Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt Island

1. An island in the East River off the coast of central Manhattan Island. It was long the site of a penal institution and municipal hospital, which earned it the name Welfare Island after 1921. Renamed for Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1973, it is now largely residential.
2. An island of Antarctica in the eastern part of the Ross Ice Shelf. Robert E. Byrd discovered the island in 1934.
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Boating season on Lake Coeur dAlene is quickly approaching and the Bureau of Land Managements Blackwell Island Recreation Site will open for the season on Thursday, May 25.
These shortcomings, he suggests, have contributed in part to the increased scepticism of today's news industry--an industry somewhat removed from the groundbreaking work of figures like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, or even Nellie Bly--all journalists who sought to expose the wrongs in American society from the mistreatment of female patients at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell Island to the Nixon Watergate Scandal of the 1970s.
Proponents of this idea found support in William Sanger's 1858 survey of two thousand prostitutes at New York's House of Correction on Blackwell Island.