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Roosevelt Island, NY (Images of America)

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Publisher Comments:

Roosevelt Island captures the fascinating and sometimes curious history of an island located halfway between Manhattan and Queens in the East River. In 1824, the city of New York purchased Blackwell's Island, later Welfare Island, as a site for its lunatic asylum, penitentiary, workhouses, and almshouses. In the years that followed, the island was a temporary home for several of New York City's famous and infamous. William Marcy Tweed, better known as "Boss Tweed," was imprisoned at the penitentiary in the 1870s. Mae West was incarcerated in 1927 at the Workhouse for Women after her appearance in a play called Sex. After many institutions were closed or relocated, Welfare Island was virtually ignored until 1973, when it was reborn as Roosevelt Island, which is now a model planned community and thriving home to almost ten thousand people.

Synopsis:

PRIMARY COVERAGE AREA: Manhattan area, Queen area

About the Author

Judith Berdy, writer, researcher, and lecturer, has been a resident of Roosevelt Island for twenty-five years and is the president of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society. She contributes to the Wire, the island's community newspaper, and gives historical tours and lectures for the society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738512389
Author:
Berdy, Judith
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
The Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Author:
Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Subject:
History
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./Mid-Atlantic
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.) - History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
NY
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.26x6.56x.34 in. .65 lbs.

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