Introduction to Roosevelt, New York
Roosevelt, New York, in Nassau county, is 2 miles SE of Hempstead, New York and 20 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 15,854 people in Roosevelt.
Roosevelt is a census-designated hamlet located in the town of Hempstead, which was first settled in 1644. It was originally occupied by Native Americans. The community was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. It is one of the very few communities that accepted black residents during the period of the building boom.
Roosevelt and nearby Attractions
- Jones Beach State Park
- Hempstead Lake State Park
- Hofstra Museum
- Belmont Park race track
- Tackapausha Museum and Preserve
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
Things To Do In Roosevelt
While staying in Roosevelt, you can visit the Henry Street Park, Roosevelt Park, Jones Beach State Park, Hempstead Lake State Park and Cantiague Park. The Long Island Children's Museum, Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, Queens County Farm Museum and the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island are ideal destinations for those who wish to learn more about the history of the area. You can also spend your leisure hours at the Bronx Zoo and the Adventureland Amusement Park.
John F. Kennedy International is the nearest major airport.
Roosevelt Higher Education
Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are nearby.