The remains of a church on the now-abandoned North Brother Island in New York

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Yes, she was! North Brother Island was the site of a quarantine hospital, first for smallpox patients, and later for patients of other highly contagious diseases. It’s kind of scary, sad, and fascinating to me to imagine this isolated place right beside one of the busiest places on earth.

Edit: Some history and more pics here: http://opacity.us/site100_riverside_hospital_north_brother_island.htm

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