Rikers Island

Rikers Island is a 413.17-acre island in the between and that is home to 's main jail complex. Supposedly named after Abraham Rycken, who bought the island in 1664, the island was originally under 100 acres in size, but has since grown to more than 400 acres.

Notable Places in the Area

is an airport in , . is situated 1¼ miles southeast of Rikers Island. Photo: ERIC SALARD, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Historic site
was a scheduled flight from 's to , Florida, which crashed shortly after takeoff on February 1, 1957. is situated 2200 feet west of Rikers Island.

The , also known as the Vernon C. is situated 4100 feet north of Rikers Island. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a waterfront public park on the located in the neighborhood of . . is situated 1 mile north of Rikers Island.

Localities in the Area

is a neighborhood located on a peninsula in the South Bronx of . is situated 1½ miles north of Rikers Island. Photo: Jim.henderson, CC0.

is a mixed use, primarily industrial neighborhood geographically located in the southwest Bronx, . is situated 1½ miles northwest of Rikers Island. Photo: Jim.henderson, CC0.

is a working-middle-class neighborhood in the borough of . is situated 2 miles east of Rikers Island. Photo: Jim.henderson, Public domain.

Rikers Island

40.7907° or 40° 47' 26.4" north
-73.881° or 73° 52' 51.5" west
26 feet (8 metres)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: رايكرز آيلاند
  • Armenian: Ռիկերս
  • Basque: Rikers Island
  • Catalan: Rikers Island
  • Cebuano: Rikers Island
  • Chinese: 裏克斯島
  • Chinese: 賴克斯島
  • Chinese: 里克斯岛
  • Chinese: 里克斯島
  • Danish: Rikers Island
  • Dutch: Rikers Island
  • Estonian: Rikers Island
  • Finnish: Rikers Island
  • French: Rikers Island
  • German: Rikers Island
  • Hebrew: רייקרז איילנד
  • Italian: Rikers Island
  • Japanese: ライカーズ・アイランド
  • Japanese: ライカーズ島
  • Korean: 라이커스섬
  • Lithuanian: Raikerso sala
  • Norwegian: Rikers Island
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Rikers Island
  • Occitan (post 1500): Rikers Island
  • Russian: Райкерс
  • Russian: Рикерс
  • Spanish: Isla Rikers
  • Spanish: Rikers Island
  • Swedish: Rikers Island
  • Turkish: Rikers Island
  • Ukrainian: Райкерс
  • Hewletts Island
  • Riker's Island

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