Hart Island

Bowery Boys Podcast: The history of Hart Island, a place of strangeness and sorrow

Few people are allowed to go onto Hart Island , the quiet, narrow island in the Long Island Sound, a lonely place in sight of the bustling community of City Island. For over 150 years, Hart Island has been New York’s potter’s field, the burial site for over one million people — unclaimed bodies, stillborn […]

The Remnants of a Cold War Missile Launch Site on Hart Island

Last night, several members of the Untapped New York team were part of the panel Rediscovering New York: Revealing Forgotten Landscapes  at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Short documentaries from Unforgotten Films about three unique sites in New York City — Fort Totten , the New York Pavilion at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park , and Hart Island […]