Hart Island will become publicly accessible parkland

Each white marker indicates a mass graves of 150 people on Hart Island. | David Dee Delgado/Getty Images The City Council passed a package of bills to make the island more accessible Hart Island, which holds the remains of more than 1 million people, is poised to become more publicly accessible. The city’s potter’s field, which is the country’s largest taxpayer-funded cemetery, is located off the northeast coast of the Bronx and has served as a final resting place for New Yorkers for 150 years

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