEDC selected a developer to redevelop the site as an age-restricted residential community with new open space, restored native landscapes, restored landmark buildings, and new retail. Visit this work in progress, and hear from the people most involved in its planning and development.

When the Sea View Hospital for Tuberculosis was built, there was no known treatment for this disease. Doctors did know, however, that fresh air, rest, and a nutritious diet had therapeutic effects on TB patients. The city’s public health establishment thus built the country’s largest TB hospital complex, with residential facilities, research laboratories, operating pavilions, auditorium, and even a community farm. Now, a century later, the city is battling a new epidemic—the set of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease that are often tied to our environment. Tour this once-abandoned site, set to be transformed into a mixed-use health-focused development that will be known as Sea View Healthy Community.



Munro Johnson, AICP

Invited Speaker

Munro W. Johnson, AICP, is a vice president in the development department of the New York City Economic Development Corporation where he focuses on a range of projects in the City’s “forgotten borough” of Staten Island. Previously, he worked for the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency in Southwestern Connecticut where he ... Read More

Timothy Boyland

Invited Speaker

Mr. Boyland is a licensed architect with more than 32 years of experience in architectural design, land use planning, commercial, industrial and residential development, urban design, historic preservation, community revitalization, and zoning and code consultation. He is partner of v + b Architecture/Urban Planning, LLP, a multi-disciplinary practice offering architecture ... Read More

Ray Masucci

Invited Speaker

Daniel Windsor, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Daniel is Associate Principal, Senior Urban Planner at AECOM, and is committed to expanding sustainable ideas into the public realm with a particular commitment to how our built environment affects our health. His portfolio contains countless projects across the world varying in scale and urban context. His interests in city ... Read More

Angelo Mascia

Invited Speaker

Angelo Mascia is Chief Executive Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View. He is responsible for the 304 bed skilled nursing facility and its surrounding 70 acre campus. Mr. Mascia has worked within the NYC Health + Hospitals community for over 30 years. He has held numerous positions with NYC Health ... Read More

Nathan Gray

Invited Speaker

Mr. Gray is a Vice President in the Planning Department with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He has a bachelor degree in biology from Hamilton College, a masters in urban planning from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, and a masters ... Read More

Pablo Vengoechea

Mr. Vehngoechea is an architect, planner and urban designer with over 30 years experience in site development and zoning; community planning; architecture and historic preservation; education; and environmental assessment in New York City and abroad. He is founding partner of v + b Architecture/Urban Planning, LLP, a multi-disciplinary practice offering ... Read More