U Thant Island / Belmont Island

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A tiny 200x100 foot island created during the construction of tunnels under the East River (now part of the Flushing Line), it was adopted by followers of Sri Chinmoy in the 1970s, planted, and renamed after UN Secretary General U Thant. Today it also hosts a monument to him.
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