Book Title :
Melinda Hunt, Joel Sternfeld Publisher : Scalo Year :
1998 ISBN :
393114190X Language :
English Description :
Hart Island is certainly the most unknown part of New York City: Since its purchase in 1869, three quarters of a million people have been buried there making the island the most dense cemetery in America.
This public burial ground is difficult to visit because it is administred by the prison authoritis. Inmates serving short-term sentences are bused from nearby Rikers's Island to perform the daily burials.
The Hart Island Project is a journey to this forbidden burial ground. Available at : Amazon.com,