REVEALED: Roosevelt Island’s Nellie Bly Memorial

The design of a new memorial honoring investigative journalist Nellie Bly has been officially unveiled with an expected completion date by the end of the year.

Bly, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1864, became well known in the journalism world after she went undercover at the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum, located on what is now Roosevelt Island. She documented the cruel treatment and conditions of the asylum, later publishing a six-part story “Ten Days in a Mad-House.” Her reporting led to an increase in funding for the asylum and removal of staff members who were abusive.

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