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Roosevelt Island is a narrow island in the East River of NYC located between Manhattan and Queens.  It was first known as Minnehanonck, then Hog Island, Blackwell's Island and Welfare Island before being renamed for President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1971. It is approximately two miles long and has a population of around 12,000 people. The small island is comprised mainly of condominiums.

The Island was purchased by Dutch Govern Twiller back in 1637 and when the English defeated the Dutch, the English seized the Island and named it Manning's Island after the English Captain John Manning. 20 years later the property became Blackwell's Island after passing to Captain Manning's son-in-law, Robert Blackwell. The island was populated by hospitals, a prison (where Mae West once spent 8 days after a public obscenity charge) and workhouse and even a lunatic asylum. The building that once operated as a lunatic asylum in the 1800s was completely renovated and reopened in April of 2006. The Octagon, as it is now known, is a high-end housing property for the area's most affluent working professionals. The island has many registered landmarks (like the Octagon) that can be seen as you walk the streets with your leashed furry friend. Don't forget to bring your camera and plenty of doggy waste bags; please do your part to keep the Island beautiful!

Terrain in Roosevelt Island
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The island is flat with paved concrete sidewalks and black asphalt city streets. There are many green spaces surrounded the Island where you and your furry friend can walk, rest, picnic and play. Be sure to be a courteous pup parent and clean up after your pal. You can walk with your leashed buddy through the beautiful community garden on Main Street or one of the areas many parks like Southpoint Park, Four Freedoms State Park or Lighthouse Park. There is natural beauty everywhere you look--come and check it out with your little pup! Be sure to wear your walking shoes and bring plenty of water for yourself and your doggo.
Greenways in Roosevelt Island
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The perfect place for you and your furry friend is the South Beach Park - there is even an off-leash area where your little one can run and play with other furry friends and have a ball (or a stick). Dogs are permitted on the sand and boardwalk after Labor Day through Memorial Day.  Be sure your doggie stays on their 6-foot leash when not inside the designated off-leash areas. The park does not permit your pup inside the bathing facilities, zoos, fountains, ball fields or swimming pools. You can strut your collective stuff along the promenade as long as your pup is leashed and well-behaved--and current on all vaccinations. Bring a lunch for you and some treats for your pup and spend the day!
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