Roosevelt Island

geographical name \ˈblak-wəlz, -ˌwelz\
variants: or 1921–73

Welfare Island

or earlier

Blackwells Island

\ˈblak-wəlz, -ˌwelz\play

Definition of Roosevelt Island

  1. island in the East River, New York City, connected to Manhattan by tramway; formerly the site of penal and later hospital facilities

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