Submitted by ub on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 15:19

"I've just planted a garden on it" boasts Rat Island owner Alex Schibli. He is the person who outbid everyone at a public auction on City Island and purchased the two and a half acre piece of rock, which is located on Long Island Sound.

Schibli tells City Island Images he now has a wealthy Swiss investor and that the two have formed a mussel partnership. We asked him what they plan to do with the island and his responded "lots of things".

Until the present time, Rat Island has no sewer, or electricity. Most of the island is under water during high tide. To date, it offers neither shelter nor a practical place to build. And it does not include a dock... Not yet, anyway!

Schibli says German Television will soon be interviewing both of them for an upcoming documentary about the islands of New York. ARD TV Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – is a consortium of public broadcasters from the Federal Republic of Germany. It was formed in 1950 as a joint organization of Germany's regional public broadcasters.

Stay tuned and we will provide you with the latest details as they become available.