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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!)

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

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 and South Brother Islands

The North and South Brother: Two Abandoned Islands in the Middle...

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

Riverside Hospital, North Brother Island, NY - has been untouched since 1963 when it was used as a hospital and quarantine station. It is now completely abandoned.

PHOTOS: Haunting, Abandoned Island In New York

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

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

North Brother Island, NY - This former site of a hospital for quarantined diseases now serves as a protected bird sanctuary.

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

This Island Right Next To New York City Has Been Abandoned Since 1963 The western facade of the doctors' cottage, the interior of which is largely collapsed.

North-Brother-Island, abandoned island in NYC

The North and South Brother: Two Abandoned Islands in the Middle...

NEach dormitory room inside the nurses' building contained a small sink and shelving unitorth Brother Island

Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx

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