Nature Is Reclaiming This Island Of Ruins In New York

Located on the East River between the Bronx and Riker’s Island, North Brother Island is one of the most fascinating and tragic spots in New York. From massive shipwrecks to deadly epidemics, this island has seen more death than some battlefields.

Check out this photo tour of North Brother island, and be sure to watch the spectacular video by the BBC’s YouTube channel below. It features the stunning photography of Christopher Payne from his exploration of the island in 2014.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Check out the video footage of North Brother Island today: