North Brother Island

These are views of the North Brother Island from the Empire State Building. The small island is located in the East River of New York, between the Bronx and Riker’s Island. Mary Mallon, the wellknown Thyphoid Mary was confined there in isolation for over two decades until she died in 1938. In fact the island was the site of the Riverside Hospital between 1885 and late 1930’s.

  • Photos by Virginia Maffei (December 2013)

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