Date: 03/26/2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Museum of the City of New York (1220 5th Ave., Manhattan)

Price: $16 in advance

: North Brother Island is a 20-acre collection of ruins in the middle of New York City. It was once home to a quarantine hospital and the residence of Typhoid Mary. Today it is a wildlife sanctuary, abandoned and off-limits to visitors. Between 2008 and 2013, photographer Christopher Payne was granted exclusive access to the island. He found buildings consumed by vegetation, and hints of a city’s future without people. Payne will share his discoveries using images from his book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City (Fordham University Press, 2014), and discuss North Brother’s remarkable history with Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione. Book signing and reception to follow.

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