Could New York's Lost Island be Rediscovered?

DailyMail.pngBy Hannah Parry

New York's abandoned leper colony may be reopened to the public for the first time in more than fifty years.

The city's parks department is considering granting 'limited' public access to North Brother Island, the 20-acre abandoned island which sits just 350 yards away from the South Bronx.

Now New York's parks is considering lifting the strict ban on access, after Manhattan Councilmember Mark Levine, was granted funding to study the feasibility of hosting small, seasonal tours.

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