Hart Island, Mott Haven make 2017 ‘Six to Celebrate’ list

The Historic Districts Council announced this year's picks for the "Six to Celebrate" list, which celebrates historic New York neighborhoods.



The chosen neighborhoods generally include acclaimed architecture or historical sites, but this year the council included Hart Island. 



Residents have been pushing to have the Department of Corrections turn the island over to the Parks Department. It has been used for years as a potter's field.



Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan says buildings on the island, which are inaccessible to the public, were built in the 1870s.



The other Bronx neighborhood included on this year's list is Mott Haven, which is home to three separate historical districts of its own.


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