Roosevelt Island is a narrow island located in the East River of New York City, United States. It is situated between the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens and is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) long and 800 feet (240 m) wide. Roosevelt Island is named after Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, and was formerly known as Welfare Island. The island is primarily a residential community, with a mix of apartment buildings and townhouses. It is also home to several landmarks and attractions, including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, the Renwick Smallpox Hospital ruins, and the Tramway Plaza. One of the unique features of Roosevelt Island is the Roosevelt Island Tramway, which provides transportation between the island and Manhattan. The tramway offers stunning views of the city skyline and is a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike.