South Brother Island in foreground

South Brother Island (foreground) in the East River, an uninhabited island la half mile off the coast of the South Bronx that was protected by The Trust for Public Land. South Brother is an important stop over point for migratory birds. North Brother Island, at the top of the frame, is the more famous brother, having been the site of New York’s worst nautical disaster in history and where “Typhoid Mary” was quarantined.

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Seija Goldstein

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Seija Goldstein has lived in New York City for 40 years and has no intention of ever leaving. After working full time in media and raising two wonderful children, she is now planning to sample everything that her favorite city has to offer. She will be reporting her experiences on this blog and inviting other New York City Boomers to join in the adventure.

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