Another Ruby Tuesday!
Yesterday we visited Roosevelt Island for the first time in our lives and we've lived in New York City ALL our lives!
Roosevelt Island Trash Can
Roosevelt Island Bus
Roosevelt Island, formerly known as Welfare Island (from 1921 to 1973), and before that Blackwell's Island, is a narrow island in the East River of New York City. It lies between the island of Manhattan to its west and the borough of Queens to its east. Running from Manhattan's East 46th to East 85th streets, it is about two miles long, with a maximum width of 800 feet, and a total area of 147 acres. The island is part of the Borough of Manhattan and New York County. Together with Mill Rock Island, Roosevelt Island constitutes New York County's Census Tract 238, which has a land area of 0.279 sq mi. and had a population of 9,520 in 2000 according to the US Census.
We went to Roosevelt Island to see the Blackwell Island Light which sits at the Northernmost end of the island.
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