Hart Island and other fascinating New York City islands

Hart Island is one of many islands you've probably never heard of... until now!

Stars Insider

24/05/20 | StarsInsider

TRAVEL New york

Chances are you'd never heard of Hart Island in New York City before the current coronavirus pandemic. But this nondescript island in Long Island Sound made headline news recently after it became a mass burial ground for hundreds of victims of COVID-19. But Hart Island has been the final resting place for more than one million unknown individuals since the late 19th century, a fact few people are aware of. Furthermore, the island is just one of 30-odd dotted along the city's myriad of rivers, channels, and bays.

Click through the following gallery and discover some of New York's lesser-known islands, together with one or two that are celebrated landmarks.

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