New York City

The Most Unusual Cemetery in America: New York City’s Hart Island and the Heart of Easter’s Lord

The Most Unusual Cemetery in America:  New York City’s Hart Island and the Heart of Easter’s Lord

Over a million people are buried there in unmarked graves. Only one, the first child in New York City who died of AIDS, rests in an isolated plot. All others are interred in long trenches. Cheap, pine coffins are stacked three high, two across for adults; five high, twenty across, for infants.