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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.

07/10/2013

Romer Shoal Lighthouse (file / credit: United States Coast Guard)

Staten Island Man Buys Romer Shoal Lighthouse

$90,000 won’t buy you much of an apartment in Manhattan, but it can get you a lighthouse in New York Bay.

10/05/2011