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Video of Ruins of New York

Imagine if NYC was deserted by everyone who lived there and it was taken over by nature? What would it look like?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=WYf2c-b-iuQ%3F

BBC has an awesome photo series by Christopher Payne produced by Michael Maher on this…

It’s one of New York’s best kept secrets. Lying in plain sight of the city is an island which no one has inhabited for more than 50 years. North Brother Island was once a quarantine station for patients with infectious diseases. It then provided accommodation for returning World War Two veterans and finally was a rehabilitation centre for drug-addicted youths. But in 1963 the complex was shut down and abandoned. Left behind was a campus of buildings, many of which have now been reclaimed by vegetation and nesting birds.The photographer Christopher Payne was granted rare permission to visit the island over the course of a number of years. His images are now on display in the book: “North Brother Island. The Last Unknown Place in New York City.”

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