It was originally named Belmont Island, and is composed of debris left over from the construction of a pair of trolley tunnels linking Manhattan to Queens in 1890. The islet was named after its millionaire financier, August Belmont, and in 1977 was unofficially renamed U Thant Island, after the late UN Secretary General. Owned by the New York State government, it's currently protected as a sanctuary for migrating birds.
1) The Tudor City sign ‒ albeit tiny and backwards ‒ finally makes the cover of the magazine. What took them so long?
2) A shocking cover outtake showing the Chrysler Building with One Vanderbilt looming behind it. As seen from Queens. Goodbye, sky.
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