Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

QUESTION:

06-09 Q Ruppert and BirdsBrewery magnate, Jacob Ruppert, had a summer house on this island, which burned down in 1909. He was the last human inhabitant of the island, which is now home to several species of birds. What is its name?

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7 Comments

  1. Andy Sydor

    South Brother Island

  2. Peter Brightbill

    Swinburne Island

  3. South, my brother

  4. Last inhabitant and Yankee owner

  5. What Andy said

  6. South Brother Island located in the East River

  7. Do you think the City would sell it to me for the $10 it paid for it?

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