Hart Island

Hart Island
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1010 WINS Newsroom
April 10, 2020 - 6:38 am
As New York City deals with a mounting coronavirus death toll and dwindling morgue space, the city has shortened the amount of time it will hold unclaimed remains before they are buried in the city's public cemetery.
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Dreamstime
May 08, 2018 - 6:58 pm
Hart Island is off the coast of the Bronx and has served as a burial ground for New York's poor and nameless for more than a century. It is maintained by the city's department of correction and prisoners bury the dead. Families could not visit the gravesites of loved ones until a 2015 lawsuit.
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