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Long Island: Roosevelt

Roosevelt Map Roosevelt is a hamlet and census-designated place located in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. It is within the Town of Hempstead. Roosevelt is mainly residential community that borders Freeport, Merrick, Baldwin, and Uniondale.

As of the 2000 census, there were 16,258 people, 4,180 households and 3,413 families residing in the CDP. The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,362 and the median income for a family was $72,528. Males had a median income of $40,221 and $40,108 for females. The latitude of Roosevelt is 40.678N. The longitude is -73.589W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

Roosevelt Welcome A sign welcomes visitors and residents to Roosevelt.

Roosevelt Hose and Engine Company Roosevelt Hose and Engine Company.

Washington Rose Elementary School Washington Rose Elementary School.

Washington Rose Elementary School A sign outside Washington Rose Elementary School, part of the Roosevelt Union Free School District.

The hamlet was named after President Theodore Roosevelt. The former and merged names include Greenwich Point and Rum Point. Roosevelt was among of the few communities to accept African American residents during the building boom after World War II. According to researchers in New York, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Roosevelt in early 2007. The ratio of number of residents in Roosevelt to the number of sex offenders is 1220 to 1.

Street in Roosevelt A typical street scene in Roosevelt New York.

Roosevelt Post Office Roosevelt Post Office.

Saint Paul Episcopal Church Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, founded in 1901.

Iglesia Pentecostal De Jesucristo Refugio Eterno Iglesia Pentecostal De Jesucristo Refugio Eterno, 184 Nassau Rd Roosevelt, NY 11575.

There are several famous residents living in Roosevelt such as Julius Erving (basketball player), Howard Stern (radio host), Eddie Murphy (comedian and actor), Carlton Douglas (rapper and political activist), and John Mackey (National Football League Hall of Fame member). The hamlet’s racial-makeup comprises of 15.8% White, 68.4% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 12.0% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Most of its resident’s ancestries were Black or African American, West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups), Jamaican, Central American, and Salvadoran.

Roosevelt Shopping Center Roosevelt Shopping Center.

IMG_7476 A monument dedicated to the veterans of Roosevelt who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

IMG_7477 Erected as a tribute to the memory of the men of Roosevelt L.I. who gave their services in defense of the rights of their country in the World War United States Army, 1917 to 1919.

IMG_7478 In honor of the men and women of Roosevelt who served their country and in memory of these who made the supreme sacrifice, World War II, 1941 to 1945.

The community is served by Roosevelt Union Free School District which has four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The town has also a number of private pre-kindergarten establishments as well. Every effort is made to prepare children for a decade of learning before they complete the first five years of their lives. The Roosevelt public library has full selections of books, magazines, newspapers, and community publications.

Roosevelt Pool Park A sign outside Roosevelt Pool Park.

Roosevelt Bible Church Roosevelt Bible Church 160 Nassau Road.

Roosevelt Public Library Roosevelt Public Library.

John Moore Funeral Home John N Moore Funeral Home Inc.

Miss Shelleys Upward Prep School Miss Shelleys Upward Prep School, Nassau Road, Roosevelt, NY, Prekindergarten to Kindergarten.

Roosevelt has a special collection of Black Heritage resources. Roosevelt is home to United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County which provides programs and services to people who have developmental disabilities. The area has plenty of sports and recreation venues including Pool on Hart Avenue, Centennial Park, and Roosevelt Park. The park has court games, athletics, fishing, and bike paths apart from all the features of the Centennial. Roosevelt also offers a variety of services, eateries, and houses of worship. There are more than 10 Churches of various denominations.

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