Roosevelt is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States onLong Island. The population was 16,258 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2). 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2) of it is land and 0.56% is water.
The community is named for former President Theodore Roosevelt, but was also known as Greenwich and Rum Point for a time before that. Roosevelt has a long history of integration, having accepted black residents following the area’s housing boom after World War II. Notable residents of the community have included both Flava Flav and Chuck D. of Public Enemy, actor Eddie Murphy, Dr. J (Julius Erving), actor Charlie Murphy, singers Aaron and Damian Hall and radio host Howard Stern.