Roosevelt Island

Immigration on Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island historian Judy Berdy will lead a tour of the north end of the island on Sat., March 26th at 2:30 pm . Saturday, March 26,2016 at 2:30 pm Roosevelt Island, the sliver of land that sits between Manhattan and Queens, has a long history with immigration as most of New York City does. The City of New York […]

Secret Lives Tour: Modernist Roosevelt Island

  Secret Lives Tour: Modernist Roosevelt Island Join the Historic Districts Council for an exciting tour of the modernist built Main Street and residential buildings of Roosevelt Island. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:00 AM   Roosevelt Island, the sliver of land that sits between Manhattan and Queens, once home to prisons, asylums and welfare facilities, […]

Starting the New Year with a Crumble

From the City Room of the New York Times Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island CrumblesBy David W. Dunlap The hauntingly abandoned, Gothically forbidding Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island — perhaps New York City’s most romantic ruin — turned far less romantic and even more ruined last month when part of its crumbling gray stone facade […]

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