Randalls and Wards Islands

Queens, United States

Randalls and Wards Islands

Randall's Island (sometimes called Randalls Island) and Wards Island are conjoined islands, collectively called Randall's and Wards Islands, in New York City. separated from most of Manhattan by the Harlem River, from Queens by the East River and Hell Gate, and from the Bronx by the Bronx Kill. The two islands were formerly separated, with Randall's Island to the north of Wards Island. The channel between them, Little Hell Gate, was infilled by the early 1960s. A third, smaller island, Sunken Meadow Island, was located east of Randall's Island and was connected to it in 1955.