Title: North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place
in New York City
Publisher: Empire State Editions
Noth Brother Island, a small dot in the East River, was a minor piece
of the New York archipelago until the late 19th century, when calls for
social and sanitary reform combined to remake it as a hospital island,
a place to contain infectious disease and, later, other societal ills.
since 1963, North Brother Island is a ruin and a wildlife sanctuary,
closed to the public and virtually invisible to it.
Photographer Christopher Payne was granted permission by New York
City’s Parks & Recreation Department to photograph the island over
a period of years.
book includes a history by University of Pennsylvania preservationist
Randall Mason, who has studied the island extensively, and an essay by
the writer Robert Sullivan, who came along on one of the rare
Amazon COM - CA - UK - FR - DE - JP
Related: New York -
Payne's web site