Vintage photos of NYC's now abandoned North Brother's Island
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Hart Island near North Brother's
Now also abandoned
NYC's Potter's Field [cemetery for indigent folks] is located there. Prisoners from nearby Riker's Island are used to bury the bodies. It was also used a prisoner of war facility during the civil war, insane asylum, missile batteries were once located on the island.
It's estimated there are over 800,000 graves on the island, the largest municipal cemetery in the world.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]