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Hart Island

PHOTOS: The Island Where NYC Buries Unclaimed Dead

| Posted 04.13.2013 | New York

By Amy Zimmer, DNAinfo News Editor NEW YORK CITY — Hart Island, the city’s 101-acre potter's field, has seen 850,000 burials since the city acq...

Identifying NYC's Unclaimed Bodies On Hart Island

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- On a wind-swept island off New York City, the remains of 850,000 people rest in pine boxes in a grid of covered trenches – but many ...

Christopher Mathias

850,000 Bodies Buried In Mass Graves On Forbidden NYC Island | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.30.2011 | New York

A City Council oversight committee held a hearing Friday to review the operations of the oft-forgotten cemetery at Hart Island, New York City's potter...