unmasked, in case there needs to be adjustment to the URL:
http://www.hooch.net/an-abandoned-mansion-in-nyc-raises-questions/?utm_source=aw&utm_campaign=hooch2-amn-aw&utm_medium=5 35f9ce3b76c4cef.anonymous.google-aud-370492578611-aw&utm_content=229573441164&utm_term=-&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7ubMjumw2AIVTrlPCh3Y-gQJEAEYASA AEgKFbfD_BwE&A5cHN=1&A5cTCHN=1&D_4_6cALL=1&D_4_6_10cALL=1
I'm not familiar with the site, so it might be phony, or not.
The captioning is certainly dramatic.
I would think some detective work could look up the names of the former owners (property tax listings, etc.), but it serves the "story" better for the one writing the captions to speculate.
Taken at face value, I find it interesting. And, a waste of what was a fine building, and contents that were certainly of some value before they went into disrepair.
There's a webby named "Abandoned places", or similar. Lots of buildings, like that, there.
You can find a lot that's similar on a lot of the Urbex sites, too.
You'd be surprised how many buildings are abandoned and a lot of them are in pretty good nick. Entire towns/villages, too, in the US and around the world,
I can't imagine that many of the buildings put up in the last fifty years will last as well...
A nuthouse, I believe, was on North Brother Island, NY. It's still there and not in dire repair. Nature, of course, is claiming it back.
A lot of these places still have furniture and general items of clutter about, as if everyone just got up and ran away. A big house, near us, was the Iranian embassy, for some reason. That was just left to rot and urbex people have been in and had a gander around.
Actually if you follow on with the photos of the house, the series then goes on to North Brother Island and the history of Typhoid Mary, who was a resident there. A very interesting look at some, not so old, History.