This Ghostly, Abandoned NYC Island Could Become a Special Needs School

New York City’s North Brother Island has lived many past lives, as a shipwreck site, a smallpox clinic, a tuberculosis colony, and a drug rehab facility, for starters. The 20-acre island, which sits between the Bronx and Riker’s Island, has been abandoned since the 1970s. But two architecture students are hoping to… »6/25/13 3:10pm6/25/13 3:10pm