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The Island New York City Forgot

The view from North Brother Island in NYC

Introducing North Brother Island. It’s a once-developed island overgrown with trees. By itself, maybe not so interesting. But we are told in this business that location is everything, so it comes as a shock that this abandoned island is situated between Queens and the Bronx in New York City. You read that¬†right: it’s New York real estate that has yet to be paved over.

The history of North Brother Island is fascinating, including a stay by the early 20th century legend “Typhoid” Mary Mallon, a hospital and a drug rehabilitation center, but most telling is the view from the highest point on the island. In the foreground, a broken brick chimney rises from the untamed trees, and in the background, the unmistakeable gotham skyline. Magnificent and creepy all at once.

Check out the entire photo essay at  An Abandoned Island Near NYC Used To House A Hospital.

[Photo credit: Sliptalk.com]