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North Brother Island, USA

From series “Abandoned places of the Earth with distinct marks of civilization”
Fans of walking through the deserted places have to visit Island North Brother in the United States. This island is located near the airport of La Guardia. Since the late 19th century, New Yorkers tried to avoid the island. Some do not run the risk of walking on it even these days. In 1880, the large hospital was opened here. There were patients with the most dangerous and contagious diseases: typhoid, smallpox, scarlet fever, and leprosy. For years, an unauthorized entry to the territory of the island was not admitted. The hospital has existed here until the 30s of the last century.

North Brother Island, USA Later, it has been converted into a rehabilitation center for drug-addicted teenagers, which was closed in 1963. Today, nature reigns on the abandoned island of North Brother. In summer, you can admire buildings covered with ivy and take a stroll through the picturesque forest. However, many locals still do not dare to visit the island. Some of them believe that it is probable to contract dangerous diseases. Others are afraid to find among the ruined buildings the restless souls of patients, for whom North Brother has become the last refuge in life.

One of the first of contemporaries who wasn’t afraid of the tragic history of the island was the photographer Christopher Payne. In 2008, he has visited the island and made incredibly spectacular pictures of landscapes and dilapidated buildings. Since then, a number of those wishing to visit the island increased significantly. It’s not difficult to reach the uninhabited land. It is situated in the East River, only 350 meters off coast. Next - Teufelsberg

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Nationallink, Inc.' located in 1.04 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Metro Luxury, Inc.' is located in 1.6 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Black Start NYPA,' in 0.94 km
Supermarket: 'F & J Masters Sales Corporation' in 0.82 km
Parking: 'Sheridan Garage' in 1.3 km
Apotheek: 'Ronald A. Mohammed, RPH' in 1.1 km
Police station: 'Bronx Sanitation Department' in 1.62 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Port Morris Deli Restaurant' in 0.72 km
Railway station: 'Melrose' in 3.13 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Manhattan Airport - in 14 km
 »  Teterboro Airport TEB - in 15 km
 »  John F Kennedy Airport JFK - in 19 km
 »  Essex County Airport CDW - in 33 km
 »  Linden Airport LDJ - in 35 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near North Brother Island

Opera House Hotel

Located in 2 km from North Brother Island
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Rooms: 60
Each room at the Opera House Hotel features a flat-screen cable TV, microwave, and refrigerator. They also have an iPod docking station and a leather … More: photo, rates and booking
Uptown Madison Deluxe

Located in 3 km from North Brother Island
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Rooms: 1
The apartment at Uptown Madison Deluxe includes a fully-equipped kitchen complete with a refrigerator, dishwasher and kitchenware. There is also a … More: photo, rates and booking
North Broadway Deluxe

Located in 4 km from North Brother Island
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Rooms: 1
Each room at North Broadway Deluxe offers a modern décor. A separate living area features a flat-screen cable TV. A dining area with 6 seats is … More: photo, rates and booking
West Harlem Deluxe

Located in 5 km from North Brother Island
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Rooms: 1
The West Harlem Deluxe includes a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, and stove. The apartment has an en suite bathroom with a hair … More: photo, rates and booking

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