Roosevelt Island

geographical name
variants: or 1921–73 Welfare Island or earlier Blackwells Island play \ˈblak-wəlz, -ˌwelz\

Definition of Roosevelt Island

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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