NYC Fact: New York’s smallest island

U Thant Island — a 100-by-200-foot granite outcropping in the East River — is named for the former UN Secretary General. You can’t go. Only cormorants, briefly, live on it (seen in video). But the closest you can get, as I learned on a guided ferry ride last year, is on the East River Ferry.

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Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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