Photo Gallery: New York’s Forgotten Island

Another week, another installment in our continuing obsession with abandoned spaces! Thanks to a post on Gawker, we came across the work of photographer Richard Nickel Jr., who recently visited North Brother Island — which is situated in between the Bronx and Rikers Island in the East River and once housed a quarantine hospital that was home to Typhoid Mary — and documented the experience in a beautiful photo essay. Click through for some of the highlights.

“The gantry crane at the ferry slip which would transport patients and staff to its sister slip in Port Morris.” Photo credit: Richard Nickel Jr.