There are a few ways to end up on Hart Island. One third of its inhabitants are infants—some parents couldn’t afford a burial, others didn’t realize what a “city burial” meant when they checked it on the form. Many of the dead here were homeless, while others were simply unclaimed; if your body remains at the city morgue for more than two weeks, you, too, will be sent for burial by a team of prisoners on Hart Island
I've become addicted to Satan's Laundromat
-- a photoblog based out of Brooklyn that shows NYC daily in all its weird and wonderful glory.
More Magnificent Obsessions - 14to42.net
- "This site intends to survey all of the signs in New York City from 14th Street to 42nd Street." Great photos of Ghost Signs
, signs painted on buildings
, signs attached to buildings
, window signs
, modern signs
, graffiti signs
, and even some pretty creepy signs
, along with some surprisingly complete histories of the businesses the signs were made to advertise.