How this New York island became a mass grave

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And why Hart Island is changing after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Hart Island, a small piece of land off the Bronx in New York City, resurfaced in national headlines in April 2020, when New York City was the epicenter of the US coronavirus pandemic. News footage of the island’s cemetery showed trenches being filled with pine coffins, and sent shockwaves around the world. But these mass burials taking place during the pandemic are just the most recent in Hart Island’s long history.
Hart Island’s “potter’s field” cemetery dates back to 1869, and for over 150 years has served as a burial ground for over 1 million New Yorkers. Over the years, infrastructure problems and a lack of reliable public access have earned Hart Island a tainted reputation.
A 2021 analysis by Columbia Journalism School’s Stabile Center and THE CITY found that over 2,300 New Yorkers were buried on Hart Island in 2020. That’s more burials than any year during the AIDS epidemic, another recent health crisis. They also found that New York City is on pace to bury one in 1 in 10 Covid-19 victims on the island. The analysis of these burials shows who is more likely to be buried on Hart Island: Black and Latino residents, frontline workers, and those who have little access to health care.
To understand how this ties together and what’s next for Hart Island, watch the video above.
This story was produced in collaboration with THE CITY and Columbia Journalism School’s Stabile Center of Investigative Journalism, as part of “MISSING THEM,” THE CITY’s ongoing collaborative project to remember every New Yorker killed by COVID-19.
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Adin P that would be beautiful! I’ve researched this island many times, maybe something like that would change the presents at night time.
Angus Beef
Angus Beef महीने पहले
New subscriber here. Time machine 2002 brought me here. Wow! Put your seatbelt on and takeoff your blinders folks. The fences are down, you don’t need to use the gate anymore.
WolfsH0ok महीने पहले
name it Cuomo Boulevard ?
Hootyvon Duke
Hootyvon Duke महीने पहले
@ArtisticAlexismaybe the next is what it is..
Pablo de Silvestro
Pablo de Silvestro 23 घंटे पहले
Way too small graves, we need more deaths to curb global warming
Cody Conyers
Cody Conyers 2 दिन पहले
Pose season 2 episode 1 brought attention to this island. I wasn't aware of it prior.
TheDon Willie
TheDon Willie 8 दिन पहले
why put dead bodies in such a high value area
Elaine Evans
Elaine Evans 10 दिन पहले
Disney star Bobby Driscoll is buried on Hart Island.
Biz Ness
Biz Ness 11 दिन पहले
Go to the end of city island off to left you can’t see the island
Yacov Steinberg
Yacov Steinberg 13 दिन पहले
Make the whole island a memorial park for the Covid Pandemic and it's victims
shamus peters
shamus peters 16 दिन पहले
so the big deal is ??? most wanted "free" burials!!!
Travis Kyle Raagas
Travis Kyle Raagas 16 दिन पहले
Orlando Trujillo
Orlando Trujillo 16 दिन पहले
They should bury more people at sea
Charlee-Jo Hanks
Charlee-Jo Hanks 17 दिन पहले
I think I might get buried on hart island to stand for all those that were forgotten ❤️
Loud Mime
Loud Mime 17 दिन पहले
The first time I knew about Hart Island was a depiction of it in Pose FX. It was such a heavt scene to watch because of all the loneliness and pain
Matthew Haverkamp
Matthew Haverkamp 17 दिन पहले
How many people on Heart Island came from nursing homes? Nice job Cuomo and De Blasio.
Thanos 17 दिन पहले
This comments are full of edgy people
Saad Qureshi
Saad Qureshi 18 दिन पहले
Probably haunted as well.
Bitemyshinny Metalass
Bitemyshinny Metalass 18 दिन पहले
New York leaders should do the right thing and transform the once corrections facility into a cemetery memorial park and make it more accessible to the public.
Mr Ramdom
Mr Ramdom 18 दिन पहले
That is horrible
Rasyid Ridha
Rasyid Ridha 19 दिन पहले
I'am the 666 😈
TheTruffleShuffle 21 दिन पहले
If only we stopped burying bodies and went with the countless other methods of disposal, instead of polluting the ground with chemicals stored in those caskets and bodies and using up precious land
Bmanritchie 22 दिन पहले
OF COURSE it can be changed. 1-Make every burial a natural grave 2- Plot a couple trees per person 3-Name those trees according to person buried underneath 4-Rename the island in place for the largest ‘human forest’ in the world
Lowe1983 24 दिन पहले
Should of used a crematoria for the excess bodies.
Max Berardi
Max Berardi 24 दिन पहले
she really pronouncing that u
Aly pixar
Aly pixar 25 दिन पहले
Great video
Alparslan Korkmaz
Alparslan Korkmaz 25 दिन पहले
Nice video.
screenwriterjohn 25 दिन पहले
Here I think the dumping ground for unwanted New Yorkers was...New Jersey!
n3 al
n3 al 27 दिन पहले
when disposing bodies it must have only 2 criterias is it environmental friendly, is it economical.
me go
me go 27 दिन पहले
You dont pronounce the 'g' sound in the word long. They should listen when their going to hire someone to narrate. Annoying as fudge
Luca C
Luca C 27 दिन पहले
You did such a great job explaining. Thank you!
Frances Locke
Frances Locke 27 दिन पहले
What a good friend that woman is. I'm honestly moved. I wish more people in the world were that loyal and kind.
Victor 28 दिन पहले
i can't not hear how you pronounce burial...
Red Langley02
Red Langley02 28 दिन पहले
They called it Island of the dead or The Dark Zone Island.
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Max Power
Max Power 29 दिन पहले
This was very touching. I hope NY can heal. ♥️🗽
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I think the women talking should stop whispering
Kiyoone महीने पहले
"CREMATION" is "EVIL"... but hey... let stock a lot of dead decaying bodies in caskets in one single place... Not judging the Christian background in the culture but... BOYS... you guys are really inefficient with this kind of problems...
Sean Gose
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This was so sad.
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Horror the making
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Minute 0:44 what in Gods name is that creature?
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i can't get past the fact that you pronounce buried weird. Sorry.
Alexander Malt
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I lived in Manhattan and still had never heard of Hart Island. Are we sure it's on maps?
Biz Ness
Biz Ness 11 दिन पहले
Go to the end of city island and you can see it
TJC93 महीने पहले
it’s there look it up on google earth, great app ! or maps
why is this video in ebonics?
Michael Olatunji
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The person who voices this is really suited to her role!
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Because Cuomo threw everyone into nursing homes to hide his failure and to blame it all on Trump. o:)
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I lived in NYC my whole life and have literally never of this island before. Very informative Vox
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Just cremate the bodies
12D_D21 महीने पहले
It’s not that simple. In the U.S., it’s assumed by law the person wanted to be buried, unless stated otherwise on record. Many of these people either didn’t write anything, and even if they did, in this specific case, it would be hard to trace to them. Basically, bureaucracy doesn’t allow that.
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Everybody deserves the best memorial even with or without relatives.
MistaFadora महीने पहले
Thats gonna be the best land of oil in a few centuries
That’s So Fetch!
That’s So Fetch! महीने पहले
More than centuries.
James Woodpecker
James Woodpecker महीने पहले
Kevin hart has a island?!
Nicholas Feiock
Nicholas Feiock महीने पहले
What a beautiful irony. For those lacking heart are sent to hart. Have a heart to hart if you will.
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Matthew Cubbon
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I worked for NYS parks for 8 years. Unfortunately not anymore, but if/when they get their hands on that, they will completely transform that place into a beautiful, inviting area.
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A hard lesson of what incompetence and ignorance lead to
DiamondCalibre महीने पहले
Man, a cities' police department being one of the causes of a problem a city is facing? I'm absolutely shocked. /s
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DOC can't even take care a prison in Brooklyn forget about an island.
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Michael JF
Michael JF महीने पहले
Or you know...cremate them
Darren Davies
Darren Davies महीने पहले
You’ve got to have Hart!
lohphat महीने पहले
Cenotaphs are important. Having a place commemorating a human's existence is consoling for those in the future seeking family and friends, even decades and centuries later. My family has chosen cremation and scattering but we have cenotaphs placed on their parents' graves to document their existence.
Krzysztof Zwoliński
Krzysztof Zwoliński महीने पहले
it is outrageous for me that there aren't any small ceremonies to this burials. This bodies are treated like medical byproducts.
baw1369 महीने पहले
I'm just surprised they aren't just cremated
Alex K.
Alex K. महीने पहले
More like Hartless Island
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That woman is disgusting
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Bosse Ursem
Bosse Ursem महीने पहले
To all people saying the island should me renamed. ❤Hart means heart in dutch. So it is already called heart island❤
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“She died in charity hospital probably of infectious disease, which was more common in the 19th century.” A dude just walked by wearing surgical gloves and a gas mask...
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Maitreya Nikose
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Ayo Hart Island gonna be the new Middle East in the next thousand Years! Oil Baby! LESGOOOOOO
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sad and very interesting to learn about. I'm from around Colma, California- that is mostly its 17 cemeteries. but to have such a place for the relatively unknown and alone? thats something else
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Tatianna D
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I actually learned about Hart Island through Pose strangely enough
Gautam Siddharth
Gautam Siddharth महीने पहले
Just cremate them.
James महीने पहले
wouldn't it be cheaper and cleaner for the city to cremate unclaimed bodies and just have a memorial?
Aaron महीने पहले
A lot of these issues would be solved with cremation instead of burial. Then keep the ashes in a warehouse for, say, 5 years in case a relative or loved one comes to claim it. No more issues about access or skeletons floating into the water or anything else.
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Di hari akhir, dibangkitkan, bakal rame itu di satu pulau.
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Azure महीने पहले
@jason wong you?
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bruh sus
Jesus Gutierrez
Jesus Gutierrez महीने पहले
problem is cops are in charge of it
Banana Sundae
Banana Sundae महीने पहले
You know this seems like kinda appropriate for covid
NightEnigma8 महीने पहले
That's a sad situation...... I didn't even know hart island existed.
RedaSkateboard महीने पहले
China virus
Nicholas Cheshire
Nicholas Cheshire महीने पहले
Why didn’t they just cremate the unclaimed bodies ?
Gaasuba Meskhenet
Gaasuba Meskhenet महीने पहले
I can already see so many potential problems with "if they can't contact anyone" Phones aren't a right in this country. Internet access isn't a right in this country.
Christopher Horne
Christopher Horne महीने पहले
Shoutout to all of the "forgotten" souls buried here, and Roderick and Anita Perry.
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Mac Daddy
Mac Daddy महीने पहले
Always gotta turn into a race thing..
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Are you surprised that race has had significant effects on American history?
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Such a sad story about Roger. RIP
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