Family, Advocate Say New Rules Easing Visitation Restrictions Give Hart Island A Much More Welcoming FeelThe Smith family finally got to say goodbye to their sister, cousin and aunt, Valerie Smith, with a small service on Hart Island, four decades after she disappeared.
Hundreds Of Bodies Of COVID Victims Still Being Stored In Refrigerated Morgue In BrooklynThere are 750 bodies inside in what some City Council members call appalling and secret long-term storage, amounting to shocking neglect and mismanagement.
Coronavirus Update: If NYC Cemeteries Get Filled, Could Temporary Burials Happen On Hart Island?COVID-19 is killing New Yorkers at a rate of hundreds a day. Refrigerated trucks now sit outside some hospitals.
City Council Votes To Transfer Hart Island To Parks Department, Making For Easier AccessHart Island, offshore from the Bronx and only reachable by ferry, is the largest public burial ground in the country.
Hart Island, Final Resting Place Of 1 Million, On Verge Of Becoming NYC Parks PropertyThe country's largest public cemetery is a step closer to being turned into a public park.
Melinda Hunt Follows NYC's Lonely Dead To Hart IslandWhen someone in New York City dies, alone, he or she is buried on Hart Island, off of the Bronx coast.