I don't get up to the Bronx that much- my parents grew up there, but it's definitely off the beaten track- even Queens is more convenient. Off the northeast coast of the Bronx is City Island, where four teenagers disappeared and most probably drowned this weekend. The Times has a good article on Hart Island, the spookiest island in the Long Island Sound, which was where the kids were probably rowing when their skiff went down. I actually prefer the Morning News' lyrical history of the island, and the New York Genealogical Society's page on Hart Island, which includes pictures. More pictures from the Corrections Department, which operates the island.