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.
Relatives Of Those Buried On Hart Island Say Access Remains Extremely ChallengingNew city management has taken over Hart Island in the Bronx to make it more welcoming to visitors.
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.
Hundreds Of Bodies Of COVID-19 Victims Lying In Freezer Trailers In Brooklyn; City Struggling To Find Next Of KinAbout 650 bodies lie inside freezer trailers on Pier 39 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn - a backlog of lives taken away by the coronavirus pandemic as it spread rapidly in the spring.
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.
Hart Island Transferred To Parks Department As Part Of Plan To Improve AccessThe island off the coast of the Bronx is the largest public burial ground in the country. More than one million are buried there.
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.
Hart Island, The Largest Public Burial Ground In U.S., May Soon Be Controlled By NYC Parks DepartmentHart Island, a giant cemetery that many advocates consider neglected for years, is finally getting noticed by City Hall.
Hope Renewed For Unknown Thousands Among Hart Island's DeadThis year marks the 150th anniversary of Hart Island, a little known Potter's Field in New York City
‘Bones Beach:’ Hart Island Erosion Unearths Human SkeletonsOn Monday, 174 exposed bones were recovered from Hart Island cemetery. It’s a giant potter’s field where the East River meets Long Island Sound.
City Moving To Fix Storm Damage On Hart IslandMost of the problem is in the northern shore of Hart Island where there is a steep bank heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
NYU Apologizes After Wrongfully Burying Donated Bodies In Mass GraveNew York University is apologizing for allowing donated bodies to wind up in mass graves meant for unclaimed and indigent bodies.
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.
You Can Own Your Own Private Island, Right Here In New York CityIt 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.