The Real Deal New York

Did you know NY state is home to the planet’s smallest inhabited island?

No word of a lie
December 31, 2017 02:56PM

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Here’s a fun fact: New York State is home to the tiniest island people actually lived on in the entire world.

Appropriately known now as “Just Enough Room Island,” the 3,300-square-foot island, originally named Hub Island, near Alexandria Bay was bought in 1950 to become a vacation home for a wealthy family, the Sizelands, according to the New York Post.

But after a 2010 profile in the Washington Post mentioned the tiny island, press and tourists reportedly began to encircle the already-small getaway.

“The speck of land squeezes a house and a couple of wrought-iron benches pushed hard up against the shingles onto its banks,” wrote Post journalist Andrea Sachs. “One misstep and you’re swimming.”

[NYP] — Erin Hudson