Call for Artists- Nellie Bly Memorial

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has issued a formal Call for Artists to create a memorial for Nellie Bly, the ground-breaking journalist who exposed the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in 1887. Blackwell Island is one of the former names of the current Roosevelt Island. The proposed memorial is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s ongoing initiative to bring attention to the many contributions that women have made to New York State’s history.

Click here to review the Call for Artists submit your vision for a Nellie Bly memorial on Roosevelt Island!

Nellie Bly "Call for Artists" press release