18 October 2011

You Could Have Owned Your Own Island

"NEW YORK—As far as private islands go, New York City's Rat Island isn't exactly luxurious. It's really just a pile of rocks that once housed quarantined typhoid patients.

"But the island sold at auction Sunday for $160,000. Real estate agent Ozzie Crisalli says he doesn't know what the buyer has planned for it.

"Rat Island is located off City Island in the Bronx. It boasts 360-degree views of the water and measures about 2 1/2 acres -- during low tide."

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