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

Just 350 yards from the Bronx, North Brother Island was first employed as a quarantine centre in 1885. It was soon a home to six lepers. Its most notorious resident was 'Typhoid Mary' - the first healthy carrier of any disease ever to be identified - who spent years confined in its bleak woods. Closed in 1963, it is now a haunting labyrinth of crumbling ruins

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

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

Just 350 yards from the Bronx, North Brother island was first used as quarantine centre in 1885. It was soon a home to 6 lepers. Its most notorious resident was 'Typhoid Mary' the first healthy carrier of any disease ever to be identified who spent years confined in its bleak woods. This island was also witness to the 1904 fire on board the passenger ship, General Slocum which killed 1,021 people on a church outing. Closed in 1963, it is now a haunting labyrinth of crumbling ruins

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

SO cool. North Brother Island 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 1885. Closed in 1963, it is now a haunting labyrinth of crumbling ruins.

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INEVITABLE ARCHITECTURE

Morgue entrance, North Brother Island, situated between the Bronx Riker's Island, NYC - doesn't get much creepier than an abandoned morgue

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King’s Cycle Shop, 73 Leeming Street, Mansfield, circa 1910. D. Bradbury via Picture the Past.

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20 free things to do in New York City

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31/12/2016 SUPER URGENT ID#A1100302 – ADOPT Gwen whose owner was hospitalized so she needs a new home ASAP as she is to be destroyed. She is only a year old, a pretty female cat to adopt, past due out date 12/26/2016, Brooklyn NYC.

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Saloon Steward: Thomas Whiteley, 18, from London was a steward in the first class dining saloon. Whiteley later recalled a dinner party attended by Captain Smith, Dr O’Loughlin and J.Bruce Ismay amongst others, at one point ‘Dr. O’Loughlin rose and lifting his glass, exclaimed: ‘let us drink to the mighty Titanic.’ With cries of approval everybody stood up and drank the toast.’ (North Berks. Herald, 20th April 1912 p.2). Whiteley was left behind after the last boats had been launched…

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