Why a Tiny New York Island is Off-Limits

If you leave a pile of rocks in place for over a hundred years, it becomes an island with its own ownership papers, history, designation, and controversy. That's what happened to U Thant Island in New York City's East River.

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Even the smallest places can be interesting when you look into what happened to them over time. When we finally saw contemporary footage of the island in this video, all I could see was the survival of plenty of double-crested cormorants. -via Digg

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