The FDNY on Blackwell’s and Welfare Island
Join the Roosevelt Island Historical Society for this free lecture
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has a long and storied presence on Roosevelt Island, according to FDNY historian and author Gary R. Urbanowicz. Walk back in time when only one family lived on Blackwell’s Island, (now known as Roosevelt Island) and trace the development of the firefighters’ presence in the island’s community, up to today’s Special Operations Command.
Mr. Urbanowicz is the author of Badges of the Bravest: A Pictorial History of Fire Departments of New York City.
The event, free and open to the public, is the fourth in the Society’s annual series of Fall Lectures to take place at the Roosevelt Island branch of the New York Public Library – 524 Main Street.