The History of "Chicken Island"
From "Old Yonkers" published in 1922. Just a note when reading this article, when they refer to the '40's
they are referring to the 1840's!
Since this area is the subject of much
recent controversy as far as development plans, it seems appropriate to include a short profile about its history.
Expanded section of the above map. Please allow a few seconds for this image to load.
Below is how Chicken Island appeared in 1893 from a map by Washington