Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island

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    When:
    May 9, 2019 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2019-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
    2019-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Roosevelt Island
    New York, NY 10044
    USA
    Cost:
    Free
    City Island and Hart Island, off Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay and Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York. Also featured are The Blauzes and Chimney Sweeps Islands. The small island between those two, on a thin causeway off the north (right) end of City Island, is the home of one tower radiating the signals of two of New York’s original landmark 50,000-watt “clear channel” signals: WFAN/660 and WCBS/880. Earlier incarnations of WFAN were WNBC and WEAF. WCBS was originally WABC, and radiated from a tower on Columbia Island, off this shot to the right. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

    Revisiting Hart Island Lecture on Roosevelt Island

    Thursday, May 9, 2019

    (Roosevelt Island, NY, April 22, 2019) – For decades, Potter’s Field on Hart Island and the island itself have been run by the Corrections Department. Melinda Hunt, Trustee of the Hart Island Project, will update us on proposals to change administration of the island to the Parks Department, their implications, and other issues that have emerged since 2014 at a lecture presented by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island,on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

    The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the second in the Society’s annual series of spring lectures, which is supported by funds provided by Amalgamated Bank, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Purpose Fund and New York City Council Member Ben Kallos, with funding from the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.

    DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

    The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of the Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit www.rihs.us.