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.

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Check out the video footage of North Brother Island today: