Roosevelt Island Lighthouse

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Roosevelt Island Lighthouse is a stone lighthouse built by New York City in 1872, but purchased by New York City in 1828. Several facilities were built on the island such as a penitentiary, almshouse, city hospital, the New York Lunatic Asylum, and a smallpox hospital. The lighthouse is approximately 50 feet (15 m) tall. The other fact is that Roosevelt Island was  known as Welfare Island from 1921 to 1973. It is narrow island in the East River of New York City between Manhattan and the borough of Queens.

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