Monday, July 29, 2019

A Little Bit Of Roosevelt Island History - What Did Welfare Island Look Like In 1939 On What Is Now Manhattan Park

The Twitterverse reported yesterday:

Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) President Judy Berdy tells us this is a picture of Goldwater Hospital Convalescent Camp on the site of what is now the Manhattan Park Building complex.

More pics here.

For more Welfare Island history check out this 1969 Welfare Island Planning and Development Committee report submitted to
NYC Mayor John Lindsay.