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Monday, March 10, 2014

Hart Island Potters Field Burial Site Discussion Presented By Roosevelt Island Historical Society March 11 At Library

Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) President Judy Berdy invites you to a discussion about our East River neighbor to the north, Hart Island, on March 11 at the Roosevelt Island Public Library. According to the RIHS:

More on the Hart Island Project here.
New York's city cemetery on Hart Island occupies 101 acres in the Long Island Sound on the eastern edge of the Bronx. It is the largest tax funded cemetery in the world. Prison labor is used to perform the daily mass burials that number close to one million....
Ms. Berdy also briefed the March Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council on upcoming RIHS events

including the Hart Island presentation, April 26 Cherry Blossom Festival and No F Train Subway Service Door Magnets available for sale at the RIHS Visitors Center Kiosk.