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See drone footage of a "lost" NYC island you can't visit

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Christopher Tarantino

Finally, someone has found a worthwhile peacetime use for drones by flying one over a NYC island you didn't even know existed. In fact, there's dozens of them, each more secret than the next.

Located in the East River, somewhere between the Bronx and Rikers Island, lie a pair of tiny land masses known as Brother Islands. There's North Brother Island, and its slightly slightly more "red-state" neighbor below, South Brother, both of which are now wholly uninhabitable to humans. North Brother is perhaps most famous for housing "Typhoid" Mary Mallon who was quarantined for two decades there until her death. Then it became a super-sketchy Shutter Island-like "addiction center" before it was closed to the public in the 1960s. Until today.

Unmanned aviation genius "DCE IT" has flown his camera over the city-owned island, giving us all a drone's-eye view of the local wildlife and disused buildings below, allowing you to get your 'NYC Passport' stamped from the comfort of your own screen!

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