Swinburne Island is seen from Chopper 880 - July 10, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Check It Out: NYC’s Abandoned Swinburne Island

New York City is full of little nuggets of history long abandoned. Among them is the small, artificial Swinburne Island, located in New York Bay east of Staten Island.


In this Nov. 12, 2010 file photo, a girl suffering cholera symptoms receives treatment at the Doctors Without Borders temporary hospital in Port-au-Prince. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

Officials Confirm 3 Cases Of Cholera In NYC

New York City officials have confirmed that three New Yorkers contracted cholera while in the Dominican Republic for a wedding.


People make their regular purchases near the Artibonite River, which is believed to be the source of the Cholera outbreak - Pont-Sonde, Haiti - Oct 27, 2010 - Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Appeal For Help With Haiti Cholera Outbreak

At least 303 people have died and 4,722 been hospitalized.