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North Brother Island

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North Brother Island, an island in the East River, is a protected area and part of the Harbor Herons Region, a nationally recognized complex of uninhabited islands and expansive marshes essential for shorebirds, located right here in New York City.

Visiting the Island

Access to the island is rarely permitted, and requests are only considered under specific conditions. Please review our access policies before applying for a proposed visit.

Park Information

Directions to North Brother Island

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