Roosevelt Island: A Vibrant Sustainable Community

Janes Walk

Led By Theodore Liebman, Architect, Perkins Eastman, AND Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island Historical Society

We will review the history of the island and its change from the infamous Welfare Island to today’s vibrant Roosevelt Island community and the 1969 Johnson Plan and its execution. We will review all the architecture, the restoration of landmarks, and sustainability features on the island, the tram and subway, the new Cornell Tech University and Four Freedoms Park created as a memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and designed by Louis I. Kahn.


This virtual walk activity is accessible via Cisco.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Monday, May 3, 2021
1:00 PM
1-2 hours

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, Environment, History & Culture
Platform: On Your Browser
Language: English