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Hart Island

Bronx, NY
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A newly accessible venue

The grounds of this well known, but until recently not readily accessible sacred space, are a visit... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2015
anon943
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nyc
sleeping Dead

its potters field graves for john and Jane Doe no food or attractions just graves better off going... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
doreenb605
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Yonkers
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No visitors are allowed on this 101-acre, uninhabited island, home to Potter's Field, the City Cemetery of New York, where more than 800,000 unidentified bodies are buried.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good14%
  • Average28%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
23 Nov 2015
“A newly accessible venue”
1 Sep 2015
“sleeping Dead”
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

The grounds of this well known, but until recently not readily accessible sacred space, are a visit back in history. Our treasured Potters' Field is open to all.

2  Thank anon943
Reviewed 1 September 2015

its potters field graves for john and Jane Doe no food or attractions just graves better off going to Woodlawn if you like cemetery's

Thank doreenb605
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This is a potter's field. It is not open to the public. Over decades upwards of 700,000 indigent city residents have been buried there in plain pine boxes. The bodies are ferried there from the foot of Fordham Street on City Island. The gravediggers are...More

3  Thank ANTHONY R
Reviewed 11 January 2014

a great piece of NYC history....you can only see the island, you are not allowed to go on it and NY's finest are protecting it as well, but it is worth getting a look-see if you can...

1  Thank thelmantimestwo
Reviewed 19 June 2012

One cannot visit Hart Island except under special circumstances. It is the cemetery for the poor, the unknown and the unclaimed. In the old days, these cemeteries were called "Potter's Fields" I understand that the Department of Corrections takes care of the island's burials and...More

8  Thank nelliebly47
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Potters field cemetary for impoverished people what could be more depressing ?

4  Thank Joe P
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