The Haunting Abandoned Island In The Middle Of NYC

23 min

You’d never believe that there was an abandoned island in the heart of New York City, would you?

Well, there is. In a city where real estate prices and the underlying cost of land are astronomically high, there’s one place where the developers still can’t tread – North Brother Island.

North Brother Island has an interesting history as a sanitarium, a rehab center for typhoid fever and smallpox victims and a housing site for veterans. But today, it is being slowly reclaimed by the roots of the eerie island as an important bird-breeding habitat.