What Is Hart Island?

Hart Island

It’s an island off the Bronx in New York City, not far from where I grew up. It’s not very big. Roughly a mile long by a third of a mile wide. Exact acreage is argued: some say its 101 acres and other claim its 131 acres.

I put this map together while researching Hart Island for my book, Hell of a Town.

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Bob Mayer

Bob Mayer


West Point grad; Special Ops Vet; NY Times bestseller of over 80 books; for free books and over 200 free downloadable slideshows go to www.bobmayer.com