This Abandoned Island Lies In The Middle Of New York City! (videos)

Categories: Abandoned

#4 Post-WWII 


To remedy a housing shortage after the war, the island housed veterans and their families. The quarantined hospital had stopped functioning before the government allocated surrounding homes for vets attending local colleges on the GI Bill. After the nationwide housing shortage ended in 1952, the vets left the island mainly because the ferry service was “inefficient and expensive”.

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