Roosevelt Island Judith Berdy

Roosevelt Island

Author: Judith Berdy
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Book Title
Roosevelt Island
Author
Judith Berdy
ISBN
9781531608323
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.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island Historical SocietyPublisher: Arcadia Publishing Library EditionsPublished: 08/06/2003ISBN: 9781531608323Pages: 130Weight: 0.91lbsSize: 9.61h x 6.69w x 0.38d
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Published: 08/06/2003
ISBN: 9781531608323
Pages: 130
Weight: 0.91lbs
Size: 9.61h x 6.69w x 0.38d
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.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Published: 08/06/2003
ISBN: 9781531608323
Pages: 130
Weight: 0.91lbs
Size: 9.61h x 6.69w x 0.38d