‘New York City’s family tomb’: The sad history of Hart Island

It is the largest mass grave in the United States. At least 1,000 bodies are buried on the island a year, and more than 1 million can be found in the plots of its potter’s field, known as City Cemetery. Hart Island’s storied history, however, started long before the coronavirus turned the state into a pandemic epicenter.

Source: ‘New York City’s family tomb’: The sad history of Hart Island

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