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Rat Island

Rat Island and Alex Schibli (inset) (credit: CBS 2)

Alex Schibli Buys ‘Rat Island’ For $160,000

The small island, which is almost completely submerged at high tide, is mostly rocky, and is littered with thousands of mussel shells among the rocks and some small patches of grass.

10/03/2011

Rat Island (in the foreground) is seen from City Island - Bronx, NY - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

You Can Own Your Own Private Island, Right Here In New York City

It lacks many basic amenities and has an off-putting name, but Rat Island can be your very own when it goes up for auction next week.

09/27/2011