Ruffle Bar

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Ruffle Bar is the name of a small island located in the Jamaica Bay of New York City, just east of Floyd Bennett Field, bordering Brooklyn and Queens. It was once the place of a successful clam and oyster industry, but closed down when the water was deemed by the Department of Health to be too polluted for the breeding of shellfish.[1] The island is currently uninhabited and has been designated as a bird sanctuary.


  1. ^ Ross, Harold (30 August 1941), The Talk of the Town, The New Yorker: 7, retrieved 3 May 2009 

Coordinates: 40°35′58″N 73°51′28″W / 40.599519°N 73.857715°W / 40.599519; -73.857715