Hart Island

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What NYC Mourners Found at Paupers' Graves

After years of fighting, loved ones go to Hart Island

(Newser) - A few dozen mourners made history yesterday by riding a ferry to Hart Island in New York City. Their dead loved ones, buried in paupers' graves, had been legally inaccessible for years until a recent federal class-action lawsuit forced the city's Correction Department to let people visit, the New ... More »

Living Fight to Visit Island Filled With NYC's Dead

A look at NYC's Potter's Field

(Newser) - It's been years since a journalist has been permitted to set foot on New York's Potter's Field, where nearly a million poor and unwanted people have been buried since 1869, one aside and atop the next, in plain caskets loaded into football field-length trenches. That is until... More »

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