The Bronx's North Brother Island is a small long-abandoned island in the East River between The Bronx and Rikers Island. Off-limits to the public, glimpses of North Brother Island are rare, but NY1 recently got a chance to visit the island and explore its ruins.
It's a speck on a city map, and chances are you've never stepped onto North Brother Island, 22 acres off the South Bronx near Rikers Island. You may not have even heard of it. There, nature is slowly taking over relics of a painful and uniquely New York history. It's a story some officials want more New Yorkers to experience in person. NY1 Political Reporter Josh Robin got a rare tour of the island.
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