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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, New York City, NY 10044
+1 212-204-8831
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Fascinating respite from NYC madness

Travelling to the island (on an overhead tram) which houses this park is a great way to get away... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jothopurple
,
Australia
Beautiful park

Reasons to go? Let me count the ways. First, take the spectacular aerial tram to Roosevelt... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Erik L
,
Seattle
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, New York City, NY 10044
Midtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Travelling to the island (on an overhead tram) which houses this park is a great way to get away from it all. The man is inspiring and the island itself has a fascinating history. The views from the island are wonderful: this was a high...More

Thank jothopurple
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reasons to go? Let me count the ways. First, take the spectacular aerial tram to Roosevelt Island. Walk by the new Cornell Tech Campus under construction. Take in great Manhattan views from from the peace of an island. See the ruins of the fascinating old...More

Thank Erik L
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have a saying in Germany, sometimes less is more. Roosevelt Island was named in honor of the former president in 1973. The memorial is at the south tip, if u walk to the souh, you cant miss it. Drections: TRAM FROM MANHATTAN The tram...More

Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A park in honour of the former president with some relaxed seating available in the shades or in the sun with stunning views of New York

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This new park, a tribute to FDR is super! Compact, located at the tip of Roosevelt Island, is well designed. The location offers spectacular views and photo opportunities of the East Side and the U.N. from the island end, you get a terrific view of...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

What a tremendous surprise to discover this memorial that really is up to par to the great ones in D.C. The architecture is awesome if you appreciate minimal design. The walkways and views are worth the trip. And of course the monument is a great...More

Thank ZenaRd
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I live on Roosevelt Island and remember the area before the park was built. It was overgrown grass and weeds, nothing much to look at, but with spectacular views. Now there is a sterile white marble park, with no shade, no seating and restrictions as...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This was a nice surprise at the end of our trip on the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram. The park is interesting and very well laid out. The views on both sides of the island are very nice. It offered an interesting history of the island...More

Thank BDFD
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The FDR memorial is very well done, and the park is lovely and has a scenic view of the Manhattan skyline.

Thank JDOMJW
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a memorial to America's longest sitting president and his articulation of basic human rights in a 1941 speech to Congress. It's situated at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, a narrow island that lies parallel to Manhattan...More

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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daffieduk
26 December 2016|
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Response from Florence D | Reviewed this property |
You can take the F line subway train. Then take the free shuttle bus. Or you can drive onto the Island and then park. There is very limited street parking and some parking garages (in the center of the Island). You will... More
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