The Island of Mass Graves, A Short Boat Ride From Manhattan

The New York Times has published a long piece about Hart Island, a few weeks after Gizmodo's own coverage of the shocking and emotionally super-charged site, where prisoners from Riker's Island bury New York City's unclaimed dead. » 11/18/13 12:03pm 11/18/13 12:03pm

What We Found at Hart Island, The Largest Mass Grave Site In the U.S.

It’s a place where few living New Yorkers have ever set foot, but nearly a million dead ones reside: Hart Island, the United States’ largest mass grave, which has been closed to the public for 35 years. It is difficult to visit and off-limits to photographers. But that may be about to change, as a debate roils over… » 11/07/13 1:54pm 11/07/13 1:54pm