Channel 7 Eyewitness News (WABC-TV) Correspondent Roger Sharp tells the story of New York City’s Hart Island, a part of the Bronx. Rarely seen by the public, the island is today closed to the press and remains in use by the city as a Potter’s Field. It was never developed as suggested in this 1978 report. Aired August 17, 1978.
Hart Island is the location of a 101-acre (0.41 km2) potter’s field for New York City, the largest tax-funded cemetery in the world.