3.  The New York City DOT Runs the Ferry to Hart Island

Hart Island Ferry

To aid in the transfer bodies onto Hart Island. New York City’s mass burial ground, the New York City Department of Transportation Bureau of Ferries currently operates a ferry, which runs from City Island to Hart Island. Thanks to the efforts of the Hart Island Project, the island, now operated by New York City Parks Department, is open to relatives of the deceased, as well as general visitors, who can visit a viewing area. Both visits only occur once a month, however. See photos of our recent visit to Hart Island.