The fantastic story of the now-completely-overrun North Brother Island, a dilapidated leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx--and about the same distance from Rikers Island. (Includes beautiful photos!)
North Brother Island circa Quarantine Zone, New York: quarantine zone, leper colony and centre for drug addicts. Just 350 yards from the crowded tenements of the Bronx, North Brother Island was first employed as a quarantine centre in Closed in
North Brother Island is in the East River between the Bronx and Rikers Island. It was used until the as a quarantine hospital, but has been abandoned and closed to the public since then. This building was a nurses' residence.
Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx