The New York Public Library, Roosevelt Island Branch are planning to host a free lecture by Gary Urbanowicz on The FDNY on Blackwell’s and Welfare Island, on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm.
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has a long apresence on Roosevelt Island, according to FDNY historian and author Gary R. Urbanowicz.
This lecture will look back to a 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.
The New York Public Library is located at 524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island.
Photo of FDNY, provided.