May 15, 2011


Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 12:23 pm by chavisory

I took a hike a couple weekends ago to Hunter Island, which, amazingly enough, is part of the Bronx.  Though now connected to Orchard Beach by landfill, it was once a true island, owned by a wealthy man named John Hunter who had a mansion and large estate there.

There’s nothing left of the house (that I could find, anyway), but the now feral ruins of his gardens remain.

Though difficult to imagine now, in another month, this entire field will explode in orange tiger lilies.

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