[WATCH] This Retired Swiss Engineer Owns The Only Private Island in New York City

You may think that owning your own 2.5 acre island in New York City would cost a fortune, but this man purchased one 6 years ago for only $160,000! Retired Swiss engineer Alex Schibli is the owner of Rat Island, sitting just a few hundred feet off The Bronx waterfront in City Island Harbor. Learn more about the man and the island in this short video from the New York Post.

No man is an island, but Alex Schibli is the proud owner of New York’s smallest sliver of land: Rat Island. The Swiss-born retired engineer paid $160,000 for his 2.5 acres of paradise, located off the Bronx.

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