North and South Brother Islands (New York City) facts for kids
The remains of Riverside Hospital on North Brother Island, 2006
|Location||East River, New York City|
North and South Brother Islands are a pair of small islands located in New York City's East River between the mainland Bronx and Rikers Island. North Brother Island was once the site of a hospital, but is now uninhabited and designated as a bird sanctuary. It had long been privately owned, but it was purchased by the city in 2007.
According to the New York City Parks Department, which oversees the islands, North Brother Island has about 20 acres (8 hectares) of land, and South Brother Island about 6 acres (2.4 ha).
Images for kids
Victims of the General Slocum (1904).jpg
Bodies from the General Slocum wash ashore on North Brother Island, 1904
North and South Brother Islands (New York City) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.